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Transfer of Equity in Oxford

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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Conveyancing in Oxford Q & A's

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Updated: 21/10/16

Local information:

As calculated by the UK 2011 census, Oxford's population is 612,827 people spread over an area of 583,305 acres meaning a density of population of 1.1 people per acre.

The closest airport to Oxford is Kidlington, Oxford Airport. Turweston Aerodrome Airport is 21 mile s, Kidlington Airport is 6 miles and Booker Airport is 22 miles away and Oxford's closest train station is Oxford at 1 mile s.

The closest hospital for Oxford is Radcliffe Infirmary Oxford.


How do I get the best conveyancing rates in Oxford for a £340,000 property?


Many conveyancers purport to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing, but additional fees are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms. Any extra costs needs to be reasonable and clear. They be applicable if the solicitor must complete additional work on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.


Does my Oxford conveyancing solicitor report back to me about the cost of the council tax for a Band B house before exchanging contracts?


A property solicitor will speak to the council to reveal the appropriate council tax band and rates, which should then be written in the conveyancer's title report. Up-to-date rates for properties in Oxford are detailed at the Oxford council site. At the time of authoring, 02 October 2012, rates are:

  • Band A - £1,055.00
  • Band B - £1,231.00
  • Band C - £1,407.00
  • Band D - £1,583.00
  • Band E - £1,935.00
  • Band F - £2,287.00
  • Band G - £2,638.00
  • Band H - £3,166.00


Is soil remediation of contaminated land available in Oxford?


Remediation of contaminated land in Oxford can often be possible, but costly. A local provider e.g. Oxford Lawn Co, Lawn House/St. Lawrence Rd, Oxford, OX1 5AZ may be able to provide more details.


We are bidding at a property auction and need organise a fast purchase, what do we need to organise?


Finding a proactive and experienced solicitor is essential to fast conveyancing. When finding a suitable a solicitor, ask yourself the following: Do they offer 'instant' online quotes? Are phone, fax and email their preferred methods of contact How soon will they order searches?


Do we need to get a house surveyor to review our home purchase?


It is strongly suggested that the majority of purchasers in Oxford book a RICS survey. There can be a wide range of issues which affect a property, that a solicitor will be unable to address, such as poor drainage.


How many lenders in Oxford do you work with?


Of lenders with local offices in or near Oxford, Homeward Legal work with the vast majority. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Oxford include Chelsea Building Society, 25-27 George St, Oxford, OX1 2AU, and Coutts & Co, The Clarendon Suite/120 High St, Oxford, OX1 4DF. The lawyer whom you have instructed can provide more information.


My estate agent has offered a solicitor . Must I use them?


It is commonplace for agents in Cranbrook to suggest a law firm. These referrals must be carefully considered, as there is a risk that an agent may choose the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.


How much can charges for our conveyancing searches come to?


With a Homeward Legal solicitor, a purchase conveyancing client charged no more than £249 for Oxford conveyancing searches. They are paid to a third party, and are charged at cost.