By Frances Traynor
9th January 2018
"Working together is crucial for a smoother completion."
If you are buying or selling a property, or perhaps simply remortgaging or wanting to release equity, you should instruct a conveyancing solicitor to complete the legal work. The lawyers on Homeward Legal's panel have years of conveyancing experience in Aylesbury and around Buckinghamshire. Our speed-focused approach means we often complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Conveyancing solicitors who undertake all the conveyancing work for your home move for a fixed fee.
We do not charge you any property legal fees, if for any reason your Buckinghamshire house move does not complete.
With local Aylesbury conveyancing experience, your property solicitor will guide you through the whole of the legal process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Aylesbury is served by the A41, A413 and A418.
By rail: The nearest train station is Aylesbury.
By air: Aylesbury has several accessible airports close to the town, including Wycombe Air Park (18 miles), London Luton Airport (25), Elstree Aerodrome (29), Northolt Jet Centre and London Heathrow Airport (both 32 miles), and London Heliport (44).
Hospital: Stoke Mandeville, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, HP21 8AL. Council: Aylesbury Vale District Council (www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk).
Attractions: Waddesdon Manor, Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton Windmill, Wendover Woods, and Boarstall Duck Decoy.Q.
Homeward Legal will never charge any additional fees. Your Aylesbury conveyancing quote is a single, accurate price and what you see is what you get from us.
Try our online quote calculator, or call our team of conveyancing experts on 0800 038 6699 to obtain your fixed-fee quote backed up with our ‘No Completion, No Fee’ guarantee.Q.
Stamp duty avoidance or reduction schemes are very risky and uneconomic. Homeward Legal therefore strongly advises that you don’t get involved with any of them. If the scheme fails, you could be liable for a financial penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty, plus the amount of the outstanding duty, which could run into thousands of pounds. The government occasionally runs legitimate schemes to assist home-buyers (such as relief for first-time purchasers). Your solicitor will be able to tell you if any such schemes are in operation, and, if so, whether you are eligible.Q.
A broad range of contaminants caused by environmental concerns can affect properties in Aylesbury, such as landfill sites or a proximate telecommunications base station. An environmental search ordered by your solicitor will provide more information, which will then be detailed in the report on title. The council will actively be monitoring the contamination of land and will be looking at viable ways of cleaning it up, where practical.Q.
The Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) rate depends on a number of factors but principally on the price you bought your property for. If your building was purchased for under £125,000, you will not have to pay any stamp duty. In the example cited, the duty owed would be £10,750 on a property bought for £415,000. Note that the government’s budgeting and housing policies may change the rate or the trigger value. You might wish to use a stamp duty calculator like the one at www.stampdutycalculator.org.uk.Q.
The conveyancing process includes an enquiry into the precise banding and the associated tax rate for your property, which your solicitor will handle. The latest tax rates can be found on the council website (you can find a link in the public services section at the head of these FAQs).
For the 2016/2017 tax year, the rates were:
Retrieved on 8 March 2017Q.
There are no legal arguments why a home-mover should not take care of the conveyancing unaided. That said, a conveyancing solicitor manages of a huge number of tasks, such as raising additional enquiries or notifying parties of completion, many of which need a qualified professional. However, you should also be aware that legal practices are duty-bound to possess acceptable professional indemnity insurance that protects you in the event of any negligence on the part of the solicitor.
Most lenders in Aylesbury are on our panels and we work with them on a regular basis. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include:
Key to an increase in the pace of the conveyancing transaction is to instruct a property lawyer as early as possible. When choosing a property lawyer, you should consider these questions:
Homeward Legal offers this and more. To discuss your needs and to obtain your fixed-fee, ‘No Completion, No Fee’-guaranteed quote, contact our team on 0800 038 6699.Q.
The judgement in a landmark case in 2003 confirmed that chancel repair liability could be enforced. Owners who have bought property prior to 2003 may be totally unaware that a liability exists if a chancel search was not carried out. A solicitor will be able to advise further. Ecclesiastical properties in the area which may give rise to chancel liability include Broughton Community Church, Church of the Good Shepherd, Church of the Holy Spirit and Holy Trinity.Q.
Stamp Duty is dependent on the house or flat's price. It is £10290 on a £343k house (correct March 2013).Q.
Most conveyancers tend to advise that home movers wait until such time as exchange of contracts has occurred as usually an agreed home moving date wont have been agreed.
As a rule residential removals firms often charge a change of date cost
For a local company Aylesbury Carriers, Unit 15 Farmbrough Cl, Aylesbury, HP20 1DQ Phone: 07793 486320 or T J Clearance & Removals, 30 Shakespeare Way, Aylesbury, HP20 1JF Tel: 01296 423523.Q.
In the main, there is no absolute definition of fixtures and fittings. The seller and purchaser may unwittingly have completely different views on which items will be sold with the property; this makes a fixtures and fittings form so necessary.Q.
With a firm offering a 'no move, no fee' conveyancing quote, earlier is preferable. Instructing your solicitor sooner can reduce the likelihood of your transaction aborting.Q.
A conveyancing solicitor will establish if the property is located within a conservation area, and if so, whether any modifications have the essential permission.
Should no authority consents can be provided, the solicitor will advise you of the alternatives like seeking an indemnity insurance policy or seeking retrospective approval from the council.Q.
Conservation areas are designated by the local authority (Aylesbury Vale) who regulate conservation area concerns from area development to rundown streets. Following a campaign, English Heritage have conducted a survey and created a list of the state of repair of conservation areas.