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Conveyancing in Oakley Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/18

Oakley travel information:

The nearest train station to Oakley is Overton, around 3 miles away. The nearest airport to Oakley is Blackbushe Airport. Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 18 miles, Southampton Airport is 22 miles and away.

Motorists are well catered for with Oakley having good road access less than three miles of Junction 7 Southbound of the M3.

North Hampshire is the nearest hospital to Oakley.

Q.

What do you charge for the legal fees on a £496,000 home? I need to find a fixed rate conveyancing estimate.

A.

Numerous firms purport to offer so-called cheap conveyancing. Often extra costs are frequently hidden in the small print, left unread by preoccupied buyers

Q.

How do I stop gazumping?

A.

Gazumping describes when a owner accepts an offer, then rejects it, choosing instead a second buyer's offer. Because acceptance of an offer is not binding on the seller until exchange of contracts, there is a risk of gazumping. Instructing your solicitor as early as possible to handle your transaction should help to reduce the likelihood of gazumping.

Q.

Please address how to avoid paying stamp duty?

A.

Homeward Legal do not advise clients undertake any stamp duty avoidance. These schemes are often uneconomical and very risky.

Q.

How much is the council tax on a Thirties terraced Band E property in Oakley?

A.

You will be cover your houses band as part of the title report. The latest council tax charges for homes in Oakley are set out on the Poole council site. As of 01 July 2012 rates are:

  • Band A - £967.00
  • Band B - £1,128.00
  • Band C - £1,289.00
  • Band D - £1,450.00
  • Band E - £1,772.00
  • Band F - £2,094.00
  • Band G - £2,417.00
  • Band H - £2,900.00

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Which local authority is responsible for Oakley?

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Oakley is located in Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, Civic Offices, London Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 4AH, phone: 01256 844 844

Q.

How will a Oakley conveyancing solicitor report back on the risk and history of possible flooding in the Oakley area?

A.

Your property conveyancing lawyer applies for official property conveyancing searches that will include Oakley flood risk area data.

Q.

Which of the Oakley lender panels are you on?

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Homeward Legal can work with all the major lenders providing financing to purchasers in Oakley. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Oakley include Park Mortgages, Tufton Manor, Tufton, Whitchurch, RG28 7RF.

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Which factors assist with arranging a fast completion?

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Key to a fast conveyancing transaction is to instruct a experienced conveyancing solicitor. There are several things you, as the buyer, can also do, such as, pushing the conveyancing solicitor to begin enquiries as soon as possible, responding to all correspondence via the fastest means and ordering a property survey early in the transaction.