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Rutland conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Rutland County Council?

Rutland is situated in Rutland County Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Rutland UA Council Tax (2021/22)
A £1,416.83
B £1,652.96
C £1,889.10
D £2,125.24
E £2,597.52
F £3,069.79
G £3,542.07
H £4,250.48

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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Rutland?

Conveyancing fees are comprised of fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on your behalf, e.g. Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and indemnity policies. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

Your solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Rutland are fixed, so for a standard transaction, what we quote is what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Rutland sale or purchase

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

Searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Rutland 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?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Rutland?

Almost all flats are leasehold. The conveyancing for leasehold property can take weeks longer than freehold property because there is more work involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from incomplete managing agent information to an absent freeholder.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Correct, it can take considerably longer to conduct the conveyancing to sell leasehold properties, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The solicitor acting for the buyer must review this leasehold-related paperwork, such as a current statement of service charges. The time required by your solicitor to get these documents together is the common cause of such delays.

It could take several weeks to collect this paperwork if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord, so your solicitor should commence this even before you have found a buyer.

Read more:

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

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.1% (Jan 2021). A good Rutland remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Conveyancing solicitors on the panel for all major lenders - so whether you are you are moving to a tracker with the HSBC or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Coventry Building Society, Quittance can help.

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Can Quittance carry out the conveyancing for transferring equity in my Rutland property?

A 'transfer of equity' involves changing the ownership structure of a property by adding or removing an owner (or owners) from the deeds. Reasons for an equity transfer include:

  • Transferring a property into joint ownership after a marriage or civil partnership.
  • Removing an ex-partner from the deeds after a divorce.
  • Giving a property to a child or other relative.
  • Removing a co-owner who wishes to sell their share.

Quittance's panel of conveyancing solicitors will carry out all the legal work required for your transfer of equity for a low, fixed fee.

How can Quittance help?

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Rutland, 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
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  • Rutland experts
  • CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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