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Conveyancing in Lowestoft Q & A's

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Updated: 23/10/16

Local area transport information and addresses ;

The nearest train station to Lowestoft is Lowestoft. The nearest airport to Lowestoft is Norwich International Airport (24 miles).

Lowestoft & North Suffolk is a relatively close hospital.


How do I get affordable conveyancing?


Several conveyancers purport to offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however additional charges may inflate the solicitor's invoice. Any additional fees found in terms of engagement should be fair. They only come into force where the conveyancer is required to perform tasks outside a normal transaction , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.


What is the optimum stage to we book the removals firm?


The ideal approach is for buyers to hold off booking a removal firm until after you and the other side has confirmed the moving date that occurs after final contracts are signed.

Try Waveney, Eventide/Kendal Rd, Lowestoft, NR33 0JD Tel: 01502 586597 or Jesters Removals, 45 Queens Rd, Lowestoft, NR32 1TB Call: 01502 537006.


Do you recommend your solicitors to look after auction conveyancing in Lowestoft?


All of our property conveyancers frequently do the legal conveyancing sellers at auction. Conveyancers often advocate purchasers to appoint a conveyancing lawyer in advance of the auction day to give enough time for an investigation of the legal documents. Post property auction your chosen conveyancing lawyer is wholly able to concentrate on concluding the legal work within 28 days as usually required by the auction conditions.


What length of time will conveyancing to transact a home take? I am purchasing an apartment in Lowestoft.

The length of time taken to transact a home varies, based on a number of issues which may affect the property including if there is a mortgage. With Homeward Legal's Lowestoft property experts, your move is handled as fast as possible, without compromising on service.


What sort of local authority searches in relation to the potential risk of flooding in Suffolk will a property lawyer in Lowestoft conduct on a buy to let house I am going to purchase?


A qualified conveyancing lawyer makes an application for official property conveyancing searches that incorporate Lowestoft flood risk area data. An inexpensive specialist set of searches (most likely a Landmark Database search) could possibly be advocated by your Lowestoft property solicitor if the results of the enviro. search reveal a flood risk.


There is a lot of online help on handling the legal side of home moving as a buyer of a home - Would it be reasonable to take care of the legal work without any help?


Hypothetically there is no argument why you shouldn't handle the your own conveyancing without assistance. The truth is however that a property lawyer is in charge of a huge number of exercises ranging from checking contracts or the Land Registry formalities some of which are better done by someone with experience.


What is the council tax on a Fifties converted Band E property in Lowestoft?


You will be informed about the homes band with the report on title.

Council tax charges for Lowestoft are set out online at the Waveney council website. At the time of authoring (02 November 2012) rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £969.00
  • Band B - £1,131.00
  • Band C - £1,292.00
  • Band D - £1,454.00
  • Band E - £1,777.00
  • Band F - £2,100.00
  • Band G - £2,423.00
  • Band H - £2,908.00


What is gazumping?


Gazumping arises when a seller acknowledges one purchaser's offer and then dismisses it in favour of a second buyer's offer. The chance of gazumping exists for almost any purchase. You should instruct your property solicitor early to reduce the chance of gazumping.