Do we need to instruct the solicitor who frequently works with by the agent?
Many agents in Abingdon will have referral deals with solicitors whereby they refer conveyancing work to them, however, such referrals should be compared to other online or local firms, as there is a risk that the agent may suggest the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the most appropriate choice.
How is stamp duty calculated, how much should we pay on a £293k house?
The rate of stamp duty due depends on the value of the home. Stamp duty will be £8790 on a £293k residential property.
We need to know which Abingdon lenders you work with. Whose panels are your solicitors members of?
We work with the majority of lenders serving Abingdon purchasers. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Abingdon include Orange Frog Mortgages, 23 West St. Helen St, Abingdon, OX14 5BL, Lambridge Finance, 18 The Chestnuts, Abingdon, OX14 3YN, and Silveridge Financial Services Ltd, P O Box 564, Abingdon, OX14 9EN. The Abingdon solicitor handling the work for your sale or purchase should be able to give more detail.
I am purchasing a 1920's house, is it that necessary that searches are ordered?
Searches are a commonly-used set of enquiries carried out in the interest of the purchaser. These searches do give much needed information and context, but refer specifically to facets affecting the legal title.
Are the doctors/dentists/schools oversubscribed in the area I want to move to?
Although your conveyancing solicitor may have some personal knowledge of these critical factors, they are not part of the conveyancing process, so will not form part of the contract.
If aspects such as how likely you’ll get into a surgery or school are important to you, it is worth factoring this in at an early stage when you are researching the areas into which you want to move. You can also glean some facts from the estate agent representing properties where you want to move, too. You might also like to contact the surgeries or schools for further information.
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