Conveyancing in Milton Keynes Q & A's
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Conveyancing in Milton Keynes Q & A's

As corroborated by the UK 2011 census Milton Keynes has a residential population 507,978 spread over an area of 135,568 hectares meaning a density of population of 3.7 people per hectare.

Milton Keynes attractions and landmarks

Broughton St Lawrence Churches Conservation Trust and Ark Wildlife Hospital Animal Sanctuary are in the vicinity of Milton Keynes. The closest station to Milton Keynes is Bow Brickhill, around 1 mile away. Milton Keynes's nearest airport is Luton Airport (17 miles). Turweston Aerodrome Airport is 18 miles away. Milton Keynes is approximately 3 miles of junction entry 14 Southbound of the M1. The most convenient hospital to Milton Keynes is Milton Keynes General.

How do we find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors?

Both high-street and online solicitors offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Unfortunately extra costs are often hiding in the terms. Additional fees found in the small print needs to be reasonable and clear and be applicable if your lawyer must complete work beyond standard conveyancing , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Any disbursements should also be included on the conveyancing quote. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.

Should we get a chancel search if I plan to buy in the parish of Marsh Gibbon, near Milton Keynes?

Whichever Milton Keynes parish you are buying in, a lawyer could recommend a chancel search. In Milton Keynes's much older areas, chancel repair may be imposed on the current owners of a home where Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) may have not done so in the past, so it can be difficult to use this as a guide.

How is Stamp Duty Land Tax rates assessed, how much do we need to budget for a property?

SDLT will depend on a small range of considerations, including the purchase price.

How many mortgage lenders in Milton Keynes does Homeward Legal work with?

Most lenders in Milton Keynes are on our Milton Keynes solicitors' panel, meaning we can work with the majority of them. Milton Keynes mortgage specialists include:

  • Lifestyle Financial Management, 2 Turnpike Ct, Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes, MK17 8UA
  • Countrywide Mortgage Services, Countrywide House/88-103 Caldecotte Lake Dr, Caldecotte, Milton Keynes, MK7 8JT
  • Aspen Consultancy Ltd, 33 Crowborough La, Kents Hill, Milton Keynes, MK7 6HE.
Your solicitor will deal with the specific enquiries and searches your lender requires but you can always call us for extra info: 0800 038 6699.

We are buying a property where the seller has installed unsightly artificial stone cladding in Milton Keynes which might possibly violate conservation area guidelines

The solicitor will carry out searches determine whether the property is inside a conservation area and whether any modifications have the requisite consents.

How much is the council tax on a Thirties semi-detached property in Milton Keynes?

In most cases a report on title should give detail the Milton Keynes council tax band. The correct charges for residents of Milton Keynes are tabled at the Milton Keynes local authority site. On (04 December 2012) band rates are:

  • Band A - £928.00
  • Band B - £1,083.00
  • Band C - £1,237.00
  • Band D - £1,392.00
  • Band E - £1,701.00
  • Band F - £2,011.00
  • Band G - £2,320.00
  • Band H - £2,784.00

If contaminated property is found in an Milton Keynes environmental search, can we have the topsoil cleaned up cheaply?

In Milton Keynes, remediation is possible is some cases. For more detail, contact Bletchley Turf Co Ltd, Burnell Farm/Drayton Rd, Stoke Hammond, Milton Keynes, MK17 0ED.

Our estate agent has offered the firm of solicitors which they often use. Must we use them?

An agent may recommend a solicitor. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, the agent may prefer to suggest the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.

Our Kent estate agent has offered a firm of solicitors which they normally use. Do we have to use them?

You can use whoever you wish, but we recommend you do some research and get a variety of quotes first. This is because an agent may recommend a specific solicitor because they know they will get a high referral fee from them, rather tha taking your needs into consideration first. By all means, choose your estate agent’s solicitor, but make sure to at least compare the quote with some others first to see how much you could save. Read more here, or get a quick quote from us to see how affordable quality conveyancing can be.