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Conveyancing in Eaton Bray Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 29/04/17

Noted Eaton Bray interest

Edlesborough Bucks Windmill, Edlesborough St Mary Churches Conservation Trust and Pitstone St Mary Churches Conservation Trust are in the vicinity of Eaton Bray.

The closest train station to Eaton Bray is Cheddington and Luton Airport is 9 miles from Eaton Bray. Turweston Aerodrome Airport is 25 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 24 miles, Elstree Airport is 20 miles and Booker Airport is 21 mile away.

The closest hospital for Eaton Bray is Luton & Dunstable.

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How do I find fixed rate conveyancing in Eaton Bray?

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Several firms purport to offer cheap conveyancing. However extra fees will be included in the terms and conditions. This small print is often not read by buyers in a hurry. Extra fees listed in your solicitor's terms should be clearly defined. The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.

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What average time will it take my designated conveyancing solicitor to get through the legal process for a maisonette in a Victorian building we are intending to purchase?

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The conveyancing process can take anywhere from one month to three months depending on any number of factors such as the efficiency of the sellers lawyer, or renegotiations.

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What will the council tax cost for a period Band F apartment in Eaton Bray?

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The pertinent council tax band should ordinarily be given in the report on title, and by the local authority. The latest council tax rates for Eaton Bray are set out online at the Aylesbury Vale council website.

At the time of writing on 16 August 2012 rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £996.00
  • 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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We are buying a £1146000 residential property in Eaton Bray, how is stamp duty calculated?

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The Stamp Duty that is payable will depend on the purchase price of the home. On a £1146000 property, stamp duty will be £57300.

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Which actual search enquiries will my property lawyer in Eaton Bray order on a Eaton Bray home?

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The routine conveyancing protocol will be to obtain Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental and, depending on certain criteria, area-specific searches, like a Development reports.

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We are buying a medieval barn conversion in Streatley. Should we order a chancel search?

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Regardless of the Eaton Bray parish you are purchasing in, the conveyancing lawyer should confirm that a chancel search is taken out. In Eaton Bray's much older areas, chancel repair may be apportioned on the current owners of a house where Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have previously chosen not to do so. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

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Why might the sale conveyancing process in Eaton Bray need such a long time?

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Eaton Bray conveyancing will sometimes potentially be delayed. We know how much extra stress these can cause and aim to reduce their cost if it can be achieved by proactively handling all enquiries.

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Which local authority is responsible for Eaton Bray?

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Eaton Bray is located in Aylesbury Vale District Council, Customer Service Centre, 66 High Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1SD, contact: 01296 585 858

 
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