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Conveyancing in Oxfordshire Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/07/17

Oxfordshire key data:

Kidlington, Oxford Airport is 6 miles from Oxfordshire. Turweston Aerodrome Airport is 20 miles, Kidlington Airport is 6 miles and Booker Airport is 22 miles away. The nearest station to Oxfordshire is Oxford, about a mile away.

The closest hospital to Oxfordshire is Radcliffe Infirmary Oxford.

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What will the overall charge be on the sale of a £640k home? I am looking for affordable conveyancing in Oxfordshire.

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Several firms advertise supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional charges are often hiding in the solicitor's terms of engagement.

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Will I need to get a chancel search? We are buying a Oxfordshire home near a church furlong.

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Potentially amounting to over £100,000 in repair cost obligations, chancel liability should be considered by buyers of Oxfordshire property likely to be affected. Parochial Church Councils in Oxfordshire must register their interest over property by October 2013, simplifying the chancel search process. Your solicitor can provide more details.

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Which Oxfordshire lender panels are your solicitors on?

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The Homeward Legal group can work beside many lenders who are Council of Mortgage Lenders-approved. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Oxfordshire, such as Assist Mortgages, 4 Price's Way, Brackley, NN13 6NR, 1st Call 4 Mortgages Llp, 78 Hilmanton, Lower Earley, Reading, RG6 4HN, and Allum Scott Mortgages Ltd, Havenwell/North Rd, Widmer End, High Wycombe, HP15 6ND.

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The owner has fitted inappropriate windows to the maisonette which might conflict with Bicester conservation area rules.

Your instructed solicitor will always verify if the property is located within a designated conservation area, and if so, whether any alterations have the appropriate permissions from the Cherwell planning authority.

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Will a local Oxfordshire lawyer request personal or official searches on my home purchase?

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Your property lawyer will inform you about the ideal course of action, depending on things like mortgage lender requirements. If personal searches are used, your property lawyer might perhaps look for a local search agent like Search Solutions, 55 Victoria Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 6PH Tel: 01869 322077 Fax: 01869 243327

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Conveyancing solicitors in Oxfordshire order formal property when they are acting for a buyer - which particular searches?

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If you are obtaining a mortgage, your lender insist that at least specific searches, including the following for properties in Oxfordshire: Local Authority Search, Drainage Search (Con29DW) and Environmental, as well as any specific searches e.g. a Commons Registration Search.

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Hinckley and Rugby Building Society is our lender - what will we need to check?

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Buyers need to be aware that, in some cases, lenders have reduced their 'solicitor panel'. This can mean increased conveyancing costs for buyers. Homeward Legal will act for most lenders.

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The internet has plenty of helpful books going into great depth on how to do DIY conveyancing. That being the case, do I have to use property solicitor in Oxfordshire for my move?

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There are no arguments why a home seller cant adopt a DIY approach and conduct your own conveyancing without a trained Oxfordshire conveyancing solicitor. However, a property lawyer handles a huge number of functions e.g. chasing any missing replies/clarifications to enquiries and investigating title documents some of which require the relevant training. Even more importantly do it yourself conveyancers take huge risks in operating without the appropriate professional indemnity insurance which qualified lawyers are bound to carry.

 
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