Rochester conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Medway Council?

Rochester 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 Rochester?

Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on your behalf, for example Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and bankruptcy searches. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

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

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Rochester?

Conveyancing searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Rochester conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Rochester?

Almost all flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The conveyancing for a leasehold flat can take weeks longer than a freehold house as there is more to prepare and more technical complexity exists.

Examples of delays might include anything from slow receipt of the managing agent information to uncontactable landlords.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold property usually takes longer.

The buyer's conveyancer will expect to see these documents, such as details of any breaches by other leaseholders. Delays are usually caused by the time needed by to source this information.

The solicitor ought to start this process even before a sale has been agreed, because this paperwork can take a long time to gather if it is difficult to contact the managing agent.

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

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

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

Our property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a tracker with Barclays Bank or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Skipton Building Society, we can assist.

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