Rayleigh conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Rochford District Council?

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

Band Rochford District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1153.81
B £1346.11
C £1538.41
D £1730.71
E £2115.31
F £2499.91
G £2884.52
H £3461.42

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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 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 our solicitors carry out for you.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in Rayleigh are fixed, so what we quote is exactly what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Rayleigh move

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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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.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team 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 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Rayleigh remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Quittance's solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a variable-rate with the Halifax or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Skipton Building Society, we can assist.

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