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Abingdon Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of cases in Abingdon that are buy to let is 6%
  • 2 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 3 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £11,914
  • 4 August was the busiest month and September was the next busiest month while October was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Abingdon
  • 5 82% freehold and 18% leasehold conveyancing in Abingdon for this year to date

Examples of recent conveyancing in Abingdon since April 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Abingdon

Finally the sale completed on my house in Abingdon last August but the buyer keeps e-mailing daily to moan that their conveyancer is waiting to hear from mine. What are the post completion sale legalities now that I have sold?

Following your sale your lawyer should deliver the transfer documentation and all of the paperwork to the purchaser's solicitors. Depending on the transaction, your lawyer must also evidence that the home loan has been paid off to the buyers lawyers. There are no post completion requirements specific conveyancing in Abingdon.

My conveyancer has informed me that lack of right of way insurance is necessary on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Abingdon conveyancing?

The appropriate level of lack of right of way indemnity insurance depends on your lender. It would differ for example between Birmingham Midshires and Leeds Building Society. Conveyancing solicitors as opposed to members of the public take out such policies.

Are all Abingdon Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel?

Some major banks and building societies now make use of the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. CQS membership however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to join their approved list of firms.

How can we know in advance if a Abingdon conveyancing solicitor on the TSB panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Abingdon obtaining recommendations is a sensible start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always advise that you speak with the lawyer handling your transaction.

Will my conveyancer be asking questions concerning flooding as part of the conveyancing in Abingdon.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for conveyancers dealing with homes in Abingdon. Some people will purchase a property in Abingdon, fully aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate insurance cover, or sell the premises. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the buyer.

Solicitors are not qualified to impart advice on flood risk, but there are a numerous checks that can be carried out by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which should give them a better understanding of the risks in Abingdon. The conventional set of information given to a buyer’s lawyer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) includes a usual inquiry of the seller to find out if the property has ever been flooded. If flooding has previously occurred which is not disclosed by the seller, then a purchaser may issue a legal claim for losses as a result of such an inaccurate answer. The buyer’s solicitors should also order an enviro search. This should indicate whether there is any known flood risk. If so, additional inquiries should be initiated.

It has been 3 months since my purchase conveyancing in Abingdon took place. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £215,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

Am I right to be suspicious by brokers that I am dealing with are recommending a web based conveyancing firm as opposed to a local Abingdon conveyancing practice?

As with many service providers, often referrals from family and friends can be very helpful. Nevertheless there are lots of players in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, financial adviser and banks may put forward solicitors to select. Sometimes these lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as being good in their field, but sometimes there may be a financial incentive behind the endorsement. You have the discretion to appoint your preferred conveyancer. However, bear in mind that many lenders specify a panel list of lawyers you have to use for the lender related work in your home move.

What advice can you give us when it comes to finding a Abingdon conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?

If you are instructing a conveyancer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Abingdon conveyancing practice) it is most important that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We recommend that you make enquires with two or three firms including non Abingdon conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions could be useful:

    What are the costs for lease extension work? How familiar is the firm with lease extension legislation?

I bought a 2 bed flat in Abingdon, conveyancing having been completed half a dozen years ago. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Similar flats in Abingdon with a long lease are worth £255,000. The ground rent is £45 charged once a year. The lease finishes on 21st October 2097

With 73 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to range between £8,600 and £9,800 plus costs.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more comprehensive investigations. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward based on this information before getting professional advice.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Abingdon regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Abingdon but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Franklins, 15 Ock Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 5AN
  • Law And Property Lawyers Limited, 5 Ock Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 5AL
  • Challenor & Son, Stratton House, 50 Bath Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3LA
  • Flanagans Solicitors, Ot Business Centre, 7 Nuffield Way, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1RL
  • Usiskin & Co, Paddock Brow, Jarn Way, Boars Hill, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 5JF

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Abingdon

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Abingdon specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Franklins, 15 Ock Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 5AN
  • Law And Property Lawyers Limited, 5 Ock Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 5AL
  • Challenor & Son, Stratton House, 50 Bath Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3LA
  • Brookstreet Des Roches Llp, 25a Western Avenue, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4SH
  • Quality Solicitors Truemans, Eden House, 38 St. Aldates, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1BN

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Abingdon regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Abingdon specialising in commercial conveyancing in Abingdon. This will likely include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Franklins, 15 Ock Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 5AN
  • Law And Property Lawyers Limited, 5 Ock Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 5AL
  • Challenor & Son, Stratton House, 50 Bath Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3LA
  • Flanagans Solicitors, Ot Business Centre, 7 Nuffield Way, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1RL
  • Usiskin & Co, Paddock Brow, Jarn Way, Boars Hill, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 5JF

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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