Great Yarmouth conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Great Yarmouth Borough Council?

Great Yarmouth is situated in Great Yarmouth Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Great Yarmouth Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1147.88
B £1339.19
C £1530.51
D £1721.82
E £2104.45
F £2487.07
G £2869.70
H £3443.64

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

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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 Great Yarmouth conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Great Yarmouth offer their services on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Quittance's expert solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your conveyancing quote will set out exactly what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your house purchase or sale completes.

If, for any reason at all, your house purchase or sale does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

Will I need property searches when buying a property in Great Yarmouth?

Property searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Great Yarmouth conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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

How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Great Yarmouth?

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The legal work for leasehold property typically takes longer than a freehold house as the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from slow delivery of managing agents' documents to an unreachable freeholder.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Correct, it can take much longer to carry out the legal work to sell a leasehold home,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The buyer's solicitor will want to see these documents, including management company information. Delays are usually caused by the time it takes your solicitor to source this information.

It can take a long time to gather this information if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord, so the solicitor should start this process even before a sale has been agreed.

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

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

The conveyancing process for purchasing a new build home in Great Yarmouth is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A conveyancing solicitor in Great Yarmouth must be able to deal with things like dealing with fast exchange timeframes, handling withdrawal under the Consumer Code for Housebuilders and working with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and Aedis.

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancers are highly experienced in helping buyers get 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.

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

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 Great Yarmouth remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a 100% mortgage with RBS or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Buckinghamshire Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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