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Updated: 17/10/16

Holbrook attractions and landmarks

Ramsey Essex Windmill, Jimmys Animal Farm Animal Sanctuary and 390th Bomb Grp Memorial Museum Aviation Museum are near to Holbrook.

Holbrook's nearest airport is Elmsett, Whatfield Rd Airport (10 miles). Clacton Airport is 14 miles and Elmsett Airport is 11 miles away. Holbrook's nearest station is Wrabness.

The most convenient hospital is St Clements Ipswich.


How do we get affordable conveyancing in Holbrook?


Many conveyancers purport to offer cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately additional charges may inflate the final invoice. Any disbursements should also be included on a conveyancing quote


Having read about the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since 1920 I am anxious that environmental searches aren't sufficient?


Food risk searches applied for by your Holbrook solicitor will also include a more specialist search (Landmark) if it is felt necessary.

If you are still anxious you could visit a local resident.


How can the Holbrook solicitor report on the potential risk of possible flooding around Holbrook?


A qualified conveyancer applies for official environmental searches that will include Holbrook area flood risk data.


How is contaminated land in Holbrook investigated when buying a house?


Residential property in Holbrook may be contaminated by a broad range of environmental concerns. Contaminants such as hazardous substances in the ground or limestone or gypsum

quarrying will be reported on in environmental search results. Folly Farm, Suffolk, IP9 2NY may be one Holbrook source of contamination.


How is stamp duty calculated, what should we budget for a £514000 home?


SDLT is dependent on the purchase price. It will be £20560 on a £514000 property.*

*Correct as of March 2013


How can we find out whether a property is in a conservation area?


With over 9,000 conservation areas throughout England, the neighbourhoods near or within Holbrook will include several areas of 'special architectural and historic interest' defined as protected. A conveyancing solicitor will discuss what specific restrictions are in place and provide more details for conservation areas in Holbrook.


Does my assigned lawyer in Holbrook report back to me about the cost of council tax on a Band B property before completing on the purchase?


Your property lawyer will liaise with the North East Derbyshire local council to reveal the current council tax rates, which should be set out in the conveyancer's title report. The latest council tax charges for residents of Holbrook are detailed online at the North East Derbyshire local authority website. Currently (05 February 2013) rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £1,047.00
  • Band B - £1,222.00
  • Band C - £1,396.00
  • Band D - £1,571.00
  • Band E - £1,920.00
  • Band F - £2,269.00
  • Band G - £2,618.00
  • Band H - £3,142.00


Which individual searches should my solicitor in Holbrook apply for when instructed on a Holbrook property?


The routine procedure is to get these searches - Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search, Environmental and Lead Mining and, depending on certain criteria, less common searches for instance Official Search of whole without priority.