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Buying a house in Ipswich

Ipswich is one of East Anglia's jewel, a thriving and prosperous market town in the heart of the countryside.

A heady blend of the ancient and the new, Ipswich has much to offer its residents. Recent redevelopment of the town's waterfront, on the estuary of the River Orwell, has breathed new life into the town centre, while the port remains one of the busiest on the east coast.

Ipswich population is 136,913 (2019).

Hospitals

  • Felixstowe Hospital - Constable Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 7HJ
  • St Clements Hospital - Foxhall Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 8LS
  • The Ipswich Hospital - Heath Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 5PD

Schools

  • Copleston High School, Copleston Rd, Ipswich IP4 5HD
  • Northgate High School, Sidegate Ln, Ipswich IP4 3DL
  • Stoke High School, Maidenhall Approach, Ipswich IP2 8PL


What are average house prices like in Ipswich?

The average property price in Ipswich is £231,371.

You can find the average price per property type below:

Property typeDetachedSemi-detached TerracedFlats/Maisonettes
Average price£414,835£264,442£203,348£148,400

 

April 2023 property price data sourced from the Land Registry.


How much will I pay in council tax in Ipswich?

Ipswich Borough Council sets council tax rates for the city.

Residential property is allocated into one of eight council tax bands depending on their valuation. Check out which band your property is in on the government website.

For 2023-24, council tax bands in Ipswich are:

Tax BandCharges
Band A£1,436.45
Band B£1,675.86
Band C£1,915.27
Band D£2,154.68
Band E£2,633.50
Band F£3,112.31
Band G£3,591.13
Band H£4,309.36

Are Ipswich's schools highly rated?

Ipswich has 47 primary schools, 17 secondary and eight sixth form and further education colleges. Ofsted has ranked six of those as outstanding. Check out your chosen school's Ofsted ranking on the website.

The University of Suffolk is based in Ipswich, and students can also choose from courses at Suffolk New College and West Suffolk College.


What do I need to know about conservation areas before buying in Ipswich?

Conservation areas are those that have been designated as having special architectural or historic interest. It's important in conservation areas to preserve character and appearance, therefore planning rules around changes to property and land are much more strict.

In Ipswich, there are current 15 conservation areas, including Central, Barrack Corner and the Wet Dock.

Your Ipswich conveyancing solicitor will order a local authority planning search that will reveal if any changes have been made to a property in a conservation area.


Did you know?

Charles Dickens was a regular visitor to Ipswich and used the town as the setting for the novel, The Pickwick Papers, first published in 1836.

The world's first petrol lawnmower was invented and manufactured in Ipswich by Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies. With a price tag of £137 - around £15,000 in today's money - the mower was not for any common-or-garden gardener.



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No Completion No Fee is our promise that in the unfortunate event that your property transaction falls-through you will not be liable for any of the conveyancer’s fixed legal fees for the work completed.

To secure this benefit a fee, already included in your quote, is taken upon on deciding to go ahead with your transaction.

Should your transaction fall through, for whatever reason, we can hold this amount on account for your next transaction or provide a refund.

Your Fixed Legal Fee** quote from Homeward Legal ensures that you pay no more than we have quoted you for and is based on the information you’ve provided to us being true and accurate.

There are specific circumstances on a minority of transactions that may require additional charges that could not be foreseen at the outset.

A list of those charges and explanations can be found here with details of the potential cost. These will only be charged following discussion with your conveyancer with a clear explanation of what they are for.