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Conveyancing in Henley On Thames Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/04/17

Living in the area? ;

Henley On Thames's closest airport is White Waltham, Waltham Rd Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 20 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 19 miles, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 19 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 21 mile s, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 22 miles, White Waltham Airport is 7 miles, Blackbushe Airport is 15 miles and Booker Airport is 7 miles away. Henley On Thames's nearest train station is Henley-on-Thames.

Townlands Henley on Thames is the most convenient hospital.

Q.

I need to find a cheap solicitor quote to buy a house, we are on a tight budget.

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This catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many solicitors purport to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately additional charges will be included in small print. This small print is often not read by homeowners in a hurry. The disbursements to be paid should also be included on the conveyancing quote

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What type of local searches in relation to the risk of floods in the Oxfordshire area will my conveyancing solicitor in Henley On Thames actually apply for a Sixties property I am wanting to buy?

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The conveyancing solicitor will apply for formal property conveyancing searches that will include Henley On Thames flood risk area data information.

Q.

How much does charges for our searches come to?

The cost of searches on a purchase in Henley On Thames can vary. Searches are will be charged at cost.

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We are buying a residence in the parish of Ambrosden. Is a chancel search needed?

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Your solicitor instructed to handle the transaction might recommend a chancel search, regardless of the parish in which the property being purchased is found. In Henley On Thames's much older areas, chancel repair can be imposed on owners of a property where parish councils may have spared previous owners or tenants, so the solicitor will be unable to make any guarantees, and will recommend insurance.

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How is Henley On Thames contaminated land identified?

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A range of contaminants may affect residential property in Henley On Thames . Contaminants including masts or pylons or brine works will be considered as part of the environmental searches.

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Which local authority is responsible for Henley On Thames?

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Henley On Thames is located in South Oxfordshire District Council, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 8ED, phone: 01491 823 003

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What will the council tax cost on a investment Band an apartment in Henley On Thames?

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The property's band will conventionally be reported within the title report, as well as by the governing local authority Up-to-date charges for residents of Henley On Thames are detailed online at the South Oxfordshire local authority website. At the time of writing, 05 July 2012, rates are:

  • Band A - £1,005.00
  • Band B - £1,172.00
  • Band C - £1,340.00
  • Band D - £1,507.00
  • Band E - £1,842.00
  • Band F - £2,177.00
  • Band G - £2,512.00
  • Band H - £3,015.00

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Can you address how I circumvent paying for SDLT?

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Stamp duty is generally payable for residential property over £125,000. Stamp duty mitigation scheme is not advised when buying in Henley On Thames, as such schemes are highly expensive and often likely to fail.

 
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