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Conveyancing in Stony Stratford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/07/17

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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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 have found a buyer and have a quote from you. Might there be any extra charges?

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Regrettably, hidden fees are not uncommon in conveyancing. Homeward Legal's solicitors do not hide any extra, hidden fees. Some firms only provide estimates disguised as quotes. The bill you receive on completion can be much greater.

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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?

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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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Which individual conveyancing searches will the Stony Stratford property lawyer apply for on a Stony Stratford property?

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Normal legal protocol will be to obtain Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search and Environment Search and perhaps less common searches, which might include Land charges full Search.

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Do we need to employ a firm of solicitors suggested by our estate agent?

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Both agents and mortgage brokers will push a law firm to handle your conveyancing. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, some agents choose the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.

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Which lenders in Stony Stratford do you work with?

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Most lenders in Stony Stratford are on our Stony Stratford solicitors' panel. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Citrus Financial Ltd, 82-84 High St, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, MK11 1AH, Mortgages Unlimited, 15/London House/Swinfens Yard/High St, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, MK11 1SY, and N K Finacial Services, 76 High St, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, MK11 1AH.

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We are going to buy a property. Do we need property searches?

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Conveyancing searches are a prescribed collection of enquiries requested by the buyer's property solicitor, which may include an environmental search. Conveyancing searches are very informative, but refer to issues with the property's title.

 
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