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Dereham conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Breckland District Council?

Dereham 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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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Dereham?

Conveyancing fees include the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on your behalf, such as Land Registry fees and landlord fees. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Dereham are fixed, which means that what we quote is exactly what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Dereham move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Dereham sale or purchase.

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

The standard search pack will include:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel search

Occasionally the location of the property will warrant specialist searches such as a British waterways search.

To work out the price of searches on a Dereham property try our online conveyancing costs 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 Dereham - what do I need to know?

requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential traps lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and unfair clauses in the lease.

Your solicitor 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?

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Correct, it can take much more time to carry out the legal work to sell a leasehold property when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The buyer's solicitor will want to see several leasehold-related documents, including a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. Typically, delays are due to the time it takes the seller's conveyancer to source this information.

It could take several 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 the seller's solicitor should get this underway even before you have found a buyer.

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

I am buying a new build property in Dereham - what do I need to know?

The legal work for buying a new build home in Dereham can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A conveyancing solicitor in Dereham will need to be qualified to handle things like dealing with failures to arrange warranty provider inspections, dealing with incomplete service connection agreements and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage and Q Assure.

Our award-winning team of new build solicitors are experts in working with buyers towards a successful transaction and working to tight developer deadlines.

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Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

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

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


The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.1% (Jul 2020). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Dereham could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our conveyancing solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are switching to an offset mortgage with Santander or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Coventry Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

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