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Conveyancing in Cheshire Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 26/07/17

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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Of main Cheshire lenders, who is on your panel?

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The Homeward Legal partnership have worked with all the major lenders assisting home purchasers in Cheshire. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Martlandmortgages.com Ltd, 106 Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1PF, West Park, 37 Lee Vale Dr, Charlesworth, Glossop, SK13 5HD, and Europa, 5 Byrom Pde, Manchester, M19 3HH.

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Which specific search enquiries should my conveyancer in Cheshire do for a Cheshire house?

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The customary legal procedure is to obtain Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search, Environmental and Cheshire Brine Search (Coal Authority) as well as any less common searches, like a HS2 report.

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We are buying on a brownfield site. What should we do regarding antimony (Sb) topsoil contamination?

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Though the dangers are usually minor, some extreme cases may be deemed an unsafe risk. Also considering issues such as asbestos and groundwater contaminants like silage, contaminants affecting Cheshire property will be factored into an environmental search.

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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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Will a conveyancing solicitor in Cheshire get official or personal searches on my property purchase?

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The property lawyer will make a recommendation regarding the ideal type of search, depending on things like mortgage lender requirements. If personal searches are used, your conveyancing solicitor might contact a specialist search agent or search provider.

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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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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
  • 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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