Conveyancing Solicitors in Banbury

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Conveyancing in Banbury

Conveyancing involves the legal work and documentation required to transfer a property from the seller to the buyer. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Banbury, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped clients in Banbury and throughout Cherwell with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Bedford, Evesham, Leamington Spa, Northampton and Oxford

Banbury Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Banbury

A historic market town in Oxfordshire, Banbury is known for its 'Banbury Cross' nursery rhyme, its bustling market and the nearby motorsport circuit, Silverstone. It provides excellent rail and road links. Banbury has a population of approximately 46,800.

Banbury house prices

The average price paid for a property in Banbury between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Banbury (2023/24)

Banbury is in Cherwell District Council.

Band Amount
A £1,495.10
B £1,744.28
C £1,993.46
D £2,242.65
E £2,741.02
F £3,239.38
G £3,737.75
H £4,485.30

What will my Banbury solicitor do?

Your lawyer plays a key role after an offer has been accepted.

The solicitor will order searches, raise enquires of the seller's solicitor, review contracts, and take care of tasks after the sale, including HMLR registration.

In addition to standard searches, Banbury conveyancing solicitors would also undertake radon searches and additional checks and covenants, if required, for property in conservation areas.

Purchasing a property with a mortgage?

When you buy a property with a mortgage, the lender will need to confirm that the property's value is enough to cover the amount of the mortgage.

If your property lawyer isn't accepted on your chosen mortgage provider's panel, it may take weeks longer to purchase your property.

Over 100 banks and building societies have approved our chosen panel solicitors, so we can help you complete your Banbury transaction without delay.

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Buying a property in a conservation area

When purchasing a property in a Banbury conservation area, your solicitor will check for potential planning issues, including facade maintenance obligations or lack of building regulations for alterations.

Conservation areas in Banbury and across the Cherwell local authority include:

  • Duns Tew
  • Kirtlington
  • Fewcott
  • Cropredy

Buying a listed building

Somewhere in the region of half a million listed properties exist in England and Wales - around 2,380 of which are in Cherwell District Council.

Banbury listed buildings and properties include:

  • Headstone To Perkins 1697 Aged 77 Approximately 6 Metres South West Of Porch Of Church Of St Mary, Banbury, Broughton, Cherwell, Oxfordshire

Buying and owning a listed property is not for the faint-hearted. Our specialist panel of property solicitors will advise you on the legal duties your ownership will impose. Examples include required consent for any alterations, and a duty to report finds or discoveries on the property.

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New Build

The legal work for purchasing a new build property in Banbury is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

A solicitor in Banbury will need to be qualified to handle things like dealing with delays associated with off-plan, handling initial Land Registry registration and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and Foundation.

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What you need to check before buying a new build home.

Buying a leasehold property

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. Buying a leasehold flat will usually take more time than a freehold home because there is more to prepare.

Varied factors, such as an absent freeholder or slow receipt of the managing agent information, can lead to serious delays.

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

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Selling a property in Banbury

When you begin the process to sell a property in Banbury, your lawyer will first prepare the necessary documentation, including the contract of sale and the TA6 and TA10 property information forms, and help you fill out these forms.

Responsibilities include responding to enquiries from the buyer's solicitor, dealing with complications like a boundary dispute and handling the mortgage redemption.

To ensure the transaction is straightforward, your lawyer will coordinate with all stakeholders, such as agents, managing agents and lenders.

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The conveyancing for selling leasehold houses or flats can be seriously delayed.

The buyer's solicitor must review these documents, including a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time needed by your lawyer to gather this paperwork is the common cause of such delays.

It can take a long time to gather this information if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond, so your solicitor should get this underway even before a sale has been agreed.

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

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Remortgaging a property in Banbury

The base interest rate is 5.25% (15 July, 2024)

You should check the remortgage solicitor you have chosen is approved by your mortgage lender before you instruct your solicitor.

Our partner panel solicitors are on all major banks and building societies' panels. Whether you are changing to a fixed rate mortgage with NatWest or taking out a buy to let mortgage from Aviva, our panel solicitors will make the process as simple and stress-free as possible.

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Transfer of equity

Whether you are buying out the equity of a joint owner, gifting a share of a property or inheritance tax planning, you'll need the help of a solicitor to carry out a transfer of equity.

Your property lawyer will deal with the legal work for a guaranteed fixed fee.

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How much should I budget for conveyancing in Banbury?

Getting an online conveyancing quote is simple - but knowing what the quote does and does not include can be tricky.

Conveyancing fees

The conveyancing quote should clearly detail the legal fees, including VAT, that you'll pay when your transaction completes. These fees are paid to your solicitor or conveyancer for the legal services they provide during your transaction.

Disbursements

Disbursements are additional costs on top of your solicitor or conveyancer's fees for third-party costs incurred on your behalf. Examples of disbursements include Stamp Duty and property searches.

Is it a fixed fee quote?

Some solicitors' quotes set out additional charges in their terms and conditions. This can lead to a higher final bill. When comparing quotes, beware of hidden fees or extra charges.

Article by Completely Moved authors

The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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