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5 reasons to use our service to assist you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Stony Stratford

  • 1 Excellent communication together with pure property experience are key benefits that you should seek when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Stony Stratford conveyancing can become a lot more stressful as a result of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
  • 2 Stony Stratford property lawyers have a significant edge when it comes to Stony Stratford conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your sale or purchase
  • 3 Property lawyer conveyancing lawyers have valuable personal connections with Stony Stratford estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 Chances are that the other side’s solicitors are based in Stony Stratford - if so both parties will be familiar
  • 5 Our site is the first site that enables you the facility to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Stony Stratford will be carried out by a solicitor on your lender’s authorised panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Stony Stratford since June 2022*

Disposal

of terraced premises, Clarence Road, MK11 1JD completing on 15/06/2022 at a price of £385,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties

Sale

of terraced property, Hale Avenue, MK11 1EN completing on 21/06/2022 at a price of £227,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, agreeing completion date with parties

Transfer

of terraced premises, London Road, MK19 6AE completing on 24/06/2022 at a price of £447,500. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of semi-detached premises, Deanshanger Road, MK19 6AX completing on 23/06/2022 at a price of £452,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Stony Stratford

Having been recommended your service we were going to go ahead with a conveyancing solicitor in Stony Stratford recommended by you but have come across some other fee calculations via the web appear less expensive – how come?

There are many firms of conveyancing outfits advertising theoretically looks to be extremely cheap conveyancing in Stony Stratford. You should think long and hard about how important this transaction is to you that want to be penny wise pound foolish with regard to the quality of the conveyancing. Many of them accentuate a cheap fee to catch your eye but bury supplemental costs in the small print..

As a first time buyer what is the most important advice you can impart about purchase conveyancing in Stony Stratford?

Not many law firms shout this from the rooftops but conveyancing in Stony Stratford or throughout Buckinghamshire is an adversarial experience. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there is an abundance of room for friction between you and others involved in the ownership transfer. E.g., the seller, estate agent and on occasion the bank. Choosing a law firm for your conveyancing in Stony Stratford should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY person in the legal process whose responsibility is to look after your legal interests and to keep you safe.

On occasion a third party with a vested interest may try and sway you that it is in your interests to do things their way. For instance, the selling agent may claim to be helping by claiming that your conveyancer is slow. Or your financial adviser may advise you to do something that is contrary to your solicitors advice. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the home moving process.

Me and my partner are buying a property in Stony Stratford. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a solicitor? At some point we will need to put money into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our deposit?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

My wife and I purchasing a 3 bedroom semi in Stony Stratford. We would like to convert the garage to a playroom at the house.Will the conveyancing process include enquiries to determine if these alterations are permitted?

Your conveyancer will check the deeds as conveyancing in Stony Stratford can on occasion reveal restrictions in the title documents which prevent categories of changes or require the permission of a 3rd party. Certain additions call for local authority planning permissions and approval in accordance building regulations. Some areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or affect extensions. It would be prudent to check these issues with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.

Are all Stony Stratford Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel?

A selection of lenders now utilise CQS as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitors wishing to join their approved list of firms.

How does conveyancing in Stony Stratford differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Stony Stratford come to us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is ready to move into. This is because house builders in Stony Stratford typically acquire the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Stony Stratford or who has acted in the same development.

I decided to have a survey completed on a house in Stony Stratford in advance of instructing conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the house. The surveyor advised that some lenders may refuse to issue a mortgage on a flying freehold house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different instructions from Halifax. If you contact us we can investigate further with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Stony Stratford. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Stony Stratford to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

What advice can you give us when it comes to appointing a Stony Stratford conveyancing practice to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

If you are instructing a conveyancer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Stony Stratford conveyancing practice) it is most important that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We suggest that you make enquires with several firms including non Stony Stratford conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions could be useful:

    If the firm is not ALEP accredited then what is the reason? What are the charges for lease extension work?

Stony Stratford Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Queries Prior to Purchasing

    How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their maintenance charge payments? You will want to discover as much as possible concerning the company managing the block as they will affect your use and enjoyment of the property. As the proprietor of a leasehold property you are frequently at the mercy of the managing agents from a financial perspective and when it comes to practical issues such as the cleanliness of the communal areas. You should not be afraid to ask prospective neighbours what they think of them. In conclusion, be sure you discover the dates that you are obliged pay the service charge to the managing agents and precisely how they are spending the funds. Is anyone aware of any major works anticipated that could add a premium to the maintenance fees?

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Stony Stratford regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Stony Stratford but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Ray Borley Dunkley Llp, 79 High Street, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK11 1AU
  • Jennings Solicitors, 39 Cambridge Street, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK12 5AE
  • Green Law Solicitors, 109 Church Street, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK12 5LD
  • Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors Llp, 251 Upper Third Street, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 1DR
  • Dass Legal Solutions (mk) Law Ltd, Norfolk House East, 499 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 2AH

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Stony Stratford regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Stony Stratford with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Stony Stratford. This should include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Ray Borley Dunkley Llp, 79 High Street, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK11 1AU
  • Green Law Solicitors, 109 Church Street, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK12 5LD
  • Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors Llp, 251 Upper Third Street, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 1DR
  • Dass Legal Solutions (mk) Law Ltd, Norfolk House East, 499 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 2AH
  • Heald Solicitors Llp, Ashton House, 471 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 2AH

Planning law solicitors in Stony Stratford regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Stony Stratford specialising in planning law. This should include advice on special planning controls
  • Emw Law Llp, Seebeck House, 1 Seebeck Place, Knowlhill, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK5 8FR
  • Shoosmiths Llp, Witan Gate House, 500-600 Witan Gate West, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 1SH

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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