Conveyancing in Ipswich Q & As

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Conveyancing in Ipswich Q & As

When buying or selling a house in Ipswich, you will have to appoint a conveyancing lawyer to handle the legal work for you.

Homeward Legal’s conveyancing team has vast experience of conveyancing in Ipswich and the county of Suffolk. Our highly proactive approach means we often move you in the shortest possible time.

Transport and public service information if you are buying or selling residential property in Ipswich

  • By road: Excellent major road access via the A12 and A14.
  • By rail: The nearest train station is Ipswich.
  • By air: Elmsett Airport is approximately 7 miles and Clacton Airport, 19 miles from Ipswich.
  • Hospital: St. Clement’s, Foxhall Road, Ipswich, IP3 8LS.
  • Council: Ipswich Borough Council (

Is Homeward Legal able to complete within 28 days of exchange on property auction conveyancing in Ipswich?

The legal team works with auctioneers throughout Suffolk and frequently get instructed by buyers and sellers. Homeward Legal’s panel of property conveyancers have worked for countless vendors at auctions such as Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London. Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions, and Drivers Norris. Perceptive auction buyers will appoint their lawyer well in advance of the auction day for a detailed review of the property’s legal documentation. The legal requirement for all work to be completed within 4 weeks of the auction means that your lawyer will conclude all legal work for the auctioned Ipswich property within that timeframe.

We are purchasing a residence in Ipswich. Is it possible to apply for disadvantaged area relief in Ipswich?

The stamp duty relief for disadvantaged areas is no longer available.

As a buyer of a flat in Ipswich, doing your own conveyancing without the aid of a solicitor looks attractive. However, would it be a smart move?

There is no legal argument why a seller shouldn't take care of the conveyancing process without an appointed Ipswich conveyancing solicitor. However, the truth is that a solicitor is in charge of a long list of tasks, including chasing retention releases or interpreting the lease, many of which need a skilled professional to complete. Fundamentally, too, do-it-yourself conveyancers are not covered by the applicable insurance that every solicitors firm are obliged to carry.

Is a property survey sensible when buying my house in Ipswich?

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors recommends that home-buyers appoint a surveyor to complete an inspection of the property. Buyers should be aware that there are a range of defects that affect a property (e.g. ground movement or insect infestation), and these problems will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.

Our lender is Godiva Mortgages. Is there anything I need to know?

Some lenders are now reducing the size of their 'solicitor panel' which may result in increased conveyancing costs for buyers in order to pay for the lender’s legal representation. We at Homeward Legal, however, can act for most mortgage lenders, who are approved by the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

I am likely to be moving out of our period building in Ipswich to our new property in Holbrook. When should I appoint a removals firm?

Most solicitors, including Homeward Legal, tend to advocate holding off arranging removals until after exchange of contracts. Until this point, in all probability, an actual moving date will not have been set. For a local Suffolk removals company, you could try:

  • CCK Removals, 18 Nightingale Road, Ipswich, IP3 0LP (Tel: 07888 825476)
  • Mark Anthony's, 17a Norwich Road, Ipswich, IP1 2ET (Tel: 01473 287009)

We have a found a house to buy in Ipswich. How do we get fast conveyancing?

Finding a proactive, diligent solicitor is essential to faster conveyancing. Homeward Legal pride themselves on having a network of conveyancing solicitors, who use the latest online and automated systems and are willing to continually push along the entire chain. Give our team of property experts a call on 0800 038 6699 to talk about getting a fixed-fee quote. Beyond that, there are several tasks you, as the buyer, can do, such as keeping in regular contact with your solicitor, completing all forms as soon as possible, and ordering a property survey early in the transaction.