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Conveyancing in Crewe Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/07/17

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As calculated by the 2011 national census Crewe has a population 309,489 spread over an area of 231,582 acres which equals a density of population of 1.3 people per acre.

Crewe train station is approximately 1 mile from Crewe. The closest airport to Crewe is Manchester Terminal 2 Airport. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 24 miles, Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 20 miles, and Howarden Airport is 23 miles away.

Leighton Crewe is the closest hospital to Crewe.


What are the best conveyancing rates for a £599,000 home?


The confusion over what is, and is not, included in a 'cheap' quote leaves many sellers and buyers paying out more than they anticipated in the end, and many solicitors promote cheap conveyancing quotes, however extra charges may inflate your final invoice. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the solicitors' fees, based on the property you are buying.


The web is awash a plethora of helpful manuals about DIY conveyancing. In which case, do I need a lawyer in Crewe ?


There is no argument why a buyer shouldn't carry out the bulk of the your own conveyancing without an expert Crewe property solicitor. That said, a solicitor juggles a long list of roles from such as checking redemption statements or interpreting management accounts some of which need a qualified professional. Fundamentally amateur lawyers will not have the appropriate insurance which qualified legal practices are liable to be required to obtain.


Which particular property searches conveyancing searches should a solicitor in Crewe get when carrying out the conveyancing for a Crewe property?

The routine procedure will be to obtain Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW), Environmental and Cheshire Brine Search (Coal Authority), and possibly specific local searches, like a Coal and Brine.


How much is the council tax on a Forties mid-terrace Band B building in Crewe?


You will be given detail on the homes band 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. At the time of writing, 12 September 2012, rates are:

  • Band A - £975.00
  • Band B - £1,138.00
  • Band C - £1,301.00
  • Band D - £1,463.00
  • Band E - £1,788.00
  • Band F - £2,113.00
  • Band G - £2,439.00
  • Band H - £2,926.00


How can I find if any of the protected Crewe conservation areas are at risk?


A recent assessment of the state of conservation areas in Crewe is filed by English Heritage - the following data is available at the English Heritage website: Crewe Green with Crewe is designated as fair with low vulnerability and deteriorating condition significantly.


What will the searches cost?


With Homeward Legal, clients buying a property required to pay no more than £249 for the standard search bundle. Conveyancing searches are charged at cost.


Which Crewe mortgage lender panels are your solicitors on?


Most lenders in Crewe are on our solicitors' panels. Crewe lenders and mortgage specialists include Nationwide Building Society Branch, 28 Market St, Crewe, CW1 2JJ, and Quadrant Mortgage Services Ltd, Business & Technology Centre, Radway Green, Crewe, CW2 5PR.


We are buying a medieval barn conversion in the parish of Rostherne. Will a chancel search be necessary?


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.