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Conveyancing in Abingdon Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 25/04/17

Intending to relocate to the area? Useful Abingdon travel and services facts ;

Abingdon's closest airport is Kidlington, Oxford Airport (11 miles s). Kidlington Airport is 12 miles and Booker Airport is 22 miles away and Abingdon's nearest station is Radley at 2 miles.

The nearest hospital is Abingdon, Oxfordshire Community.

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I am trying to find a cheap solicitor quote to buy leasehold property. What do we need to consider?

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Various firms purport to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However additional charges are often hiding in the terms and conditions. Any charges which are listed in the terms ought to be fair.

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Do your property lawyers have experience with the conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Abingdon?

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Our company frequently work for buyers at auction. Conveyancers typically suggest buyers to formally appoint a SRA regulated conveyancing firm prior to the date of the auction to allow time for a full review of the sellers pack. Post day of the auction your now prepared lawyer is completely prepared for finishing the legal side of things inside 28 days as required .

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How can we find out if a property is in a conservation area?

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Conservation areas categorise areas designated as being of architectural or historic interest. Your solicitor will advise further and discuss what specific restrictions are in place, regarding specific conservation areas in Abingdon.

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What will the council tax cost on a investment Band G flat in Abingdon?

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Your band should ordinarily be given as part of the conveyancing report on title along with the governing local authority Council tax charges for residents of Abingdon are published online at the Vale of White Horse council site. As at (27 July 2012) band rates are:

  • Band A - £995.00
  • Band B - £1,161.00
  • Band C - £1,327.00
  • Band D - £1,493.00
  • Band E - £1,825.00
  • Band F - £2,157.00
  • Band G - £2,488.00
  • Band H - £2,986.00

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Is there anything we are supposed to do to make our Abingdon conveyancing faster?

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It is well established that contacting a proactive conveyancing solicitor is the key to buying faster. When finding a conveyancing solicitor, consider these questions: Are phone, fax and email their preferred methods of contact How soon will they order searches? Was there a delay delivering a quote?

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How much would the searches be?

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With a Homeward Legal conveyancing solicitor, clients buying in Abingdon required to pay no more than £249 for searches. Commonly ordered searches include a mining search and a chancel liability search.

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The house in Abingdon being purchased is on a brownfield site. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste?

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Extensive measures are taken throughout Abingdon to identify and resolve soil contamination. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as insecticides and groundwater contaminants like oil.

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What can affect land in Abingdon. Are they an issue?

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Property in Abingdon could be contaminated by numerous natural and human-influenced issues, like sand or clay quarries. An environmental search can provide much more clarity. Contamination can be caused by local waste sites, including Tubney Wood, Oxfordshire, OX13 5QU.

 
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