Find out more about conveyancing in Milton Keynes
If you are buying, selling or remortgaging a house or flat in Milton Keynes, you will need to appoint a lawyer to carry out the legal work for you. Our property lawyers have many years’ experience helping home buyers and sellers in Milton Keynes, and our pragmatic approach means that we move you in the shortest possible time.
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Conveyancing in Milton Keynes: A mover's guide
The Buckinghamshire town of Milton Keynes was designated a new town in the 1960s and incorporates the original village of Milton Keynes along with 15 other historic villages, including Bletchley, Wolverton and Stony Stratford.
Milton Keynes, known to its residents as MK, is now one of the UK's most successful new towns and is home to several major national and international companies, such as Network Rail, Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen and Argos.
With fast road and rail links to London, Milton Keynes offers its 229,000 residents a place to live with the best of urban and rural living. Read on to find out more about conveyancing in Milton Keynes.
What does conveyancing in Milton Keynes involve?
Conveyancing is the term the legal profession uses for the process of buying and selling land and property. In effect, this is all the paperwork involved in buying and selling property, remortgaging and a transfer of equity from a property. Your Milton Keynes conveyancing solicitor carries out all the legal formalities to ensure the transaction is completed. Among the activities required for conveyancing are requesting searches, negotiating on price, exchanging contracts and transferring funds. We only work with conveyancing solicitors for Milton Keynes who are fully qualified and experts in their field. Read more about the conveyancing services Homeward Legal offers here.
How do I get a quote for conveyancing in Milton Keynes?
Our online quote builder will give you an instant quote for the Milton Keynes conveyancing services you need. You can also get a quote in minutes by calling our team on or request a callback for a time that suits you. We're open seven days.
Why should I choose a Milton Keynes conveyancing solicitor through Homeward Legal?
With first-class customer service and the most competitive quotes, Homeward Legal is the best option for all Milton Keynes conveyancing services. Here are some excellent reasons to choose Homeward Legal:
- We always keep things simple, explaining everything in plain English with no unnecessary legal jargon to complicate conveyancing.
- We protect your finances with our no-completion protection. This means you won't pay any legal fees if your transaction fails to complete for any reason.
- The legal fee you are quoted for conveyancing in Bristol will be exactly what you pay, with no hidden costs*.
- All the conveyancing solicitors on our nationwide panel are fully regulated under the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.
- We put customers first every single time. And we've got hundreds of positive Trustpilot reviews from satisfied customers who appreciate our care and service.
*Your quote from Homeward Legal will cover common conveyancing costs in line with the information you've provided to us. Depending on the specific circumstances of your transaction, and after discussion with your solicitor, there may be additional non-standard fees which would be in addition to the fee quoted by Homeward Legal.
How much does conveyancing in Milton Keynes cost?
There is no definitive answer to how much conveyancing in Milton Keynes will cost. Each transaction depend on factors such as the value of the property involved. A Milton Keynes conveyancing transaction will include several solicitor and Land Registry fees, costs for a surveyor and Stamp Duty Land Tax***. The final bill will also include fees for searches and bank transfers. For an idea of conveyancing costs in Milton Keynes, we've produced a guide to average conveyancing fees.
The Stamp Duty Land Tax Holiday of up to £500,000 ended on the 30th June 2021. However, there is still temporary relief in place until 31st September 2021 up to £250,000, with the stamp duty rate ranging from 2% to 12% of the purchase price in England and Northern Ireland. After then, stamp duty will revert back to the normal threshold of £125,000.
The conveyancing process explained
Read our step-by-step guide to the conveyancing process.
What are average house prices like in Milton Keynes?
The most up-to-date data from Land Registry sold prices puts the average sold price of a property in Milton Keynes at £267,160.
The average detached home will fetch £446,190, with the average semi coming in at £268,556. Expect to pay on average £221,967 for a terraced property, while a flat or maisonette has an average sold price of £152,373.
What will I pay in council tax in Milton Keynes?
The local authority is Milton Keynes Council, which sets council tax rates for the town and surrounding borough. Property is allocated into one of eight bands. Check which band your property falls into on the government website.
