Attleborough conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Breckland District Council?

Attleborough is situated in Breckland District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Breckland District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1150.59
B £1342.35
C £1534.12
D £1725.88
E £2109.41
F £2492.94
G £2876.47
H £3451.76

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

Are Attleborough conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Attleborough provide legal services on an hourly basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Our panel of solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your conveyancing quote will set out exactly what the legal fees will be when your transaction goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your transaction does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a home in Attleborough - what searches do I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

On occasion the initial search results will recommend further searches such as an HS2 search.

To check the cost of searches on a Attleborough purchase you can use our our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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

How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

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. Purchasing a leasehold flat typically takes longer than freehold property as leasehold transactions involve more work and there is greater complexity.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from an unreachable freeholder to missing leasehold documents.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Yes, it can take much more time to complete the legal work on a leasehold house or flat,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The buyer's conveyancer must review several leasehold-related documents, such as an up-to-date statement of service charges. Delays are usually the result of the time needed by your lawyer to get these documents together.

Your solicitor should commence this as soon as possible, because this paperwork could take several weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or they are slow to respond.

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

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

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

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Attleborough remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our property lawyers can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a variable-rate with Barclays Bank or to a two-year discount with the Swansea Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender