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Originally just a small Cheshire hamlet, Crewe's growth stemmed from the railway industry that developed in the 19th century. Some of that engineering heritage remains, but the town is gradually moving away from its heavy industry base and attracting new enterprises to a number of business parks.

Recent independent research found Crewe to be the top place to live in the UK, on account of its great neighbourhoods, access to jobs and affordable housing.

Public transport, schools, internet connections and local amenities were also taken into consideration.

Crewe Conveyancing: FAQs

Our clients often have lots of questions about moving home in Crewe, and about the conveyancing process in general. Below is a list of some of the more frequently asked questions:

Buying property in Crewe

How much is the Council Tax in Cheshire East Council in 2022?

Crewe is situated in Cheshire East Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Cheshire East Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,335.73
B £1,558.35
C £1,780.98
D £2,003.60
E £2,448.84
F £2,894.09
G £3,339.33
H £4,007.20

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Are you paying more Council Tax than you should be?

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

Property searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Crewe conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. 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?

Selling property in Crewe

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. Sale conveyancing for a leasehold home can result in long delays.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review these documents. These could include three years' filed accounts for the property management and a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. The time needed by your lawyer to gather this paperwork is the common cause of such delays.

Your lawyer should start this process before a buyer has even been found, because this information can take weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord or they are slow to respond.

Read more:

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

Remortgaging in Crewe

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

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

The official UK base rate is currently set at 1.25% (June 2022). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Crewe should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Your conveyancing solicitor are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a 95% mortgage with the Co-operative Bank or to a variable-rate mortgage with Virgin Money, a remortgage specialist can help.

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Transferring equity in Crewe

I am transferring equity in a Crewe property - do I need a solicitor?

A 'transfer of equity' will be necessary if the ownership of a residential property needs to be changed with at least one current owner remaining on the title. A transfer will also be required if the property is being gifted to a child or relative. The legal process of transferring equity differs from an outright purchase or sale. Your conveyancing solicitor can carry out the legal work on the transfer for an all-inclusive fixed fee. If you will also be remortgaging, the legal work for the remortgage can be completed at the same time as the transfer.

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Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Crewe

What are conveyancing disbursements?

Legal fees are paid to your property lawyer. Depending on your circumstances, these could include a shared ownership fee or buy-to-let fee.

Disbursements are costs paid to third parties, such as estate agents.

How much should I be paying for conveyancing in 2022?

Market research in July, 2022 shows that the actual cost of conveyancing can vary significantly between property lawyers.

To accurately compare Crewe conveyancing quotes, you should be aware of the potential additional fees charged by some solicitors that could increase the cost of your property sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Crewe property lawyers FAQs

Are Crewe conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Crewe provide legal services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Some conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your detailed quote will set out exactly what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your home sale or purchase goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your home sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will be covered by a No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Crewe?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The conveyancing for a leasehold flat typically takes longer than a freehold house as there is more work involved and there is greater complexity.

Causes of numerous delays can range from missing leasehold documents to absent freeholders.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

How we can help you

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Crewe and need an expert conveyancing solicitor, we can take care of the legal side of your move.

We work with a panel of specialist conveyancing solicitors to deliver a stress-free moving experience.

  • No Move, No Fee Guarantee
  • Fixed fee conveyancing service
  • Crewe experts
  • CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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