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Conveyancing in Oxford

21 cases completed in Oxford in the past 12 months

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Buying a house in Oxford

A small city that is relatively central in its location within southern England, Oxford is a place that is distinguished by its world-renowned university. Although the university has aided growth in many aspects, Oxford has much more to it, and due to its popularity there is a thriving property market. The strength of the market is demonstrated by the relatively high prices in the area. At My Home Move Conveyancing we have been developing our knowledge of the local market since 2002, to offer you a conveyancing service tailored to your needs.

If you are looking to buy or sell property in Oxford, you must instruct a lawyer to complete the legal work on your behalf.

Let My Home Move Conveyancing carry out this work and make the most of our award winning customer service, innovative use of technology and expertise of the local area. We offer a fixed fee conveyancing service with no hidden costs, meaning you’ll know exactly how much you’ll be paying from the outset. If for some reason you don’t end up moving, you won’t pay us a penny in legal costs.

We will assign you a dedicated conveyancer who will take care of your case from start to finish, providing you with a consistent point of contact and regular updates on your progress. At My Home Move Conveyancing we are proud to supply our conveyancing services across the Oxford area, from the cosmopolitan East Oxford area to the family suburb of Botley, bohemian Jericho and affluent Summertown.

Local statistics

The average house price in Oxfordshire is £297,978, while during the past year the overall average sale price of properties in Oxford itself was significantly higher than this at £468,907.

Terraces were the most popular property type with an average sale price of £427,463, while semi-detached properties were next at an average of £529,356. Flats fetched an average of £298,053 and detached properties £763,305.

Essential info

The local authority responsible for properties is Oxford City Council. They can be contacted on 01865 249 811 or at the following address:

Oxford City Council
Town Hall
St Aldate’s
Oxford
OX1 1BX

The local area

There is little denying that the university is a dominating presence in Oxford, boasting a heritage that dates back to the 12th century and an esteemed worldwide reputation. Many of the colleges are open to the public, while the city is teeming with notable university buildings such as the Oxford University Press and the Bodleian Library. Whether taking a stroll through the swathes of green spaces, a punt down the river or meandering through one of the world’s oldest museums, the Ashmolean, there’s plenty to discover in Oxford.

The city boasts a strong location within southern England, lying in between London and Birmingham. The M40 motorway passes to the east of the centre and links these two major cities, while the A34 heads down towards the south coast and Southampton. The capital can be reached in under an hour by train, and it’s a similar length drive to Heathrow Airport, although London Oxford Airport is one of the UK’s busiest for business aviation.

In addition to the University of Oxford the city is also home to Oxford Brookes University, which became the world’s first Fairtrade University in 2003. Families with younger children have a number of excellent schools to choose from, with primary options including Horspath C of E and Windmill Primary, and the Cherwell School and Rye St Anthony among the secondary options.

City is partly parished. Figures are for unparished areas.

Council tax band A

Property value range

up to £40,000

Council tax charge

£1,273.19

Council tax band B

Property value range

£40,001 - £52,000

Council tax charge

£1,485.39

Council tax band C

Property value range

£52,001 - £68,000

Council tax charge

£1,697.59

Council tax band D

Property value range

£68,001 - £88,000

Council tax charge

£1,909.79

Council tax band E

Property value range

£88,001 - £120,000

Council tax charge

£2,334.19

Council tax band F

Property value range

£120,001 - £160,000

Council tax charge

£2,758.58

Council tax band G

Property value range

£160,001 - £320,000

Council tax charge

£3,182.98

Council tax band H

Property value range

£320,001 and above

Council tax charge

£3,819.58

About us

Established in 2001, we exclusively deal with the legal side of moving home. Last year alone, through our experienced conveyancers, we helped nearly 50,000 customers have a hassle-free experience. We are a truly national company, having completed transactions in each of the 109 postcode areas in England and Wales.

Our promise to you…

We understand that moving house can be stressful. So we make sure everything we do makes the process as easy and efficient as possible. We’ll give you an all inclusive fixed quote from the start so there won’t be any surprises. The price only changes if your instructions do.

