Conveyancing Solicitors in Crewe

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Conveyancing in Crewe

Conveyancing is the work a solicitor does to transfer the legal title of a house or flat from one person to another. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Crewe, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped Crewe and Cheshire East clients with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Congleton, Middlewich, Nantwich, Sandbach and Warrington

Crewe Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Crewe

Crewe is a market town located in the Cheshire East district of England. With a population of around 71,000, it is known for its rich railway heritage and its location as a major junction on the West Coast Main Line.

In 2016, Crewe was ranked as the top top place to live in the UK outside London by Property Week Magazine.

Popular Local Areas

  • Nantwich Road is a well-established residential area, with a mix of period properties and modern homes.
  • Queens Park is a desirable area, known for its large Victorian houses and proximity to the town centre.
  • Haslington is a popular village located a few miles outside of Crewe, known for its picturesque countryside and strong community spirit.

Transport and Commuter links

Crewe is well-connected to the rest of the UK by the M6 motorway, which runs through the city. This provides good road links to major cities such as Manchester, Liverpool and London.

Crewe has direct trains to major cities such as London, Manchester and Birmingham.

Crewe house prices

The average price paid for a property in Crewe between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Crewe (2023/24)

Crewe is in Cheshire East Council.

Band Amount
A £1,406.01
B £1,640.35
C £1,874.68
D £2,109.02
E £2,577.69
F £3,046.36
G £3,515.03
H £4,218.04

What do conveyancing solicitors do?

A conveyancing solicitor will handle all the legal elements of a home purchase.

They will raise enquires of the seller's solicitor, order searches, review contracts and complete any post-sale actions, like HMLR registration and paying Stamp Duty Land Tax.

Crewe conveyancing solicitors could also undertake searches to assess flood risk, subsidence and mining-related risks.

Purchasing a property with a mortgage?

When you buy a property with a mortgage, the lender must ensure the home's value will cover the value of the loan.

Your transaction could take significantly longer to complete if your conveyancer is not on your chosen mortgage provider's panel.

Over 100 building societies, banks and lenders have approved our chosen panel lawyers, so we can help you complete your Crewe transaction smoothly.

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We can also assist buyers in Crewe with the legal work for:

Buying a flat or house in a conservation area

When purchasing a flat or house in a Crewe conservation area, your property lawyer will check for restrictive covenants, e.g. easements, and area consents.

Conservation areas in Crewe and the Cheshire East local authority include:

  • Rainow Brookhouse
  • Pott Shrigley
  • Kettleshulme
  • Forest Chapel
  • Pott Shrigley

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Selling a house or flat in Crewe

When selling property in Crewe, your conveyancer will compile key documents, including the title deeds and the various property information forms. The solicitor's role involves handling obstacles like lack of conservation area consent and answering enquiries from the buyer's solicitor.

In order to facilitate a faster completion, the solicitor will coordinate with all parties, such as estate agents and banks or building societies.

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. Sale conveyancing for a leasehold home can result in long delays.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review these documents. These could include three years' filed accounts for the property management and a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. The time needed by your lawyer to gather this paperwork is the common cause of such delays.

Your lawyer should start this process before a buyer has even been found, because this information can take weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord or they are slow to respond.

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Remortgaging a property in Crewe

The Bank of England's current base rate is 5.25% (15 July, 2024)

Check your solicitor is on your mortgage lender's panel before you instruct your solicitor.

We work with solicitors who can work with 99% of all mortgage lenders, so whether you are switching to a discount mortgage from Bank of Ireland or taking out a flexible mortgage from Investec Bank, we can help your remortgage complete quickly.

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Crewe Transfer of equity

Whether you are buying out an ex-partner after a separation, estate planning or transferring the ownership of a property (in part or in full) to your children, you will need to transfer equity. Your lawyer will handle the legal side for a guaranteed fixed fee.

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Conveyancing costs in Crewe: What to expect

When you are comparing quotes, it isn't always easy to be certain you are comparing like to like.

Conveyancing fees

The conveyancing quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes. These fees are what your lawyer charges you for the work they carry out on your behalf.

Disbursements

Disbursements are the payments incurred by your lawyer during the conveyancing process. Examples of disbursements include Stamp Duty, property searches and a chancel liability search.

Are the conveyancing fees fixed?

If you are comparing quotes, watch out for additional charges. Some solicitors' quotes include additional fees in their terms and conditions, resulting in a higher final bill.

Article by Completely Moved authors

The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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