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Conveyancing in Abingdon Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/10/17

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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Are there services who remediate contaminated soil in Abingdon?

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Remediation is possible is some cases, but it can be costly. For more insight, contact New Lawn Co, Culham No 1 Site/Station Rd, Culham, Abingdon, OX14 3DA.

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

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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We are going to buy an extended maisonette in a Abingdon conservation area. How do we find more details about the present state of repair?

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Conservation areas are specified by Vale of White Horse who oversee everything from public spaces to the stoppage of advertising hoardings. Following a campaign, English Heritage keep a list of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas.

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What average time should it take the solicitor to exchange contracts the conveyancing formalities on the top floor of home we hope to buy?

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Getting contracts exchanged can take anywhere from a month to 12 weeks, which can be affected by any number of factors, for example the efficiency of the vendor's conveyancer, or the time taken to get a mortgage offer.

Our highly conveyancing solicitors are very focused on pushing transactions through, completing the process as soon as we can.

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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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I am anticipating to be moving from our terraced house on the outskirts of Abingdon to our next flat in Henley On Thames what is the optimum stage to book a house removal firm?

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It is prudent to is for home movers to delay booking the removals company until such time as everyone has accepted by both parties the final move date which takes place after contracts are signed. The greater majority of house removals companies may charge a re booking payment . If you are looking for a local company try Robinsons International, Nuffield Way, Abingdon, OX14 1TN on 01235 552255 or Abingdon Removals & Storage Ltd, 5 Ock Bridge Pl, Abingdon, OX14 5FW Phone: 07557 349780.