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Are you looking to move to Milton Keynes? Here at Compare My Move, we can help to match you with up to 6 verified and trusted conveyancing solicitors in the Milton Keynes area.

Our team always ensures that all our conveyancing partners are reliable and verified. They are required to pass our strict verification process. This process includes checking whether a conveyancing company is regulated by either CLC, SRA, LSS, CILEx or LSNI.

It's so important to work with a conveyancer that's trustworthy and who you can rely upon. This is why we will only ever match you with the best conveyancers in your local area. This helps to provide peace of mind throughout the conveyancing process.

Conveyancing solicitors play a pivotal role in the house-buying process. They are needed to ensure the legal aspects of the sale are correct. They carry out searches, including uncovering the risks of subsidence, radon gas and flooding.

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    FAQs About Conveyancing in Milton Keynes

    Solicitor fees in Milton Keynes are £1,390 on average to buy a property. When selling a house, the solicitor fees are around £1,340. The conveyancing process for the area will take around 149 days to complete.

    Milton Keynes is not at high risk of radon gas and subsidence, but these are present in some areas. Due to three rivers running through the city, some areas are at a higher risk of flooding. 

    Why Hire a Milton Keynes Conveyancer?

    A conveyancer plays an integral role in the legal process of buying and selling a house. This is why it's so important to ensure you're using a trusted and experienced conveyancer.

    The conveyancer will handle all the contract details, including searches and setting a completion date.

    Milton Keynes is a city based in Buckinghamshire. Situated around 50 miles from London, it's in a convenient location.

    Between April 2021 - April 2022, 408 new 3,941 existing properties were sold in the area, emphasising its popularity. Detached houses saw the biggest percentage change, increasing by 17.17%.

    Once your house offer has been accepted, you need to inform your conveyancer. They can then complete your paperwork in enough time, speeding up the conveyancing process.

    The process includes:

    • Conveyancing searches
    • Contracts checking
    • Setting a completion date
    • Communication with the mortgage lender
    • Exchanging contracts
    • Stamp duty payments

    If you're buying a leasehold property, there are extra steps you will need to consider.

    This data was taken from UK House Price Index.

    How Much are Conveyancing Solicitor Fees in Milton Keynes?

    Conveyancing fees will vary from home to home. Whether you buy or sell a property will impact this too.

    Conveyancing fees when buying in Milton Keynes are around £1,390 for a freehold, and £1,560 for a leasehold property.

    When selling a home in Milton Keynes, the average cost for a freehold property is £1,340. For a leasehold, this costs around £1,490. This is based on the average house price in Milton Keynes, which is £327,516.

    According to the Milton Keynes Council Website, a full Local Authority Search will cost £155.81. You will need to factor in the cost of conveyancing disbursements, legal fees, and other conveyancing searches.

    This data is taken from Compare My Move's Cost of Moving House Calculator and UK House Price Index.

    How Long Does Conveyancing Take in Milton Keynes?

    The conveyancing process in Milton Keynes takes an average of 149 days to complete. This is based on a 3-bedroom house. The average conveyancing process in England takes around 156 days.

    The conveyancing process is typically quicker in Milton Keynes compared to the national average.

    The process from listing a house in Milton Keynes to completion is around 264 days. The national average is 274 days, which isn't too dissimilar.

    The type of property you buy will impact the length of the conveyancing process. A freehold property will take less time to complete in comparison to a leasehold property.

    This is due to the extra steps and paperwork needed for leasehold properties. This will take longer for a conveyancing solicitor to complete.

    Data extracted from Get Agent.

    What to Expect From Conveyancing Searches in Milton Keynes?

    You can expect your conveyancer to carry out the following searches:

    • Local Authority Search
    • Environmental Search
    • Water and Drainage Search.

    The conveyancing searches help uncover any environmental issues in the local area. They also cover any legal issues with the property.

    Geobear's Subsidence Map displays that Milton Keynes is subject to subsidence in some areas. This is likely due to its being fairly near London.

    On ground stability, Milton Keynes has a mining history. This can lead to areas of ground instability. The redevelopment of areas also impacts this.

    The UK Radon map shows the centre of Milton Keynes has low levels of radon gas. But there are areas with an increased risk of 1-3%, such as Great Holm.

    There are three rivers running through Milton Keynes the Grand Union Canal, the River Ouzel and the River Great Ouse. While flood risk levels are fairly low, there are some areas with an increased risk.

    The UK Flood Map, display Wolverton Mill as a high risk area. Medium-risk areas include high street, New Bradwell, and Maritime Way. Surface flooding is also an issue in many areas of Milton Keynes.

    Data has been taken from Geobear's Subsidence Map, British Geological Survey, UK Flood Map and UK Radon map.