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Conveyancing in Stony Stratford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Stony Stratford's closest station is Milton Keynes Central and the nearest airport to Stony Stratford is Turweston Aerodrome Airport. Luton Airport is 24 miles and away.

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Noted Stony Stratford interest

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New Bradwell Bucks Windmill, Furtho St Bartholomew Churches Conservation Trust and Ark Wildlife Hospital Animal Sanctuary are in Stony Stratford.

The closest hospital is Saxon Clinic, Milton Keynes.

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How do I find low cost conveyancing in Stony Stratford?

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Both high-street and online solicitors promote so-called cheap conveyancing, but extra fees are frequently hidden in small print. A quote for conveyancing in Stony Stratford should also state the disbursements to be paid.Our quotes offer a clear statement of your solicitors fees for a standard purchase or sale.

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Which local authority looks after Stony Stratford?

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Stony Stratford is located in Milton Keynes Council, Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes, MK9 3HQ, Call: 01908 691 691

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What amount of time should the conveyancing process take, according to your estimates?

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On average, the number of weeks taken to buy or sell a residence will vary, according to a range of issues, for example, if a property is leasehold or freehold. Homeward Legal strive to ensure a sale, purchase or transfer of equity is undertaken with the utmost care and speed.

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We are buying a 1940s maisonette in a conservation area in Stony Stratford, where does one uncover details relating to the state of upkeep of the area?

Conservation areas are created by the local Milton Keynes planning authority, who police conservation area concerns from what can be developed to the blockage of plastic box signs. English Heritage, a government body, have put together details in relation to the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas in Stony Stratford and across England as well as the risk of the area falling into disrepair.

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How much is the council tax on a Forties detached property in Stony Stratford?

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As a rule a conveyancer's title report will supply the relevant Milton Keynes council tax band. The latest tax rates for residents of Stony Stratford are detailed online at the Milton Keynes local authority site. On 10 June 2012 the 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

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We are buying on a Stony Stratford brownfield land. Can the soil still be contaminated?

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Soil contamination by industrial waste, including metals, will have occurred in parts of Stony Stratford. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Stony Stratford, including local authorities.

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What conservation areas are there in Stony Stratford?

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Areas deemed to be of special architectural or historic interest, such as stretches of canals, will be registered as conservation areas. These restrictions can make repairs more costly or time-consuming, but the benefits will include protection for parks and green spaces.

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We plan to complete on around 16th December, how is stamp duty worked out?

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Stamp Duty will rely on the home's price. On a £395000 property, stamp duty will be £11850 (accurate March 2013).

 
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