Find out more about conveyancing in Norfolk
If you are buying, selling or remortgaging a house or flat in Norfolk, you will need to appoint a lawyer to carry out the legal work for you. Our property lawyers have many years’ experience helping home buyers and sellers in Norfolk, and our pragmatic approach means that we move you in the shortest possible time.
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Conveyancing in Norfolk: A mover's guide
A rural county with a magnificent coastline, glorious marshlands and waterways, Norfolk is a location just made for outdoor living.
So delightful a spot is Norfolk that it's the place HM The Queen calls home for much of the year in her vast country estate at Sandringham.
If you fancy rubbing shoulders with the royals, we've got all you need to know about a home move and conveyancing in Norfolk.
What does conveyancing in Norfolk involve?
Conveyancing is the term solicitors use for the process of buying and selling property, including all the paperwork and legal formalities for buying, selling, remortgaging and transferring equity. When you instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Norfolk, they will request searches on the property for buyers, negotiate the price with the other party's solicitor, exchange contracts and transferring funds. Homeward Legal works with fully qualified solicitors for all conveyancing in Norfolk. There's more information here on the conveyancing services Homeward Legal offers.
How do I get a quote conveyancing in Norfolk?
Our online quote builder gives you an on-screen quote for conveyancing in Norfolk in minutes. All we need is some information about your transaction, about you and the property. Our team are also available seven days a week on . Or, if you prefer, ask for a callback at a convenient time.
Why should I choose a Norfolk conveyancing solicitor through Homeward Legal?
Homeward Legal always offers first-class customer service and competitive quotes. Here are some other excellent reasons to make us your choice for all Norfolk conveyancing services:
- The legal fee you are quoted for conveyancing in Norfolk will be exactly what you pay, with no hidden costs*.
- We only work with conveyancing solicitors who are regulated under the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.
- We never use complicated or unnecessary jargon and will always explain the Norfolk conveyancing process in plain English.
- Our no-completion protection offer ensures you do not lose out if your transaction fails to complete for any reason.
- We always put you first, and hundreds of positive Trustpilot reviews demonstrate our high customer satisfaction levels.
*Your quote from Homeward Legal will cover common conveyancing costs in line with the information you've provided to us. Depending on the specific circumstances of your transaction, and after discussion with your solicitor, there may be additional non-standard fees which would be in addition to the fee quoted by Homeward Legal.
How much does conveyancing in Norfolk cost?
There is no simple answer to how much conveyancing in Norfolk will cost. As each transaction is unique, the final bill will depend on factors such as the value of the property involved. For example, a purchase conveyancing transaction will include solicitors' and Land Registry fees and costs for a surveyor and Stamp Duty Land Tax***. The final bill will also include fees for searches and bank transfers. For an idea of conveyancing costs in Norfolk, check out our guide to average conveyancing fees.
***Please Note; the government temporarily increased the amount at which stamp duty is paid to £500,000, for property sales in England and Northern Ireland. This was due to end on 31 March, but it was announced in the 2021 Budget that it will now end on 30 June. After this date, the starting rate of stamp duty will be £250,000 until the end of September. Stamp duty will then return to the level of £125,000.
The conveyancing process explained
Read our step-by-step guide to the conveyancing process.
Where are Norfolk's best home-mover destinations?
The county town of Norwich is the biggest urban area in Norfolk. With a historic heart and excellent shopping, including an open-air market, Norwich is also said to boast a pub for every day of the year.
The market town of King's Lynn is the biggest town in north Norfolk, with other desirable rural market towns including Downham Market, Swaffham and Dereham. On the coast are the much sought-after seaside spots of Old Hunstanston, Wells-next-the-Sea, Sheringham and Cromer, along with quaint Burnham Market. Meanwhile, the Victorian seaside resort of Great Yarmouth retains its appeal to home movers and holidaymakers alike.
How much does an average property cost in Norfolk?
Its great appeal for those who love rural and seaside life means property prices remain high across Norfolk. The most recent data on sold property prices from the Land Registry puts the average property at £231,314. In North Norfolk, which includes Holkham and Wells-next-the-Sea, the average property fetches £247,102; in Norwich, the average sold price is £204,540; and in King's Lynn and West Norfolk, which includes Downham Market and Old Hunstanton, average property prices sit at £220,646 in 2020.
Is conveyancing in Norfolk slower when buying a leasehold property?
With around four million leasehold properties across England and Wales, this popular property tenure can bring an added complication to conveyancing in Norfolk. In leasehold, a homeowner only owns the property itself and leases the land for a specific period from the freeholder or landowner. When buying a leasehold property, the buyer must be certain of their legal rights and of how long the lease has left to run. When instructed for conveyancing in Norfolk for leasehold, a solicitor will make enquiries from the freeholder (landowner). The transaction cannot complete without this information, so if it is delayed, the sale will be held up. There is more information in our guide to buying leasehold.
Which council has control of schooling in Norfolk?
Norfolk County Council is the local education authority for the whole county, responsible for providing state education services at primary, secondary and further education level. The county also has many independent, academy and church schools. Find out the Ofsted ranking of your chosen school on the government's school comparison website.
Is there an increased flood risk for property in Norfolk?
As many areas of Norfolk are low-lying, particularly in the Broads, and others are on the coast, this county is one with high flood risks. Tidal, surface water and river flooding are all considered a risk across Norfolk. That means you should, wherever you are buying, ask your Norfolk conveyancing solicitor to instruct a flood-risk search. Look up your chosen area in the Environment Agency's guide to check its flood risk.
What searches do I need for Norfolk conveyancing?
Your Norfolk conveyancing solicitor will detail the essential property searches needed to complete your purchase transaction. We've produced an informative guide to all searches, but here are some of the most common:
- Local authority search: Details planning consents and information about proposed roads or developments. This search is also crucial to ensure no planning rules have been breached in any conservation area purchase.
- Environmental search: Reveals any contaminated land, usually former industrial land or reclaimed brownfield sites that are now used for new developments.
- Chancel repair search: Chancel repair liability is a historic charge that relates to responsibility for repairs to the local Church of England. While rare, failing to check for this liability could leave you out of pocket.
Did you know?
The Norfolk Broads, 125 miles of waterways, marshes, fens and woodlands, were created by ancient peat digging. The channels were then abandoned when the peat pits began to fill with water.
Hunstanton is the only resort on England's east coast that actually faces west. The town is on the north Norfolk coast, facing Lincolnshire across the Wash.
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Towns and districts within this county include:
Acle, Attleborough, Aylsham, Bowthorpe, Brundall, Burnham-Market, Caister-On-Sea, Catton, Costessey, Cromer, Dereham, Dersingham, Diss, Downham-Market, East-Harling, Fakenham, Feltwell, Gorleston, Great-Yarmouth, Harleston, Heacham, Hellesdon, Hingham, Holt, Hopton, Horsford, Hunstanton, Kings-Lynn, Lakenham, Loddon, Long-Stratton, Melton-Constable, Mulbarton, Mundesley, Norfolk-Broads, North-Walsham, Sandringham, Sheringham, Snettisham, Sprowston, Stalham, Swaffham, Taverham, Thetford, Walsingham, Watton, Wells-Next-The-Sea, Winterton, Wroxham, Wymondham