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Conveyancing in Attleborough Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/07/17

Intending to relocate to Attleborough? Relevant regional transport and services details -

The closest airport to Attleborough is Norwich International Airport. Attleborough station is almost a mile from Attleborough.

Bickley Day Attleborough is a nearby hospital.

Q.

We are looking for a low cost conveyancing quote in Attleborough. Can you assist?

A.

Various property lawyers advertise so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional charges are often hiding in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Any disbursements should also be clearly stated on any quote for conveyancing in Attleborough

Q.

Which local authority looks after Attleborough?

A.

Attleborough is located in Breckland District Council, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1EE, phone: 01362 656 870

Q.

I am buying a £185000. How is Stamp Duty Land Tax calculated?

A.

The Stamp Duty Land Tax you pay will rely on the valuation. It is £1850 on a £185000 house in Attleborough.*

*This information accurate as of July 2012

Q.

What is the council tax on a residential converted Band E building in Attleborough?

A.

You should be supply the houses council tax band in the conveyancer's title report.

The correct charges for homes in Attleborough are set out in detail online at the Breckland local authority site. At the time of writing on 25 December 2012 band rates are:

  • Band A - £976.00
  • Band B - £1,138.00
  • Band C - £1,301.00
  • Band D - £1,464.00
  • Band E - £1,789.00
  • Band F - £2,114.00
  • Band G - £2,440.00
  • Band H - £2,927.00

Q.

It seems that molybdenum (Mo) soil contamination may be an issue in Attleborough. Please advise.

A.

Restrictions exist to limit soil contamination, but some existing contaminants can reside for decades after exposure. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including acidic compounds and water contaminants such as silage.

Q.

Environmental searches are based on archived records and given current events like the statistics that 1 4m people are at risk coastal or river flooding, are they the ideal way to establish sufficient information about the Attleborough flood risk area?

A.

A thorough lawyer in Attleborough will get additional informative flood searches if the environmental conveyancing searches determine a risk.

It is not uncommon for buyers to converse with a neighbour of the property for further assurance or local Norfolk flood damage business such as: Lusher Bros, 2 Cherry Row/London Rd, Attleborough, NR17 2BY Tel: 01953 452445.

Q.

Which issues are key to aim for fast conveyancing?

A.

As is often reported, instructing a experienced conveyancing solicitor is essential to fast conveyancing. Furthermore, there are numerous things you as the buyer could do. These include:

  • keeping in regular contact with your conveyancing solicitor
  • quickly completing and return any forms
  • clarifying your mortgage lender's requirements

Q.

If I am buying a Attleborough home next to parsonage land, is it important that I get a chancel liability search?

A.

Owners of property proximate to church property in the locality must contribute towards the cost of repairs, where chancel repair liability exists. As a consequence of a recent Act, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. The solicitor acting on your behalf will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary. Attleborough ecclesiastical properties include Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Holy Trinity.

 
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