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Conveyancing in Bicester Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/04/17

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.

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How do I find fixed rate conveyancing?

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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.

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What type of local searches about the potential risk of possible flooding at Oxfordshire will my conveyancing solicitor in Bicester actually conduct for a Regency property I am intending to purchase?

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An experienced conveyancer conducts environmental searches that will include Bicester flood risk information.

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How is stamp duty rates measured and how much will it be on a £510000 residence?

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The SDLT due will depend on a limited set of factors, including the home's value. Stamp duty will be £20400 on a £510000 house or flat.

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Conveyancing and environmental searches may be standard procedure for home buyers but in light of recent weather

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changes for example the extensive flooding in the UK in April 2012 are they the best way to ascertain sufficient information about the ever changing Bicester flood risk area?

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Your lawyer in Bicester will suggest that you also get property environmental searches if the first search establishes a significant risk Bicester flood risk.

You can always contact a neighbour or local resident for additional extra confidence.

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Is it advisable to get out of paying for SDLT?

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Stamp Duty Land Tax is due on homes over £125,000. Homeward Legal strongly advise against any form of stamp duty scheme, because these schemes are expensive and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed.

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Which local authority looks after Bicester?

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

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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 ?

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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.

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

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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.

 
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