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Milton Keynes residential conveyancing services

From our offices in Milton Keynes, Clarity is the local law firm providing residential conveyancing services with clarity and understanding to clients in and around Milton Keynes. Our advice is based on our expert knowledge and local experience – our aim is to give you the best conveyancing experience in the region.

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Our dedicated Milton Keynes conveyencing team combines expertise with a friendly approach, ensuring you’re informed every step of the way. Experience a stress-free journey through conveyancing with us. Your satisfaction is our priority.

Milton Keynes team

Joanne Bailey

Director & Solicitor
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Originally from Wales, Joanne moved to Bristol to study for her Degree and then moved to the Milton Keynes area where she qualified as a Solicitor in 2004.

Having spent over 19 years working within residential conveyancing in and around the Northampton and Milton Keynes area, Joanne believes in offering a thoughtful and dedicated approach to all her clients and strives to make every residential move as smooth and painless as possible.

Outside work Joanne enjoys running, swimming and competing against her two sons at tennis

Louise Wooding

Manager

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Louise has worked within the property market since 2002.

Her areas of expertise are freehold and leasehold sales, purchases and re-mortgages, Shared Ownership Schemes and redemption of Help to Buy loans.

Louise is committed to delivering a high level of client service with a positive and enthusiastic attitude.

Outside the office Louise enjoys socialising with family and friends over a bottle of Prosecco (or two).

Lauren Ellis

Chartered Legal Executive

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I graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 2013 and have been working in residential conveyancing since. I have since completed my CILEx Diploma in conveyancing and criminal law I am qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive. I strive to ensure clients are provided with a clear understanding of the transaction taking away the legal jargon that can come with it.

When I am out of the office I spend the time looking after my family and I enjoy a good ITV crime drama.

Clarice Robbins

New Business Manager
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Having joined Clarity in 2020 after spending 5 years working for an Estate Agency in Milton Keynes, I have the experience that comes with knowing exactly what a client needs in order to have a stress free transaction from start to finish. I strive to ensure all our clients are given the highest quality of service and feel comfortable knowing that we will get the job done.

Outside of work I enjoy time with my friends and family. Spending time out on a walk with my dog Stanley, or in a pub garden enjoying the sun.

Laura O’Neill

Legal Assistant
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I started working in conveyancing when I finished school in 2004, where I progressed from office junior to managing my own files. After taking a break to have my children, I am now back part-time and work as a paralegal. Selling or buying a property can be a very stressful time and I always take time, with all of our clients to guide them through the process from start to finish.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and watching a good boxset or movie.

Anna Hayles

Paralegal
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I grew up on the Isle of Wight and relocated to Milton Keynes in 2012. Having started my career in Law as an Office Junior back in the year 2000, I then went on to complete a Principles of Law Course and qualified as a Legal Secretary in 2001. After working across several areas of Law, I began working in Conveyancing around 2002 and haven’t looked back. My goal is to become a Licensed Conveyancer.

What I enjoy the most about Conveyancing is helping clients in their move either by way of a sale, purchase, remortgage or transfer and that phone call at the end of the transaction when you tell them it is all completed and you hear how pleased they are, then you know that all of the hard work has been worth it.

In my spare time, I enjoy days out spending quality time with my family and I also enjoy having fun with my friends at our local for quiz night every week.

Chantelle Kambasha

Paralegal

chantelle.kambasha@weareclarity.co.uk

I graduated from the University of Leeds in 2019 having acquired my degree in LLB Law. Since then I have worked as a paralegal and gained valuable experience on Purchases, Transfers of Equity and Re-mortgages.

I enjoy the challenge that comes with the need to consider the different layers that lead to a successful transaction. Moreover, I feel accomplished knowing that my efforts no matter how small have assisted both my team and our clients at reaching the completion of their transaction.

My time outside of work is spent enjoying various sporting activities from weight training, running, indoor cycling and swimming.

FAQ's

Your residential conveyancing questions answered

How long does it typically take to complete the house buying process?

The house buying process in England and Wales typically takes around 8 to 12 weeks to complete. However, this timeline can vary depending on various factors such as the complexity of the transaction, the responsiveness of all parties involved, and any unforeseen issues that may arise during the process. Read more in our blog.

Buying a house is a significant financial and emotional decision, and the process can be quite involved. It is essential to understand the various stages involved to navigate through the process smoothly. Contact us today for support.

What are the steps involved in the conveyancing process when buying a property?

The conveyancing process involves several key steps when purchasing a property. In this blog we will explain the steps that a conveyancing team such as Clarity, will take to ensure that all legalities have been dealt with in the correct manner.

We are an experienced team of conveyancers, with office in Milton Keynes and Northampton. If you have any questions you have about the home buying and selling process, please feel free to get in touch or read more in our blog

Why consider downsizing your property?

As life progresses, priorities change, and circumstances evolve. For many homeowners, the prospect of downsizing from their existing property to a smaller one becomes an attractive option. Whether it's to free up finances, simplify living, or embark on a new chapter, downsizing can hold numerous benefits. We've listed some key considerations and benefits over on our blog.

What is Stamp Duty?

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is a tax imposed by the UK government on the purchase of residential properties over a certain price threshold. The amount of SDLT payable is determined by the property's purchase price and its classification (e.g. main residence, second home, or buy-to-let investment). The tax is payable to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and must be settled within a specific timeframe after completion. Understand how its calculated by reading our blog.

What is the difference between a freehold and a leasehold property?

There are two primary types of property ownership: freehold and leasehold. Each possesses its unique set of characteristics, responsibilities, and implications.

When you buy a freehold property, you acquire full ownership of both the building and the land it stands on. As the freeholder, you have complete control over the property without any time constraints. In contrast, when you purchase a leasehold property, you only own the right to live in the property for a fixed term, known as the remaining term of the lease. The lease is essentially a contract between you (the leaseholder) and the landlord or freeholder, granting you the right to occupy the property for a specified number of years. However, the land itself remains the property of the freeholder. To know more, read our blog.

What are the pros and cons of buying a new build property?

In recent years, new build properties have gained popularity among homebuyers. These properties offer modern amenities, energy-efficient features, and the allure of a brand-new living space. They are also generally lower to maintain than older properties and include a builder’s warranty, for peace of mind.

On the flip side, they can include a premium price tag. New build homes can also be subject to completion delays and snagging issues. Engaging a reliable conveyancing company such as Clarity will help you stay informed and ensure that you are making a sound investment in a property with a reliable developer, resulting in a smooth and hassle-free experience. Read our listed pros and cons here.

How does shared ownership work when buying a property?

Shared ownership is a housing scheme that allows buyers to purchase a share of a property (usually between 10% to 75%) and pay rent on the remaining portion owned by a housing association or the developer.

Over time, buyers can gradually increase their share through a process known as "staircasing," which involves purchasing additional shares. This allows individuals who may not afford to buy a property outright to get onto the property ladder. Read more about how shared ownership works by reading our blog.

How can I buy a property on my own?

Buying a property on your own in the can be a significant financial decision, but it can be a feasible goal with careful planning and understanding of the process. Whether you are purchasing on your own, or considering shared ownership, buying with a friend or using a guarantor. Read more in the blog.

The process can be complex, so it's crucial to seek professional advice at each stage. Consider consulting with a financial advisor, mortgage broker, and an experienced conveyancing firm such as Clarity to ensure a smooth and successful purchase. Contact us today to get started.

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