There are a variety of conveyancing solicitors in Norfolk but how do I know who's good?
We would encourage you not to base your choice on the lowest Norfolk conveyancing costs illustration. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in ahead of the deal.
A colleague advised me that in buying a property in Norfolk there could be various restrictions affecting the ability to carry out external changes to the property. Is this right?
We are aware of anumerous of properties in Norfolk which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to perform external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Norfolk should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
We are getting a further advance on our home loan from Leeds Building Society as we intend to conduct renovations to our property in Norfolk. Do we need to select a bricks and mortar Norfolk solicitor on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?
Leeds Building Society don't usually instruct firms on their conveyancing panel to handle such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel.
My partner and I are intent on selling our home in Norfolk and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was built land that was not decontaminated. A high street Norfolk lawyer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers instructed a web based conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Norfolk. Having lived in Norfolk for 4 years we know that this is a non issue. Should we get in touch with our local Authority to obtain confirmation that there is no issue.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. What do they say? You should enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same ailment)
Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Norfolk prior to instructing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. The surveyor has said that some mortgage companies may not give a mortgage on such a property.
It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different instructions from Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can look into this further via the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Norfolk. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Norfolk to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.
I am using a search engine for the phrase conveyancing in Norfolk it reveals numerous solicitorsin the vicinity. With so much choice what is the best way to find the suitable conveyancer for the sale of my house?
The best way of seeking a suitable conveyancer is through a personal recommendation, so seek the opinion of colleagues and those you trust who have bought a property in Norfolk or the local estate agent or mortgage broker. Fees for conveyancing in Norfolk differ, so it's a good idea to request at least four fee calculations from different solicitors. Make sure that you clarify what costs in the quote includes.
I own a leasehold flat in Norfolk. Conveyancing and The Mortgage Works mortgage went though with no issue. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1992. The conveyancing solicitor in Norfolk who acted for me is not around. What should I do?
First contact HMLR to be sure that this person is in fact the new freeholder. There is no need to instruct a Norfolk conveyancing solicitor to do this as it can be done on-line for a few pound. You should note that regardless, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.
Norfolk Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should consider before Purchasing
The best form of lease arrangement is where the freehold interest is owned by the leaseholders. In this situation the leaseholders benefit from control and notwithstanding that a managing agent is often employed where it is larger than a house conversion, the managing agent is directed by the tenants. Best to be warned if fixing the lift or some other major work is due shortly to be shared by the tenants and could well materially impact the level of the service costs or necessitate a one off invoice. Make sure you investigate if the the lease includes any onerous restrictions in the lease. For example it is reasonably common in Norfolk leases that pets are not permitted in certain buildings in Norfolk. If you love the apartmentin Norfolk however your cat is not allowed to move with you then you will be faced difficult compromise.