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Conveyancing in Catton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/04/17

Catton attractions and landmarks

Norwich St Augustine Churches Conservation Trust and City of Norwich Aviation museum Aviation Museum are in Catton.

The closest airport to Catton is Norwich International Airport (1 mile). and the closest station to Catton is Norwich, around 2 miles away.

The closest hospital to Catton is Hellesdon Norwich.

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What will the overall charge be on the sale of a £80k property? I am trying to find a fixed rate conveyancing quote.

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Lack of clarity over this issue catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many firms promote so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately extra charges are often hiding in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Busy, stressed buyers ignore these terms at their peril. Extras listed in terms of engagement needs to be reasonable. Applicable disbursements ought to be defined on any quote for conveyancing in CattonWe offer quotes, not estimates, and clearly state all legal fees you pay for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Is there anything we are supposed to do to make our Catton conveyancing faster?

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Essential to a fast conveyancing transaction is to use a proactive property lawyer. There are various jobs you, as the purchaser, could do to speed up the process, such as, replying to your property lawyer by phone, fax or email, keeping in regular contact with the property lawyer and arranging your mortgage offer.

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What sort of research about the uncertain risk of a flood at Norfolk will a Catton conveyancing solicitor scrutinise?

A crucial step in the legal process of buying a property involves the lawyer carrying out conveyancing searches for information on the subject of the local Catton flood risk. Also as an additional measure your Catton solicitor might propose a more involved (e.g. Landmark) involved flood search.

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My wife and I are planning to buy in Catton, and need to know if there are any areas of conservation.

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There are a number of conservation areas located near Catton. Your conveyancing lawyer will advise further, in regard to relevant conservation area restrictions in Catton.

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Will you need to get a chancel liability search when you are purchasing in Catton close by a priory built in the 16th Century?

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The outcome of Aston Cantlow (PCC) v Wallbank in 2003 confirmed that chancel repair liability could be enforced. A number of sources are used to identify liability, including tithe documents.

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Is a survey necessary when purchasing a property?

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It is strongly suggested that all purchasers in Catton instruct a home surveyor to carry out a survey if purchasing in Catton. Many defects will impact a property, including severe weathering or subsidence. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.

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Conveyancing solicitors in Catton order some property conveyancing searches if instructed by a buyer - which specific ones?

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If you are obtaining a mortgage a mortgage lender expects these searches - Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environmental and occasionally less common searches, which may include a Chancel Search.

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Godiva Mortgages will be our mortgage lender - what will we need to check?

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Over the last two years, some lenders have limited the firms who can act for them, resulting in increased conveyancing costs for purchasers in cases where the conveyancing solicitor cannot act for their lender, and another must also be instructed. Homeward Legal can act for the vast majority of mortgage lenders so that the buyer will not have to pay legal costs to your lender's solicitor.

 
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