Middlewich conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Cheshire East Council?

Middlewich is situated in Cheshire East Council. Council tax bands 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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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Middlewich conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Middlewich offer services on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Your solicitor will work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your detailed quote will set out exactly what you will pay when your house purchase or sale goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your house purchase or sale 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?

I'm buying a house in Middlewich which property searches will I require?

The standard pack includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel search liability

On occasion the initial search results will recommend additional searches , for example a specialist environmental search.

To check the price of searches on a Middlewich purchase try our conveyancing calculator.

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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 Middlewich?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. Purchasing leasehold property will usually take more time than a freehold house as more technical complexity exists.

Examples of delays might include anything from slow delivery of managing agents' documents to an absent freeholder.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

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

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat (houses are rarely leasehold) is significantly more technical than it is for a freehold home.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Middlewich will usually undertake additional work, including getting the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to details of planned major works.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold house or flat, It is strongly advised that you instruct a lawyer as early in the process as possible, and potentially before going on the market,.

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

The legal work for acquiring a new build property in Middlewich can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A good solicitor in Middlewich must be able to deal with things like dealing with delays associated with off-plan, negotiating new build contracts and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and CRL.

Our specialist team of new build conveyancing solicitors are highly experienced in helping buyers get a successful transaction 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 Middlewich - 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 Middlewich should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Conveyancing solicitors on the panel for all major lenders - so no matter whether you are switching to a cashback mortgage with the Nationwide Building Society or to a two-year discount with the Chelsea Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender