Abingdon conveyancing FAQs
What are the council tax bands in Vale of White Horse District Council?
Abingdon is situated in Vale of White Horse District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:
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How much stamp duty will I have to pay?
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Are Abingdon conveyancing fees fixed?
Some conveyancing solicitors in Abingdon offer their services on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.
Our expert solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your conveyancing quote will set out exactly what the legal fees will be when your house purchase or sale goes through.
If, for whatever reason, your house purchase or sale does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Move, No Fee guarantee.
I'm buying a house in Abingdon - what searches do I need?
The search pack for a standard property includes:
- Regulated Local Authority Search
- Residential Environmental Search
- Regulated Water Search
- Chancel search liability
Sometimes the initial search results will recommend specialist searches e.g. a transport search.
To work out how much searches will cost on a Abingdon house or flat, use our conveyancing cost calculator.
I am buying a leasehold property in Abingdon - what do I need to know?
Purchasing a leasehold house or flat can be very involved. The numerous common problems awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and unreasonable lease extension premiums.
A leasehold solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.
Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Abingdon?
The legal work for a leasehold flat or house is quite a lot more specialised in comparison with a freehold house.
The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Abingdon must carry out additional work. This can involve sourcing the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to ascertaining if any excess payments are anticipated.
To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is recommended that the seller instruct a Abingdon conveyancing solicitor as soon as is practicable.
Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Abingdon property?
Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.
The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Abingdon will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.
Our property solicitors are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a variable-rate with the Bank of Scotland or to a repayment mortgage with the Harpenden Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.