By Frances Traynor
26th July 2017
"Working together is critical for a smoother property transaction."
When buying, selling or remortgaging in Norfolk, you will need to appoint a property lawyer to carry out the legal work on your behalf.
Homeward Legal's network of solicitors have many years experience of conveyancing in Norfolk and throughout the East Midlands.Our pragmatic approach means we complete the transaction faster than other firms.
Our conveyancing solicitors perform all the legal work for your sale or purchase for a fixed rate.
You will not be charged any solicitors fees, if your Norfolk house move does not complete.
With their area experience, your property lawyer will guide you through the whole of your sale or purchase.
No additional fees whatsoever.
The nearest station to Norfolk is Attleborough, almost 9 miles away. The nearest airport to Norfolk is Norwich International Airport (17 miles).
Dereham is a relatively close hospital.Q.
Many online and high street property lawyers promote cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional costs will be included in the terms.Q.
Over the last two years, some lenders are now limiting the firms who can act for them. For property buyers, this can result in significantly higher conveyancing costs. We, fortunately, are able to act for the vast majority of lenders.Q.
Stamp Duty Land Tax is generally due for property purchases sold for over £125,000. We firmly advise against any stamp duty mitigation scheme. These schemes are expensive and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed imposing penalties and investigating all your tax matters.Q.
Norfolk agriculture or industry can cause topsoil contamination. Data on many contaminants, such as groundwater contamination, will be included in an environmental search.Q.
Homeward Legal heavily advise that most Norfolk buyers order a building survey. A range issues can affect a property, such as insect infestation, and issues such as these are not likely to be investigated as part of the conveyancing itself.Q.
Areas deemed to be of 'special architectural and historic interest', such as picturesque villages, will be designated as conservation areas. Dereham, Foulsham and RAF Coltishall are among the conservation areas in Norfolk. The local authority will provide more details about local conservation areas, and the conveyancing solicitor handling your purchase will discuss the relevant responsibilities.Q.
If buying and taking out a mortgage lender will expect a solicitor to get at least specific searches, including these searches - Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search and Environmental, and, depending on certain criteria, specific local Norfolk searches, which may include a Commons Search.Q.
Land in Norfolk is contaminated by a broad range of environmental factors, and an environmental search should reveal whether a home may be affected by contaminants in the area such as limestone or gypsum quarrying.