Here are the average payments for 2020-21:
I occasionally work from home - how are broadband speeds in Milton Keynes?
The good news is that Milton Keynes was the first community in the UK to benefit from gigabit-capable full-fibre broadband in 2018 as part of a collaboration between Vodafone and CityFibre's Fibre-to-the-Premises programme. That means that now, in 2020, the vast majority of the town benefits from superfast broadband.
How do schools rate in Milton Keynes?
You can check how Milton Keynes' 107 primary schools, 22 secondaries and 20 sixth-form colleges and further education colleges perform by checking the government's website. In the most recent Ofsted ratings, 22 schools are marked as outstanding.
While Milton Keynes is the largest urban area in the UK without its own university, there is a local campus of the University of Bedfordshire in the town, and the town is home to the Open University, the UK's distance learning higher education institute.
As Milton Keynes is a new town, do I need a chancel liability search?
Milton Keynes itself may be a new town, but the area in which it stands has a long-standing history with religious buildings dating from the Saxon and Norman eras, including All Saints at Emberton and St Peter and St Paul at Newport Pagnell. Chancel liability dates back to Henry VIII and the creation of the Church of England. An owner of land or property within a historic Church of England parish may be liable for repairs to the church's chancel or altar. To find out if the property you're interested in buying has a chancel liability, your Milton Keynes conveyancing solicitor will order a chancel liability search. Where this applies to your purchase, your solicitor will advise on how to protect your purchase and any future costs through indemnity insurance.
Are there conservation areas in Milton Keynes?
There are currently 27 conservation areas in Milton Keynes, including Bletchley, Emberton and Milton Keynes Village. Designated as an area of special architectural or history quality, a conservation area enforces strict rules on property and landowners. When you are buying within a conservation area, your Milton Keynes conveyancing solicitor will examine the local authority searches for any planning consent or permission relating to work on the property. For example, replacement windows and doors or external cladding may have been done without consent. In this scenario - and to ensure your purchase can go ahead - your solicitor may advise on purchasing indemnity insurance or seeking retrospective planning permission.
Is contaminated land a concern in Milton Keynes?
Contaminated land is often land historically used for industry and waste disposal, such as gas and chemical works, landfill and sewage. Even light industry of the type typically carried out in this town can leave a contaminated footprint - for example, asbestos use. Pollution on site can be hazardous to human and wildlife while also a risk to the ecology. By law, Milton Keynes Council must keep a register of contaminated land within its boundaries. A conveyancing solicitor in Milton Keynes will commission an environmental search that will identify any possible contaminated land.
I intend to buy a property in Milton Keynes at auction - can you help?
The good news is, yes, we can help with all property auction conveyancing in Milton Keynes. Homeward Legal's highly vetted panel of nationwide law firms includes a number who are vastly experienced in carrying out property auction conveyancing. Auction transactions include purchases from Auction House London, Allsop (commercial and residential), Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Acuitus, Phillip Arnold Auctions, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers & Norris. The smartest way to buy at auction is to instruct a Milton Keynes conveyancing solicitor formally before making a bid. This allows your solicitor to investigate the legal pack and identity any potential issues before you make a binding offer. Early work also allows your solicitor to complete the purchase transaction within the usual 28-day deadline. Our detailed guide to property auction conveyancing will give you all the information you need.
Did you know?
Bletchley Park, once the top-secret home of World War Two codebreakers, is in Milton Keynes and is now open to the public. You can see where Alan Turing and other mathematicians broke the Nazis' Enigma machine and helped bring the war to an end.
You don't have to go to Stonehenge to experience a midsummer marvel. Simply walk along Milton Keynes' Midsummer Boulevard and watch the sun rise at its east end on the summer solstice.
Conveyancing in Milton Keynes made easy with Homeward Legal
Whatever service you need for conveyancing in Milton Keynes - buying or selling, remortgaging or a transfer of equity - Homeward Legal is here to make the process as simple and cost-effective as possible. Get an instant quote online now or call to talk to our team. We're open late Monday to Friday and from 10am until 4pm at the weekend.
Areas within this city include:
Marston-Moretaine, Old-Stratford, Willen