By Frances Traynor
19th January 2018
"Teamwork is the ability to work as a group towards a shared goal."
If you are buying or selling your home, or perhaps wanting to remortgage or release some equity, then you should instruct a conveyancing solicitor to complete the legal work.
Homeward Legal's property lawyers have many years of experience in Crewe and around the county of Cheshire. Reinforce that with our pre-emptive, speed-focused conveyancing methods and it means we often complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Solicitors who carry out all the conveyancing work for your home move for a fixed rate.
If for any reason your Cheshire house move does not complete you will not be charged any property legal fees.
Using area experience, our solicitors will guide you through the whole of your sale or purchase.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Crewe is served by the A51, A500, A530 and A534. By rail: The nearest train station is Crewe. By air: Crewe is closest to Hawarden Airport (31 miles), Manchester Airport (35 miles), and Liverpool John Lennon Airport (44 miles).
Hospital: Leighton, Middlewich Road, Crewe, CW1 4QJ. Council: Cheshire East (www.cheshireeast.gov.uk).
Attractions: Lakemore Farm Park, Crewe Heritage Centre, Burma Star Island Memorial, Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, Bentley Motors Factory Tour, and Queens Park.Q.
Put simply, the sooner you instruct a firm, the better. By promptly appointing a solicitor for a sale, it means that information can be requested even prior to accepting an offer, especially from slow third-parties. And, if you are buying, you will have the details of your Crewe solicitor ready for when you make an offer. For the best and clearest quote, why not try Homeward Legal’s quote calculator? Or, if you want to talk to someone, you could call our expert team on 0800 038 6699.Q.
The routine procedure would be to obtain a Local Authority (personal or official), a Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW), an Environmental Search, and a Cheshire Brine Search (Coal Authority). It is possible that specific local searches might be requested by your mortgage lender, or if there is something special about the property (for instance, being in a conservation area).Q.
Gazumping is common across England and Wales and is the situation where a home-owner agrees to the first buyer's offer, only to refuse it later, and instead opts for a second buyer's higher offer. The chance of getting gazumped is unfortunately present in any transaction. Consider instructing your property solicitor as soon as you can to reduce the chance of your offer being gazumped.Q.
Most lenders in Crewe are on Homeward Legal’s solicitors' panels, which means that we are able to handle the legal tasks for them in preparing to give you a mortgage, so that they don’t pass on their legal bill to you. Lenders and mortgage specialists with offices in Crewe include:
Our chosen solicitors at Homeward Legal embrace completely pre-emptive, pragmatic methods of working to ensure swift conclusion of the conveyancing process. We only allocate you to lawyers who are highly proactive and always communicate through every part of the chain to remove obstacles and problems swiftly. Also our expert solicitors are chosen because they have the best case-management systems, meaning they can exchange on the property sale fast. Try our quote calculator, or contact us on 0800 038 6699, where our conveyancers are waiting for your call.Q.
You will be given the information on your new home’s band and associated tax rates in the conveyancing report on title. The latest council tax charges for homes in Crewe are set out at the Cheshire East local authority site (refer to the public services information at the head of these FAQs for a link). The tax rates for Crewe for the 2017/2018 tax year are:
Retrieved on 24 March 2017Q.
Even where some contamination has occurred in Crewe, the risk levels are usually low. Metal contamination of soil in Crewe is more likely to occur near waste-treatment sites, or brownfield sites where historical industry has operated. Data on other contaminants, like asbestos, and water contaminants, such as landfill leachate, will also be included in an environmental search and reported in the conveyancer’s report on title.Q.
Your conveyancing solicitor is required to ascertain whether the property is within a conservation area, and if so, whether any modifications have the essential permission from the Cheshire East council. If the residence is in one of Crewe’s conservation areas, and no evidence of planning authorisation can be found, your solicitor will advise you on the next steps to take (for example, reinstalling the windows with ones that are sympathetic to the area, or to obtain retrospective planning permission). To discuss your needs and to obtain your free, fixed-fee quote, contact our team on 0800 038 6699.Q.
There are a number of conservation areas located near Crewe. Conservation areas in Crewe include Green. The local council will be able to provide more details about local conservation areas, and the solicitor handling your purchase address the consequences of purchasing property in a conservation area.Q.
A solicitor may suggest that a chancel search is ordered, irrespective of the parish in which the house being purchased is located. In older areas of Crewe, chancel repair has the potential to be charged on the owners of a house where parish councils may have not done so in the past. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.Q.
An agent will often endorse a conveyancing firm, however, these referrals should be compared against alternatives, such as local solicitors, or firms found online, as there is a risk that an agent may choose the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the best value for you.Q.
Stamp Duty Land Tax depends on the valuation. On a £432k house or flat, stamp duty will be £12960.*
*Source: www.hmrc.gov.uk, 12/03/2013Q.
Stamp Duty Land Tax is generally due for property over £125,000. We do not recommend any form of stamp duty avoidance. Such schemes are highly expensive and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later.Q.
Completion can take anywhere between around a month and three months, which can depend on various issues, like the efficiency of the seller's conveyancing solicitor, or the speed of your lender.Q.
Your conveyancing solicitor is required to ascertain if the property is within a conservation area, and if so, whether any modifications have the essential permission from the Cheshire East council.