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Updated: 19/10/16

Luton travel information

As reported in the most recent census (2011) Luton, has a population of 335,950 spread over an area of 94,436 acres meaning a density of population of 3.6 people per acre.

Luton Airport is 2 miles from Luton. Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 23 miles, Elstree Airport is 17 miles and Booker Airport is 25 miles away. The nearest train station to Luton is Luton.

Luton is about 1 1/2m of junction entry 10 Northbound of the M1.

Luton & Dunstable is the closest hospital for Luton.


How do we find fixed rate conveyancing?


Many law firms promote 'the cheapest conveyancing', but additional fees are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Any disbursements to be paid should also be included on a conveyancing quote


If we are intending to buy in the parish of Husborne Crawley, do we need a chancel search?


The property solicitor may suggest that a chancel search is ordered. Although some church councils have decided to impose chancel repairs on current owners, a conveyancing solicitor cannot verify that a parish in which lay rectors have not been expected to pay chancel repair dues recently will not continue to be so, so it can be difficult to use this as a guide.


Is it possible that some of the Luton conservation areas are in a deteriorating state?


The most recent directory of the condition of conservation areas in Luton is surveyed by English Heritage and the following information is accessible at their site- High Town Road is noted as very bad with low vulnerability and deteriorating significantly, Plaiters Lea with Town Centre is noted as poor with medium vulnerability and deteriorating.


I am preparing to be finally moving out of our detached building in Luton to a new flat in Biggleswade what is the optimum stage to choose a removal company?


Best advice is to wait before booking a removal firm until you and the other side has formalised the final date which happens once contracts have exchanged.

Try Raff & Van, 303 New Bedford Rd, Luton, LU3 1NH Phone: 01582 527643 or A Z, 33 Denbigh Rd, Luton, LU3 1NR Tel: 07890 180294.


Which individual property conveyancing searches will the Luton conveyancing solicitor do when acting on a Luton flat?


The routine legal protocol is to get the following Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental and, depending on certain criteria, unique particular e.g. a Chancel Check.


At what point do you need to get a conveyancer in Luton?


With few exceptions, the faster you instruct the better, as the legal work can commence very early in the process. Instructing a firm to handle your Luton conveyancing early for a purchase may mean that you will the details of your Luton solicitor ready when you make an offer, or, if you are selling a property, prior to marketing the property, documents can be prepared to make it potentially more attractive to motivated buyers.


How much is the council tax on a period terraced Band H home in Luton?


You will be supply your homes band within the conveyancer's title report. Correct charges for residents of Luton are set out online at the Luton local authority site. At the time of writing (11 January 2013) rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £945.00
  • Band B - £1,103.00
  • Band C - £1,260.00
  • Band D - £1,418.00
  • Band E - £1,733.00
  • Band F - £2,048.00
  • Band G - £2,363.00
  • Band H - £2,836.00


Which local authority is responsible for Luton?


Luton is located in Luton Borough Council, Town Hall, George Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2BQ, Tel: 01582 546 000