My best friend’s mother is a conveyancer. I anticipate that I'll be able to get preferential pricing for conveyancing, but if not, what kind of costs should I be expecting for conveyancing in Oxfordshire?
You should contrast pricing. Make use of our search tool on this page. Whilst fees will be different but the service one can expect differ between property lawyers as is true with most professions.
Intending to buy a flat in Oxfordshire. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Skipton conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.
They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Oxfordshire conveyancer is on the Skipton conveyancing panel.
I have instructed a Oxfordshire conveyancer having made sure that they are on the RBS conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?
RBS will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually RBS will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Oxfordshire surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.
After what feels like an age I have had an offer on a maisonette in Oxfordshire agreed to, the vendors do however have a tied purchase. The owners have put an offer on a flat, but it’s not been accepted yet, and are looking at other flats in the pipeline. I have instructed a local conveyancing solicitor in Oxfordshire. What should be my next step? At what point should I apply for the mortgage with Nottingham?
It is understandable to have apprehensions where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur expenses too early (mortgage application is approx one thousand pounds, then valuation, Oxfordshire conveyancing search charges, etc). The first course of action is to ensure that your conveyancer is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. As to the next stages this very much dictated by the uniqueness of your transaction, motivation for the property and on the state of the market. In a buoyant market the majority of home buyers would apply for the mortgage with Nottingham and arrange for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they request their property lawyer to proceed with searches.
Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that may affect a commercial premises in Oxfordshire?
Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Oxfordshire will carry out a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers expend in looking into accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Oxfordshire. The search result provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Oxfordshire.
For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Oxfordshire it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately could result in delays to Oxfordshire commercial conveyancing deals as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not carried out for domestic conveyancing in Oxfordshire.
I am looking for a ground for flat up to £305k and found one close by in Oxfordshire I like with amenity areas and station nearby, the downside is that it only has 49 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Oxfordshire suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?
If you need a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer concerning this.
We are in the process of selling our flat in Oxfordshire. Conveyancing is fine but we are being charged an extortionate amount from the landlord. So far we have forked out £225 for a leasehold management information and then a further £117.20 for answers to questions raised by the purchaser's property lawyer.
Your conveyancer will unlikely have any impact over the level of the bill for this information but the average costs for the information for Oxfordshire leasehold premises is £355. When it comes to Oxfordshire conveyancing sales it is usual for the owner to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no statutory obligation to answer these questions although many will agree to do so - albeit often at high prices disproportionate to the work involved. Regretfully there is no legislation that mandates fixed charges for administrative tasks. There is no set time limit by which they are required to supply the information.