Norfolk conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Breckland District Council?

Norfolk is situated in Breckland District Council. Council tax bands 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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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 Norfolk conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Norfolk provide legal services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's property lawyers work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your quote will explain in detail what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your property sale or purchase goes through.

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

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a home in Norfolk - which searches will I need?

The standard pack includes:

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

Occasionally the results of the standard searches will necessitate additional searches such as a commons registration search.

To see the total cost of searches on a Norfolk house or flat, use our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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

How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The conveyancing for leasehold property can take weeks more to complete than a freehold property because there is more to prepare and more technical complexity exists.

Varied factors, such as an absent freeholder or missing leasehold documents, can lead to serious delays.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes, that's correct, it can take much longer to complete the legal work on leasehold properties,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The buyer's solicitor will need to review these documents, like management company information and a current statement of service charges. Typically, delays are due to the time required by the seller's conveyancer to get these documents together.

Your conveyancing solicitor should commence this even before a sale has been agreed, because this paperwork could take several weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent.

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

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

The conveyancing for acquiring a new build property in Norfolk can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

An experienced solicitor in Norfolk must be able to deal with things like handling equity loan schemes, confirming Section 38 agreements and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and BOPAS.

Our highly experienced team of new build conveyancing solicitors are highly experienced in working with buyers towards the best outcome and working to tight developer deadlines.

Read more:

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 Norfolk property?

Yes.

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

Our property lawyers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a 95% mortgage with the HSBC or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Buckinghamshire Building Society, we can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender