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Conveyancing in Thame Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/07/17

Booker, Wycombe Air Park Airport is 12 miles from Thame. Turweston Aerodrome Airport is 21 mile s, Kidlington Airport is 16 miles, White Waltham Airport is 20 miles and Booker Airport is 13 miles away. Thame's nearest station is Haddenham and Thame Parkway.

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Local points of interest in Thame

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Long Crendon Courthouse National Trust , Chinnor Oxon Windmill, Haddenham St Tiggywinkles Wildlife Centre Animal Sanctuary and Rycote Chapel English Heritage are situated in Thame.

The closest hospital is Thame Community.

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On the purchase of a £98,000 house, what will be the fees? We need to find an affordable conveyancing quote.

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Various conveyancers offer cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra costs will be included in the terms. Based on the property you intend to buy, our online quote calculator will generate an accurate statement of conveyancing fees.

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We are purchasing a Thame house with Virgin Money, is there anything we need to consider?

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Some lenders have decreased the number of firms on their approved panel, which may result in increased conveyancing costs for home buyers. Homeward Legal, however, are able to act on behalf of the majority of mortgage lenders.

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Will the conveyancing hide any extra fees?

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Homeward Legal's solicitors will not charge any hidden costs. Be aware that some websites offer unrealistically low 'quotes' which are in fact estimates. The bill you receive on completion can be much greater.

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What will the council tax cost for a buy to let Band B apartment in Thame?

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The property's council tax band should commonly be reported in the conveyancing report on title along with the local

authority. The latest tax charges for properties in Thame are published on the South Oxfordshire council website. On 03 January 2013 rates for all bands 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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What is gazumping?

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This occurs when the 1st buyer's offer is accepted, and then rejected, by the property seller, selecting instead a better offer. Because acceptance of an offer is not binding on the seller until exchange of contracts, there is a risk of being gazumped. Consider instructing a law firm as early as possible to reduce the chance of your offer being gazumped.

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What will the Thame property lawyer recommend if the property we are intending to buy is in a South Oxfordshire council conservation area which has unsanctioned roof aerials fitted to it?

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The local authority search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) carried out by your Thame property lawyer during the conveyancing process will check if the property is within a conservation area proof of Coal Authority consent for additions to the property will be asked for.

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Is contaminated land a concern in Thame?

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Numerous of contaminants caused by human activities may affect land in Thame. Contaminants like masts or pylons and infilled land will be considered as part of the environmental searches.

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What sort of local environmental searches in connection with the risk of possible flooding in the Oxfordshire region will my Thame conveyancer be able to carry out?

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A vital part of the conveyancing procedure carried out when buying a property involves a conveyancing lawyer conducting environmental searches that give some details on the subject of Thame flood risk area data. Also as an additional measure your property lawyer in Thame may recommend a significantly more detailed local Thame flood risk search.

 
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