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Conveyancing in Burford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/18

Handy local Burford transport and services information

Shipton train station is about 4 miles from Burford. The closest airport to Burford is Kidlington, Oxford Airport (14 miles). Kidlington Airport is 15 miles and Gloucester Airport is 23 miles away.

Witney is the most convenient hospital.

Q.

I need to find a cheap Burford solicitor to sell a residence. What do we need to consider?

A.

Many property lawyers promote so-called cheap conveyancing. Often additional fees are often hiding in the small print. A conveyancing quote should list any disbursements.

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Do you suggest taking precautions to bypass paying stamp duty?

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Homeward Legal firmly advise against any form of stamp duty mitigation, as such schemes are highly expensive and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later.

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Do you recommend that I get a chancel liability search? We are purchasing near a 16th Century 'parson's close' in Burford.

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Property owners in Burford may be subject to chancel repair liability. As a result of the Land Registration Act 2002, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search. Ecclesiastical properties in Burford where a chancel search may be appropriate include Asthall St Nicholas, St John the Baptist and St Mary.

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What does the Burford property solicitor advise if the building I hope to purchase is within a West Oxfordshire council conservation area which has inappropriate new windows added?

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West Oxfordshire planning authority LLC1 searches carried out by a solicitor in the process of the conveyancing will confirm whether the property is in a conservation area and evidence of planning authority consent for alterations will be supplied.

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How early is it wise to arrange a conveyancing solicitor in Burford?

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With a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, as soon as possible, as there are several tasks that can be carried out very early in the process. Instructing your solicitor earlier can limit the risk of your sale or purchase aborting.

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Is a Homebuyer Report required if we are purchasing property in Burford?

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors heavily advise that all buyers in Burford book a building survey. Numerous defects will impact a property, for example poor ventilation and ground movement. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.

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I am buying in Burford, and have had a quote from you. May we end up paying any additional costs?

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Homeward Legal's solicitors will never charge any extra, hidden costs under any circumstances. You should be aware that some solicitor do not give accurate quotes, only estimates, meaning that your final bill could be much higher.

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Are you geared up for 28 day completions on residential property auction conveyancing in Burford?

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Our team prepare legal packs for vendors and regularly work for buyers at auction. It is prudent to select a solicitors practice as early as possible so there is time for a title report of the auction legal pack before the day of the auction.

Subsequently, following the auction your conveyancing lawyer will be ready for completing the conveyancing in the limited time frame as usually required by the auction conditions.