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Conveyancing in Fairford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/07/17

Read about the area ;

Fairford's nearest airport is Gloucester Airport (20 miles). Kidlington Airport is 22 miles and away. Fairford's nearest station is Kemble.

Fairford is a nearby hospital to Fairford.


How do I find the best conveyancing rates in Fairford for a £106k residence?


Many online and high street property lawyers advertise 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately additional charges are frequently hidden in the terms and conditions. Any additional charges should be fair and clearly defined. They only apply to matters if your conveyancer must complete additional work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. The disbursements to be paid must also be stated on your quote. Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


Which environmental factors can affect land in Fairford, and are they properly investigated?


Several contaminants may affect residential property in Fairford, such as waste treatment sites in the area. An environmental search will offer more detail.


Do you advise taking action to avoid paying stamp duty on the purchase?


SDLT is due for residential property sold for more than £125,000. Stamp duty mitigation should be treated with extreme caution. These schemes are highly expensive and very risky.


In 1 month we are hoping to be moving out of our semi detached home just outside Fairford into our new home in Dymock . At what point to appoint a removals firm?

Your solicitor would usually advocate that home vendors put off until the point where exchange of contracts because usually an absolute home moving date will not have been decided. Often removals firms add an additional a late cancellation fee . For more information try Barnes, 59 Aldsworth Clo, Fairford, GL7 4LB on 01285 712634.


What type of searches in relation to the risk of possible flooding around Gloucestershire will my property solicitor in Fairford be able to do for a Victorian home I am intending to purchase?


A solicitor conducts official property environmental searches that should include Fairford flood risk area data.


What will the council tax cost for a new build Band E flat in Fairford?


Your band should conventionally be highlighted in the conveyancer's title report along with the governing local authority

Correct charges for properties in Fairford are listed at the Vale of White Horse council site. As at, 05 December 2012, the rates are:

  • Band A - £995.00
  • Band B - £1,161.00
  • Band C - £1,327.00
  • Band D - £1,493.00
  • Band E - £1,825.00
  • Band F - £2,157.00
  • Band G - £2,488.00
  • Band H - £2,986.00


As a consequence of the serious flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England we are questioning whether environmental searches may not be sufficient?


A diligent Fairford conveyancer should always include environmental searches if the standard searches establishes a risk of flooding in Fairford.

It could be worth trying to get in touch with a neighbour for some further confidence if you are still worried.


Is a survey required when purchasing a house in Fairford?


It is suggested that you order a building survey if you are intending to buy in Fairford. A range issues affect a property, including subsidence. Such issues will not be considered during the conveyancing work itself.