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Crewe Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 244 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Crewe
  • 2 Average time from start to moving day was 56 days for conveyancing in Crewe
  • 3 Percentage of cases in Crewe that are buy to let is 16%
  • 4 September was the busiest month and August was the next busiest month while November was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Crewe
  • 5 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270

Examples of recent conveyancing in Crewe since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Crewe

Due to complete my purchase in Crewe next Tuesday. My conveyancer now wants me to supply her with proof of content and building insurance for the property as as she informs me that she is duty bound to validate that it is in order for the lender. What risks does the lender expect the insurance to cover?

Any lawyer on acting for mortgage companies would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in a lender’s UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook instructions. These obligations are not specific to conveyancing in Crewe.

Can you explain why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Crewe costs more?

The conveyancing charges for a leasehold premises in Crewe is frequently higher than on a freehold acquisition or disposal. This is because there is an amount of extra time required in liaising with the landlord and management company to collate the evidence concerning whether the rent and maintenance fee have been discharged and whether there are any major works due in the near future on repairs or maintenance of the building.

I am buying a garden flat in Crewe. Conveyancing solicitors are said to be ‘a necessary evil’ but can I do it myself?

Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Crewe you will have to appoint a solicitor on your mortgage company's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Crewe.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in last month in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Crewe is the location of the property. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Crewe are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Crewe you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Crewe may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

How do I identify a Crewe law firm on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel? I am a keen cyclist and am happy to travel upto 20kilometers to meet the conveyancer.

Feel free to make use of the tool on this website. Please pick a bank and your location and you will see a number of Crewe conveyancing lawyers located nearest you. We have listed some Crewe conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can call them to check if they are on the Nottingham Building Society approved list

Me and my fiance have just had an offer agreed on a flat and had an appointment on Monday with Leeds Building Society for the mortgage. They have informed me that when it comes to choosing a property lawyer that if they are not on their approved panel of conveyancers then we will incur a further fee of about two hundred pounds. This is because they would then have to instruct a property lawyer to act on their behalf as well as the one we select for ourselves and we are liable for their costs. I have asked Leeds Building Society to supply me with a list so I can request estimates only from their approved lawyers but was told that I need to check with each individual solicitor to see if they are on the panel. Is there a list online?

You can enquire of Leeds Building Society what their criteria for panel membership is for a conveyancer.Then ask the solicitor of your choice whether they meet the criteria and have they acted on loans for Leeds Building Society previously. Where the answer to those is yes, then just double check with Leeds Building Society. Alternatively please use our search tool and we should be able to locate a solicitor in Crewe on the panel for Leeds Building Society.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Crewe regulated by the SRA

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

  • Poole Alcock Llp, 238-246 Edleston Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 7EH
  • Speakman & Co, 180 Nantwich Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 6BS
  • Lynne Thornton, 50 Crewe Road, Shavington, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 5JB
  • Hall Smith Whittingham Llp, 1 Dysart Buildings, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5DP
  • David Thorp Limited, South Cheshire House, Manor Road, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5LX

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Crewe

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Crewe with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Poole Alcock Llp, 238-246 Edleston Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 7EH
  • Lynne Thornton, 50 Crewe Road, Shavington, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 5JB
  • Atkinsonhodgson Solicitors Limited, 17 Alvaston Business Park, Middlewich Road, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6PF
  • Hall Smith Whittingham Llp, 1 Dysart Buildings, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5DP
  • David Thorp Limited, South Cheshire House, Manor Road, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5LX

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Crewe regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Crewe practicing in commercial conveyancing in Crewe. This could include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Poole Alcock Llp, 238-246 Edleston Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 7EH
  • Max Tebbitts Solicitors Ltd, First Floor Scope House, Weston Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 6DD
  • Lynne Thornton, 50 Crewe Road, Shavington, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 5JB
  • Hall Smith Whittingham Llp, 1 Dysart Buildings, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5DP
  • David Thorp Limited, South Cheshire House, Manor Road, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5LX

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

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