Rainham conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Medway Council?

Rainham is situated in Medway Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Medway Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1082.93
B £1263.41
C £1443.90
D £1624.39
E £1985.37
F £2346.34
G £2707.32
H £3248.78

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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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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Rainham?

Conveyancing fees are made up of the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs paid out on your behalf, such as HMLR fees and conveyancing searches. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Rainham are fixed, - for a standard conveyancing transaction, what we quote is exactly what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Rainham property sale or purchase

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Rainham sale or purchase.

Calculate my conveyancing fees with our conveyancing fee calculator

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a house in Rainham - what searches do I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Water search
  • Chancel search

On occasion the results of the standard searches will necessitate further searches e.g. a search.

To find out how much searches will cost on a Rainham move, try our conveyancing 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 Rainham - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The numerous common problems lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

A specialist leasehold solicitor 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?

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Correct, it can take much longer to complete the legal work on a leasehold home when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The buyer's conveyancer must review these documents. These could include details of any breaches by other leaseholders and a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. Delays are usually the result of the time it takes the seller's conveyancer to source this information.

It can take a long time to gather these details if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property, so the seller's solicitor should get this underway even before you have found a buyer.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Rainham property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Rainham remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our network of solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to an offset mortgage with Barclays Bank or to a long-term fixed mortgage with the Yorkshire Building Society, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender