Searching for Conveyancing in Chesterfield for your home move? The town is famed for the crooked spire of its fourteenth century church, which is incorporated in the council’s logo. Chesterfield also boasts one of the largest open air markets in Britain, as well as modern shopping precincts. Situated in the attractive countryside of north Derbyshire, it is also a pleasant place to reside in.
The area around Chesterfield sits over a large coalfield, which was opened up in the 19th century with many mines in the vicinity. This was due in part to railway pioneer George Stephenson, who discovered a coal seam during the excavation of the Clay Cross tunnel. Stephenson set up a company to exploit the local coal and ironstone, and lived nearby and is buried in Chesterfield.
Local housing includes many older terraced cottages near the centre, with more recent development especially to the north and west. The Walton district is now a pleasant modern residential location, and Newbold and Hasland are also popular suburbs. Whatever type of home you are buying it is essential to instruct a Solicitor with substantial experience Conveyancing in Chesterfield to ensure that you get a quick completion date for your sale or purchase.
Stamp Duty Exemption
Local knowledge means that your Conveyancer will be able to complete your Conveyancing in Chesterfield quicker, saving you both time and money. You will be advised if you are eligible for exemption from paying stamp duty land tax. The government has classified the council wards of Markham, Rother, Middlecroft, St. Helen’s, Barrow Hill and Hollingwood, Lowgates and Woodthorpe, Dunston and Old Whittington as ‘disadvantaged areas’ and on purchases where the amount paid (or the value of any other 'consideration') is £150, 000 or less, no duty is payable. If you qualify as a first-time buyer then relief is currently available on prices up to £250, 000.
Common issues when Conveyancing in Chesterfield
Among other work that will be carried out for your protection by your Solicitor are the enquiries raised with Chesterfield Borough Council located at the Town Hall, Rose Hill, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1LP. Enquiries are now sent electronically which means that the replies can be received within a few days. The information supplied helps make sure there are no hidden surprises for the purchasing, including the following common issues:
- new bypass planned for the bottom of your garden
- notices requiring you to take action to remedy outstanding problems with property
- planning consents that have conditions attached
- tree preservation orders
listed buildings and conservation areas
Conveyancing in Chesterfield for dwellings in protected areas
As a town with a long history, Chesterfield contains several conservation areas; Solicitors acting on behalf of purchasers will advise clients if a home is located in one of these areas.
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Since buildings in such areas are protected by enhanced planning controls, it is important to check that the seller has not carried out any alterations or other works that have not been approved, as the council could require these to be removed.
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