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Conveyancing in Chester

47 cases completed in Chester in the past 12 months

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Buying a house in Chester

Found in the northwest of England on the banks of the River Dee, Chester is an attractive city that serves up a rich heritage. The population of the urban area is creeping towards 100,000, and with a strong location that complements a great variety of properties to suit every budget, there’s always high demand for property in Chester. At My Home Move Conveyancing we offer a specialist, fixed fee conveyancing service, and have been developing our knowledge and expertise of local markets since 2002.

When buying, or selling a property in Chester, it’ll be necessary to instruct a lawyer to complete the legal work on your behalf.

My Home Move Conveyancing can bring you our award winning customer service, innovative use of technology and intimate knowledge of the local area, to make the process as stress-free as possible. Our conveyancing service is fixed fee, meaning you’ll know exactly what you’re going to be paying from the outset, with no nasty surprises to worry about. Moreover, if you don’t end up moving, you won’t have to pay us anything in legal fees.

We assign a dedicated conveyancer to each of our clients, who will oversee your case from start to finish. Not only are we open seven days a week, but you’ll also have online access to your documents, and be provided with regular updates on your progress. At My Home Move Conveyancing we are proud to offer our conveyancing services to customers across the Chester area; from flats in the pretty city centre to terraces and semis in the sought after Bache and Hoole area, and period properties in Grosvenor Park and Queen’s Park.

Local statistics

The average house price in Cheshire West and Chester is £161,965. During the past 12 months houses sold for an overall average price of £215,310 in Chester. A similar number of semi-detached and terraced properties were sold, at an average of £207,987 and £179,784 respectively. Flats and detached properties also sold an almost identical number, fetching an average of £150,511 and £348,231 respectively.

Essential info

The local authority responsible for properties is Cheshire West and Chester Council. They can be contacted on 0300 123 8123 or at the following address:

Cheshire West and Chester Council
HQ
58 Nicholas Street
Chester
CH1 2NP

The local area

Chester offers a lovely city centre that’s punctuated by attractive Tudor buildings and the reminders of the city’s Roman past. Founded in the 1st century as a Roman fortress, the well-preserved sandstone walls surround the centre, and are a real feature of Chester, along with the amphitheatre that lies just outside the walls. The Grosvenor Museum is well worth a visit and includes an art gallery, while modern amenities are not in short supply thanks to the popular shopping scene, and plentiful bars and restaurants that permeate thoroughfares such as Eastgate, Northgate and Watergate.

The city plays host to the University of Chester, while parents of younger children have a range of excellent schools to consider. Highly rated primary options include Tattenhall Park, Mickle Trafford and Mill View, while the King’s School, Queen’s School and Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College are among the notable secondary options.

Chester possesses an excellent location that offers easy access to Liverpool, Manchester and North Wales. The city is served by the M53 that heads northwest to Liverpool, while the M56 lies to the north of town, and the A55 heads all the way across North Wales to Anglesey and terminates in Holyhead. Both Liverpool and Manchester airports are within striking distance, and there are frequent trains to each city; while there are direct services to London that take just a couple of hours.

All properties in the unparished areas of Chester will fall within one of the following council tax bands.

Council tax band A

Property value range

up to £40,000

Council tax charge

£1,138.60

Council tax band B

Property value range

£40,001 - £52,000

Council tax charge

£1,328.37

Council tax band C

Property value range

£52,001 - £68,000

Council tax charge

£1,518.13

Council tax band D

Property value range

£68,001 - £88,000

Council tax charge

£1,707.90

Council tax band E

Property value range

£88,001 - £120,000

Council tax charge

£2,087.43

Council tax band F

Property value range

£120,001 - £160,000

Council tax charge

£2,466.97

Council tax band G

Property value range

£160,001 - £320,000

Council tax charge

£2,846.50

Council tax band H

Property value range

£320,001 and above

Council tax charge

£3,415.80

About us

Established in 2001, we exclusively deal with the legal side of moving home. Last year alone, through our experienced conveyancers, we helped nearly 50,000 customers have a hassle-free experience. We are a truly national company, having completed transactions in each of the 109 postcode areas in England and Wales.

