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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/07/17

Local Woodstock attractions

Blenheim Palace Waterfall, Blenheim Palace Historic Houses Association and Northington Grange English Heritage are near to Woodstock.

Hanborough station is around 2 miles from Woodstock. Woodstock's closest airport is Kidlington, Oxford Airport. Turweston Aerodrome Airport is 17 miles and Kidlington Airport is 3 miles away.

The most convenient hospital is Witney.


How do we find fixed rate conveyancing?


Numerous solicitors promote supposedly cheap conveyancing. Often extra costs are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms. Extra costs needs to be reasonable. They be applicable solely where the solicitor must complete additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Applicable disbursements must also be stated on your quote


What causes purchase conveyancing work to be so delayed?


The legal work required to buy or sell a home will occasionally take more time than budgeted for many reasons. Some delays are out of a solicitor's control, Homeward Legal, however, aim to diminish the impact of these delays, if it is possible to do so, by, for example, ordering searches as early as possible.


Is contaminated land in Woodstock a problem for the majority of homes?


A wide range of contaminants caused by naturally-occurring factors could lessen the value of property in Woodstock. Contaminants including masts or pylons will be considered as part of the environmental searches. Slape Hill Landfill, Oxford Road, Oxfordshire, OX20 1HR is one such potential source of local contamination.


What can a Woodstock conveyancing lawyer do when the maisonette I am buying is in a registered conservation area and has unsuitable PVC windows added?

The property solicitor will check if the property is located within a designated conservation area, and if so, whether any alterations have the appropriate permission.


Will the Woodstock property solicitor tell me about the cost of the council tax on a Band D maisonette before exchange of contracts?


A solicitor will write to the Cherwell local authority to reveal the correct council tax charges which will subsequently be included in the report on title. The latest council tax charges for properties in Woodstock are set out at the Cherwell local authority website. On, 06 February 2013, the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,014.00
  • Band B - £1,182.00
  • Band C - £1,351.00
  • Band D - £1,520.00
  • Band E - £1,858.00
  • Band F - £2,196.00
  • Band G - £2,534.00
  • Band H - £3,041.00


What amount of time will we plan for the legal work to buy a property need in Woodstock?


The time taken to transfer a property does vary, dependent on potentially many legal considerations including if the property being bought or sold is leasehold. Eight to twelve weeks is the industry-wide average, whereas Homeward Legal aim to complete the process within six weeks.


Which mortgage lenders in Woodstock do you work with?


The Homeward Legal partnership have worked with all the major lenders assisting home buyers in Woodstock. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Inspire Financial Consultancy, A/29 Hurst La, Cumnor, Oxford, OX2 9PR, Mortgages Inc, Po Box 63, Wheatley, Oxford, OX33 1WE, and Official Mortgage Co, Prama House/267 Banbury Rd, Oxford, OX2 7HT.


For a fast completion on the purchase of a £821k house, what do we need to do?


Instructing a experienced solicitor is crucial to a faster move. There are a number of things you can also do to accelerate the legal work, including, requesting regular updates from your solicitor and keep the pressure on, answering any queries raised by your solicitor as soon as possible and clarifying your mortgage lender's requirements.