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Conveyancing in Cheshire Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 29/04/17

Handy regional public service information

The closest station to Cheshire is Cuddington. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 12 miles from Cheshire. Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 17 miles, Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 17 miles, Howarden Airport is 16 miles and Eccles Airport is 19 miles away.

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Cheshire attractions and landmarks

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Northwich Cheshire Waterlife Birds of Prey Centre and Anderton Boat Lift Historic Building are situated in Cheshire.

The nearest hospital is Victoria Infirmary Northwich.

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How do I find affordable conveyancing in Cheshire?

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Many online and high street conveyancers purport to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing', but additional charges are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms of engagement. These terms are often ignored by excited homeowners, eager to get underway. Any disbursements should also be clearly stated on your quote. We offer quotes, not estimates, and clearly state all legal fees you pay for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Is homewardlegal.co.uk experienced enough to handle fast completions on the legal conveyancing of property auction properties in Cheshire?

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Our property solicitors regularly work for bidders at auction. Homeward Legals panel of property lawyers have in the past acted for numerous buyers at regional auctions like Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Sensible buyers at auction know to choose a fast lawyer as quickly as they can for a title report of the legal pack before the auction.

Thereafter, following the auction day the lawyer is thoroughly prepared for completing the legal work in the limited time as conventionally required by the terms if sale.

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What will the council tax cost me for a period Band D maisonette in Cheshire?

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Your appropriate band will usually be highlighted as part of the report on title, and by the local authority. The correct rates for residents of Cheshire are tabled at the Cheshire West and Chester local authority website. Currently (13 November 2012) rates are:

  • Band A - £993.00
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  • Band B - £1,159.00
  • Band C - £1,324.00
  • Band D - £1,490.00
  • Band E - £1,821.00
  • Band F - £2,152.00
  • Band G - £2,483.00
  • Band H - £2,979.00

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Should we get a chancel search if I am intending to purchase in the parish of Overchurch, near Cheshire?

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Regardless of the Cheshire parish in which you are buying, the conveyancing solicitor should confirm that a chancel search is ordered. Although some parish councils have determined to charge chancel repairs on the owners of lay rectorships, there is no way to be certain that a parish where dues have not recently been paid will continue to be free from liability, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.

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The current owner has unfortunately added unseemly new windows on the property which may exclude Saughall conservation area rules.

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The property lawyer will always check whether the property is inside a conservation area, and if so, whether any modifications have appropriate consent.

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Following recent news about the extensive flooding in Sept 2012 in North West England I am worried that environmental searches aren't detailed enough?

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Flood searches handled by the Cheshire property solicitor will also include the far more thorough search (Landmark) if required.

If you are apprehensive consider contacting a local resident.

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How can I find if any of the conservation areas in Cheshire are at risk?

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The estimation of the state of Cheshires conservation areas is published by English Heritage, and the following data is currently viewable at the English Heritage website: Northwich Town Centre determined to be very bad with medium vulnerability and condition improving, Saughall determined to be very bad with low vulnerability and deteriorating, Picton determined to be very bad with medium vulnerability and deteriorating, Ince determined to be fair with high vulnerability and deteriorating.

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Is it important that we get a chancel search when you are buying in Cheshire?

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In Cheshire, some owners can be required to contribute towards the cost of upkeep of a medieval church. A chancel search will confirm whether liability for Cheshire properties is likely to exist. A conveyancing solicitor will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary, and recommend suitable insurance. Ecclesiastical properties in the area which may give rise to chancel liability include St Thomas the Apostle.

 
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