Oakham conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Rutland County Council?

Oakham is situated in Rutland County Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Rutland County Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1290.58
B £1505.68
C £1720.77
D £1935.87
E £2366.06
F £2796.26
G £3226.45
H £3871.74

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

Are Oakham conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Oakham offer services on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.

Our property lawyers work on a fixed fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your detailed quote will explain in detail what you will pay when your home sale or purchase goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your home sale or purchase does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a house in Oakham - which searches will I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Water search
  • Chancel search liability

Sometimes the initial search results will recommend additional searches such as a search.

To check the cost of searches on a Oakham purchase use our calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

I am buying a leasehold property in Oakham - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold flat in the UK requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential traps awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like costly and undisclosed major works and onerous covenants.

A good property lawyer will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

I am selling a leasehold property in Oakham - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are rare) is a great deal more involved in comparison with a freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves additional work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Oakham. This can involve requesting the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to details of planned major works.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is strongly advised that the vendor contact a conveyancer as soon as possible, potentially before putting the property on the market,.

I am buying a new build property in Oakham - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for purchasing a new build in Oakham is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A solicitor in Oakham must be able to deal with things like liaising with the builder's onsite sales team, verifying rights of access and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and ICW.

Our specialist team of new build conveyancing solicitors are well versed in helping buyers get a successful transaction and working to tight developer deadlines.

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Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

I am remortgaging a property in Oakham - do I need a solicitor?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Oakham remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our property solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a cashback mortgage with Lloyds Bank or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Barnsley Building Society, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender