Didcot conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in South Oxfordshire District Council?

Didcot is situated in South Oxfordshire District Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band South Oxfordshire District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1207.55
B £1408.81
C £1610.07
D £1811.33
E £2213.85
F £2616.37
G £3018.88
H £3622.66

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

Conveyancing fees will include fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, such as Land Registry fees and freeholder fees. Legal fees are for the work our solicitors carry out for you.

Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Didcot are fixed, so your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no additional fees

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Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Didcot sale or purchase.

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Didcot?

Conveyancing searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Didcot conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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

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

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The numerous common problems lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

A specialist leasehold 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?

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The conveyancing for selling leasehold properties can be seriously delayed.

The buyer's solicitor will need to review these documents, such as details of any breaches by other leaseholders. Delays are usually the result of the time required by your lawyer to source this information.

Your conveyancing solicitor should get this underway even before you have found a buyer, as this paperwork can take a long time to gather if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent or they are slow to respond.

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

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

The legal work for purchasing a new build property in Didcot is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

Your solicitor in Didcot must be able to deal with things like advising on mortgage offer flexibility for delayed completion, dealing with incomplete service connection agreements and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and Protek.

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancing solicitors are experts in helping buyers get a successful transaction 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 Didcot - do I need a solicitor?

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 Didcot will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our conveyancing team can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a flexible mortgage with the Co-operative Bank or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Bank of Ireland, our remortgage specialists can help.

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