Stowmarket conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Mid Suffolk District Council?

Stowmarket is situated in Mid Suffolk District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Mid Suffolk District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1109.57
B £1294.50
C £1479.43
D £1664.36
E £2034.22
F £2404.08
G £2773.93
H £3328.72

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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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 Stowmarket conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Stowmarket offer services on a price per hour basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Our panel of expert solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your quote will explain what you will pay when your sale or purchase goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a house in Stowmarket - what searches do I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Water search
  • Chancel search

Occasionally the location of the property will warrant specialist searches , for example a commons registration search.

To find out the cost of searches on a Stowmarket purchase, use 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 Stowmarket - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold property in the UK is more complicated than buying a freehold. The many potential problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and short leases.

A good property lawyer 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 sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Correct, it can take considerably longer to conduct the conveyancing to sell a leasehold house or flat, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The buyer's solicitor will need to review these documents, such as a current statement of service charges. The time needed by your solicitor to get these documents together is usually the cause of these delays.

Your conveyancing solicitor should commence this even before you have found a buyer, because this information can take weeks to collect if the managing agent is slow or difficult to contact.

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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 Stowmarket property?

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Stowmarket should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a 100% mortgage with RBS or to a two-year discount with the Leeds Building Society, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender