Congleton conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Cheshire East Council?

Congleton is situated in Cheshire East Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Cheshire East Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1137.52
B £1327.11
C £1516.69
D £1706.28
E £2085.45
F £2464.63
G £2843.80
H £3412.56

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

Are Congleton conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Congleton offer their services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Your solicitor will work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your detailed quote will set out what the legal fees will be when your property sale or purchase completes.

If, for whatever reason, your property sale or purchase does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

Property searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Congleton 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 the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

Almost all flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. The conveyancing for a leasehold flat can take weeks more to complete than a freehold home because there is more to prepare and more technical complexity exists.

Examples of delays might include anything from incomplete managing agent information to an unresponsive landlord.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes. The legal work for selling leasehold houses or flats usually takes longer.

The buyer's conveyancer must review these documents. These could include three years' filed accounts for the property management and management company information. The time needed by to gather this paperwork is commonly the source of delays.

It could take several weeks to collect this paperwork if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent or they are slow to respond, so your lawyer ought to start this process before a buyer has even been found.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

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

The legal work for purchasing a new build property in Congleton .

A good solicitor in Congleton will need to be qualified to handle things like dealing with fast exchange timeframes, confirming right of way over drains and sewers and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and Trenwick International.

Our specialist team of new build solicitors 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.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

I am remortgaging a property in Congleton - do I need a solicitor?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Congleton could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our conveyancing solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Halifax or to a capped-rate mortgage with Birmingham Midshires, our remortgage team can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender