Conveyancing Solicitors Oxfordshire


We've helped over 50,000 people move home, and we'll treat your residential conveyancing like our own. With our excellent rating on Trustpilot, we know we can solve any property challenge along the way.


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Look no further for your residential conveyancing solicitor in Oxfordshire

Whatever your property challenge, we can solve it.

Selling property in Oxfordshire

Your expert conveyancing solicitor's role when selling a property in Oxfordshire, will include:

  • Draft contracts – Your conveyancing solicitor drafts the initial legal contract to be sent to the buyer's solicitor.
  • Responding to enquiries – your solicitor responds to any questions the buyer's solicitor may have (this is where you'll find out if you are missing documents, which can cause delays to your sale).
  • Investigating issues – your solicitor may need to complete further investigation to try and satisfy them.
  • Exchange contracts – once the buyer's solicitor has satisfied their enquiries, contracts are finalised and exchanged
  • On the day of completion – your solicitor receives the money for the sale, discharges the mortgage (if required), pays the estate agent, deducts their fee and then sends the net sale proceeds to you.
  • Post completion – your solicitor receives the DS1 discharge documents and, when leasehold, settles your liabilities for ground rent and service charges.

Our Oxfordshire conveyancing solicitors' cost for selling a property starts from £723 INC VAT.

For Oxfordshire buying

  • Draft contracts – Your solicitor reviews the draft contract sent by the seller's solicitor.
  • Raising enquiries – your solicitor will ask the seller's solicitor questions based on the contract, title, and property documents to protect you from any nasty surprises.
  • Exchange contracts – once your solicitor is satisfied with their enquiries, they agree with the seller to finalise and exchange contracts
  • Day of completion – on the day of completion, your solicitor transfers the money for the sale.
  • Post completion – following completion, your solicitor makes an application to HM Land Registry to register you as the new owner.

Our Oxfordshire conveyancing solicitors' cost for buying a property starts from £723 INC VAT.

Add or remove someone from a property title in Oxfordshire

With a Transfer of Equity, you can buy someone out of a shared property and remove them from the title, or add someone to the title to transfer ownership of a share of the property, making them a joint owner. This service includes:

  • Property solicitors fees including ID checks, office copies
  • HM Land Registration fees
  • (if party being removed) ID1 Form verification fee
  • (if mortgage) Change of mortgage fee
  • (if leasehold) Notice fee to freeholder

Our Oxfordshire conveyancing solicitors' cost for a Transfer of Equity in Oxfordshire starts at £363 INC VAT.

If someone is giving up their share of the property for less than market value, they may be required to get independent legal advice, which will be an additional expense.

Switch your mortgage deal in Oxfordshire

Your remortgage solicitor will perform all the necessary checks, review your new mortgage offer, and update HM Land Registry post-completion. The process is similar to when you purchase but should take less time, as the solicitor doesn't need to raise any legal enquiries.

If you own a leasehold property, your solicitor must carry out extra work to investigate the lease terms. Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for a remortgage in Oxfordshire starts at £363 INC VAT INC VAT.

Purchase the next chunk of your equity

When you're ready to buy the next chunk of the equity in your shared ownership property, a conveyancer will be required to handle:

  • The bank transfer;
  • obtaining a mortgage redemption statement from your existing lender;
  • receiving your new mortgage offer and confirming the lender terms;
  • receiving the memorandum of staircasing;
  • handling completion;
  • filing SDLT form (if required); and
  • registration at the Land Registry.

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for shared ownership staircasing in Oxfordshire starts at £569 INC VAT.

If you need to add someone to the legal title, you will need to pay an additional fee for a transfer of equity.

Paying off your Help to Buy equity loan

You'll need a solicitor to:

  • Receive redemption letter;
  • review title for ownership and restrictions;
  • obtain Authority to Complete;
  • draft a deed of postponement for your current lender;
  • handling completion;
  • bank transfer; and
  • if repaid in full, removal of the loan restriction at the Land Registry.

