Find out more about conveyancing in Norwich

If you are buying, selling or remortgaging a house or flat in Norwich, 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 Norwich, and our pragmatic approach means that we move you in the shortest possible time.

One Fixed Price Fee
Fixed price cost for your Conveyancing

Our solicitors carry out all the conveyancing work for your house move for a fixed fee.

No Completion Protection
No-Completion protection as standard

You will not be charged any solicitors fees, if for any reason your transaction does not complete.

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Local CQS-accredited Solicitors

With local experience, our solicitors will lead you through the whole of your sale or purchase.

Conveyancing in Norwich: A mover's guide

Norwich is one of the most sought-after cities in England, a small but perfectly formed community that has a rural feel with a cityscape.

The city is also close to the stunning Norfolk coast and with the wonderful Norfolk Broads to explore. Add in excellent job opportunities and affordable homes, Norwich is family-friendly with highly rated schools and excellent entertainment.

We answer all the crucial questions needed for conveyancing in Norwich.

What is involved in conveyancing in Norwich?

Conveyancing is the name of the process of buying and selling property. This means all the paperwork and legal formalities needed for buying, selling, remortgaging and transferring equity are part of conveyancing. When you instruct a Norwich conveyancing solicitor, they will request searches on the property for buyers, negotiate the price with the other party's solicitor, exchange contracts and transfer funds to complete the transaction. Homeward Legal works with expert property law firms for all conveyancing in Norwich. Read about the conveyancing services Homeward Legal offers here.

How do I get a quote for Norwich conveyancing?

Get an instant quote for Norwich conveyancing using our online quote builder. We'll need a few details about you and the property you're buying or selling. You can also call our team on seven days a week or request a callback for a time more convenient for you.

How much does conveyancing in Norwich cost?

There is no set fee for Norwich conveyancing because each property transaction is unique. A Norwich conveyancing bill will include solicitors' fees, surveyor costs, Stamp Duty Land Tax***, Land Registry fees, searches and bank transfer charges. Our guide to average conveyancing fees explains some of the costs involved in Norwich conveyancing.

The Stamp Duty Land Tax Holiday of up to £500,000 ended on the 30th June 2021. However, there is still temporary relief in place until 31st September 2021 up to £250,000, with the stamp duty rate ranging from 2% to 12% of the purchase price in England and Northern Ireland. After then, stamp duty will revert back to the normal threshold of £125,000.

The conveyancing process explained

Read our step-by-step guide to the conveyancing process.

What are average house prices like in Norwich?

According to the most recent 2020 sold house price data from the Land Registry, the average price of a property in Norwich is £210,317. Detached properties sell for £389,183 on average with semi-detached properties going for £241,556 on average. Terraced properties have an average sold price of £218,936 and flats and maisonettes for £147,962.

How much will council tax cost in Norwich?

Norwich City Council sets council tax rates for the city. Residential property is allocated into one of eight council tax bands depending on their valuation. Check out which band your property is in on the government website.

For 2020-21, council tax bands in Norwich are:

Tax BandCharges
Band A£1,299.31
Band B£1,515.86
Band C£1,732.41
Band D£1,948.96
Band E£2,382.06
Band F£2,815.16
Band G£3,248.27
Band H£3,897.92

How fast is broadband in Norwich?

Norwich benefits from being part of the Better Broadband for Norfolk partnership that is installed high-speed fibre optic networks across the county. Use your postcode to check the available broadband speeds at your new Norwich property.

Are Norwich's schools highly rated?

Norwich has 62 primary schools, 24 secondary schools and 22 sixth form and further education colleges. Of those, 20 are rated as outstanding by Ofsted. To find out how your chosen school rates, check the government website.

Norwich is also home to the University of East Anglia and the Norwich University of the Arts.

Will I need a chancel repair liability search for my Norwich property purchase?

Chancel repair liability is something anyone buying property or land in England and Wales should take into consideration. Read all about it in our comprehensive guide. In short, this is a historic matter that dates back to the Reformation relating to the financial responsibility for repairs to a Church of England parish church's chancel or altar. Your Norwich conveyancing solicitor can instruct a chancel liability search, which will reveal if you have any potential future costs and what your options are, including purchasing indemnity insurance.

I'm buying in a conservation in Norwich - what do I do now?

In Norwich, there are currently 17 conservation areas, including Newmarket Road, Heigham Grove and Thorpe St Andrew. Conservation areas have a special architectural or historic interest, which has to be protected. That means stricter rules on what changes can be made externally or internally; for example, erecting a satellite dish or installing new doors or windows. A conveyancing solicitor in Norwich can ask for a local authority planning search that will reveal if your property is in a conservation area and whether any changes made to it are in contravention of the planning rules.

Can you find me a Norwich conveyancing solicitor to deal with buying at a property auction?

Yes, we can help with property auction conveyancing on Norwich. We work with a panel of nationwide law firms who are hugely experienced in dealing with auction property transactions and have completed conveyancing for sales from the likes of Auction House London, Allsop (commercial and residential), Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Acuitus, Phillip Arnold Auctions, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers & Norris. Find out more in our comprehensive guide to buying property at auction.

Did you know?

Norwich Cathedral's spire is 315 feet high, second only in height to Salisbury Cathedral. The stone for the spire was imported from Normandy in the 11th century.

Norwich Market dates from the same period of Norman domination of English life and is regarded as the largest open-air market in England. Open six days a week, the market features more than 200 stalls from food to toys, crafts and clothes.

Our aim is to make your Norwich conveyancing journey hitch-free and cost-effective. You can get an instant quote online at any time. Or choose to talk directly to Homeward Legal's friendly team on about conveyancing for a property purchase or sale, remortgaging a current home or a transfer of equity. We're open seven days with late nights Monday to Friday and will call you back at a time that suits.

Areas within this city include:

Cringleford, Hethersett, Poringland, Thorpe-St-Andrew