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Recently rated sixth happiest places to live in Britain, King's Lynn in Norfolk is the happiest place to live in East Anglia. The town, which has recently undergone major regeneration, is the regional centre for fairly sparsely populated region of England and has a strong community spirit.

King's Lynn developed in medieval times as part of the Hanseatic League, an influential trading association of North Sea and Baltic Sea merchant towns.

Trade remains important and in 2008, King's Lynn was the fastest growing port in the UK. Always a fishing and seafood centre it is still a key location for food-processing and agricultural related industry.

Kings Lynn conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in King's Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council?

Kings Lynn is situated in King's Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band King's Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1155.15
B £1347.67
C £1540.20
D £1732.72
E £2117.77
F £2502.82
G £2887.87
H £3465.44

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

Conveyancing fees are comprised of fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on your behalf, such as HM Land Registry fees or planning documents. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

Your solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Kings Lynn are fixed, which means that what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Kings Lynn sale or purchase

Our online conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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I'm buying a house in Kings Lynn which property searches will I require?

The standard pack includes:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

Sometimes the initial search results will recommend specialist searches , for example a flood search.

To see the total cost of searches on a Kings Lynn property use our conveyancing cost calculator.

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

How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. The conveyancing for a leasehold flat can take weeks longer than a freehold house as there is greater complexity.

Varied factors, such as an unresponsive landlord or incomplete service charge accounts, can lead to serious delays.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes. The legal work for selling leasehold properties usually takes longer.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will expect to see several leasehold-related documents, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and details of any breaches by other leaseholders. The time it takes to gather this paperwork is the common cause of such delays.

Your solicitor should get this underway at the earliest opportunity, as these details can take weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond.

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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 Kings Lynn property?


The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.1% (Jul 2020). A good Kings Lynn remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our property lawyers can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a flexible mortgage with RBS or to a two-year discount with the Furness Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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