I was told recently by my mortgage broker that my Norwich property lawyer is not on the bank Conveyancing panel. What can I do to check?
You need to contact your Norwich lawyer directly. You lawyer should inform you of the situation. If they are not on the panel they may be able to suggest a Norwich conveyancing practice that is on the conveyancing panel for your bank.
My partner and I are downsizing from our home in Norwich and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being built on contaminated land. Any local conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers are using an online conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Norwich. We have lived in Norwich for 4 years we know of no issue. Do we get in touch with our local Authority to seek confirmation need.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor already. What do they say? You need to check with 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 health insurance to cover that same sickness)
I used Action Conveyancing several years past for my conveyancing in Norwich. Now, I need the documents however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Norwich of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Norwich is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?
Flying freeholds in Norwich are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Norwich you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Norwich may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.
My folks cant seem to find their Norwich land registry title on the site. They recall that back in the 60’s when they purchased the property there were complications regarding Norwich not being identified on some systems.
The vast majority of premises in Norwich should show up. Have you attempted a search with just the postcode. Normally it will disclose all the residences within that postcode. Assuming the property is registered it will be there with a title number. If they bought back in the 60’s it's conceivable it may be unrecorded. The property may still be revealed but with the title number shown 'na'. In this scenario you will need to find the original title papers which might be with your parent’s lender.