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Conveyancing in Walsingham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

The closest station to Walsingham is Sheringham, around 14 miles away and Walsingham's closest airport is Norwich International Airport (23 miles).

Wells Cottage is the most convenient hospital to Walsingham.

Q.

How do we get a discount conveyancing quote?

A.

Several firms offer cheap conveyancing. However extra fees are frequently hidden in small print. Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

Q.

Do you have low cost solicitors that have a lot of experience at the conveyancing for auction properties in Walsingham?

A.

Our firm do frequently act for buyers and sellers at auction. We typically encourage buyers to choose an affordable lawyer prior to the actual auction to give enough time for a thorough investigation of the sellers legal pack.

Subsequently, immediately after the property auction a prepared lawyer will be able to concentrate on get through all of the legal work in less than 28 days after exchange of contracts as required by the terms and conditions of sale.

Q.

We are intending to purchase a medieval barn conversion in Norwich St Mary in the Marsh. Do we need a chancel search?

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Regardless of the Walsingham parish in which you are buying, the lawyer may suggest that a chancel search be taken out. In Walsingham's much older areas, chancel repair may be apportioned on the current owners of a property where Parochial Church Councils may have not done so in the past. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.

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How do I identify if the conservation area is at risk?

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Local Walsingham conservation areas are designated by the local authority (North Norfolk) who maintain

everything from including things like rundown streets, removal of existing windows and the historic layout of roads.

English Heritage, a government body, now maintain details on the state of conservation areas in addition to the vulnerability to the area falling into disrepair.

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The home being purchased is on a brownfield site. Could the topsoil be contaminated by industrial waste?

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Extensive measures are taken on a local and national level to rectify soil contamination. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as insecticides and groundwater contaminants like silage.

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Which local authority looks after Walsingham?

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Walsingham is located in North Norfolk District Council, Council Offices, Holt Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9EN, Call: 01263 513 813

Q.

I am on a very tight budget. Can doing the conveyancing on a DIY basis without a Walsingham conveyancer help save any money?

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Should you want to , you can feasibly do the conveyancing without instructing a proficient Walsingham property lawyer. The truth is however that a property lawyer in Walsingham handles a large array of activities ranging from chasing notices/share certificates or interpreting the lease most of which are better done by someone with adequate training. Above all else DIY lawyers will be working without relevant insurance cover which qualified solicitors are made responsible to have.

Q.

Will my conveyancing solicitor in Walsingham inform me about the cost of council tax on a Band B property before exchanging contracts?

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The conveyancer will contact the council to find out the appropriate council tax charges which should then be included in the report on title. Correct rates for homes in Walsingham are set out online at the North Norfolk council site. At the time of writing, 25 July 2012, the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,012.00
  • Band B - £1,181.00
  • Band C - £1,349.00
  • Band D - £1,518.00
  • Band E - £1,855.00
  • Band F - £2,193.00
  • Band G - £2,530.00
  • Band H - £3,036.00

 
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