Thame conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in South Oxfordshire District Council?

Thame is situated in South Oxfordshire District Council. Council tax bands are:

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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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Thame conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Thame carry out the conveyancing on an hourly basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Quittance's solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your quote will explain what the fees and disbursements will be when your house purchase or sale goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your house purchase or sale does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a house in Thame which property searches will I require?

The standard pack includes:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

Sometimes the results of the standard searches will necessitate additional searches e.g. a transport search.

To see how much searches will cost on a Thame purchase you can use our our conveyancing cost calculator.

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

How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. The legal work for a leasehold home can take weeks more to complete than a freehold property because there is more to prepare.

Causes of numerous delays can range from incomplete service charge accounts to an unreachable freeholder.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Thame?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat is significantly more involved compared to a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Thame must undertake additional tasks, including obtaining an up-to-date service charge statement, through to details of planned major works.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related difficulties sooner, It is highly recommended that the vendor contact a property lawyer as soon as possible.

I am remortgaging a property in Thame - 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 Thame remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our conveyancing solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a variable-rate with the Bank of Scotland or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Furness Building Society, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender