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Conveyancing in Swaffham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/07/17

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.

How can a solicitor in Swaffham report on the potential risk of floods in the Swaffham area for a Regency property we are going to buy?

A.

The residential property conveyancing lawyer makes an application for official property conveyancing searches that should include Swaffham area flood risk data.

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?

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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.

Will the legal charges hide any additional fees?

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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.

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Which factors will affect land in Swaffham, and should they be a problem?

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Land may be contaminated by a broad range of natural causes, and an environmental search will confirm if a property may be impacted by contaminants in Swaffham including a proximate telecommunications base station and sand or clay quarries.

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Why might conveyancing for a sale take weeks to complete?

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The conveyancing process in Swaffham could experience delays, we, however, aim to curtail their cost where feasible to do so by driving the transaction forward.

Q.

Is it important to get searches for chancel liability? I am buying a property in Swaffham.

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Where land in Swaffham was once owned by a lay-rector, new owners of that property may be obliged to subsidise upkeep of older church buildings. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a Swaffham property, but an indemnity policy may be available to protect the new owners. A conveyancing lawyer will be able to advise further. Swaffham ecclesiastical properties include St Peter & St Paul.

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

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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.

 
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