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Conveyancing in Deddington Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/07/17

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The closest airport to Deddington is Turweston Aerodrome Airport. Kidlington Airport is 11 miles away. The closest station to Deddington is Kings Sutton, about 3 miles away.

Horton Banbury hospital is relatively close to Deddington.


What do you charge for the legal fees on a £255k house? We are looking for fixed rate Deddington conveyancing.


Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many home owners, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned, and many solicitors advertise supposedly cheap conveyancing, however additional charges are often hiding in the solicitor's terms that unknowing home owners have not reviewed Costs which are listed in the terms needs to be fair and reasonable. They only apply to matters if the lawyer is required to complete extra work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Any disbursements ought to be defined on your quote


Which local authority is responsible for Deddington?


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


Is a home buyers survey required when we are buying a property?


The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggest that buyers book a surveyor to perform a survey when buying in Deddington. A wide range of problems can negatively affect a property. These include corrosion of pipework. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.


Will my Deddington conveyancer tell me about the amount to be paid of council tax for a Band F property before exchange of contracts?

A lawyer will consult with the Cherwell local council to ask about the latest council tax charges which will then be included in the title report. Council tax charges for homes in Deddington are detailed on the Cherwell local authority website. At the time of authoring, 03 January 2013, the 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


When do I need to get a conveyancer to act on our sale?


In simple terms, as soon as possible, as the legal work can start straight away. Some authors advocate holding off instruction until the offer is accepted, but delays can risk the other side pulling out, particularly in uncertain market conditions.


In respect to the fact that last year was second wettest year since 1920, we are concerned that flood risk searches aren't thorough enough?


A qualified Deddington lawyer should also get environmental searches if the initial search identifies a local Deddington flood risk.

Sometimes property buyers to contact a next door neighbour for some more comfort.


What factors can contaminate land in Deddington, and will they be checked for thoroughly?


Numerous of contaminants can reduce the value of property, like existing and proposed overhead electricity cables. An environmental search can give more clarity. Contamination can be caused by local landfill sites, including Alkerton Phase 3, Oxfordshire, OX15 6NL.


We are using a Oxfordshire lender, and need to know which Deddington lenders your lawyers work with. Which panels are you on?


The Homeward Legal group have solicitors who have experience working with all the major lenders assisting buyers in Deddington. Deddington lenders and mortgage specialists include Midland Mortgage Services, 1A Keswick Green, Leamington Spa, CV32 6NA, Monaco, Hockley Ct/2401 Stratford Rd, Hockley Heath, Solihull, B94 6NW, and Direct Mortgage, Imex Business Centre/Oxleasow Rd, Redditch, B98 0RE.