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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.

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Rotherham conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council?

Rotherham is situated in Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1172.59
B £1368.02
C £1563.45
D £1758.88
E £2149.74
F £2540.60
G £2931.47
H £3517.76

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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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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

Are Rotherham conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Rotherham offer their services on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's 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 our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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.

Read more:

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 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Rotherham can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our network of solicitors are on the panel 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.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender