Witney conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in West Oxfordshire Council?

Witney 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?

Stamp duty calculator

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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 Witney conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Witney offer services on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your conveyancing quote will set out what the legal fees will be when your house purchase or sale completes.

If, for whatever reason, 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?

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

Conveyancing searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Witney conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage 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?

How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. Purchasing a leasehold property can take weeks more to complete than freehold property because there is more work involved and there are more parties involved.

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

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Compared to freehold property, yes. Sale conveyancing for a leasehold house or flat can take much longer.

The buyer's solicitor will want to see several leasehold-related documents, like management company information and a current statement of service charges. The time required by your solicitor to source this information is the common cause of such delays.

The seller's solicitor should get this underway even before a sale has been agreed, as the managing agent's information could take several weeks to collect if the managing agent or landlord is slow or difficult to contact.

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

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

The conveyancing for acquiring a new build property in Witney .

A conveyancing solicitor in Witney will need to be qualified to handle things like handling the uncertainties of buying off plan, ensuring that the contract is in the buyer's favour and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and Foundation.

Our award-winning team of new build solicitors are highly experienced 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 Witney - do I need a solicitor?

Yes.

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

Our conveyancing solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a flexible mortgage with RBS or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender