Macclesfield conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Cheshire East Council?

Macclesfield is situated in Cheshire East Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

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?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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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 Macclesfield conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Macclesfield provide legal services on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your quote will set out what the fees and disbursements will be when your transaction goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your transaction does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Move, 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 Macclesfield?

Conveyancing searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Macclesfield 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?

I am buying a leasehold property in Macclesfield - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold flat in the UK requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential traps awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and leases with fewer than 80 years to run.

A leasehold solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

I am selling a leasehold property in Macclesfield - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat (houses are rarely leasehold) is much more involved than for a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Macclesfield must carry out additional legal work, for example obtaining the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to details of planned major works.

In order to resolve any leasehold difficulties faster, It is recommended that the vendor contact a lawyer as early in the process as possible, and potentially before marketing the property,.

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

The conveyancing process for buying a new build in Macclesfield can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A good solicitor in Macclesfield must be able to deal with things like dealing with lender conditions, confirming building regulation compliance and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and Global Home Warranties.

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancers are experts in representing buyers to achieve a stress free move 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 Macclesfield - do I need a solicitor?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Macclesfield should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Quittance's solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a 100% mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Yorkshire Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender