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Rotherham lies between Sheffield and Doncaster in South Yorkshire and forms part of the Sheffield Urban Area. However the borough is 70% rural with beautiful countryside and with picturesque villages such as Ravenfield, Laughton en le Morthen and Hooton Roberts.

The bustling town is compact, with a pedestrianised shopping area radiating from Rotherham Minster and hosts a varied and lively events programme throughout the year including everything from specialist markets to popular family attractions.

Property prices are below average for Yorkshire and Humberside, making it a great location for first-time buyers.

Rotherham conveyancing FAQs

How much is the Council Tax in Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council in 2021?

Rotherham is situated in Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2021 are as follows:

Band Rotherham Council Tax (2021/22)
A £1,256.34
B £1,465.73
C £1,675.12
D £1,884.51
E £2,303.29
F £2,722.07
G £3,140.85
H £3,769.02

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Are Rotherham conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Rotherham offer their services on an hourly basis.

Some conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your quote will explain in detail what the fees and disbursements will be when your move completes.

If, for any reason at all, your move does not go ahead, you are covered by a No Sale, 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 Rotherham?

Searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Rotherham conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. 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 conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Rotherham?

Almost all flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The legal work for a leasehold property can take weeks longer than a freehold property as leasehold transactions involve more work and the landlord or managing agent are involved.

Varied factors, such as an unresponsive landlord or incomplete managing agent information, can lead to serious delays.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes, it can take considerably longer to carry out the conveyancing on a leasehold home when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The buyer's solicitor must review several leasehold-related documents. These could include three years' filed accounts for the property management and management company information. Delays are usually caused by the time needed by the seller's conveyancer to gather this paperwork.

It could take several weeks to collect this information if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property, so the solicitor should commence this before a buyer has even been found.

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

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.1% (Apr 2021). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Rotherham can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

A network of solicitors acting for all major lenders - so no matter whether you are switching to a lifetime tracker mortgage with Santander or to a repayment mortgage with the Yorkshire Building Society, Quittance can help.

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I want to transfer equity in my Rotherham home - do I need a solicitor?

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 Rotherham, we can help you find an expert conveyancing solicitor.

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