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Conveyancing in Bowthorpe Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/07/17

Buying a residential property in the area? Pertinent local Bowthorpe public transport and public service facts -

The closest airport to Bowthorpe is Norwich International Airport. The nearest train station to Bowthorpe is Norwich.

Norwich, Old Watton Rd is the most convenient hospital.


We need a cheap Bowthorpe solicitor to buy a house. and what is included?


Many solicitors purport to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional costs will be included in the solicitor's terms, left unread by preoccupied property buyers and sellers Any disbursements should also be clearly stated on the quote. The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.


Should we get a chancel search if we are buying in Bowthorpe?


Chancel liability repair costs can run into £100,000s, which owners of affected property will be compelled to pay on demand to the Bowthorpe Church council. Some names or words such as 'vicarage' give an indication of a property's history, and thus whether chancel liability may apply. Church lands in this area include St Michael.


We are purchasing in Bowthorpe. How do I establish whether the building is in a conservation area?


The areas near or within Bowthorpe will include numerous areas of 'special architectural and historic interest' designated as conservation areas. Living in a conservation area can mean better maintained homes and gardens, but the restrictions can make repairs more costly or time-consuming. A solicitor will discuss what specific restrictions are in place.


Will my assigned conveyancing solicitor in Bowthorpe inform me about the amount of council tax to be paid for a Band E townhouse prior to exchange?

A conveyancer will contact the governing South Norfolk local authority to discover the currently applicable council tax band and rates, which should be written in the conveyancing report on title. Up-to-date rates for properties in Bowthorpe are set out in detail online at the South Norfolk council site. At the time of authoring (30 June 2012) the different rates are:

  • Band A - £1,023.00
  • Band B - £1,194.00
  • Band C - £1,364.00
  • Band D - £1,535.00
  • Band E - £1,876.00
  • Band F - £2,217.00
  • Band G - £2,558.00
  • Band H - £3,070.00


I want to complete on the selling of my leasehold flat inside 2 months, are Homeward Legal fast solicitors in Bowthorpe ?


Homeward Legal adopts a efficient approach to carrying out legal work to meet the sellers requirements.

Our solicitors method is different - we use new integrated systems . More importantly we allocate you a conveyancing property lawyer practiced at communicate end to end throughout the chain buyer and seller chain .


Which lenders in Bowthorpe do you work with?


Most lenders in Bowthorpe are on our panels. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Bowthorpe include Mortgage Advice Bureau, 116A High St, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, NR31 6RE, Howards Financial Services Ltd, 28 Hall Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2QD, and Norfolk Mortgage Line, 80 Barnham Broom Rd, Wymondham, NR18 0EB.


We are intending to purchase a residence in the parish of Lessingham. Is a chancel search important?


Regardless of the Bowthorpe parish in which you are buying, the conveyancing lawyer may suggest that a chancel search be taken out. Chancel repair has the potential to be imposed on owners of a property where Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have not imposed the same liability on the last owners. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.


I am buying in Bowthorpe, and have had a quote from you. Are there any hidden charges?


It is unfortunate that buyers must be on their guard for considerable extra costs hidden in small print. Homeward Legal's solicitors never hide any hidden fees. Be aware that some solicitors' firms will give a low estimate, not an accurate quote. The bill you receive on completion can be much greater.