Swaffham conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Breckland District Council?

Swaffham is situated in Breckland District Council. Council tax bands are:

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?

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 Swaffham conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Swaffham offer services on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.

Our expert solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your detailed quote will explain what the legal fees will be when your move completes.

If, for any reason at all, your move does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a house in Swaffham - which searches will I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

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

On occasion the results of the standard searches will necessitate further searches e.g. a specialist environmental search.

To find out the cost of searches on a Swaffham house or flat, try 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 Swaffham - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be complicated. The many potential complications awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and onerous covenants.

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 the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

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

The buyer's solicitor will want to see this leasehold-related paperwork, including a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time needed by your lawyer to source this information is commonly the source of delays.

Your conveyancing solicitor should commence this even before a sale has been agreed, because this paperwork can take weeks to collect if the agent responsible for managing the property is slow or difficult to contact.

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

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

The conveyancing for purchasing a new build property in Swaffham is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

A conveyancing solicitor in Swaffham will need to be qualified to handle things like squaring developer incentives with lenders, confirming right of way over drains and sewers and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and Capital Warranties.

Our award-winning team of new build solicitors are experts in working with buyers towards the best possible outcome 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 Swaffham property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Swaffham could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our network of solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are changing to an offset mortgage with the Royal Bank of Scotland or to a flexible mortgage with the Bank of Ireland, our remortgage team can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender