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Congleton Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 2 Percentage of cases in Congleton that are buy to let is 3%
  • 3 June was the busiest month and July was the next busiest month while October was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Congleton
  • 4 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £3,640
  • 5 Average time frame of 13 days for registration of title in Congleton

Examples of recent conveyancing in Congleton since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Congleton

My previous lawyer has sent a quote for £1150 for fixed fee conveyancing in Congleton. I am selling a purpose built detached home for £175,000. Is this expensive? Is it above the average fee for conveyancing in Congleton?

The quote is slightly on the expensive side. If you shop around you might reduce the fees slightly by as much as £125. That being said, you maycome to regret opting for an a cheaper conveyancer. Remember to enquire that the conveyancer can also act for your lender. Do utilise our search tool to locate a Congleton conveyancing company on the lender’s approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Congleton.

When does exchange of contracts happen for residential conveyancing in Congleton and do I need to be at the lawyers office?

Where you are near to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Congleton you are invited in to sign documents. However, the lender approved solicitors we work with supply countrywide coverage for conveyancing and provide just as diligent and professional a job for you when dealing with you digitally. The executing of the purchase agreement is not the important part. A signed contract is just a prerequisite for the firm to exchange contracts at the suitable time, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The exchange process is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a lengthy "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Congleton)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

After looking at for an affordable solicitor in Congleton, many say that I should look for a CQS kitemarked solicitor. What is CQS?

The Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices issued by the Law Society. Membership achievement establishes a level of credibility for member firms with stakeholders (regulators, lenders, insurers and consumers) based upon: * the integrity of the senior responsible officer and other key conveyancing staff * the firm's adherence to good practice management standards * compliance with prudent and efficient conveyancing processes through the scheme protocol the standard includes numerous companies who conduct conveyancing in Congleton.

Have just purchased a repossessed house at auction in Congleton. Conveyancing is required. What happens now?

Now that you have for all intents and purposes signed on the dotted line you will need to instruct a conveyancing lawyer quickly as you now have a fast approaching a fixed date to complete the conveyancing. Every auction property should have an associated auction set of papers. This will likely include most,if not all of the documents that your conveyancer requires. Where you are dealing with leasehold premises the conveyancing papers should include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing paperwork relating to a leasehold property. You should give this to the lawyer working for you ASAP. You also need to ensure that you have funds in place to complete on the on the contractual date .

My partner and I have arranged a further advance on our mortgage from Principality as we wish to carry out alterations to our property in Congleton. Are we obliged to select a nearby Congleton solicitor on the Principality conveyancing panel to handle the paperwork?

Principality don't usually appoint a member of their conveyancing panel to handle such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Principality list.

I am buying a property in Congleton. An unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Coventry BS be concerned?

Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with Coventry BS your lawyer must comply with the formal instructions set out in Section 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Coventry BS. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook contains minimum conditions for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Coventry BS where a lease fails to comply with these conditions. The specifications relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not limited to Congleton.

Me and my brother own a semi-detached Edwardian property in Congleton. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and TSB. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw two entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold with the matching address. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You should review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Congleton 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 purchasers. You can also check the position with the conveyancing solicitor who conducted the conveyancing.

I am looking for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and found one near me in Congleton I like with amenity areas and railway links nearby, however it only has 51 years on the lease. There is not much else in Congleton in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?

Should you require a home loan the shortness of the lease will be problematic. Reduce the price by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you can request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this matter.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Congleton regulated by the SRA

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

  • Personal Injury Practice Limited, Citadel House, Solvay Road, Winnington, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 4DP
  • Lebreton Towell Solicitors, 4 Clemley Close, Kelsall, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 0RD
  • Lewis Rodgers Limited, 372a High Street, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 2DP
  • Accident Advice Solicitors Limited, 150 London Road, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 5HH
  • Moss Law Limited, 2 Castle Street, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 1AB

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Congleton

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Congleton with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on wrongful eviction

  • Cf Law Limited, 20 Winnington Street, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 1AF
  • Susan Howarth & Co Solicitors Ltd, 41 Chester Way, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 5JE

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Congleton is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process:

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Following instructions from the bank (where appropriate)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drafting Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing amendments to the the Transfer deed
  • Communicating with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing funds to the appropriate parties
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the new ownership and the mortgage (if applicable) at the HM Land Registry.

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

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