Bletchley conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Milton Keynes Council?

Bletchley is situated in Milton Keynes Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Milton Keynes Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1115.13
B £1300.98
C £1486.84
D £1672.69
E £2044.40
F £2416.11
G £2787.82
H £3345.38

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Bletchley?

Conveyancing fees are comprised of legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on your behalf, e.g. Stamp Duty Land Tax or bankruptcy searches. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Bletchley are fixed, which means that for a standard transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no sneaky additional fees

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Bletchley property sale or purchase

Our conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Bletchley sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

Will I need property searches when buying a property in Bletchley?

Searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Bletchley conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

I am buying a leasehold property in Bletchley - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The many potential traps lying in wait for the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like incomplete management company accounts and excessive freehold premiums.

Your solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Correct, it can take much longer to carry out the conveyancing on leasehold houses or flats, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The buyer's solicitor must review several leasehold-related documents, such as an up-to-date statement of service charges. The time needed by the seller's conveyancer to source this information is commonly the source of delays.

It can take a long time to gather these details if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond, so the seller's solicitor ought to start this process at the earliest opportunity.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Bletchley property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Bletchley remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our property solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a flexible mortgage with Britannia or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Barnsley Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

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