Rushden conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in East Northamptonshire Council?

Rushden is situated in East Northamptonshire Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band East Northamptonshire Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1136.61
B £1326.05
C £1515.48
D £1704.92
E £2083.79
F £2462.66
G £2841.53
H £3409.84

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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 Rushden?

Conveyancing fees are made up of legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the extra third-party costs incurred on your behalf, e.g. Land Registry fees or landlord's notice fees. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Rushden are fixed, - for a standard conveyancing transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no hidden extras

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Rushden property sale or purchase

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Rushden sale or purchase.

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I'm purchasing a house in Rushden - which searches will I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel search

Occasionally the solicitor will advise additional searches e.g. a radon gas search.

To see the total cost of searches on a Rushden purchase, try our conveyancing calculator.

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

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Rushden?

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. The legal work for a leasehold flat will usually take more time than a freehold property because there is more to prepare and there are more parties involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from slow delivery of managing agents' documents to out-of-date contact information for the freeholder.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

I am selling a leasehold property in Rushden - what do I need to know?

The legal work for a leasehold flat or house is significantly more difficult than for a freehold property.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Rushden must undertake additional work, for example sourcing an up-to-date service charge statement, through to insurance details.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related delays sooner, It is recommended that you instruct a lawyer as soon as possible.

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

The conveyancing for acquiring a new build home in Rushden can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A solicitor in Rushden must be able to deal with things like handling unreasonable delays, investigating road and drainage issues and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and Ward Cole.

Our highly experienced team of new build conveyancing solicitors are well versed in representing buyers to achieve 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 Rushden - do I need a solicitor?

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

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Rushden remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our conveyancers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Royal Bank of Scotland or to a two-year discount with the Chelsea Building Society, Quittance can help.

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