By Frances Traynor
17th January 2018
"Teamwork is critical for a smoother completion."
If you are selling or buying a home in Chester, you will need to get a lawyer to carry out the legal work for you.
Homeward Legal's solicitor network have vast experience of conveyancing in Chester and throughout Cheshire and our pragmatic approach often means we move you in the shortest possible time.
Our conveyancing solicitors perform all the legal work for your move for fixed conveyancing costs in Chester.
If for any reason your Cheshire house move does not complete we do not charge you any conveyancing fees.
With local experience, our CQS solicitors will guide you through the whole of the conveyancing process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
If you are selling or buying a Chester property, you will have to hire a lawyer to do all the legal work for you.
Homeward Legal’s network of solicitors has enormous experience of conveyancing in Chester and across the county of Cheshire, and our pragmatic approach means we often move you in the shortest possible time.
No. Homeward Legal's solicitors will not charge any additional fees. The problem with some conveyancers is that they give 'quotes' which are in fact estimates, which could be totally different to your final invoice. Naïve buyers may be taken unaware. However, at Homeward Legal, we provide transparency on all costs in our quotes. Try our quote calculator, or call us 0800 038 6699 to talk about getting a fixed-fee quote.
Theoretically, there is no legal requirement for you to instruct a lawyer and you could opt to conduct the majority of the legal work for your move without assistance. In reality, though, a Chester property solicitor carries out a considerable number of activities (such as approving completion statements and locating planning documents), many of which really need experience and skill. In addition, you won’t be covered by acceptable personal indemnity insurance, which all qualified conveyancing firms are legally obligated to obtain.
Homeward Legal has an active, dynamic approach to fulfilling the conveyancing process as quickly and as efficiently as possible. Our solicitors’ methodology is different from other firms, because we have invested in the latest automated practice management systems. Critically, we allocate you a lawyer prepared to communicate end-to-end throughout the chain.
On average, completion of the conveyancing from start to exchange of contracts can take anywhere from around a month to three months. The extended duration is highly dependent on a number of issues (e.g. the speed of the seller's solicitor in carrying out their side of the legalities, or any unexpected and contentious issues that may arise). Our chosen conveyancing solicitors at Homeward Legal are focused on pushing transactions through, and communicating along the entire chain, thus completing the process as speedily we can, without compromising on the quality of the service.
Our solicitors at Homeward Legal have experience working with the majority of lenders serving home purchasers in Chester. Lenders and mortgage specialists in the city include:
Many online and high street solicitors contend that they offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional charges are often hiding in their terms of engagement. Your conveyancing quote should state all third party costs, or disbursements, to be paid. Additional charges should be fair, transparent and clearly defined. These will be applicable if your conveyancer must complete additional work, which could not be anticipated at the beginning of the process. Homeward Legal’s quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction, backed up by a ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee. Give us a call on 0800 038 6699 to talk about receiving a fixed-fee quote.
The legal work needed to sell or purchase a house or flat in Chester and elsewhere can suffer all manner of setbacks. At Homeward Legal, however, we do our absolute best to reduce the effect of these delays whenever it is possible to do so. Examples of possible delays include a slow firm acting for the lender, or a slow solicitor elsewhere in the chain.
As part of the customary legal procedure performed by your appointed conveyancing solicitor, the following searches will be obtained: