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Conveyancing in Bloxham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/10/17

Moving into a home in Bloxham? Useful local Bloxham transport and public service information -

The nearest station to Bloxham is Banbury, almost 3 miles away and Bloxham's closest airport is Turweston Aerodrome Airport (11 miles s). Kidlington Airport is 14 miles away.

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Bloxham points of interest

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Bloxham Oxon Windmill and Broughton Castle Historic Houses Association are around Bloxham.

The closest hospital for Bloxham is Horton Banbury.

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What do you charge for the legal fees on a £242,000 property? We are trying to find a discount conveyancing quote.

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The lack of clarity surrounding this topic catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted, and many conveyancers claim to offer cheap conveyancing, but additional fees are often hiding in the terms and conditions. Additional charges listed in the terms should be reasonable and clear. Based on the property you intend to buy, our online quote calculator will generate an accurate statement of conveyancing fees.

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Please state how to get out of paying stamp duty land tax?

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SDLT commonly must be paid on homes sold for more than one hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds. Stamp duty mitigation must be treated with caution by purchasers in Bloxham. Such schemes are expensive and , if a scheme is challenged, you can be fined up to 100% of the amount owed, in additional to the tax itself.

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What will a Bloxham conveyancing lawyer advise if the property I hope to purchase is within a Cherwell conservation area which has inappropriate satellite dishes installed?

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Local authority search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) conducted by the solicitor should identify the existence of suitable permission for alterations to the building. In the absence of any the necessary permissions the solicitor will recommend the best alternatives, which include getting

retrospective permission from the planning authority or seeking cover from an indemnity policy.

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Are there many designated conservation areas in Bloxham?

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Parts of Bloxham considered be of architectural merit, like model housing estates, may be recorded as areas of conservation. The local authority will provide more details about local areas of conservation, and the lawyer handling your purchase should discuss what specific restrictions are in place.

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Will my assigned conveyancer in Bloxham inform me about the cost of council tax for a Band F house before completing on the purchase?

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The property lawyer will write to the governing council to ascertain the correct council tax charges which will be written in the title report.

Up-to-date charges for residents of Bloxham are published at the Cherwell council website. At the time of authoring, 31 January 2013, rates are:

  • Band A - £1,014.00
  • Band B - £1,182.00
  • Band C - £1,351.00
  • Band D - £1,520.00
  • Band E - £1,858.00
  • Band F - £2,196.00
  • Band G - £2,534.00
  • Band H - £3,041.00

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Which local authority is responsible for Bloxham?

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

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To complete on our house purchase ASAP, how can we get a fast exchange and completion?

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Contacting a proactive property lawyer is key a faster move. When identifying an appropriate a property lawyer, consider these questions: Do they use email as the preferred mode of communication? How soon will they order searches? Was there a delay delivering a quote?

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Does your solicitors company deal with the legal conveyancing of auction properties in Bloxham?

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Homeward Legal is highly knowledgeable with sellers at auction. Quite often unusually constructed homes e. g. short lease property, are listed at property auctions and these will want supplementary fact-finding by the lawyer. We therefore advise bidders to formally instruct a local property conveyancing lawyer prior to the actual auction for an investigation.

After the actual auction your now prepared lawyer is totally able to concentrate on finishing all of the legal work within the reduced time frame as required .