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Conveyancing in Oakwood Q & A's

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Updated: 19/01/18

Local Oakwood attractions

Derby St Werburgh Churches Conservation Trust and Kedleston All Saints Churches Conservation Trust are close at hand to Oakwood.

The closest airport to Oakwood is East Midlands Airport (9 miles). Tollerton Airport is 15 miles away. Spondon train station is about 2 miles from Oakwood.

The nearest hospital to Oakwood is Derbyshire Royal Infirmary.

Q.

Can you confirm your cheapest fee for a £455,000 property? We are trying to find fixed rate conveyancing.

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This catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many firms purport to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional fees will be included in small print. Any disbursements should also be included on your conveyancing quote

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When in the conveyancing process is it appropriate to find a solicitor in Oakwood?

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Whether buying or selling, the sooner the better, as there are several tasks that can begin straight away. Promptly instructing a solicitor for your Oakwood transaction could mitigate the chance of your sale or purchase falling though.

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May my conveyancing quote in Oakwood conceal any hidden costs?

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No. We will not charge any hidden costs to transfer a property. Buyers and sellers should be aware that some websites offer unrealistically low 'quotes' which are in fact estimates, which could be totally different to your final invoice.

Q.

We are buying on a Oakwood brownfield site. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste?

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Even where some contamination has occurred in Oakwood, risk levels are usually low. The local authority for Oakwood will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.

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We need to complete this property purchase as soon as possible, how can we arrange a fast exchange and completion in Oakwood?

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Firstly, instructing a proactive and experienced conveyancing solicitor is the key to a fast completion. There are, in addition, a range of things you, as the purchaser, can also do to get moving sooner. These include:

  • keeping in regular contact with the conveyancing solicitor
  • responding to your conveyancing solicitor by phone, fax or email wherever possible
  • if you intend to get a house survey, doing so as early as you can

Q.

What will the council tax cost me for a investment Band H flat in Oakwood?

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Your respective council tax band should usually be identified in the title report, as well as by the governing local authority

The latest council tax rates for residents of Oakwood are listed online at the High Peak council site. At the time of authoring on 17 December 2012 band rates are:

  • Band A - £1,000.00
  • Band B - £1,167.00
  • Band C - £1,333.00
  • Band D - £1,500.00
  • Band E - £1,833.00
  • Band F - £2,167.00
  • Band G - £2,500.00
  • Band H - £3,000.00

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Is a survey necessary if we are purchasing a property, irrespective of its condition, in Oakwood?

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Homeward Legal heavily advise that purchasers book a RICS survey if purchasing in Oakwood. There can be many concerns that will impact a property, which will not be covered by the legal work, such as roof damage and flat roof leaks.

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How much does our searches on average cost?

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The cost of conveyancing searches considerably varies, and will be dependent on your lender's requirements. Less common searches, used in addition to a standard bundle, include a search of the Index Map.