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Reasons to use our Lakenham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The accumulation of transactions means that Lakenham property lawyer have developed very good links with Lakenham local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your home move in Lakenham.
  • 2 Using a local Solicitor in the main results in a more personalised service. When using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 3 Regardless other solicitors may claim it may be necessary to visit your lawyer to execute legal papers. Too many 3rd parties are already engaged in a homemove without having to add Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 4 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often located many kilometers away with little appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Lakenham
  • 5 This site is the only site that enables you the facility to check that your conveyancing in Lakenham will be carried out by a property lawyer on your lender’s authorised panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Lakenham since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Lakenham

Do the conveyancing practitioners listed on your site carry out right to buy conveyancing in Lakenham?

We have identified a number of conveyancing conveyancers who can handle right to buy conveyancing Do contact the solicitors listed with a view to secure a costs calculation.

Will lawyers ask for money on account when it comes to conveyancing in Lakenham?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Lakenham your solicitor will ask you put them with funds to cover the search fees. Normally this is needed to cover the fees of the conveyancing searches. If any down payment is payable against the purchase price then this should be required shortly in advance of contracts are exchanged. The closing balance that is due should be sent to your lawyer a couple of days prior to the completion date.

It has been three months since my purchase conveyancing in Lakenham concluded. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £180,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

How does conveyancing in Lakenham differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Lakenham approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is completed. This is because builders in Lakenham tend to acquire the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Lakenham or who has acted in the same development.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Lakenham is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Lakenham are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Lakenham you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Lakenham may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

Last October I purchased a leasehold house in Lakenham. Am I liable to pay service charges relating to a period prior to my ownership?

In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

Lakenham Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Queries before Purchasing

    Please tell me if there are any major works anticipated that will likely add a premium to the maintenance costs? How much is the ground rent and service charge? Where a Lakenham lease has fewer than eighty years it will have adverse implications on the salability of the flat. Check with your bank that they are willing to lend given the lease term. Leases with fewer than 80 years remaining means that you will probably have to extend the lease sooner rather than later and you need to have some idea of how much this would cost. Remember, in most cases you will be required to have been the owner of the premises for two years before you are eligible to extend the lease.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Lakenham regulated by the SRA

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

  • Barry Ferguson, 36 Brian Avenue, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 2PH
  • Ives-keeler & Co, 65 Grove Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3RL
  • Clapham & Collinge Llp, St. Catherines House, All Saints Green, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3GA
  • Hatch Brenner Llp, 4 Theatre Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1QY
  • Mjp Conveyancing Limited, Greyfriars House, 18-20 Prince of Wales Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1LB

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Lakenham

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Lakenham practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on wrongful eviction

  • Ives-keeler & Co, 65 Grove Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3RL
  • Clapham & Collinge Llp, St. Catherines House, All Saints Green, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3GA
  • Fosters Solicitors, William House, 19 Bank Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4FS
  • Steeles Law Solicitors Limited, Lawrence House, 5 St Andrews Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1AD
  • Spire Solicitors Llp, Holland Court, The Close, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4DY

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Lakenham regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Lakenham but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Renata Steggles Limited, Unthank Chambers, NR2 2RF

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

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