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Conveyancing in Norfolk Broads Q & A's

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Updated: 23/04/17

Norfolk Broads points of interest

Halvergate Windmill, Berney Arms Windmill English Heritage and Burgh Castle English Heritage are near to Norfolk Broads.

Norfolk Broads's closest airport is Norwich International Airport. and the closest train station to Norfolk Broads is Berney Arms.

The nearest hospital to Norfolk Broads is Northgate Great Yarmouth.

Q.

We are looking for a cheap solicitor for purchasing a home. Can you assist?

A.

The lack of clarity surrounding this matter catches out many buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted, and many solicitors promote theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional costs may be added into the solicitor's terms of engagement. Any disbursements should also be included on a conveyancing quote Any additional charges should be fair and reasonable.

Q.

Is Norfolk Broads top-soil likely to remain contaminated by tungsten?

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Norfolk Broads's local area has a history of contamination from industrial or agricultural, like much of the UK. Also considering issues such as chlorine and groundwater contaminants like silage, contaminants affecting Norfolk Broads property will be factored into an environmental search.

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Which local authority looks after Norfolk Broads?

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Norfolk Broads is located in Broadland District Council, Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, NR7 0DU, Call: 01603 431 133

Q.

What does 'gazumping' actually mean?

A.

The practice of rejecting an offer which has been accepted once another buyer makes a bigger offer is called gazumping. Although gazumping is less common in a declining market, there will always be a risk. Instructing a proactive solicitor early should help to mitigate this risk.

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Are the any designated conservation areas in Norfolk Broads likely to affect us?

A.

Conservation areas qualify streets and neighbourhoods of historical or architectural value. Your property solicitor will be able to provide more details and discuss the relevant responsibilities.

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What will a Norfolk Broads conveyancing solicitor advise if the maisonette is in a conservation are in Broadland council that may have unfitting doors installed?

A.

Broadland local authority LLC1 searches carried out by your solicitor as part of the conveyancing will determine the existence of the appropriate permission for alterations to the building.

Q.

Will my assigned conveyancing solicitor in Norfolk Broads tell me about the amount to be paid of council tax for a Band B house before exchanging contracts?

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A conveyancer will speak to the Broadland local council to reveal the appropriate council tax charges which will be detailed in the title report. Up-to-date charges for properties in Norfolk Broads are set out on the Broadland local authority website. Currently (04 December 2012) band rates are:

  • Band A - £1,009.00
  • Band B - £1,178.00
  • Band C - £1,346.00
  • Band D - £1,514.00
  • Band E - £1,850.00
  • Band F - £2,187.00
  • Band G - £2,523.00
  • Band H - £3,028.00

Q.

Is your panel of solicitors geared up for move quickly on the conveyancing for property auction properties in Norfolk Broads?

A.

Homeward Legal often do the legal work for sellers at auction. We consistently suggest purchasers to formally appoint an experienced property lawyer in advance of the auction day to allow time for a full review of the documents. Post day of the auction a lawyer has to be ready for swiftly finish the legal process in less than the 28 day time frame as conventionally required by the terms of sale.

 
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