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Conveyancing in Bampton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/04/17

Intending to moving to the area? Relevant regional transport and services facts -

Bampton's closest station is Finstock. The closest airport to Bampton is Kidlington, Oxford Airport.

Witney is the neighbouring hospital for Bampton.

Q.

How do I get the best conveyancing rates in Bampton for a £236,000 home?

A.

Various property lawyers advertise supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional fees are often hiding in the solicitor's terms of engagement. We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.

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What makes conveyancing work for a sale in Bampton to require months?

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The legal work required to buy or sell a house or flat may be exposed to significant delays even where there is no chain. Some causes are out of the conveyancing solicitor's hands. We appreciate how disruptive they may be and work hard to reduce their consequences by chasing for prompt responses. Reasons for delay include issues elsewhere in a chain.

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Should I be concerned about gazumping?

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This happens when a seller agrees to an offer, only to later reject it in favour of a better offer. Gazumping could happen only days prior to exchange. Because acceptance of an offer is not binding on the seller until exchange of contracts, there is a risk of gazumping. You should instruct a proactive solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer to reduce the chance of your transaction being gazumped.

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How long should it take our assigned conveyancing solicitor to accomplish all of the legal formalities on a terraced property we hope to buy?

A.

It can take anywhere between 3 weeks and twelve weeks, which can depend on various factors, for example the efficiency of the vendor's property lawyer, or the turnaround of searches. Homeward Legal's property solicitors are highly proactive with the goal of completing the process as quickly as realistically possible.

Q.

What type of searches regarding the uncertain risk of local flooding at Oxfordshire will a Bampton conveyancing solicitor be able to conduct for a seventies home I am purchasing?

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Your conveyancing solicitor will apply for standard property environmental searches that will include Bampton flood risk area data. At the time of writing (10-Sep-09) there were no warnings around the at the Shill Brook at Carterton and Bampton, from Shilton to Aston, including the Black Bourton Brook, and the Highmoor Brook at Brize Norton

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Which local authority is responsible for Bampton?

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Bampton is located in West Oxfordshire Council, Elmfield, New Yatt Road, Witney, OX28 1PB phone: 01993 861420

Q.

Do we need to be concerned about 'fixtures and fittings'?

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Generally speaking, fixtures are permanently fixed to the property, whereas fixtures are free-standing items, such as sofas. Early agreement of a list of fixtures and fittings will avoid later disputes and will save considerable frustration later.

Q.

What can contaminate land in Bampton. Are these comprehensively investigated?

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Property could be contaminated by many naturally-occurring factors, and factors including existing and proposed overhead electricity cables will be reported on in environmental search results.

 
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