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Chester Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 81% freehold and 19% leasehold conveyancing in Chester for this year to date
  • 2 Percentage of cases in Chester that are buy to let is 6%
  • 3 Average time from start to moving day was 66 days for conveyancing in Chester
  • 4 June was the busiest month and February was the next busiest month while April was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Chester
  • 5 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270

Examples of recent conveyancing in Chester since September 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chester

I opted for a Chester based lawyer for our conveyancing in Chester last week. Upon checking the small print I notewe are liable for fees even where the transaction does not complete. Would I be best advised to select an internet conveyancing brokerage who offer no-sale-no-fee conveyancing in Chester?

Generally there is a compromise along the lines that if "No Sale No Fee" is available then the fee levels will generally be higher to counteract the transactions that do not proceed. Do bear in mind that these arrangements rarely cover expenditure such as Chester conveyancing search fees.

Our conveyancer has discovered a a problem with the lease for the flat we are purchasing in Chester. The other side have offered title insurance as a workaround. We are content with insurance and will pay for it. Our solicitor says that he must check that the bank is happy with this solution. Who is the client here, us or the mortgage company ?

Regardless of the fact that you have a mortgage offer from the mortgage company does not mean to say that the property will meet their requirements for the purposes of a mortgage. Your lawyer has to ensure that the lease has to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions. You and the bank are the client. These conveyancing instructions have to be complied with.

We see that you have a search directory identifying law firms on the UBS conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a commission if I appoint them for our conveyancing in Chester?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the UBS conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Chester.

I am being told by my solicitor that defective lease insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Chester?

The right level of defective lease indemnity insurance depends on your lender. It would differ for example between Yorkshire Building Society and Chelsea Building Society. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to members of the public take out such policies.

Can I be sure that the Chester conveyancing solicitor on the Lloyds panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Chester getting recommendations is a sensible starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always suggest that you speak with the solicitor carrying out your conveyancing.

I have finally had an offer on a maisonette in Chester agreed to, the sellers do nevertheless have a connected purchase. The vendors have placed an offer on a flat, however it’s not yet agreed to, and have viewings of other apartments booked. I have selected a nearby conveyancing solicitor in Chester. What should be my next step? When do I get the mortgage application with Barclays started?

It is understandable to have concerns where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket too early (home loan application is approx one thousand pounds, then survey, Chester conveyancing search costs, etc). The first course of action is to check that your conveyancing practitioner is on the Barclays conveyancing panel. Regarding the subsequent steps this very much dictated by the specifics of your case, attraction to the property and on the state of the market. During a hot market many purchasers will apply for a home loan with Barclays and pay for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they ask their conveyancing practitioner to move forward with searches.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Chester. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

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

    Please supply a car parking plan. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal.

My wife and I have appointed a Chester conveyancing solicitor for our home move (FTB’s) and have noticed in the terms and conditions that they are not covered by the Financial Conduct Authority. Need I be concerned or is that the norm with property lawyer?

We can't see why they should be. Most conveyancing practitioner don't lend money. They will be governed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, who have strict laws regulating monies held on client account.

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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 non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Chester with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Chester. This may include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • 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. This may include advice on 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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