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Chorley conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Chorley Borough Council?

Chorley is situated in Chorley Borough Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Chorley Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1163.03
B £1356.86
C £1550.70
D £1744.54
E £2132.22
F £2519.89
G £2907.57
H £3489.08

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Are Chorley conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Chorley carry out the conveyancing on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Quittance's property lawyers work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your detailed quote will set out what the fees and disbursements will be when your transaction completes.

If, for any reason at all, your transaction does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Chorley?

Property searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Chorley conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

Almost all flats are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. The conveyancing for a leasehold home will usually take more time than a freehold home as there is more to prepare and the landlord or managing agent are involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from incomplete service charge accounts to absent freeholders.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Chorley?

The legal work for a leasehold flat or house is significantly more specialised than it is for a freehold home.

Leasehold complexity involves additional work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Chorley, for example requesting all relevant freeholder information, through to a copy of the insurance policy.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is highly recommended that you instruct a property lawyer as soon as possible, and ideally before marketing the property,.

I am buying a new build property in Chorley - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing for purchasing a new build in Chorley can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A property lawyer in Chorley will need to be qualified to handle things like handling unreasonable delays, confirming rights to use pipes and cables (e.g. phone, data, fibre, electricity) and working with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and Ward Cole.

Our highly experienced team of new build conveyancers are well versed in working with buyers towards the best possible outcome and working to tight developer deadlines.

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Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

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Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Chorley property?


The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.1% (Jan 2021). A good Chorley remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a flexible mortgage with the Nationwide Building Society or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Harpenden Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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