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Chester Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £4,157
  • 2 Percentage of cases in Chester that are buy to let is 5%
  • 3 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 4 Average time from start to moving day was 68 days for conveyancing in Chester
  • 5 Average time frame of 76 days for registration of title in Chester

Examples of recent conveyancing in Chester since August 2023*


of apartment Waterside View CH1 3EA, at the agreed consideration of £85,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, agreeing completion date with parties


of terraced residence, Steele Street, CH1 1RH completing on 01/09/2023 at a price of £350,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, preparing statement detailing charges


of flat Charlotte Court CH1 3LP, acquired for £203,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties


of flat Nuns Road CH1 2LH, at the agreed amount of £285,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chester

Finally the sale completed on my house in Chester last April but the buyer keeps SMS messaging every few hours to moan that her lawyer needs to hear from mysolicitor. What are the post completion sale formalities following completion?

After completion of your house sale your lawyer is obliged to send the transfer documentation and all additional paperwork to the purchaser's lawyers. If applicable, your conveyancer must also evidence that the mortgage has been redeemed to the purchasers solicitors. There are no post completion procedures unique to conveyancing in Chester.

I require fast conveyancing in Chester as I am under a deadline to sign on the dotted line inside one month. Luckily I do not require a mortgage. Is it possible to avoid the conveyancing searches to save money and time?

If.Given you are not obtaining a home loan you are at liberty not to have searches conducted although no conveyancer would recommend that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in Chester the following are instances of what can be revealed and adversely impact future saleability: Enforcement Notices, Overdue Charges, Overdue Grants, Unadopted Roads,...

four months have gone by following my purchase conveyancing in Chester concluded. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £215,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the asset from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

I am buying a new build flat in Chester. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Chester

    Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. Please supply a car parking plan.

We're new on the property ladder - agreed a price, yet the property agent told us that the seller will only proceed if we use their chosen lawyers as they want a ‘quick sale’. Our preferred option is to instruct a family solicitor used to conveyancing in Chester

We suspect that the seller is not behind this demand. If they desire ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a serious purchaser is not the way to achieve this. Speak to the vendors direct and explain that (a)you are motivated buyers (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you do not need to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you are going to appoint your preferred Chester conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will earn their estate agent a referral fee or hit his conveyancing targets pre-set by corporate headquarters.

My brother-in-law has suggested I instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Chester. I need to find out if they are listed on the bank's conveyancing panel. Can you advise?

One option is to phone your solicitor to check if they are on the lender's panel. If that does not help call us and we can make some checks for you. If they are not on the conveyancing panel we we can help find a reputable conveyancing solicitor in Chester on the approved list for your lender.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Chester regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Chester but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Jolliffe & Co Llp, 6 St John Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1DA
  • Storrar Cowdry & Co Limited, India House, 16 White Friars, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1NZ
  • Hillyer Mckeown Llp, Gorse Stacks House, George Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 3EQ
  • Mercury Legal Llp, Gorse Stacks House, George Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 3EQ
  • Ellis & Co Solicitors Ltd, 10 Castle Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DS

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Chester regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Chester specialising in commercial conveyancing in Chester. This will likely include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Johoco Sjw Limited, 6 St John Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1DA
  • Jolliffe & Co Llp, 6 St John Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1DA
  • Johoco Hjb Ltd, 6 St. John Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1DA
  • Johoco Ajb Limited, 6 St John Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1DA
  • Johoco Jah Ltd, 6 St John Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1DA

Planning law solicitors in Chester regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Chester with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • Oliver & Co Solicitors Ltd, Douglas House, 117 Foregate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1HE
  • Aaron & Partners Llp, Grosvenor Court, Foregate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1HG
  • Mackenzie Solicitors Limited, The Drift, Moor Lane, Rowton, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 7QW
  • Hodgkinson Legal, Middleheath, Brown Heath Road, Christleton, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 7PN

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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