Bicester conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Cherwell District Council?

Bicester is situated in Cherwell District Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Cherwell District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1216.78
B £1419.58
C £1622.37
D £1825.17
E £2230.76
F £2636.36
G £3041.95
H £3650.34

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Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Bicester?

Conveyancing fees will include the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the extra third-party costs incurred on your behalf, for example Land Registry fees or landlord's notice fees. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Bicester are fixed, so for a standard transaction, what we quote is exactly what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Bicester property sale or purchase

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a home in Bicester - which searches will I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Water search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

On occasion the solicitor will advise additional searches , for example a transport search.

To see the total cost of searches on a Bicester purchase you can use our our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

I am buying a leasehold property in Bicester - what do I need to know?

requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential traps lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and unfair clauses in the lease.

Your solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes. The legal work for selling a leasehold home can be seriously delayed.

The buyer's solicitor will expect to see these documents, such as an up-to-date statement of service charges. Typically, delays are due to the time it takes to get these documents together.

It can take weeks to collect this information if the landlord or managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so your solicitor should get this underway even before you have found a buyer.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

I am buying a new build property in Bicester - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing for buying a new build home in Bicester can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A property lawyer in Bicester will need to be qualified to handle things like investigating developer incentives, ensuring new estate roads are adopted and working with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and ICW.

Our specialist team of new build solicitors are experts in representing buyers to achieve a stress free move and working to tight developer deadlines.

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Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

I am remortgaging a property in Bicester - do I need a solicitor?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Bicester will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our conveyancers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a cashback mortgage with RBS or to a repayment mortgage with Virgin Money, our remortgage team can assist.

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