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Chester Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average time from start to moving day was 55 days for conveyancing in Chester
  • 2 77% freehold and 23% leasehold conveyancing in Chester for last year
  • 3 Average time frame of 49 days for registration of title in Chester
  • 4 Average Stamp Duty Payable for last year was £2,739
  • 5 Average Land Registry Fee for last year was £270

Examples of recent conveyancing in Chester since October 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chester

I am searching for value for money conveyancer. Do I opt for an online conveyancer rather than a family Chester conveyancing lawyer?

Chester is a special area, where local knowledge helps. The relaxed pace of life is great – but not for your conveyancing. The conveyancers that we recommend host well rounded Chester knowledge with a proactive, hands-onapproach that ensures the conveyancing to progress hassle free. It is a distinct advantage if they enjoy good relationships with financial advisers, search providers, surveyors and counterpart Chester conveyancing practices

Can the conveyancing practitioners identified through your ’find a lawyer’ app handle right to buy conveyancing in Chester?

We work with plenty of conveyancing practitioners carrying out right to buy transactions Please call us to secure a costs illustration.

Will my conveyancer be raising enquiries regarding flooding during the conveyancing in Chester.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for solicitors conducting conveyancing in Chester. There are those who purchase a property in Chester, completely aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, suitable insurance cover, or dispose of the premises. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.

Solicitors are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, but there are a numerous checks that can be carried out by the buyer or by their lawyers which should figure out the risks in Chester. The conventional set of property information forms sent to a purchaser’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) incorporates a usual inquiry of the seller to determine if the property has historically flooded. If flooding has previously occurred and is not revealed by the vendor, then a purchaser may issue a legal claim for losses as a result of such an misleading reply. A buyer’s solicitors may also order an enviro search. This will disclose whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, more detailed investigations will need to be conducted.

I have a 4 bedroom Georgian house in Chester. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Yorkshire Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are two entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold with the exact same address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You should assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Chester and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also check the situation with your conveyancing lawyer who conducted the purchase.

I have been recommended by a number of estate agents in Chester to locate a property lawyer using your seach tool. Is there a financial upside for Estate Agents to offer your lawyers ahead of alternative conveyancing organisations?

We don’t make any financial incentive for directing people in our direction. We thought it would be too underhand to pay a commission because members of the public would think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not getting any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.

I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for residential conveyancing in Chester. I have discover a site which seems to have the perfect solution If it is possible to get all the legals completed via phone that would be ideal. Do I need to be concerned? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

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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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Chester

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Chester with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Chester regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Chester practicing in planning law. This should include advice on compulsory purchases in Chester
  • 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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