By Frances Traynor
19th October 2017
"Working in partnership is crucial for an easier property transaction."
For the conveyancing work, when you’re buying, selling or remortgaging a house or flat in Rotherham, you will need to instruct a property lawyer.
Homeward Legal’s conveyancing team has many years’ experience of conveyancing in Rotherham and around South Yorkshire. Our proactive approach means we often move you faster than other firms can.
Conveyancing solicitors who handle all the conveyancing work for your home move for a fixed cost.
We do not charge you any solicitors fees, if for any reason your South Yorkshire house move does not complete.
With local conveyancing experience, our CQS solicitors will guide you along every step of the legal process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Rotherham is served by the M1, M18, A630 and A631. By rail: The nearest train station is Rotherham Central. By air: Doncaster Sheffield Airport is 18 miles from Rotherham, and Retford (Gamston) Airport is 26 miles.
Hospital: Rotherham District General, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, S60 2UD. Council: Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (www.rotherham.gov.uk).
Attractions: Aston Springs Farm, Clifton Park, Thrybergh Country Park, Wentworth Village, and Wentworth Woodhouse.Q.
There are several high-street and online property lawyers who promote their offers of 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However, you should be aware that unclear additional charges, often annotated in the small print, can increase the final bill beyond your expected budget. Any such costs found in the terms of engagement should be reasonable. A conveyancing quote should also clearly state any disbursements to be paid. At Homeward Legal, we never hide any costs, and our quotes provide a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction. Try our quote calculator, or call our team of conveyancing experts on 0800 038 6699 to discuss your needs.Q.
Whether you are buying or selling your property, the earlier you engage a solicitor, the better. The legal work can then start immediately. Early instruction of a conveyancing firm for a purchase means that you will have all the details of your Rotherham solicitor ready when you make an offer. Or, if you are selling a property, prior to marketing it, documents can be prepared to make it potentially more attractive to motivated buyers.Q.
Yes. We have a vast amount of experience in working for buyers and sellers at both local and national auctions. It is a legal stipulation that the completion be reached within a four-week timeframe after the day of the auction. To assist in this, it would be very shrewd for you to engage your solicitor as early as possible, so that all the relevant legal documentation can be reviewed well in advance of the auction itself. Thus briefed, your solicitor, if you successfully sell or buy a property at the auction, is already ahead of the game and can work to achieve an even earlier completion of the conveyancing. Contact Homeward Legal’s team of auction property experts on 0800 038 6699 to discuss your needs further and to obtain a fixed-fee quote.Q.
The time taken to complete the legal work when you buy or sell property can vary considerably, based on a number of issues which may affect the property. These problems might include any party in the chain awaiting a mortgage offer, or someone dropping out of a transaction before completion. With the property specialists at Homeward Legal, each client is undertaken as quickly as possible, and our proactive and pragmatic methods of working ensure that everything is done to achieve as early a completion as possible.Q.
As part of the report on title prepared by your solicitor, they will contact the local authority responsible for setting the council tax rates (here Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council). The information on the specific band and the charge associated with your prospective property will be detailed in the report. The latest tax information will appear on the authority’s website (refer to the public service information section at the head of these FAQs). For the 2016/2017 tax year, the council tax rates are:
Retrieved on 22 February 2017Q.
We have solicitors who have experience working with the majority of lenders approved by the Council of Mortgage Lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Rotherham, such as:
In recent years, some lenders have limited the solicitors firms who can act for them, resulting in higher conveyancing costs for property purchasers if their solicitor is unable to act both on their behalf, and for their lender. Homeward Legal can undertake the work for most mortgage lenders, thus eliminating this issue. Contact our experts at Homeward Legal on 0800 038 6699 for a fixed-fee quote backed up with our ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee.Q.
Rotherham and the surrounding region has an unfortunate legacy of chemical contamination created by historical industrial activity. The local authority for Rotherham will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination (refer to the section at the head of these FAQs for contact information).Q.
You should be provide the homes council tax band with the conveyancer's title report. The latest council tax rates for residents of Rotherham are set out on the Rotherham council website. At the time of writing on 30 October 2012 the rates are:
Stamp duty reduction must be treated with caution by purchasers in Rotherham. These schemes are expensive and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later.Q.
Whether buying or selling, earlier is preferable. The legal work can then start immediately. Early instruction of a conveyancing firm for a purchase means that you will the details of your Rotherham solicitor ready when you make an offer, or, if you are selling a property, prior to marketing the property, documents can be prepared to make it potentially more attractive to motivated buyers.Q.
Unfortunately, buyer should read the terms of their conveyancing quote careful to identify any hidden fees. We never charge any hidden extra costs. Some websites offer unrealistically low 'quotes' which are in fact estimates, which could be totally different to your final invoice.Q.
Finding a proactive and experienced lawyer is crucial to a fast conveyancing transaction. There are several tasks you can do, such as, calling or emailing your lawyer, and chase them if you suspect any delays, completing all forms as soon as possible and if you intend to get a house survey, doing so as early as you can.Q.
Disadvantaged areas are identified by council ward. Disadvantaged areas in Rotherham currently include Brampton, Park, Dalton, Maltby, Swinton, Wath, Central, Boston, Greasbrough, Herringthorpe, Rawmarsh East, Rawmarsh West and Thurcroft and Whiston. Update: As of the 2013/14 tax year, stamp duty relief for disadvantaged areas is no longer available.Q.
There are a range of conservation areas around Rotherham. Town Centre, Doncaster Road Town Centre and Greasborough Urban are among the conservation areas in Rotherham. The local council will offer more information about local conservation areas, and the conveyancing solicitor handling your purchase address the consequences of purchasing property in a conservation area.