You’ll have access to our unique, easy to use, online case management service to track your case. And dedicated conveyancing experts who’ll be on hand to guide you through the whole process.

We know you’re busy, so we’re open 8am until 8pm most weekdays, and open at weekends too!

Finally, if your move falls through, through no fault of your own, we won’t charge you a penny in legal fees.

Multiple industry awards

See why our unique conveyancing service (My Home Move and its wholly owned law firm) has been recognised as an industry leading, award-winning conveyancing company.

Best Legal Services Provider

Future of Legal Services Innovation

Most Innovative Use of Technology

Best Conveyancing Provider

National Conveyancing Firm of the Year

Best Legal Services Provider

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What's involved

Once you have your offer accepted, it’s time to get the ball rolling on legally transferring the ownership to you. Here’s how we do things at My Home Move Conveyancing.

First, your estate agents will send us a copy of the Memorandum of sale, which provides the details of the property, the amount offered and the name of the sellers and buyers and their conveyancers. You will be asked to complete your details and provide to us your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill.

Read our Home Buying Process guide

If you are selling a house, you will need a Conveyancer to act for you – that’s where we come in!

You will be asked by us to complete your details and provide your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill. You will also be asked to fill in a Property Information form including some specific details about the property, its boundaries, any alterations to the property etc. If you have any additional paperwork such as planning permissions or notices, then these will be required by us to send with the contract papers. We will also ask you to complete a Fixtures, Fittings and Contents form to say what you will be taking and leaving behind. If the property is leasehold, you will be asked for information about who you pay ground rent and services charges to…

Read our Home Selling Process guide

After we have received your instructions to act we will check the legal issues and title to your property to ensure it offers a satisfactory security for your new lender, as this is the essence of a mortgage.

We will also check the amounts outstanding on any current mortgage registered on the property as these will have to be repaid at completion. The amounts will be confirmed with you.

Usually, we will not carry out Local, Drainage or Mining (if appropriate) searches as we will put in place an insurance which will protect your lender. This is less expensive for you and quicker. Some lenders still require that searches are made and will not rely on insurance. If this is the case the searches will have to be made and the cost will show on the Financial Statement sent to you.

At about the same time that you receive your Mortgage Offer we receive a copy together with the lender’s instructions to act for them. We will consider the Offer to ensure that we do those things required of us as the solicitors and to check what other conditions have to be satisfied.

We will then send you the Mortgage Deed to sign and any other documentation that may be required by your lender. We shall need to have this back from you as soon as possible and certainly by the day before we complete. Otherwise there will be a delay.

You need to check that the Mortgage Offer is acceptable to you. For example, is the mortgage amount and mortgage product correct? Is it the correct method of repayment? Are there any early repayment fees?

We target a completion date for 7 days after we receive our copy of the Mortgage Offer but our being able to complete depends on the terms of the Offer and any peculiarities of your transaction.

If the new mortgage amount is less than the amount we have to pay to your existing lender, we will ask for the difference from you, before the completion date.

Following completion we deal with the registration formalities to ensure the mortgage security is perfected for your lender and any deeds will then be sent to your lender for safe-keeping.

Note – If your property is leasehold, we also:

Request your landlord to confirm that all ground rent, service charges and insurance premiums (if applicable) have been paid to date and that there is no known breach of the lease.

Have to approve the wording of the lease.

Have to serve on the landlord a notice of discharge of your existing mortgage and a notice that a new mortgage has been given to your new lender.

Read our Remortgaging Process guide

Get in touch

Quotation Team

If you would like to discuss a quotation you have received please call our Quotation Team on

0333 234 4425

Monday - Tuesday

9am

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7pm

Wednesday - Friday

Open

9am

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5pm

Conveyancing Team

If you would like to speak to someone about your case please call our Conveyancing Team on

0333 234 4396

Monday - Thursday

Open

8am

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8pm

Friday

8am

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7pm

Saturday

9am

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4pm

Sunday

10am

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3pm