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for Help to Buy loan redemption in Oxfordshire starts at £333 INC VAT.

Price based on a freehold with the loan being repaid in full using savings.

Why buy a home in Oxfordshire?

Oxfordshire is a county located in the south-east of England and can be known by the abbreviated name of Oxon. It borders Warwickshire to the north/north-west, Northamptonshire to the north/north-east, Buckinghamshire to the east, Berkshire to the south, Wiltshire to the south-west and Gloucestershire to the west.

Oxfordshire is the most rural county in the South East. The UK's nationalised motor industry used to be based in Cowley, but nowadays, the county is a centre for bioscience, advanced motorsport, engineering and scientific research. Oxford hosts the world famous University of Oxford, with its fantastic architecture and academic excellence.

Oxfordshire Hospital information

John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Oxford OX3 9DU

Abingdon Community Hospital, Marcham Rd, Abingdon OX14 1AG

Witney Community Hospital, Welch Way, Witney OX28 6JJ

Property Solicitors Oxfordshire, Transport information

Oxfordshire has one motorway running through it - the M40 - and various trunk roads. The main transport hub is Oxford, the county town, and its railway station has direct services to London Paddington, London Marylebone and many other urban destinations.

Distance to Airports from Oxfordshire (Abingdon)


AirportMiles by car
Heathrow47.8 miles
Luton57.1 miles
Southampton58.4 miles
Local Schools in Oxfordshire

Magdalen College School, Cowley Place, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX4 1DZ

Blessed George Napier Catholic School and Sixth Form, Addison Rd, Banbury OX16 9DG

Faringdon Community College, Fernham Road, Faringdon SN7 7LB

Residential Conveyancing Solicitors in and around Oxfordshire

Our Oxfordshire conveyancing solicitors can help you with your conveyance locally or in any of the surrounding areas, including Moreton-in-Marsh, Bibury, Ettington, Buckingham, Haddenham, Kings Hill and Lambourn.

Conveyancing Solicitors Oxfordshire

We have many offices throughout England and Wales, so you can find a solicitor near you.

Recently completed properties in Oxfordshire:
  • Bagley Wood Road, Kennington, Oxfordshire OX1 5LY
  • 25 Chilton Fields, Chilton Field Way, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0SQ
  • The Vineyard, Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire, OX14 3EQ
  • 26 Chapel Close, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7DY
  • 10 Vintner Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire. OX14 3PF

New build developers and developments in the area:
  • Deddington Grange (houses) – Deddington Grange, Oxfordshire OX15 .
    Developed by David Wilson Homes.

Oxfordshire Property Prices



Average property price in Oxfordshire£495,351
Population of Oxfordshire654,800 (2014)


Property price data is sourced from the Land Registry House Price Index by Conveyancing Solicitors Oxfordshire.
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Local conveyancing solicitor

Local conveyancing solicitor, property lawyer or licensed conveyancer?

When you search for licensed conveyancing solicitors near me, you may well wonder about the title of the legal professional you're looking to hire. Would property lawyers in Oxfordshire be more appropriate? How about just 'conveyancer near me'?

Day-to-day, the vast majority of legal tasks required for a house move are carried out by several different people termed 'paralegals' and/or 'property conveyancers'. These terms refer to the fact that these professionals do not have formal membership - and qualifications - required to be either a solicitor, licensed conveyancer or legal executive.

Many of these individuals have many years of experience and keep your costs down by skilfully completing work at a lower rate than the solicitor who oversees the case, takes ultimate responsibility and signs-off the work.


Licensed conveyancers receive their accreditation from the Council for Licensed Conveyancers. They are quite distinct from conveyancers/paralegals in that they are officially qualified. You can think of them overall as people who act as qualified solicitors but purely in the conveyancing arena.

