Formally designated as a new town on 23 January 1967, Milton Keynes lies about 45 miles north-west of London. Planted with over 22 million trees and shrubs (around 100 for every resident) 40% of the city is green space, and was dubbed 'capital of shrubs' by the Guardian newspaper.
Above-average economic growth means Milton Keynes is ranked as one of the most attractive places for business outside London, with an increase of 18.2% in the number of jobs in a 10-year period.
Attracted by good career prospects, the population of Milton Keynes is significantly younger and more culturally diverse than the national average, making this a lively, interesting place to live.
Milton Keynes conveyancing FAQs
How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Milton Keynes Council?
Milton Keynes is situated in Milton Keynes Council. Council tax bands are as follows:
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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Milton Keynes?
Conveyancing fees include the solicitor's legal and disbursements.
Disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, e.g. Land Registry fees and leasehold management packs. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.
Our solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Milton Keynes are fixed, - for a standard conveyancing transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no additional fees
Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Milton Keynes sale or purchase
Our conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.
Will I need property searches when buying a property in Milton Keynes?
Conveyancing searches are detailed enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Milton Keynes conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.
I am buying a leasehold property in Milton Keynes - what do I need to know?
Buying a leasehold property in the UK can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The many potential complications awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like unreasonable managing agent fees and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.
An experienced leasehold conveyancer will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.
Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?
Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. Sale conveyancing for a leasehold house or flat usually takes longer.
The solicitor acting for the buyer will want to see several leasehold-related documents. These could include a current statement of service charges and management company information. Typically, delays are due to the time it takes your lawyer to source this information.
It could take several weeks to collect 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 even before a sale has been agreed.
I am buying a new build property in Milton Keynes - what do I need to know?
The legal work for acquiring a new build in Milton Keynes is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.
A property lawyer in Milton Keynes must be able to deal with things like investigating developer incentives, handling withdrawal under the Consumer Code for Housebuilders and .
Our highly experienced team of new build conveyancers are experts in helping buyers get the best outcome and working to tight developer deadlines.
Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Milton Keynes property?
Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.
The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Milton Keynes remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.
Our network of solicitors are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a fixed-rate mortgage with Santander or to a fixed-rate mortgage with Birmingham Midshires, we can help.