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Updated: 05/12/16

Commuting to the area? ;

The closest train station to Halesworth is Halesworth. Norwich International Airport is 24 miles from Halesworth.

Patrick Stead Halesworth is the closest hospital.


I am looking for a low cost conveyancing quote. What should we check?


Both high-street and online property lawyers purport to offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately additional charges may pad the final bill. Fees listed in terms and conditions ought to be fair and reasonable. They only apply to matters if the conveyancer must complete additional work on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.


What will the council tax cost on a Forties Band G maisonette in Halesworth?


The pertinent band will usually be detailed within the report on title along with the governing local authority

The latest tax rates for Halesworth are set out in detail at the Suffolk Coastal council site. Currently, 19 August 2012, rates are:

  • Band A - £994.00
  • Band B - £1,160.00
  • Band C - £1,325.00
  • Band D - £1,491.00
  • Band E - £1,823.00
  • Band F - £2,154.00
  • Band G - £2,485.00
  • Band H - £2,982.00


Which environmental factors can contaminate land in Halesworth, and should they be an issue?


Residential property in Halesworth may have been contaminated by many natural causes and human activities, and factors like waste disposal sites and masts or pylons will be reported on in environmental search results.


We are purchasing a £516000 Halesworth property. How is Stamp Duty Land Tax calculated?

The rate of stamp duty that is payable depends on the purchase price. It will be £20640 on a £516000 house.*

*This information accurate as of 17/02/2013


I have been reading about doing your own conveyancing as a seller of a maisonette. Would it be a silly move to enact the legal conveyancing process on our own?


There are no reasons why a buyer cannot complete the greater majority of the legal and technical work without the help of a trained property lawyer in Halesworth.

The truth is however that a conveyancing solicitor in Halesworth takes care of a large number of skilled tasks including chasing outstanding papers or checking the lease many of which are more safely handled with appropriate a skilled professional. More importantly DIY conveyancers will not have the correct professional indemnity insurance which practicing solicitors practices are bound to carry.


Would arranging a survey be a good idea when we are purchasing property?


It is highly recommended that buyers order a building survey when you intend to buy in Halesworth. Many defects will impact a property, including cavity wall tie failure, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.


Will we need to get searches for chancel liability? I am buying next to priory land in Halesworth.


As a result of chancel repair liability, the owners of property in Halesworth which was once owned by a 'lay rectors' can be liable for maintenance of a medieval church. Parochial Church Councils in Halesworth must register their interest over property by October 2013, simplifying the chancel search process. The solicitor handling your conveyancing will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary. Halesworth ecclesiastical properties where a chancel search may be necessary include St Mary.


We are purchasing in Halesworth. Are there many areas of conservation in the area?


Parts of Halesworth considered be of historical or architectural value, like picturesque villages, may be designated as areas of conservation. A solicitor will address the impact buying in a conservation area may have.