I have given 8 weeks notice to my current landlord and must be out of my let out flat in Norfolk by the end of next month. Conveyancing on my purchase is underway. Can I complete in a couple of weeks as I wish to avoid having to find temporary accommodation?
It is unwise to serve notice on a rental unless your lawyer suggests that you should. If you have not previously done so, update to your lawyer and ask them to they chase the owners lawyers, try to get a realistic time scale from them that all parties will work towards
I am looking to buy a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Norfolk who is on the Nationwide Building Society solicitor. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Nationwide Building Society in certain locations such as Norfolk. We dont recommend any particular firm.
I have a terraced Georgian property in Norfolk. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and The Mortgage Works. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are two entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold with the matching property. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?
You need to read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Norfolk and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also enquire as to the position with the conveyancing solicitor who conducted the work.
How does conveyancing in Norfolk differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Norfolk approach us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is built. This is because house builders in Norfolk tend to acquire the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Norfolk or who has acted in the same development.
I am using a search engine for the phrase cheap conveyancing in Norfolk it reveals many property lawyersin the vicinity. How do I determine which is the right solicitor for me?
The ideal method of choosing a suitable conveyancer is via trusted recommendation, so seek the counsel of friends and family who have purchased a property in Norfolk or a reputable estate agent or mortgage broker. Fees for conveyancing in Norfolk vary, so it's a good idea to request at least four costs illustrations from different companies. Make sure that you clarify what costs in the quote includes.