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Reasons to use our Norwood conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Regardless other sites advise it just might be necessary to attend your solicitor to execute legal papers. There are enough parties engaged in a house sale without needing to add the postman into the pot.
  • 2 The Norwood conveyancing firms that are listed are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Norwood
  • 3 This site is the only site that enables you the facility to check that your conveyancing in Norwood will be conducted by a solicitor on your mortgage lender’s approved panel.
  • 4 Norwood lawyers work in partnership with Norwood estate agents, property finders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, with the intention of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 5 Norwood conveyancers have a significant advantage when it comes to Norwood conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will affect your home move

Examples of recent conveyancing in Norwood since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Norwood

My wife and I are buying a 2 bedroom apartment in Norwood with a mortgage. We like our Norwood solicitor, but the mortgage company says she’s not on their "panel". It appears that we have little choice but to use one of the mortgage company panel firms or continue with our Norwood conveyancer and pay for one of their panel firms to act for them. We regard this is unjust; is there anything we can do?

No, not really. The mortgage offered to you 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 Norwood conveyancing lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

I am the registered owner of a freehold property in Norwood but still charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Norwood and has limited impact for conveyancing in Norwood but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of new rentcharges post 1977.

Previous rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Norwood?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Norwood. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £195,000 and identified one round the corner in Norwood I like with amenity areas and station nearby, the downside is that it only has 49 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Norwood in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?

Should you need a home loan the shortness of the lease will likely be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you could request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer regarding this matter.

I need to find a conveyancing solicitor for residential conveyancing in Norwood. I've discover a site which appears to be the ideal offering If there is a chance to get all this stuff completed via email that would be ideal. Do I need to be concerned? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

I’m about to sell my garden flat in Norwood. Conveyancing solicitors are to be appointed soon, but I have recently received a yearly service charge demand – what should I do?

The sensible thing to do is pay the maintenance contribution as usual given that all rents and service invoices should be allotted on completion, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.

I bought a leasehold flat in Norwood, conveyancing was carried out 9 years ago. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Similar flats in Norwood with a long lease are worth £175,000. The ground rent is £65 per annum. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2082

With 58 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £23,800 and £27,400 as well as professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed investigations. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Norwood regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Norwood practicing in commercial conveyancing in Norwood. This should include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • A M Davies, Reynard Crag, Reynard Crag Lane, High Birstwith, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 2JQ
  • Newstead & Walker, Mercury House, Mercury Row, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 3HQ
  • Powell Eddison Freeman & Wilks, 14 Albert Street, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1JW
  • Raworths Llp, Eton House, 89 Station Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1HF

Planning law solicitors in Norwood regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Norwood practicing in planning law. This will likely include advice on special planning controls
  • Newstead & Walker, Mercury House, Mercury Row, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 3HQ

Typically, Norwood conveyancing for a sale has some of the following tasks

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Drafting contract and related documents
  • Sending draft papers to the solicitor representing the purchaser
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and responding to additional enquires from the buyer’s solicitor
  • Finalising the transfer deed
  • Answering requisitions submitted by the purchaser’s solicitor
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and transferring funds to the vendor, the estate agent and other relevant parties (where appropriate)

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

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