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Conveyancing Solicitors Abingdon

Welcome to In-Deed, a country wide conveyancing company that delivers expert legal services to residential property buyers and sellers in Abingdon.

Our highly competitive fixed cost conveyancing service with absolutely no hidden fees which helps you calculate the legal fees of moving home. Wherever you live in Oxfordshire we will make your property sale or purchase straightforward.

Abingdon Property Prices

Oxfordshire House Prices (in £1000's)
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239 237 244 249

In recent years, House values in Oxfordshire have risen. In October 2013, the Land Registry recorded home purchases with an average of £249, 378, a change of £5, 656 compared to October 2012.

Residential property prices in the UK will likely rise further through 2014. Potential reasons for this change include Help to Buy and Funding for Lending initiatives. Property pundits expect a change, with a slowdown expected within a couple of years.

Recent property transactions

  • Freehold Purchase - Laurel Drive, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13, £274, 500
  • Freehold Sale - Sunningwell Road, Oxfordshire, OX13, £785, 000
  • Freehold Purchase - Sutton Road, , OX14, £415, 000
  • Freehold Sale - Castle Street, Steventon, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13, £499, 999
  • Freehold Purchase - Lindsay Drive, Abingdon, OX14, £240, 000

Abingdon Solicitors Legal Fees

Our fixed cost pledge means that figure on your initial quote is the amount you are charged when you actually move.

A lot of property lawyers hide additional fees in their terms and conditions. Sometimes these charges are foreseeable from the beginning of the matter. These might include added legal fees for storing your deeds or completing the stamp duty tax return.

How to accurately compare conveyancing quotes from Abingdon solicitors

Exactly comparing Abingdon solicitor conveyancing quotes can be tricky. See our helpful table that helps you understand the things you need to check for in the terms and conditions when trying to find any extra fees .

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Local Government and Council Tax in Abingdon

Abingdon is in South Oxfordshire District Council (Conservative controlled). Council Tax brackets for 2013\2014 are as follows; Band A - £1, 013, Band B - £1, 182, Band C - £1, 351, Band D - £1, 520, Band E - £1, 858, Band F - £2, 196, Band G - £2, 534, Band H - £3, 040.

Living in Abingdon

Abingdon is situated in Oxfordshire in South East England and is about 6 miles (km) from the county administrative centre of Oxford. Local pubs include the Punchbowl, the King's Head & Bell, the Grapes, the Crown & Thistle and the Narrows. For essentials, local shopping includes Bartlett Butchers and Greggs bakery at 7 Bury St. Ashmolean Museum, Didcot Railway Centre and Museum of Oxford are often listed among local attractions. Local food and veg buffs should head down to Abingdon Farmers Market at Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14.

Abingdon's local residents may also frequent at the local Waitrose on Abbey Close. The value of the Waitrose brand is more than a shop where you buy groceries. Living near a Waitrose can boost the sale price of your house by around twenty five percent. Some estate agents may be unconvinced by this, yet it is something to be aware of when purchasing in Abingdon.

The Sale and Purchase Conveyancing Steps

Obtaining a quote for your conveyancing

Before the procedure can begin, a property lawyer must be found. Be sure to check the terms and conditions for additional hidden fees before you decide.

Instructing your chosen solicitor

As soon as you have worked out which company's conveyancing quote you want to go ahead with the first step is to instruct them. You should check their fine print for any additional conveyancing costs like charges for obtaining leasehold management information on leasehold sale , before signing them.

Post-instruction phase

Following instruction, the solicitor will contact the other side's solicitor to negotiate the draft contract. This document confirms the deposit, the agreed property price and relevant details of title deeds.

Arranging your Survey

A home survey is required in order to be made aware of potentially costly structural problems such as bulging walls or potential building regulations breaches. Oxfordshire chartered surveyors covering Abingdon property will also be know about issues which include clay soil.

Ordering searches

Local Authority, Environmental, Drainage and Water, and Chancel Liability are the four standard searches recommended by conveyancing solicitors, and they investigate issues including details of conservation area controls.

Exchange of contracts

Contracts are exchanged, and the buyer pays the deposit (usually ten percent of the sale price, but this will be agreed pre-exchange).

On Completion

Less the ten percent deposit, the money that is due is transferred to the seller's solicitor, and the purchaser receives the keys to their new property.

Abingdon Help to Buy Conveyancing

Over 17, 000 home buyers acquired a house under Help to Buy since the launch. This scheme aids home movers and first-time buyers with a deposit of 5%.

For more detail regarding the scheme, contact the Money Advice Service, or your local Help to Buy agent.

Are you Remortgaging in Abingdon ?

Our expert solicitors process hundreds of remortgage conveyancing transactions in Oxfordshire every month. Our specialist team of conveyancing solicitors can act for all mortgage lender panels from UCB Home Loans Corporation to Chelsea Building Society. In-Deed's quick turnaround approach often means shorter processes which often save you a monthly payment at your higher rate.

Online Conveyancing

Tools like automated updates and case tracking are frequently marketed as the key to fast, cheap conveyancing.

The key to a faster, easier move is a proactive solicitor, irrespective of their technology. With In-Deed's solicitors, home movers will get the benefit of 21st Century conveyancing solutions and also the reassuring presence of an experienced conveyancing solicitor.