0%

Your conveyancing quote in seconds

All of our fees are fixed and complete for standard conveyancing transactions, meaning you won’t pay any extra later on. We also have a ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee.

Which service do you require?


The Conveyancing
Process Explained


Read More

Get an Instant Conveyancing Quote

Please quote me for:

Conveyancing in Swaffham Q & A's

Profile photo of Lorraine Imhoff

By

Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 30/04/17

Swaffham's closest airport is Norwich International Airport. The closest station to Swaffham is Brandon, around 14 miles away.

Swaffham Community is the closest hospital.

Q.

I need an affordable conveyancing quote. What do we need to check for?

A.

Many solicitors offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional costs are frequently hidden in the terms. Busy, stressed buyers and sellers ignore these terms at their peril. Any extra fees found in terms of engagement needs to be fair and clearly defined. Any disbursements ought to be defined on a Swaffham conveyancing quote

Q.

The property seller has unfortunately fitted incongruous dormer windows to the maisonette in Swaffham which may exclude conservation area guidelines

A.

Your conveyancing solicitor will make enquiries to establish if the property is within a designated conservation area and whether any modifications have the appropriate consent from the Breckland council. In the event that no local authority consents be supplied your conveyancing solicitor will give you professional advice on the best alternative for example purchasing an indemnity policy or seeking retrospective consent from the council.

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Swaffham?

A.

Swaffham is located in Breckland District Council, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1EE, contact: 01362 656 870

Q.

Will the legal charges hide any additional fees?

Our solicitors never charge any extra, hidden fees to transfer a property. Know that some websites offer unrealistically low 'quotes' which are in fact estimates, meaning that you could pay much more when you complete.

Q.

We are buying with Yorkshire Bank, what will I need to know?

A.

Buyers should know that a small number of lenders have reduced their 'solicitor panel', which may result in increased conveyancing costs for buyers. Homeward Legal can act for many lenders in the UK to ensure that you will not need to pay the lender's costs.

Q.

In respect to the fact that 2 8m people are at risk from surface flooding I am wondering whether environmental searches might not be sufficient?

A.

Conveyancing and environmental searches applied for by the Swaffham conveyancing solicitor will also include a more informative Landmark flood search if the risk is deemed significant.

If you remain still apprehensive you can always get in touch with a neighbour or local resident or local Norfolk flood repair expert e.g. Evergreen Building Ltd, Claypit Farm/Chapel Rd, Necton, Swaffham, PE37 8JA Tel: 01760 441106.

Q.

I am purchasing a investment property within a conservation area in Swaffham. How do we locate details on the state of upkeep?

A.

English Heritage, a government body, have assembled details in relation to the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas in addition to the risk of a decline in standards. Local conservation areas are set up by the local authority (Breckland) who govern everything from building materials used to the stoppage of poorly maintained public spaces.

Q.

Swaffham lawyers order official searches if acting for a home purchaser - what particular searches?

A.

If purchasing and taking out a mortgage the building society of bank expects particular searches, including these searches - Local Authority, Drainage Search (Con29DW) and Environment Search, and occasionally specific searches, which might include Subsidence.

 
×