Our promise to you…

We understand that moving house can be stressful. So we make sure everything we do makes the process as easy and efficient as possible. We’ll give you an all inclusive fixed quote from the start so there won’t be any surprises. The price only changes if your instructions do.

You’ll have access to our unique, easy to use, online case management service to track your case. And dedicated conveyancing experts who’ll be on hand to guide you through the whole process.

We know you’re busy, so we’re open 8am until 8pm most weekdays, and open at weekends too!

Finally, if your move falls through, through no fault of your own, we won’t charge you a penny in legal fees.

Multiple industry awards

See why our unique conveyancing service (My Home Move and its wholly owned law firm) has been recognised as an industry leading, award-winning conveyancing company.

Best Legal Services Provider

Future of Legal Services Innovation

Most Innovative Use of Technology

Best Conveyancing Provider

National Conveyancing Firm of the Year

Best Legal Services Provider

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What's involved

Once you have your offer accepted, it’s time to get the ball rolling on legally transferring the ownership to you. Here’s how we do things at My Home Move Conveyancing.

First, your estate agents will send us a copy of the Memorandum of sale, which provides the details of the property, the amount offered and the name of the sellers and buyers and their conveyancers. You will be asked to complete your details and provide to us your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill.

Read our Home Buying Process guide

If you are selling a house, you will need a Conveyancer to act for you – that’s where we come in!

You will be asked by us to complete your details and provide your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill. You will also be asked to fill in a Property Information form including some specific details about the property, its boundaries, any alterations to the property etc. If you have any additional paperwork such as planning permissions or notices, then these will be required by us to send with the contract papers. We will also ask you to complete a Fixtures, Fittings and Contents form to say what you will be taking and leaving behind. If the property is leasehold, you will be asked for information about who you pay ground rent and services charges to…

Read our Home Selling Process guide

After we have received your instructions to act we will check the legal issues and title to your property to ensure it offers a satisfactory security for your new lender, as this is the essence of a mortgage.

We will also check the amounts outstanding on any current mortgage registered on the property as these will have to be repaid at completion. The amounts will be confirmed with you.

Usually, we will not carry out Local, Drainage or Mining (if appropriate) searches as we will put in place an insurance which will protect your lender. This is less expensive for you and quicker. Some lenders still require that searches are made and will not rely on insurance. If this is the case the searches will have to be made and the cost will show on the Financial Statement sent to you.

At about the same time that you receive your Mortgage Offer we receive a copy together with the lender’s instructions to act for them. We will consider the Offer to ensure that we do those things required of us as the solicitors and to check what other conditions have to be satisfied.

We will then send you the Mortgage Deed to sign and any other documentation that may be required by your lender. We shall need to have this back from you as soon as possible and certainly by the day before we complete. Otherwise there will be a delay.

You need to check that the Mortgage Offer is acceptable to you. For example, is the mortgage amount and mortgage product correct? Is it the correct method of repayment? Are there any early repayment fees?

We target a completion date for 7 days after we receive our copy of the Mortgage Offer but our being able to complete depends on the terms of the Offer and any peculiarities of your transaction.

If the new mortgage amount is less than the amount we have to pay to your existing lender, we will ask for the difference from you, before the completion date.

Following completion we deal with the registration formalities to ensure the mortgage security is perfected for your lender and any deeds will then be sent to your lender for safe-keeping.

Note – If your property is leasehold, we also:

Request your landlord to confirm that all ground rent, service charges and insurance premiums (if applicable) have been paid to date and that there is no known breach of the lease.

Have to approve the wording of the lease.

Have to serve on the landlord a notice of discharge of your existing mortgage and a notice that a new mortgage has been given to your new lender.

Read our Remortgaging Process guide

Get in touch

Quotation Team

If you would like to discuss a quotation you have received please call our Quotation Team on

0333 234 4425

Monday - Tuesday

9am

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7pm

Wednesday - Friday

9am

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5pm

Conveyancing Team

If you would like to speak to someone about your case please call our Conveyancing Team on

0333 234 4396

Monday - Thursday

8am

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8pm

Friday

8am

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7pm

Saturday

Open

9am

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4pm

Sunday

10am

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3pm