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Conveyancing in Harwell Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 29/04/17

Commuting to the Harwell area? ;

Kidlington, Oxford Airport is 16 miles from Harwell. Kidlington Airport is 16 miles, White Waltham Airport is 24 miles and Booker Airport is 21 mile away and the nearest station to Harwell is Didcot Parkway.

The nearest hospital is Didcot.

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How do we find a discount conveyancing quote?

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Many online and high street solicitors claim to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes. Often extra costs are often hiding in the terms. Our online calculator will create an accurate quote for your buy.

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Is it important to get a chancel search if my family are purchasing in Harwell?

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There are 15000 ecclesiastical parishes throughout the country. Owners of property within some of these may be required to fund the repair of a local church. Owners who have bought property prior to 2003 may be totally unaware that a liability exists if a chancel search was not carried out. A conveyancing solicitor will be able to advise further. Church lands in this area which may give rise to chancel liability include St Matthew.

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What can we do to avoid paying for stamp duty land tax?

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Stamp duty mitigation is not advised. Such schemes are costly and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later and the total stamp duty tax may be payable, along with interest and penalties.

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Which Harwell mortgage lenders do you work with?

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Homeward Legal can work with the majority of lenders assisting Harwell homebuyers. Harwell lenders and mortgage specialists include Rosemount Morgage Planning,

115 London Rd, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9HZ, Independent Mortgage Advice Bureau Ltd, Buckingham House Desborough Road, High Wycombe, HP11 2PR, and Brookhouse Associates, Office Suite 2/4 Bridge Street Mills/Bridge St, Witney, OX28 1FX.

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What does the Harwell property lawyer recommend if the maisonette I hope to purchase is inside the boundary of a South Oxfordshire planning authority conservation area which has unsuitable removal of chimney stacks installed?

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South Oxfordshire local authority LLC1 searches carried out by your Harwell property lawyer will determine the existence of the appropriate formal approval for any development to the property.

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Our lender will be Barclays Bank - what do I need to know?

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Traditionally, it was usually straightforward for solicitors to act for both a buyer and their lender. Buyers in Harwell should be aware that some lenders have decreased the number of firms on their approved panel. For purchasers, this can result in significantly increased legal costs. Homeward Legal can act for the majority of UK mortgage lenders, keeping buyers' legal costs to a minimum.

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What environmental concerns can contaminate land in Harwell, and should they be a concern?

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Harwell property would be contaminated by several natural and human-influenced issues. Contaminants including limestone or gypsum quarrying will be detailed in an appropriate search.

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Harwell property lawyers get standard searches when instructed by a purchaser, but which specific searches?

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When taking out a mortgage, your lender will expect at least specific searches, including these searches - Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environment Search and occasionally specific local searches for instance HS52.

 
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