In contrast, a qualified solicitor acting in the conveyancing field has the general training that a solicitor has - e.g. in employment law - but has chosen to specialise in conveyancing. They have to be a member of the Law Society in order to practise.

Why choose SAM Conveyancing Solicitors in Oxfordshire?

Whether you're buying, selling, remortgaging, extending a lease, staircasing shared ownership, or paying off your help to buy loan, you'll need a conveyancing specialist to handle the legal side of things. With SAM you get the benefit of dedicated conveyancing executive who'll guide you through the process, from start to finish, at no extra cost. Available Monday to Saturday to answer all your questions, we'll bridge the gap between you and your solicitor, with regular updates in plain English.

We have hand selected some of the best conveyancing solicitors Oxfordshire has to offer, which are backed by a no sale no fee guarantee and the Oxfordshire conveyancing fee we quote is broken down so you can see exactly what your quote includes. What we quote you is the fixed price you will pay for the agreed work. No unpleasant surprises.

You'll also benefit form our state of the art Online Conveyancing Process to track your progress and next steps along the way.

Affordable Housing Schemes

Several affordable housing schemes in Oxfordshire help make buying a property more achievable. The work is more complex, and we have specialist conveyancing solicitors to handle the following:

  • Shared Ownership Solicitors
  • Right to Buy Solicitors Oxfordshire - speak to Oxfordshire County Council to find out if you are eligible
  • Discount Market Sale Oxfordshire - check with Oxfordshire County Council if they are running a DMS scheme


Oxfordshire conveyancing solicitors

You can rest assured that you're in good hands with our Oxfordshire Conveyancing Solicitors. They are skilled and experienced with complex property transactions from a simple purchase for a property in Oxfordshire to a Sale and Purchase of a shared ownership property, executing a Deed of Trust simultaneously.

Is the property over 5 storeys (11m)?

Many leasehold properties in Oxfordshire are in large buildings which now require an EWS1 certificate to confirm if the cladding is fire safe. Thankfully 2022's leaseholder protections mean that most leaseholders are not burdened with the cost of remediation of any defective cladding, but you will need to see the seller's Deed of Certificate to prove that the lease doesn't come with a nasty (and expensive) surprise.

Be particularly wary of purchasing a share of freehold as the freeholders may become liable for the cost of remedying defective cladding. Our specialist leasehold solicitors Oxfordshire are well experienced with handling all of these added complications, so you will be in safe hands with SAM. Property Challenges Solved.

Conveyancing FAQs: Property Lawyers Oxfordshire



The average conveyancing cost in London can be slightly higher than in the rest of the country. Depending on the property's price and the transaction's complexity, you could pay several hundred to a couple of thousand pounds. Our conveyancing fees in Oxfordshire are based on the purchase price, and start at £723 INC VAT.

Fill in our easy online form for a fixed quote tailored to your requirements.

Oxfordshire conveyancing solicitor fees vary between online conveyancing solicitors, high street licensed conveyancers or housing solicitors introduced by your estate agent.



It's unnecessary to have a local property solicitor as the conveyancing process is the same throughout England and Wales. You should prioritise service and efficiency over proximity to Oxfordshire, when choosing a good conveyancing solicitor for any property transaction.

Many factors can delay conveyancing in Oxfordshire. A simple property transaction can be completed in less than two months, but the average is closer to 12-16 weeks.

CQS Accreditation

All our panel solicitors are CQS accredited. You can trust the Conveyancing Quality Scheme for the highest standards of conveyancing.

Fixed Fee

Don't bother with an 'estimate' fee. You want to make sure that your total fee is fixed (they can't charge you more later) and it includes all the necessary components. We build your quote based on each of the costs involved in a standard transaction based on the information you give us, with no sneaky extra fees. If you have additional requirements, speak with a helpful team member to ensure everything you need is covered within your quote.

No Sale No Fee

Choose conveyancing solicitors in Oxfordshire who offer a No Sale No Fee Guarantee, like ours. If your first sale or purchase falls through, the money you've spent with us will go toward your next one. Terms apply.

