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Conveyancing in Buckinghamshire: A mover's guide

Its smart towns and connections to London and Oxford make Buckinghamshire a popular destination for home buyers and movers.

But much of the appeal lies in the stunning Chiltern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that covers a third of the county affectionately known as Bucks.

Looking for a property move and wanting to get more bang in your Bucks? Read on for all the information you need on conveyancing in Buckinghamshire.

What does conveyancing in Buckinghamshire involve?

Conveyancing is the term that covers all the paperwork and legal formalities for buying and selling property. Anyone who intends to remortgage or to transfer equity from a home will also require a conveyancing solicitor in Buckinghamshire. As part of the conveyancing process, a conveyancing solicitor requests searches, negotiates on price, arranges to exchange contracts and transfers the funds on completion day. Our Buckinghamshire conveyancing solicitors take care of all the legal legwork on your behalf. Read more here Homeward Legal's conveyancing services.


How do I get a quote for conveyancing in Buckinghamshire?

Our online quote builder will give you a quote for conveyancing in Buckinghamshire in minutes. Simply choose the transaction you need and enter a few details about yourself as well as the property. If you want to talk through the quote, you can arrange a callback at a time that's convenient to you. Or call our team direct on seven days a week.


How much does conveyancing in Buckinghamshire cost?

Each conveyancing transaction is unique, so the final cost will depend on such factors as the value of the property and whether it is freehold or leasehold. A Buckinghamshire conveyancing bill will include solicitors' fees, surveyor costs, Stamp Duty Land Tax*, Land Registry fees, searches and bank transfer charges. Check out our guide to average conveyancing fees in 2020 to gauge the costs involved in conveyancing for a Buckinghamshire sale or purchase.

*In July 2020, a stamp duty holiday was announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak. This applies to properties up to a value of £500,000 in England and Northern Ireland until March 31, 2021.

The conveyancing process explained

Read our step-by-step guide to the conveyancing process.

Where are Buckinghamshire's best home-mover destinations?

Their easy connections to London make Buckinghamshire towns such as High Wycombe, Gerrards Cross, Amersham and Beaconsfield particularly appealing to commuters. Milton Keynes offers the ultimate in urban living. But if something more rural is more up your winding street, Chiltern Hills' villages such as Hambledon, Missenden and the Chalfonts are must-views on any property shopping list.

The most affordable parts of the county include Buckingham itself and villages outside of the Chiltern Hills such as Haddenham.


How much does an average property cost in Buckinghamshire?

The variety of property available across Buckinghamshire ensures that average property prices also vary from affordable housing to expensive dream homes. The county's traditional properties were built from local brick and flint, lending those cottages an additional charm. But more modern and upgraded homes can be found across Buckinghamshire, from Milton Keynes' newbuild developments to barn conversions in smaller locations. The Land Registry collates data on sold house prices across England where you can find out average property prices for your Buckinghamshire destination. The most recent figures show that buyers paid an average £263,324 in Milton Keynes, while the average price in South Buckinghamshire - which includes Gerrards Cross - is £401,386.


Is conveyancing in Buckinghamshire slower when buying a leasehold property?

Leasehold and freehold are the two types of property tenure in England and Wales. With around four million leasehold properties in England and Wales - mostly flats but also many houses, too - leasehold is a popular tenure. But leasehold can complicate conveyancing in Buckinghamshire because the land is not owned by the property seller but by the freeholder or landowner. We've created an informative guide to buying leasehold to tell you all you need to know. When buying property in Buckinghamshire, a conveyancing solicitor will have to make specific enquiries about a leasehold home. Any delay in the response to these enquiries can potentially slow down the transaction.


Which council has control of schooling in Buckinghamshire?

Two local authorities have responsibility for providing education services in Buckinghamshire. They are Milton Keynes Council and Buckinghamshire Council, which replaced four separate local authorities in April 2020. The government's schools comparison website allows you to check the Ofsted ranking of your chosen school.


Is there an increased flood risk in Buckinghamshire?

Many areas of England have seen a rise in flood events in recent years with heavy rainfall and storms causing floods where none had previously been an issue. These unexpected events are, unfortunately, likely to become more prevalent. That's why it makes sense for anyone buying property to ask their Buckinghamshire conveyancing solicitor to instruct a flood-risk search, which will reveal any potential flood threat. The Environment Agency's own guide to flood risk across England is another helpful resource.


What searches do I need for Buckinghamshire conveyancing?

Your Buckinghamshire conveyancing solicitor will commission a series of searches required to complete your transaction. You can read more in our informative guide to all searches needed for conveyancing. In brief, a local authority search will detail planning consents and information about proposed roads or developments, and this is also a helpful search when buying property in a conservation area where special planning rules apply. Potential issues around contaminated land are exposed via an environmental search. The route of the HS2 rail link from London to Birmingham and Manchester will go through Buckinghamshire. Your conveyancing solicitor will instruct the HS2 search to ensure any property purchase is unaffected by the project. Chancel repair liability is an important search in Buckinghamshire conveyancing. This historic liability for repairs to the local Church of England may be rare, but property buyers should be aware of any potential risk. Our detailed guide tells you more.


Is Buckinghamshire good for commuters?

Its excellent transport connections and proximity to London and Oxford make Buckinghamshire one of the most sought-after commuter counties. Rail services link the likes of Amersham, Aylesbury, Beaconsfield and High Wycombe with London Marylebone. Milton Keynes is on the West Coast Main Line with fast services to London Euston and to the north-west, West Midlands, North Wales and Scotland.

The M40 is the main motorway to the west of the county, connecting Bucks residents with London and the south-east, Birmingham and the north-west. Meanwhile, the M1 passes Milton Keynes, connecting the town with London to the south and Leeds to the north.

Did you know?

The first Stoke Mandeville Games, held in the grounds of the Buckinghamshire hospital that is famed for its pioneering spinal rehabilitation work, involved injured British service personnel. The games became the inspiration for the Paralympics.

The world's oldest model village and railway is at Bekonscot, near Beaconsfield. It opened for the first time in 1929.

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Towns and districts within this county include:

Aylesbury, Beaconsfield, Bletchley, Booker, Bourne-End, Buckingham, Burnham, Chalfont-St-Giles, Chalfont-St-Peter, Chesham, Chesham-Bois, Denham, Farnham-Common, Farnham-Royal, Fenny-Stratford, Flackwell-Heath, Gerrards-Cross, Great-Linford, Great-Missenden, Haddenham, Hanslope, Hazlemere, High-Wycombe, Iver, Marlow, Newport-Pagnell, Olney, Pitstone, Princes-Risborough, Stoke-Poges, Stokenchurch, Stony-Stratford, Taplow, Walton, Wendover, Winslow, Woburn-Sands, Wolverton, Wooburn-Green, Wycombe-Marsh