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Updated: 01/12/16

Rochester travel information:

As reported in the 2011 national census Rochester has a residential population 607,143 spread over an area of 99,452 hectares (245,751 acres) which equals a residential population density 6.1 people per hectare or 2.5 per acre.

Strood Kent station is approximately 1 mile from Rochester and Rochester, Maidstone Rd Airport is 3 miles from Rochester. London City Airport is 22 miles, London Airport is 15 miles, Rochester Airport is 3 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 21 mile away.

Rochester is around a mile and a half of the M2 junction entry 2 Eastbound.

The nearest hospital to Rochester is St Bartholomews Chatham.


There are lots of 'cheap' offers, but how do we find a good one? We are looking for affordable conveyancing in Rochester.


This catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many solicitors advertise theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra fees will be included in small print which buyers may have not read carefully Additional costs listed in the small print needs to be reasonable and clear.


What particular property searches will the lawyer in Rochester conduct when carrying out the conveyancing for a Rochester building?


The standard conveyancing procedure will be to get these searches - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search, Environmental and Coal Mining Search and, depending on certain criteria, area-specific searches for instance Planning Search.


What can I do to bypass paying for stamp duty?


SDLT commonly must be paid on homes over one hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds. Homeward Legal do not advise home buyers risk any stamp duty scheme, because these schemes are costly and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later and the total stamp duty amount may be due.


What is the council tax on a residential semi-detached house in Rochester?


Frequently a conveyancer's title report should supply the appropriate Medway council tax band. The latest tax charges for homes in Rochester are detailed at the Medway council website. At the time of writing, 07/09/2012, the rates are:

  • Band A - £887.00
  • Band B - £1,034.00
  • Band C - £1,182.00
  • Band D - £1,330.00
  • Band E - £1,625.00
  • Band F - £1,921.00
  • Band G - £2,216.00
  • Band H - £2,660.00


What is the optimum stage to a mover book the home removal firm?


The most sensible course of action is for buyers to delay agreeing removals until the point where both sides have scheduled a date that occurs once exchange of contracts. Try Wilds Removals Strood Ltd, Station Approach/Canal Road, Strood, Rochester, ME2 4DR Call: 01634 226573.


Do we need a chancel search if I plan to purchase in the parish of Sevington?


A property lawyer could recommend a chancel search, regardless of the parish in which the property being purchased is located. In older areas of Rochester, chancel repair has the potential to be charged on current owners of a property where Parochial Church Councils have previously chosen not to do so. For property in the parish of Sevington, it is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.


The residence in Rochester being purchased is on a ex-industrial use land. Is barium soil contamination likely?


Rochester and the surrounding region has a legacy of chemical contamination. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as industrial storage.


Do we need to employ a conveyancing put forward by the estate agent?


An agent may recommend one or more conveyancing firms. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, it may be the case that the agent recommends the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the most suitable for you.