The county of Cheshire is situated in the north west of England. Its county town is the city of Chester, but the largest town is Warrington. Much of the county is agricultural, with attractive villages and small towns, although there are large industrial areas around Ellesmere Port, Crewe and Runcorn. Industries that contribute to Cheshire's economy include financial services, bio-technology, chemical and food and drink.
Its proximity to Liverpool and Manchester means the rural villages in Cheshire are home to a significant number of commuters, keeping the property market buoyant.
Cheshire conveyancing FAQs
How much council tax must I pay for a property in Cheshire West and Chester Council?
Cheshire is situated in Cheshire West and Chester Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:
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Are Cheshire conveyancing fees fixed?
Some conveyancing solicitors in Cheshire provide legal services on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.
Your solicitor will work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your conveyancing quote will explain what the legal fees will be when your move completes.
If, for any reason at all, your move does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.
I'm purchasing a property in Cheshire - what searches do I need?
The standard search pack will include:
- Local Authority Search
- Residential Environmental Search
- Regulated Drainage and Water Search
- Chancel search
On occasion the solicitor will recommend further searches e.g. a radon gas search.
To work out the total cost of searches on a Cheshire house or flat, use our conveyancing calculator.
How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Cheshire?
The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. Purchasing leasehold property typically takes longer than a freehold house because there is more to prepare and there is greater complexity.
Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from an unreachable freeholder to missing leasehold documents.
Our expert leasehold conveyancing team complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.
I am selling a leasehold property in Cheshire - what do I need to know?
Conveyancing for a leasehold flat (houses are rarely leasehold) is much more complex in comparison with a freehold house.
The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Cheshire must carry out additional legal work, which could include obtaining an up-to-date service charge statement, through to details of any disputes with the current leaseholder.
In order to resolve any leasehold delays faster, It is recommended that you instruct a lawyer as soon as is practicable.
I am remortgaging a property in Cheshire - do I need a solicitor?
The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.1% (Jan 2021). A good Cheshire remortgage solicitor could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.
Our conveyancing solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a 95% mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a flexible mortgage with the Manchester Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.
Will I need a solicitor in order to transfer equity in my Cheshire home?
A 'transfer of equity' will be required if the ownership structure of the Cheshire property needs to be changed, but at least one of the current owners will remain on the title, or if the property is being gifted to a child or relative. The legal process of transferring equity differs from an outright purchase or sale. Our panel of solicitors can carry out the legal process for you for a guaranteed fixed fee. If you will also be remortgaging, this can be completed at the same time as the transfer.
How can Quittance help?
If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Cheshire, our panel of expert conveyancing solicitors can help.
We aim to deliver a stress-free moving experience. We focus on proactive communication to help drive your sale or purchase forwards.
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