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Reasons to use our Stony Stratford conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Stony Stratford solicitors 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 issues that can impact your home move
  • 2 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often located many kilometers away with limited appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Stony Stratford
  • 3 No matter what any other sites may claim it just might be necessary to pop into your lawyer to sign legal papers. There are enough parties with an interest in a homemove without needing to add Royal Mail into the equation.
  • 4 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor in the main results in a more bespoke service. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.
  • 5 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Stony Stratford regularly deal withlocal issues specific to Stony Stratford and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Stony Stratford since January 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Stony Stratford

I can't travel far from Stony Stratford. I would like to know the understand why all Stony Stratford lawyers are not on all mortgage company panels?

Mortgage Companies tend to restrict either the type or volume of conveyancing solicitors on their panel. A common example of such restriction(s) being that the practice must have two or more partners. As well as restricting the type of firm, some banks for example HSBC decided to limit the size of their panel they use to represent them. You should note that banks have no responsibility for the standard of service given by any Stony Stratford conveyancing practitioner on their panel. Increases in mortgage fraud was the key driver in the reduction of conveyancing panels in the last decade even though there are opposing opinions concerning the extent of solicitor involvement in some of that fraud. Data published by HM Land Registry exposes that thousands of law practices only conduct less than three conveyances annually. Those advocating conveyancing panel consolidation ask why law firms should have any entitlement to remain on a conveyancing panel when clearly conveyancing is not their speciality?

We are purchasing a house and need a conveyancing solicitor in Stony Stratford who is on the Santander approved panel. Can you recommend a local firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Santander . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Stony Stratford.

What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in Stony Stratford

There are many recorded licenced Conveyancers in Stony Stratford and Solicitor firms in Stony Stratford offering conveyancing It is important to make clear that the two are regulated professionals specialising in the legal aspects of the home buying process. Both can handle associated property related work such as remortgage conveyancing, enfranchisement and transfer of equity conveyancing.

We are getting the release of further funds on our mortgage from Yorkshire BS as we want to carry out improvements to our home in Stony Stratford. Do we need to appoint a high street Stony Stratford solicitor on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?

Yorkshire BS would not normally require a member of their approved list of lawyers to deal with such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Yorkshire BS list.

I had a mortgage agreed in principle with Kent Reliance. Stony Stratford conveyancing practitioners were chosen. How long does it take for Kent Reliance to forward the offer to the conveyancer?

There is no definitive answer here. Have Kent Reliance completed the valuation? Have you informed Kent Reliance as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.

We are close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our home in Stony Stratford and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was constructed land that was not decontaminated. Any high street Stony Stratford lawyer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the purchasers used a national conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Stony Stratford. We have lived in Stony Stratford for three years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to obtain confirmation need.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm currently acting for you. What do they say? You need to check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same illness)

I have recentlyfound out that Wolstenholmes have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Stony Stratford for a purchase of a leasehold flat 12 months ago. How can I check that my home is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?

The easiest way to see if the premises is registered to you, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Stony Stratford conveyancing specialists.

All being well we will complete the disposal of our £350,000 flat in Stony Stratford next Tuesday. The landlords agents has quoted £408 for Certificate of Compliance, building insurance schedule and previous years statements of service charge. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge exorbitant fees for a leasehold conveyance in Stony Stratford?

For most leasehold sales in Stony Stratford conveyancing will involve, questions about the management of a building inevitably needing to be answered directly by the freeholder or its agent, this includes :

    Completing pre-exchange questions Where consent is required before sale in Stony Stratford Copies of the building insurance and schedule Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your lawyer will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Stony Stratford leasehold premises is £350. For Stony Stratford conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are required to supply answers.

I inherited a garden flat in Stony Stratford, conveyancing formalities finalised 8 years ago. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Similar flats in Stony Stratford with a long lease are worth £260,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 invoiced annually. The lease finishes on 21st October 2095

You have 74 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £8,600 and £9,800 plus professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to supply a more accurate figure without more detailed investigations. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other concerns that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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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 list below is a small selection of solicitors in Stony Stratford specialising in commercial conveyancing in Stony Stratford. This will likely include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • 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 with expertise in planning law. This could 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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