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Updated: 18/10/16

Relevant regional transport and public service information

The nearest airport to Diss is Elmsett, Whatfield Rd Airport. Norwich International Airport is 22 miles and Elmsett Airport is 22 miles away. The nearest train station to Diss is Diss, around 1 mile away.

The most convenient hospital for Diss is Hartismere Eye.


I am trying to find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Diss. What do we need to check for?


Numerous law firms promote so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Often extra charges are often hiding in the terms that unknowing buyers and sellers have not reviewed The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.


If you are buying in Diss by a parsonage, will I need to get a chancel search?


In Diss, where land was once owned by a lay impropriators, new owners of that property may be obliged to contribute towards repairs to a church in the area. A chancel search will confirm whether liability for Diss properties is likely to exist. Diss churches include St Mary.


Will my assigned property lawyer in Diss report back to me about the amount to be paid of council tax for a Band D house before completing on the purchase?


The solicitor will consult with the relevant South Norfolk local authority to enquire about the most up to date council tax rates, which should then be set out in the title report. Up-to-date rates for properties in Diss are tabled at the South Norfolk local authority website. At the time of writing on 23 July 2012 the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,023.00
  • Band B - £1,194.00
  • Band C - £1,364.00
  • Band D - £1,535.00
  • Band E - £1,876.00
  • Band F - £2,217.00
  • Band G - £2,558.00
  • Band H - £3,070.00


Would you recommend making the effort to defer paying stamp duty?


Stamp duty is usually due for home purchases over £125,000. Homeward Legal strongly advise against any stamp duty mitigation scheme. Such schemes are expensive and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed.


How is Diss contaminated land identified?


A broad range of contaminants caused by naturally-occurring factors may potentially impair residential property in Diss, and an environmental search should reveal if a home may be affected by local contaminants like hazardous and regulated installations or sand or gravel pits. Contamination can be caused by Diss waste sites, including Garboldisham Landfill, Harling Road, Norfolk, IP22 2SQ.


To complete on our purchase ASAP, how can we aim for a fast exchange and completion in Diss?


Crucial to a fast conveyancing transaction is to use a proactive solicitor. There are a number of tasks you could do to speed up the process, such as, replying to your solicitor by phone, fax or email, requesting regular updates from your solicitor and keep the pressure on and clarifying your mortgage lender's requirements.


What kind of enquiries into the risk and history of flooding in the Norfolk region will a Diss property lawyer report back to us on?


The property lawyer makes an application for formal conveyancing searches, which include Diss historical flood risk data. An inexpensive (around twenty pounds) and more in-depth search (e.g. Landmark) might be suggested by a Diss conveyancing solicitor if in the event that the initial searches suggest a flood risk.


Conveyancers in Diss get necessary searches when acting for a purchase client - what specific searches?


If buying and taking out a mortgage the mortgage lender requires you to at least a specified set of searches, including the following for properties in Diss: Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal) and Environment Search, as well as any specific searches for example Commons Registration (CON290).