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Chester Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of cases in Chester that are buy to let is 5%
  • 2 Average time frame of 76 days for registration of title in Chester
  • 3 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £5,814
  • 4 80% freehold and 20% leasehold conveyancing in Chester for this year to date
  • 5 Average time from start to completion was 79 days for conveyancing in Chester

Examples of recent conveyancing in Chester since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chester

My IFA has requested my Chester law firm’s panel member for the Lloyds conveyancing panel. How do I obtain this. I have e-mailed my local Chester branch but they don't know it.

You are best placed to get this information from your Chester property lawyer . Most Chester conveyancing practices will retain a file or database of lender panel information which would include, if applicable, their conveyancing panel details for each mortgage company.

Our bank has recommended solicitors on their panel based in Chester but I would rather choose a conveyancing lawyer in Chester or nearer to where I live. Can you help?

Far from all Chester conveyancing firms are listed all banks conveyancing panel. Use our search tool to identify a Chester conveyancing conveyancer on the on the mortgage company panel.

Will my lawyer be raising questions regarding flooding as part of the conveyancing in Chester.

Flooding is a growing risk for lawyers conducting conveyancing in Chester. Plenty of people will purchase a property in Chester, fully aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical damage, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, satisfactory insurance cover, or dispose of the premises. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the buyer.

Lawyers are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, but there are a various checks that can be initiated by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which will figure out the risks in Chester. The conventional set of completed inquiry forms sent to a buyer’s lawyer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a standard inquiry of the owner to find out if the premises has ever been flooded. If the residence has been flooded in past and is not disclosed by the owner, then a purchaser may issue a compensation claim resulting from an incorrect reply. A purchaser’s conveyancers will also carry out an enviro report. This should disclose if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, further investigations should be carried out.

I used Action Conveyancing several years ago for my conveyancing in Chester. I now require my file however the law firm has closed. What do I do?

You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Chester of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I'm purchasing my first flat in Chester with the aid of help to buy. The builders refused to reduce the amount so I negotiated 6k of additionals instead. The house builders rep suggested that I not disclose to my conveyancer about this deal as it would put at risk my loan with the bank. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Estate agents have just been given the go-ahead to market my basement flat in Chester. Conveyancing solicitors are to be appointed soon, but I have recently had a yearly maintenance charge invoice – what should I do?

It best that you clear the maintenance contribution as usual because all ground rent and service charges should be apportioned on completion, so you will be reimbursed by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.

I bought a split level flat in Chester, conveyancing was carried out half a dozen years ago. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Corresponding properties in Chester with over 90 years remaining are worth £171,000. The ground rent is £50 levied per year. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2103

You have 79 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £8,600 and £9,800 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to advice on the actual costs without more detailed due diligence. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Chester

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Chester practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • 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 firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Chester with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Chester. This could include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • 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

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Chester regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Chester but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Lms Direct Conveyancing Ltd, LMS House, CH65 9HQ

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

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