Conveyancing Solicitors in Rushden

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Conveyancing in Rushden

Conveyancing involves all the legal aspects of transferring the ownership of a property from a seller to a buyer, handling a remortgage, or transferring equity. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Rushden, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped Rushden and North Northamptonshire clients with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Corby, Kettering, Northampton and Wellingborough

Rushden Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Rushden

A town in Northamptonshire, Rushden is known for the Rushden Lakes shopping complex, its local heritage museum, and the annual Rushden Cavalcade of Historical Transport. The town has a population of around 30,000.

Rushden house prices

The average price paid for a property in Rushden between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Rushden (2023/24)

Rushden is in East Northamptonshire Council.

Band Amount
A £1,392.71
B £1,624.82
C £1,856.94
D £2,089.06
E £2,553.30
F £3,017.53
G £3,481.77
H £4,178.12

What does a conveyancing solicitor do?

Your conveyancer will address all the legal details of buying a property.

They will raise questions for the seller's solicitor, order searches, review contracts and complete any post-sale actions, such as HMLR registration and paying Stamp Duty.

In addition to standard searches, Rushden conveyancing solicitors would also undertake flood risk checks due to the River Nene and other watercourses.

Buying a home with a mortgage?

When buying with a mortgage, it is a requirement for your solicitor to also act for your lender.

Panel approval means your solicitor can act on behalf of your mortgage provider.

Our chosen partner solicitors have established relationships with the majority of building societies, banks and lenders, from larger lenders like Co-operative Bank to Yorkshire Building Society, so your conveyancing will complete sooner.

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We can also help Rushden buyers with the legal work for:

Conservation areas

When buying a flat or house in a conservation area, your solicitor or licensed conveyancer will check for potential planning breaches, e.g. lack of approval for an extension or roof maintenance restrictions.

Conservation areas in Rushden and the North Northamptonshire local authority include:

  • Wollaston
  • Rushden
  • Stanion
  • Fotheringhay
  • Weston By Welland

Listed buildings

There are about 500,000 listed properties in England and Wales, 1,494 of which are in East Northamptonshire Council.

Listed buildings and properties in and around Rushden include:

  • Church Of St Mary, High Street, Rushden, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire
  • 120 122 And 124 High Street South, Rushden, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire
  • 61 Little Street, Rushden, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire
  • K6 Telephone Kiosk, Rushden, Rushden Village, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire

Owning a listed building brings its own set of challenges. Our expert solicitor panel will offer guidance on the commitments a listed building owner must make. Examples include a duty to maintain the exterior appearance, consent required for energy efficient alterations and an obligation to maintain and preserve the property to prevent deterioration.

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New Build

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.

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What you need to check before buying a new build home.

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Selling a house or flat in Rushden

When you're looking to sell a house or flat in Rushden, you can expect the solicitor to first prepare vital paperwork, including ID forms and the draft contract.

A seller's solicitor's duties include responding to the buyer's solicitor's questions and sorting out potential snags.

The solicitor will communicate effectively with all parties, including agents, managing agents and lenders, ensuring that the sale of your property is completed successfully.

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.

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Remortgage in Rushden

The base interest rate is 5.25% (15 July, 2024)

Before you appoint a solicitor, your solicitor must be able to act for your mortgage lender.

Our partner panel solicitors are on the legal panels of over 100 banks and building societies. Whether you are switching to a 5-year fixed rate from Bank of Scotland or taking out a home reversion mortgage from Chelsea Building Society, we can help you.

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Rushden Transfer of equity

Whether you are inheritance tax planning, gifting a share of a property or adding a new partner, you will need a solicitor or licensed conveyancer to carry out a transfer of equity.

Your legal representative will quickly and efficiently complete the legal work for a fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Rushden?

You can get a quote in minutes, but making sense of what you actually be paying can be a challenge.

Conveyancing legal fees

These fees are what your conveyancer charges you for the work they complete for you. Your solicitor's quote will detail the fees for the legal work, including VAT, to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes.

Disbursements (third party costs)

Disbursements are third-party costs paid by your solicitor on your behalf. Examples of disbursements include Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), HM Land Registry fees and property searches.

Are the conveyancing fees fixed?

If you are comparing quotes, beware of hidden charges not mentioned in the initial conveyancing quote. Some firms include extra costs in their terms and conditions, leading to an inflated final bill.

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The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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