Carterton conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in West Oxfordshire Council?

Carterton is situated in West Oxfordshire Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band West Oxfordshire Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1190.80
B £1389.27
C £1587.73
D £1786.20
E £2183.13
F £2580.07
G £2977.00
H £3572.40

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?


Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

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

Conveyancing fees can be broken down into fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the extra third-party costs paid out on your behalf, such as Land Registry fees and landlord fees. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Carterton are fixed, meaning for a standard transaction, what we quote is exactly what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Carterton home move

Our conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

Calculate my conveyancing feeswith our conveyancing fee calculator

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a property in Carterton which property searches will I require?

The standard pack includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel search

On occasion the initial search results will recommend additional searches , for example a specialist environmental search.

To work out how much searches will cost on a Carterton 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 Carterton - what do I need to know?

is more complicated than buying a freehold. The many potential complications lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and onerous 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 the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes, that's correct, it can take considerably longer to carry out the legal work to sell a leasehold property, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The buyer's solicitor must review this leasehold-related paperwork. These could include a current statement of service charges and a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time needed by the solicitor to source this information is usually the cause of these delays.

It can take weeks to collect this information if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property, so the solicitor should start this process before a buyer has even been found.

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

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

The conveyancing for purchasing a new build in Carterton can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A conveyancing solicitor in Carterton will need to be qualified to handle things like dealing with failures to arrange warranty provider inspections, administering Help to Buy purchases and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage and BOPAS.

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancers are highly experienced in working with buyers towards the best outcome 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 Carterton - do I need a solicitor?


The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Carterton can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our network of solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a fixed-rate mortgage with Birmingham Midshires or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Monmouthshire Building Society, Quittance can help.

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