Established in Roman times, Warrington was developed as a new town in 1968 and is now the largest town in Cheshire. Known for its economic vitality and commercial acumen, Warrington has been named as the most prosperous town in the North West.
The town's success is set to continue, with locally-based initiatives and council-supported financial help encouraging businesses to flourish. Plans have been set out for it to become a 'new city' by building 24,000 new homes and developing 380 hectares for employment land.
Also included in the plans are a new "Garden City Suburb" in the south of Warrington and a waterfront development along the River Mersey.
Warrington conveyancing FAQs
What are the council tax bands in Warrington Council?
Warrington is situated in Warrington Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:
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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Warrington?
Conveyancing fees can be broken down into fees and disbursements.
Disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, e.g. Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and planning documents. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.
Our fees for buying or selling a house in Warrington are fixed, meaning what we quote is exactly what you pay
Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Warrington property sale or purchase
Our conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.
I'm purchasing a property in Warrington which property searches will I require?
The search pack for a standard property includes:
- Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
- Drainage and Water Search
- Environmental Search
- Chancel search
Sometimes the results of the standard searches will necessitate further searches such as a radon gas search.
To check the cost of searches on a Warrington move try our conveyancing calculator.
How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Warrington?
Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. The conveyancing for a leasehold property will usually take more time than a freehold house as the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.
Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from absent freeholders to incomplete service charge accounts.
Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.
Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?
Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The legal work for selling leasehold houses or flats can take much longer.
The buyer's solicitor must review several leasehold-related documents, like a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance and a current statement of service charges. Typically, delays are due to the time required by to get these documents together.
The solicitor should get this underway at the earliest opportunity, because the managing agent's information can take a long time to gather if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond.
I am buying a new build property in Warrington - what do I need to know?
The legal work for acquiring a new build in Warrington is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.
A solicitor in Warrington must be able to deal with things like handling reservation fees, checking planning conditions have been fulfilled and .
Our specialist team of new build solicitors are well versed in representing buyers to achieve a stress free move and working to tight developer deadlines.
Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Warrington property?
Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.
The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Warrington might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.
Our conveyancing team are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are switching to an interest-only mortgage with Santander or to a joint mortgage with the Buckinghamshire Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.