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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Norton

Why would I instruct a Norton conveyancing firm when online alternatives are less overpriced?

By all means make sure that you shop around for conveyancing costs in Norton and you should seek a reasonable fee calculation but don’t be focused with looking for the cheapest Norton conveyancer. Identifying the right conveyancer can mark the distinction between a seamless and a stressful move. You need to ensure that you have expert advice from an experienced conveyancer. An e-mail can never replace a phone discussion and are no substitute for a face to face meeting. The firms that we work with will find you a qualified and trusted conveyancing solicitor who can deal with your conveyancing from start to finish, providing a level of hand holding that you are unlikely to received from an internet conveyancer. He or She will contact you regularly to update you on headway and keep you informed. Should you need to contact the firm you will be sure who to ask for and we'll endeavour to make sure that you're not left wondering what's going on.

It is a dozen years since I acquired my house in Norton. Conveyancing solicitors have recently been retained on the sale but I am unable to find my deeds. Is this a major issue?

Don’t worry too much. Firstly there is a chance that the deeds will be kept by the mortgage company or they may be archived with the lawyers who acted in your purchase. Secondly in most cases the land will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to prove you are the registered owner by your conveyancing solicitors acquiring up to date copy of the land registers. The vast majority of conveyancing in Norton relates to registered property but in the rare situation where your property is not registered it adds to the complexity but is resolvable.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Norton?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Norton. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Norton before instructing lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. Our surveyor has said that some mortgage companies will refuse to issue a loan on a flying freehold house.

It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different instructions from Birmingham Midshires. If you call us we can check 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 Norton. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Norton to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

In my capacity as executor for the will of my grandmother I am selling a residence in Neath but live in Norton. My conveyancer (based 250 miles awayrequires that I sign a stat dec prior to the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing solicitor in Norton who can attest and place their company stamp on the document?

Technically speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or qualified solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are Norton based

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