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Didcot Conveyancing: FAQs

We understand that the conveyancing process for buying or selling a home can be complex, so we have put together a list of questions our Didcot clients often ask. If you have a specific question about Didcot conveyancing that we haven't covered here, please call 0800 022 4108 to speak to a member of our team.

Buying property in Didcot

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.

Read more:

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

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

What are the Council Tax bands in South Oxfordshire District Council in 2022?

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

Band South Oxfordshire Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,422.13
B £1,659.15
C £1,896.17
D £2,133.19
E £2,607.23
F £3,081.27
G £3,555.32
H £4,266.38

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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?

Selling property in Didcot

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.

Read more:

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

Remortgaging in Didcot

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 1.25% (June 2022). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Didcot will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Conveyancing solicitors 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, a remortgage specialist can help.

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Transferring equity in Didcot

Can Quittance help with the conveyancing for a transfer of equity on my Didcot property?

A 'transfer of equity' will be required if the ownership structure of the Didcot property needs to be changed, but at least one of the current owners will remain on the title, or if the property is being gifted to a child or relative. The legal process of transferring equity differs from an outright purchase or sale. Your solicitor can carry out the legal process for you for a guaranteed fixed fee. If you will also be remortgaging, this can be completed at the same time as the transfer.

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Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Didcot

What's the difference between fees and disbursements?

Legal fees, such as the shared ownership fee and buy-to-let fee, are paid to your solicitor or conveyancer for the work they do.

Disbursements are third-party costs, like Telegraphic Transfer (TT) fee or HMLR office copies.

How much will my conveyancing legal fees be in 2022?

When you compare conveyancing quotes for your Didcot home move, check the fine print for potential extra fees and costs. An online quote should reflect everything required for standard conveyancing. Potential hidden fees could add £100s to your final bill.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Didcot property lawyers FAQs

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 your solicitor carries out for you.

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

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Didcot property sale or purchase

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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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

How we can help you

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Didcot and need an expert conveyancing solicitor, we can take care of the legal side of your move.

We work with a panel of specialist conveyancing solicitors to deliver a stress-free moving experience.

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