Cromer conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in North Norfolk District Council?

Cromer is situated in North Norfolk District Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band North Norfolk District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1167.45
B £1362.03
C £1556.60
D £1751.18
E £2140.33
F £2529.48
G £2918.63
H £3502.36

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Cromer conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Cromer offer their services on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Our panel of expert solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your conveyancing quote will set out exactly what you will pay when your home sale or purchase completes.

If, for any reason at all, your home sale or purchase 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 buying a property in Cromer - what searches do I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Water search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel search

Occasionally the location of the property will warrant additional searches e.g. a radon gas search.

To see the cost of searches on a Cromer house or flat you can use our our calculator.

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

I am buying a leasehold property in Cromer - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold flat in the UK can be complicated. The numerous common problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and excessive freehold premiums.

A good property lawyer will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The legal work for selling a leasehold property usually takes longer.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review several leasehold-related documents, like management company information and three years' filed accounts for the property management. Delays are usually caused by the time needed by the solicitor to gather this paperwork.

It can take weeks to collect this information if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond, so your conveyancing solicitor should get this underway at the earliest opportunity.

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

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Cromer property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Cromer remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancers are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a variable-rate with the Halifax or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Market Harborough Building Society, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender