Woodstock conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in West Oxfordshire Council?

Woodstock 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?

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 Woodstock conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Woodstock carry out the conveyancing on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Our panel of conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your quote will set out what you will pay when your sale or purchase completes.

If, for any reason at all, your sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Move, 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 Woodstock?

Property searches are detailed enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Woodstock 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?

How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Woodstock?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Buying leasehold property typically takes longer than freehold property as there is greater complexity.

Varied factors, such as out-of-date contact information for the freeholder or incomplete service charge accounts, can lead to serious delays.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold property typically takes longer.

The buyer's conveyancer will expect to see several leasehold-related documents, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and an up-to-date statement of service charges. Delays are usually the result of the time needed by the solicitor to source this information.

It can take weeks to collect this information if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord or they are slow to respond, so the solicitor should start this process as soon as possible.

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

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Woodstock property?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Woodstock remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Quittance's solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a variable-rate with RBS or to a repayment mortgage with the Market Harborough Building Society, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender