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Rayleigh conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax must I pay for a property in Rochford District Council in 2021?

Rayleigh is situated in Rochford District Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Rochford Council Tax (2021/22)
A £1,253.75
B £1,462.71
C £1,671.67
D £1,880.63
E £2,298.55
F £2,716.46
G £3,134.38
H £3,761.26

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

Conveyancing fees include legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on your behalf, such as Stamp Duty or Office Copies. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

Your fees for buying or selling a house in Rayleigh are fixed, so what you are quoted is exactly what you pay

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

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2021?

I'm purchasing a home in Rayleigh - what searches do I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

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

Sometimes the location of the property will warrant additional searches e.g. a specialist environmental search.

To see the total cost of searches on a Rayleigh purchase you can use our our conveyancing cost calculator.

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

How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. The conveyancing for a leasehold flat typically takes longer than freehold property because leasehold transactions involve more work and more technical complexity exists.

Varied factors, such as an unresponsive landlord or missing leasehold documents, can lead to serious delays.

Specialist leasehold solicitors handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes, that's correct, it can take considerably longer to carry out the conveyancing on a leasehold home,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will want to see this leasehold-related paperwork, including a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time needed by your solicitor to get these documents together is commonly the source of delays.

The solicitor should start this process before a buyer has even been found, because this information can take weeks to collect if the managing agent is slow or difficult to contact.

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

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.1% (Jan 2021). A good Rayleigh remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

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Will I need a solicitor to transfer equity in my Rayleigh home?

Changing the legal ownership structure of a property is known as a 'transfer of equity'. An owner, or owners, of a property may wish to transfer equity in a property for a number of reasons, including gifting the property to a child or relative, transferring a property into joint names after a marriage or civil partnership, or removing someone from the deeds after a separation.

Whatever the reason for your transfer of equity, Quittance's specialist panel of conveyancing solicitors can complete all the legal work required for your transfer of equity for an all-inclusive cost.

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If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Rayleigh, we can help you find an expert conveyancing solicitor.

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