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Conveyancing in Bicester Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/07/17

Moving to a house in the area? Practical Bicester travel and services details:

The closest station to Bicester is Bicester North and Bicester's nearest airport is Kidlington, Oxford Airport (8 miles). Turweston Aerodrome Airport is 10 miles and Kidlington Airport is 9 miles away.

Motorists are well catered for with Bicester having excellent road access close at approximately 3 miles off the M40 Junction 9 Northbound.

Bicester is a nearby hospital.


How do I find fixed rate conveyancing?


Many online and high street firms offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however extra costs are frequently hidden in the small print which unwary buyers fail to check. Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


Which local authority looks after Bicester?


Bicester is located in West Oxfordshire District Council, Town Centre Shop, 3 Welch Way, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 6JH, Call: 01993 861 000


What will the Bicester property solicitor recommend if the maisonette we am buying is inside a conservation are in Cherwell council that has unbecoming PVC windows fitted?


Local authority Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search conducted by your Bicester property lawyer during the conveyancing process should ascertain whether the Bicester property a conservation area proof of consent for changes to the property will be requested. If no appropriate consents be in evidence the solicitor will give you professional advice on the best alternative e.g. buying an indemnity insurance or getting retrospective approval from the appropriate local authority.


Would arranging a survey be necessary when buying a home?

It is heavily suggested that home buyers in Bicester instruct a property surveyor to carry out a survey if you are intending to buy in Bicester. Buyers should be aware that there are many defects that can negatively affect a property, such as cavity wall tie failure or chimney defects. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.


Will we be able to move along quickly and complete on the legal work on a house within 6 weeks, do Homeward Legal have any very fast Bicester solicitors ?


Homeward Legal takes a highly active modus operandi to concluding the conveyancing work as quickly as possible.

By utilising leading edge information technology and case management systems . We also look after you with you a CQS conveyancer trained to communicate with the complete home buyer and seller chain for example lenders, to achieve a fast home move.


The Bicester property being bought is on a ex-industrial use land. Can the soil still be contaminated?


Bicester's local area has a history of contamination from industry, agriculture and the natural environment , like much of the UK. Also considering issues such as groundwater contaminants like pesticides, contaminants affecting Bicester property will be factored into an environmental search.


DIY conveyancing without the aid of a solicitor in Bicester appears to be becoming possible when buying and selling a maisonette but would it be foolish ?


Legally speaking there are no arguments why a home buyer cant look after the greater majority of the your own conveyancing unaided. However, a Bicester property solicitor juggles a significant number of tasks e.g. raising additional enquiries and dealing with requisition on os1 many of which really need experience.


Which parts of Bicester are protected by a conservation area?


Areas deemed to be of architectural or historic interest, such as model housing estates, will be designated as conservation areas. Your solicitor will be able to advise further, in regard to relevant conservation area restrictions in Bicester.