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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Thetford

We have very pushy vendors who has suggested a lock out agreement with a down payment two thousand pounds. Is it wise to enter into such agreements?

This kind of arrangement is unusual in Thetford, conveyancers are often inclined to direct clients away from them as they detract from focusing on the primary focus, namely conveyancing and if you end up having your deposit forfeited then the solicitor is left exposed. Secondly, there is no assurance that just because the proprietor has signed an exclusivity contract they will sell to you. They may breach the agreement if they receive a big enough financial inducement to do so because a wronged party with the benefit of a lockout agreement will still be duty bound to establish consequential losses from the breach and these may not compare to the extra amount that your vendor may secure by breaching the agreement, however morally unworthy the behaviour is.

We are buying a property and the conveyancer has referenced Chancel Repair for which the house may be obligated to contribute to given it’s proximity to the area of such a church. She has mentioned insurance. Is this really required for conveyancing in Thetford

Unless a previous purchase of the house took place after 12 October 2013 you can expect lawyers conducting conveyancing in Thetford to remain recommending a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

I got the keys to my flat on 1 May and the transaction details are still not registered. Need I be worried? My conveyancing solicitor in Thetford said it will be dealt with inside ten days. Are transfers in Thetford particularly slow to register?

There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Thetford registration formalities. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can adjust subject to the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry communicate with any third persons or bodies. At present approximately three quarters of such applications are fully addressed in less than three weeks but some can be subject to protracted hold-ups. Historically registration occurs once the buyer is living at the property thus 'speed' is not usually primary concern yet if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your lawyers can speak with the land registry and explain the circumstances.

How does conveyancing in Thetford differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Thetford contact us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is completed. This is because builders in Thetford tend to purchase the real estate, 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 conveyancers 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 Thetford or who has acted in the same development.

There are plenty of houses in Thetford on private lanes. We are purchasing such a property. What would be the advantages and disadvantages of buying a residence on a private road?

Thetford conveyancing firms will be well versed in conveyancing houseson unadopted roads. The conveyancer will review the Land Registry data to identify any rights or responsibilities. In many cases there is a management company (wholly owned by residents) that proprietors pay into to maintain the road. If there is one, the road should be maintained and appear nicer than council adopted.

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