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  • 1 Fakenham solicitors work in partnership with Fakenham estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is offered to clients every step of the way, offering all the legal expertise and support you need
  • 2 Our site is the first site offering you the facility to check that your property ownership legalities in Fakenham will be carried out by a conveyancer on your mortgage lender’s conveyancing panel.
  • 3 On the balance of probabilities the the solicitors for the other party are based in Fakenham - if so sets of lawyers will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 4 Peace of mind comes when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Fakenham has a number to select from, but for a truly professional and reliable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 5 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Fakenham regularly deal withlocal issues specific to Fakenham and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Fakenham since December 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Fakenham

My wife and I are buying a 3 bedroom flat in Fakenham with a mortgage. We like our Fakenham solicitor, but the bank advise he's not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the mortgage company panel conveyancing practices or continue with our Fakenham property lawyer as well as pay for one of their panel ones to act for them. This feels very unfair; is there anything we can do?

No, not really. Your mortgage offer is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the lender’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your Fakenham conveyancing solicitor to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

When it comes to lenders such as Principality, do Fakenham property lawyers have to pay an annual charge to be on the conveyancing panel?

We are not aware of any mortgage company fees to be on their list of approved firms, although some do levy an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.

We are getting the release of further funds on our home loan from Nottingham as we wish to conduct renovations to our property in Fakenham. Do we need to appoint a nearby Fakenham solicitor on the Nottingham conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?

Nottingham do not ordinarily require firms on their approved list of lawyers to deal with the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Nottingham panel.

I was told two weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Nottingham. Is it usual for Nottingham to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Fakenham is approved on their conveyancing panel? Nottingham have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their PI Insurance.

A lender would not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Nottingham to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

Do I need to take out insurance to protect me from financial exposure to chancel repairs when buying a property in Fakenham?

Unless a previous purchase of the property completed post 12 October 2013 you may take it that lawyers handling conveyancing in Fakenham to continue to advocate a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.

I have justdiscovered that Action Conveyancing have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Fakenham for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 10 months ago. How can I check that the property is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?

The quickest method to see if the premises is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Fakenham conveyancing specialists.

About to purchase a new build flat in Fakenham. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Fakenham

    Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease.

All being well we will complete our sale of a £475,000 maisonette in Fakenham in just under a week. The landlords agents has quoted £384 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and 3 years service charge statements. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge such fees for a flat conveyance in Fakenham?

Fakenham conveyancing on leasehold apartments normally necessitates the purchaser’s lawyer sending questions for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is not legally bound to address these enquiries the majority will be content to assist. They may levy a reasonable charge for responding to enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average fee for the paperwork that you are referring to is £350, in some cases it exceeds £800. The management information fee required by the landlord must be accompanied by a summary of entitlements and obligations in relation to administration charges, without which the charge is not strictly payable. Reality however dictates that you have little choice but to pay whatever is requested of you should you wish to complete the sale of your home.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Fakenham - Examples of Questions you should ask Prior to Purchasing

    Is there a share of the freehold? Best to be warned if fixing the lift or some other significant cost is anticipated that will be shared amongst the leasehold owners and will dramatically increase the the service costs or result in a specific payment. What is the yearly service fee and ground rent?

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Fakenham regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Fakenham but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Hayes & Storr Limited, 18-19 Market Place, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 9BH
  • Butcher Andrews, 1 Old Post Office Street, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 9BL

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Fakenham regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Fakenham specialising in commercial conveyancing in Fakenham. This will likely include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Hayes & Storr Limited, 18-19 Market Place, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 9BH
  • Butcher Andrews, 1 Old Post Office Street, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 9BL

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Fakenham regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Fakenham but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Hayley Wright Ltd, 46 Wells Road, NR21 9AA
  • M H Whyman Conveyancing Services, 66 Wells Road, NR21 0PL

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*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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