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Conveyancing in Botley Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/07/17

Buying a home in the area? Practical nearby services details:

The nearest airport to Botley is Kidlington, Oxford Airport (6 miles). Turweston Aerodrome Airport is 22 miles, Kidlington Airport is 6 miles and Booker Airport is 24 miles away. Botley's nearest train station is Oxford.

Radcliffe Infirmary Oxford is a relatively close hospital.

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What are the best rates for conveyancing for a £685,000 home?

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Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many buyers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned, and many property lawyers offer cheap conveyancing. However additional costs are frequently hidden in the terms. Fees should be fair. They be applicable if the lawyer is required to complete extra work for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our online quote calculator will generate an accurate quote for your transaction.

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What do we need to calculate stamp duty rates, what should we budget for a £392000 property?

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The Stamp Duty owed is based on the valuation. For a property valued at £392000, the SDLT rate is £11760.

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Which local factors can affect land in Botley. Are they a problem?

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A wide range of contaminants caused by environmental factors can impact land, and an environmental search will confirm that a home may be impacted by contaminants in the area like sand or clay quarries or civil aviation activity in the area.

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What sort of exploration into the risk of possible flooding to properties in Oxfordshire will the lawyer in Botley report back to us on a Sixties house I am going to buy?

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A qualified residential property lawyer will apply for formal environmental searches that incorporate Botley flood risk area data. On (04-Jan-13) there were no warnings around the River Hamble at the River Thames and tributaries at New Botley, New and North Hinksey and Grandpont in Oxford

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How do we find out more data the status of the conservation areas in Botley?

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Local conservation areas such as paths, loft extensions or derelict buildings are administered by the local authority (Oxford). English Heritage, a government body, keep records of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas in England.

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The estate agent has referred a solicitors firm. Must we use this solicitor?

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Estate agent recommendations are a common practice way for home buyers to find a solicitor. Such referrals should be considered carefully, as some agents may 'recommend' the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not a firm with local expertise and a solid reputation.

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Botley lawyers get necessary searches when acting for a buyer, but which specific searches?

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If getting a mortgage a mortgage lender mandates at least - Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental and occasionally area-specific searches, like a Planning.

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Which local authority is responsible for Botley?

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Botley is located in Oxford City Council, PO Box 10, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1EN, phone: 01865 249 811

 
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