Oxfordshire conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Oxford City Council?

Oxfordshire is situated in Oxford City Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Oxford City Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1274.85
B £1487.32
C £1699.80
D £1912.27
E £2337.22
F £2762.17
G £3187.12
H £3824.54

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

Conveyancing fees are made up of the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, for example HM Land Registry fees and conveyancing searches. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Oxfordshire are fixed, so for a standard conveyancing transaction, what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

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

Property searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Oxfordshire 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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How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. Buying a leasehold flat typically takes longer than a freehold property as there are more parties involved.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from out-of-date contact information for the freeholder to missing leasehold documents.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

I am selling a leasehold property in Oxfordshire - what do I need to know?

The legal work for a leasehold flat is quite a lot more time-consuming than for a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Oxfordshire will usually undertake additional work, which could include getting all relevant freeholder information, through to ascertaining if a license to assign is required.

In order to resolve any leasehold difficulties faster, It is strongly advised that the seller instruct a conveyancer as soon as the property is marketed, if not before,.

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Oxfordshire remortgage solicitor should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our network of solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a variable-rate with the Bank of Scotland or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Swansea Building Society, we can help.

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