Diss conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in South Norfolk?

Diss is situated in South Norfolk. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band South Norfolk Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1181.76
B £1378.72
C £1575.68
D £1772.64
E £2166.56
F £2560.48
G £2954.40
H £3545.28

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

Stamp duty calculator

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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 Diss conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Diss provide legal services on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Our panel of solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your quote will set out exactly what the fees and disbursements will be when your property sale or purchase completes.

If, for whatever reason, your property sale or purchase does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a home in Diss - which searches will I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

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

On occasion the results of the standard searches will necessitate further searches such as a radon gas search.

To find out the cost of searches on a Diss move, use our conveyancing cost 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 Diss - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold property in the UK requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential traps lying in wait for the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like and marriage value issues.

An experienced leasehold conveyancer 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. The legal work for selling a leasehold home can be seriously delayed.

The buyer's solicitor will expect to see these documents, such as an up-to-date statement of service charges. Typically, delays are due to the time it takes to get these documents together.

It can take weeks to collect this information if the landlord or managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so your 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 remortgaging a property in Diss - do I need a solicitor?

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Diss will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Quittance's solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a 95% mortgage with Birmingham Midshires or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Allied Irish Bank, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender