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Conveyancing in Abingdon Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 30/11/16

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.

Q.

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

A.

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.

Q.

If you are purchasing a flat by a 1700s church in Abingdon, should we get a chancel search?

A.

Property owners in an area near a local church are expected to contribute towards the cost of repairs, as a result of chancel repair liability. Indemnity policies can be arranged if chancel liability is likely to be enforced. A solicitor will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary, and recommend suitable insurance. Ecclesiastical properties in Abingdon include Christ Church, Christ Church Long Furlong, Peachcroft Christian Centre and St Helen.

Q.

As a consequence of the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since 1920 I am thinking that property environmental searches aren't exacting enough?

A.

Property environmental searches handled by a conveyancing solicitor in Abingdon should also include the more detailed search (Landmark) if the risk warrants it.

If you remain worried you could attempt to call a close neighbour.

Q.

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?

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.

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We need to know which Abingdon lenders you work with. Whose panels are your solicitors members of?

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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.

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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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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?

A.

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 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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