Rugby conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Rugby Borough Council?

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

Band Rugby Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1181.83
B £1378.80
C £1575.77
D £1772.74
E £2166.68
F £2560.62
G £2954.57
H £3545.48

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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 Rugby?

Conveyancing fees are made up of legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the extra third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, e.g. Stamp Duty and indemnity policies. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Rugby are fixed, so for a standard conveyancing transaction, what we quote is what you pay

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Our conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a house in Rugby which property searches will I require?

The standard pack includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

Occasionally the results of the standard searches will necessitate additional searches e.g. a mining search.

To check the price of searches on a Rugby purchase, use our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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

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

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be complicated. The numerous common problems awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and unfair clauses in the lease.

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?

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The legal work for selling a leasehold home typically takes longer.

The buyer's solicitor will expect to see these documents, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and an up-to-date statement of service charges. Delays are usually caused by the time needed by to get these documents together.

It could take several weeks to collect this information if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or they are slow to respond, so your lawyer should commence this as soon as possible.

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

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

The conveyancing process for purchasing a new build in Rugby .

A conveyancer in Rugby will need to be qualified to handle things like handling the uncertainties of buying off plan, confirming rights to use pipes and cables (e.g. phone, data, fibre, electricity) and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and Trenwick International.

Our highly experienced team of new build conveyancing solicitors are experts in representing buyers to achieve a stress free move 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.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Rugby property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Rugby might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancing solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a cashback mortgage with Britannia or to a joint mortgage with the Chelsea Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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