Poynton conveyancing FAQs
How much Council Tax must I pay for a property in Cheshire East Council in 2021?
Poynton is situated in Cheshire East Council. Council tax bands are as follows:
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Are Poynton conveyancing fees fixed?
Some conveyancing solicitors in Poynton provide legal services on an hourly rate.
Some solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your conveyancing quote will explain in detail what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your property sale or purchase goes through.
If, for any reason at all, your property sale or purchase does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of a No Move, No Fee guarantee.
I'm purchasing a property in Poynton - what searches do I need?
The standard search pack will include:
- Local Authority Search
- Residential Environmental Search
- Drainage and Water Search
- Chancel search liability
On occasion the location of the property will warrant further searches e.g. a search.
To see the total cost of searches on a Poynton house or flat use our conveyancing calculator.
I am buying a leasehold property in Poynton - what do I need to know?
Purchasing a leasehold house or flat can be very involved. The numerous common problems awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.
Your conveyancing solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.
Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?
Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. Sale conveyancing for a leasehold home can take much longer.
The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review these documents, like management company information and an up-to-date statement of service charges. Delays are usually the result of the time required by your lawyer to gather this paperwork.
It could take several weeks to collect this paperwork if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond, so your solicitor should start this process as soon as possible.
I am buying a new build property in Poynton - what do I need to know?
The conveyancing process for purchasing a new build in Poynton is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.
An experienced solicitor in Poynton will need to be qualified to handle things like helping with mortgage offer extension terms, confirming right of way over drains and sewers and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and ACHI.
I am remortgaging a property in Poynton - 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 0.1% (Jan 2021). A good Poynton remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.
Property lawyers can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a variable-rate with Barclays Bank or to a two-year discount with the Swansea Building Society, a remortgage solicitor can assist.
How do I transfer equity in my Poynton home?
A 'transfer of equity' involves changing the ownership structure of a property by adding or removing an owner (or owners) from the deeds. Reasons for an equity transfer include:
- Transferring a property into joint ownership after a marriage or civil partnership.
- Removing an ex-partner from the deeds after a divorce.
- Giving a property to a child or other relative.
- Removing a co-owner who wishes to sell their share.
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