Reviews

Check out their reviews to be sure they provide a good service and meet their timescales.

Communication

Not knowing what is going on is the most frustrating thing for a client. Many solicitors are too busy doing legal work to answer all their clients call for updates. With SAM Conveyancing, you'll have a dedicated conveyancing executive available Monday to Saturday. They'll keep you in the loop on progress, translate the legal jargon, chase your solicitor when required and email you about milestones.

Value

Get a fully comprehensive quote covering all your needs so you can accurately compare your options to ensure you're paying a good price.

Online conveyancing is just as safe as you protect your data on the internet as you would in any other transaction. Online conveyancing means speedier turnaround times on documents, more convenient meetings and lower running costs for the firm. We pass our savings on to you.

Yes, if you're buying and selling simultaneously, the same conveyancing solicitor can handle both transactions, saving you money, as you'll only have to do the 'new client' admin once.

1. Get a mortgage in principle

Know what you can afford to save wasting time on any false starts.

2. Instruct your conveyancing solicitor before you make your offer

Waiting until your offer is accepted can delay your transaction. As early as possible, inform them of any details, such as gifted deposits. An online service reduces snail mail delays and waiting for physical meetings, which can be conducted by video call.

3. Apply for your mortgage quickly

You can submit your application as soon as your offer is accepted. An independent broker can help speed this along.

4. Order your searches and surveys

Ordering these early can speed up your conveyancing process, especially if local authorities face delays. However, it is usually considered prudent to time this with the rest of your chain if a transaction falls through.

5. Get your building insurance ready

You'll need insurance from the exchange so research & compare insurance quotes, once your solicitor is instructed.

6. Paperwork (When selling)

Ensure you have your paperwork, including energy performance & FENSA certificates.

Oxfordshire Conveyancing Solicitors for local buying, selling, transfer of equity and remortgageOxfordshire is a county located in the south-east of England and can be known by the abbreviated name of Oxon. It's the most rural county in the South East. Although it's reputed to be the furthest location from the sea, it has numerous canals and rivers for boating.

King Alfred burnt the cakes in Wantage. Blenheim Palace, built between 1705 and 1722, a Baroque masterpiece, was the birthplace of Winston Churchill and has a landscape garden fashioned by 'Capability' Brown.

Undoubtedly the county is most well-known for the collegiate university town of Oxford itself, with its dreaming spires dating back to the 13th century, but there are so many other attractions, such as the Cotswolds (from where the River Thames springs from) and even the family-friendly Didcot Railway Centre. The county borders Warwickshire to the north/north-west, Northamptonshire to the north/north-east, Buckinghamshire to the east, Berkshire to the south, Wiltshire to the south-west and Gloucestershire to the west.

 

*Mortgage lenders choose which solicitors they will or won't work with. Our panel solicitors are on 99% of mortgage lender panels. Our panel solicitors are currently not on the panel for Kent Reliance (when buying through Shared Ownership) and the Islamic Development Bank. Tell us who your lender is and we will assign you an approved panel solicitor.
**Our panel of solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and conveyancing work is accredited with the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme.
***No Sale No Fee applies to any sale or purchase quote except auction and right to buy. Read our No Sale No Fee Policy.

What are the conveyancing costs?

Oxfordshire Conveyancing Solicitor fees vary between online conveyancing solicitors, high street conveyancers or housing solicitors introduced by your estate agent.

The actual conveyancing costs, outside of the legal work, should be fixed, including:

For buyers: stamp duty, land registration, property searches, ID searches and leasehold charges (if buying a leasehold property).

For sellers: office copies, title plan and management information (if selling a leasehold property).

Make sure to budget for all of the above conveyancing costs and to get a fixed fee conveyancing quote from several firms, to compare value.

Making the right choice of solicitor is key to the whole process: