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Moving to Oxford? Save on Your Property Conveyancing Costs

Are you looking for a conveyancer in Oxford? At Compare My Move we can help you with this process. We can connect you with up to 6 of the most qualified and experienced conveyancing solicitors in this area.

All our conveyancing partners are approved and have to pass our strict verification process. You can rest assured knowing that you're in safe hands throughout the entire process.

Companies have to be regulated by one of the following bodies - LSNI, CILEx, LSS, SRA or CLC. This helps ensure they meet our high standards. We will only ever work with Oxford conveyancers that are reliable and provide a positive service.

When it comes to conveyancing, this is such an important process. You will want to choose a conveyancer you can trust and who has a depth of experience in the field. Whether you're buying or selling a home, you'll need a conveyancer to help you with this process.

They ensure the legal process is completed, and they will talk you through the legal jargon attached to buying and selling a home. Conveyancers carry out necessary local searches needed for mortgage applications.

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    FAQs About Conveyancing in Oxford

    The average conveyancing costs in Oxford are £1,490 for buying a home and £1,430 for selling a home. The conveyancing process takes around 149 days.

    Our research of areas in Oxford displays that some areas such as New Botley and Osney are at a high risk of flooding. The levels of radon gas are particularly high in areas such as Little Milton. There isn't a high risk of subsidence and there are no signs of contaminated land. 

    Why Hire an Oxford Conveyancer?

    When buying and selling a home, hiring a conveyancer is important. They will handle all the necessary conveyancing searches, along with the legal jargon and essential paperwork for you. They are a necessary part of the buying and selling process.

    From April 2021 to April 2022 there have been 1443 existing and 45 new property sales in Oxford. Terraced houses saw the biggest price increase - by 16.54%.

    Once you have placed an offer on a property, you need to notify your conveyancer. This ensures the conveyancing process can be completed quickly and efficiently. This process includes:

    • Conveyancing searches to be ordered and carried out
    • Liaise with mortgage lenders to finalise the deal
    • Exchanging the contracts between both parties
    • Agreeing on a completion date
    • Paying stamp duty
    • Agreeing on the initial offer
    • Checking both contracts to ensure they're correct

    Buying or selling a leasehold property makes this process slightly more complicated. There are more steps to follow and consider. This increases the total conveyancing process times.

    Data taken from UK House Price Index

    How Much are Conveyancing Solicitor Fees in Oxford?

    Conveyancing fees are calculated based on the type of home you're purchasing or selling, and its cost. The average conveyancing fee when purchasing a freehold property in Oxford is £1,490. To buy a leasehold property, the costs are around £1,650.

    To sell a freehold property in Oxford, solicitor fees are around £1,430. For leasehold properties, this is estimated at £1,580. This is based on the average house price in Oxford which is £473,527.

    Conveyancing costs cover conveyancing disbursements and conveyancer's legal fees. In each local area, the cost of conveyancing searches will differ. This is why you need to research this when searching for a property in Oxford. The Oxford City Council website states a full Local Authority Search costs £178 (exclusive of VAT).

    Data taken from the Compare My Move Moving House Calculator and UK House Price Index

    How Long Does Conveyancing Take in Oxford?

    It takes 149 days on average to complete the conveyancing process in Oxford. The national average is 159 days. This is based on a 3-bedroom house.

    In Oxford, the average buying and selling process time is 264 days. Out of these days, 115 are taken up by the conveyancing process. It's important to remember that process times will vary.

    Whether a property is a freehold or leasehold will impact the conveyancing process time. It also impacts the total costs. For leasehold properties, extra steps need to be taken. This includes your solicitor's paperwork.

    Data taken from Get Agent.

    What to Expect From Conveyancing Searches in Oxford?

    The conveyancing searches are made up of a Water and Drainage search, an Environmental search and a Local Authority search. They provide information on issues such as radon gas, flooding, subsidence, and ground stability.

    There are two rivers running through Oxford, the River Cherwell and the River Thames. High-risk flooding areas include New Hinksey, New Botley, and Osney. They will often receive flood warnings.

    The UK Subsidence Map indicates Oxford isn't at a major risk of ground subsidence or instability.

    The UK Radon Map shows that some parts of Oxford have high levels of radon gas, such as Little Milton. Its levels are between 3-5%. Cowley and Kennington also have high radon levels of 1-3%.

    Given the risk of long exposure to radon levels, this is something to keep in mind when moving. There are no sites in Oxford that are subject to contaminated land.

    Data from Get The Data, Geobear's UK Subsidence Map, and the UK Radon Map.