Ellesmere Port conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Cheshire West and Chester Council?

Ellesmere Port is situated in Cheshire West and Chester Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Cheshire West and Chester Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1152.81
B £1344.95
C £1537.08
D £1729.22
E £2113.49
F £2497.76
G £2882.03
H £3458.44

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Are Ellesmere Port conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Ellesmere Port offer services on a price per hour basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Quittance's expert solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your detailed quote will explain in detail what the fees and disbursements will be when your transaction completes.

If, for whatever reason, your transaction does not go ahead, you will be 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 Ellesmere Port?

Property searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Ellesmere Port 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 conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Ellesmere Port?

Almost all flats are leasehold. Purchasing a leasehold home will usually take more time than a freehold home as the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from an unreachable freeholder to slow receipt of the managing agent information.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes, it can take much longer to complete the legal work on a leasehold house or flat, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The buyer's conveyancer will need to review these documents, including a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time needed by the solicitor to source this information is commonly the source of delays.

Your solicitor should commence this as soon as possible, because these details could take several weeks to collect if the agent responsible for managing the property is slow or difficult to contact.

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

I am remortgaging a property in Ellesmere Port - do I need a solicitor?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

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

Our conveyancers can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a flexible mortgage with Britannia or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Leeds Building Society, we can help.

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