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Conveyancing in Buckingham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/10/17

Some helpful Buckingham transport and services facts and figures ;

Buckingham's nearest airport is Turweston Aerodrome Airport. Kidlington Airport is 18 miles away. Buckingham's closest train station is Milton Keynes Central.

Buckingham hospital is relatively close to Buckingham.

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Although there are lots of £99 fixed quotes online, how do we find a reputable one? We need a low cost conveyancing quote.

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The lack of clarity surrounding this topic catches out many buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted, and many firms advertise supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately extra fees may be added into the solicitor's terms of engagement. Your conveyancing quote ought to list any disbursements. Any extra costs ought to be reasonable. They be applicable if the conveyancer must perform additional tasks in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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I am on a very tight budget. Can doing the conveyancing on a DIY basis without a solicitor in Buckingham help save any money?

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There is absolutely no reason why you cant go down that route and do the legal work without the help of property lawyer in Buckingham. That said, a lawyer typically handles a huge number of tasks including chasing retention releases and handling retentions many of which need adequate training. Essentially have a go conveyancers do not have suitable insurance which all solicitors practices must carry.

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What will the council tax cost me for a Fifties Band F maisonette in Buckingham?

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Your respective council tax band should usually be reported within the title report along with the local council. The latest tax rates for properties in Buckingham are tabled online at the Aylesbury Vale local authority website. Currently on 05 December 2012 rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £996.00
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  • Band B - £1,162.00
  • Band C - £1,328.00
  • Band D - £1,494.00
  • Band E - £1,826.00
  • Band F - £2,158.00
  • Band G - £2,490.00
  • Band H - £2,988.00

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When in the conveyancing process should I instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Buckingham?

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If you use a solicitor offering a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, instructing as early as possible is better, as there are various tasks that can be carried out very early in the process. Prompt instruction of a conveyancing firm to act for you on your Buckingham transaction could mitigate the chance of your sale or purchase falling though.

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In the next month we are hoping to be finally moving out of our semi detached home near Buckingham to a larger flat in Wycombe Marsh , at what stage to choose a removals firm?

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Our recommendation is for buyers to delay a removal firm until the point where everyone has firmed up the completion date which occurs after contracts are signed. Typically residential removals firms may charge a late cancellation charge

Local home mover companies include Speed Source Ltd, 28 Balmer Cut, Buckingham Ind Est, Buckingham, MK18 1UL Call: 0800 454558 or Abbeywood Removals & Storage, Addison Rd, Steeple Claydon, Buckingham, MK18 2NP Telephone: 01296 738222.

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What are searches in relation to?

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These searches are a standard collection of queries ordered in the interest of the purchaser, including a lead mining search. Buyers must consider that, searches will only cover legal-related matters.

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How long does it take my designated property solicitor to conduct all of the legal formalities on a maisonette in a period property we are buying?

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The legal process can take anywhere between one month and twelve weeks depending on any number of factors like the efficiency of the sellers solicitor, or the time taken to get a mortgage offer. Our chosen property lawyers are exceptionally focused on pushing transactions through work towards completing the process in as little time as possible.

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Is contaminated land in Buckingham a problem for any residential properties?

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A wide range of contaminants can lessen the value of residential property in Buckingham . Contaminants such as shallow mining and other sources of contaminated land should be reported on during conveyancing searches.