Poynton conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Cheshire East Council?

Poynton 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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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

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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 Poynton conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Poynton provide legal services on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Quittance's 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 our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

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.

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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?

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.

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

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.

Our highly experienced team of new build conveyancing solicitors are experts 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 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 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Poynton remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our 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, our remortgage team can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender