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Rochford conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Rochford District Council?

Rochford 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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Are Rochford conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Rochford offer services on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Quittance's expert solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your conveyancing quote will explain what the fees and disbursements will be when your sale or purchase goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your 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 2021?

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

Searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Rochford 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?

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

Purchasing a leasehold property in the UK is more complicated than buying a freehold. The numerous common problems awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and short leases.

A 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?

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Rochford?

Conveyancing for a leasehold property is a great deal more specialised than it is for a freehold home.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Rochford will need to conduct extra work. This can involve sourcing the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to a copy of the insurance policy.

In order to resolve any leasehold delays faster, It is recommended that the vendor contact a conveyancer as soon as an estate agent is chosen.

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

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

A good solicitor in Rochford will need to be qualified to handle things like dealing with delays associated with off-plan, confirming right of way over drains and sewers and .

Our specialist team of new build solicitors are highly experienced in helping buyers get the best outcome 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 Rochford - do I need a solicitor?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.1% (Jan 2021). A good Rochford remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our property solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a 95% mortgage with the Halifax or to a flexible mortgage with Birmingham Midshires, our remortgage specialists can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender

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

A 'transfer of equity' involves changing the ownership structure of a property, often for one of the following reasons:

  • You want to give a property (or share in a property) to a child or other relative.
  • You want to share ownership in a property with a partner or spouse.
  • You want to remove an ex-partner from the property deeds after separating.

Quittance's panel of conveyancing solicitors can complete the transfer of equity legal work on your behalf for a fixed fee, including remortgage work (if needed).

How can Quittance help?

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Rochford, our panel of expert conveyancing solicitors can help.

We aim to deliver a stress-free moving experience. We focus on proactive communication to help drive your sale or purchase forwards.

  • No Move, No Fee Guarantee
  • Fixed fee conveyancing service
  • Rochford experts
  • CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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