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A transfer of equity occurs when a property owner wishes to change the legal ownership of the property. Reasons include marriage, divorce and tax planning.

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Updated: 04/12/16

Local Watchet attractions

Cleeve Abbey English Heritage and Combe Sydenham Hall Historic Houses Association are in Watchet.

Cardiff Airport is 15 miles from Watchet. and Watchet's closest station is Rhoose at 14 miles.

Williton is the closest hospital.


How do I get the cheapest conveyancing solicitors?


Various solicitors purport to offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately additional charges are often hiding in the terms of engagement. Any disbursements must also be stated on the quote


Is it recommended that I get a chancel liability search? We are purchasing in Watchet.


Where land in Watchet was once owned by a lay-rector, new owners of that property may be obliged to fund upkeep of nearby church property. Insurance may be available to protect a buyer should a Watchet Parochial Church Council enforce liability. Churches in the local area which may give rise to chancel liability include Holy Cross Chapel and St Decuman.


Which mortgage lenders in Watchet do you work with?


Homeward Legal can work in conjunction with most lenders who are Council of Mortgage Lenders-approved. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Watchet, including Beadells, Kildare, Roadwater, Watchet, TA23 0RG.


Should I choose the solicitors firm put forward by our local agent?


Your agent may refer a conveyancing solicitor. However, if they are paid a referral fee, some agents may 'recommend' whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the best value for you.


How much is the council tax on a residential terraced Band E home in Watchet?


You will find the houses council tax band as part of the title report.

The latest tax charges for residents of Watchet are listed at the West Somerset local authority website. At the time of writing (13 January 2013) the rates are:

  • Band A - £973.00
  • Band B - £1,135.00
  • Band C - £1,297.00
  • Band D - £1,459.00
  • Band E - £1,783.00
  • Band F - £2,107.00
  • Band G - £2,432.00
  • Band H - £2,918.00


Which local authority is responsible for Watchet?


Watchet is located in West Somerset Council, 3 Summerland Road Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5BP, contact: 01643 703704


What will a Watchet conveyancing lawyer advise if the property we hope to purchase is in a conservation are in West Somerset council and turns out to have unapproved PVC windows added?


West Somerset local authority enquiries conducted by a solicitor during the legal process should ascertain if the Watchet property a designated conservation area and evidence of planning consent for modifications will be asked for. In the event that no necessary permissions be available, your solicitor will inform you of the best alternative such as requesting an indemnity policy or seeking retrospective permission from West Somerset planning authority.


We are intending to purchase a chapel in Shipham. Are we advised to get a chancel search?


Whichever Watchet parish you are buying in, a lawyer may suggest a chancel search. Through some Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have taken the decision to impose chancel repairs on the current owners, it cannot be guaranteed that a parish which has not imposed liability will not automatically be the case for future owners. For property in the parish of Shipham, it is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.