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Reasons to use our Swaffham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Our site offers most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory service identifying bank approved property lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Swaffham regulated and authorised by the SRA or CLC.
  • 2 Using a high street Solicitor usually results in a more personalised service. Online forums bear testimony to the idea that in using a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.
  • 3 Swaffham lawyers work in partnership with Swaffham estate agents, property finders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, with the aim of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 4 Swaffham conveyancing lawyers are likely to be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 5 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often based hundreds of miles away with little appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Swaffham

Examples of recent conveyancing in Swaffham since December 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Swaffham

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Swaffham? Why is this being asked of me?

It is indeed that case that these requests have nothing to do with conveyancing in Swaffham. Nowadays you can not proceed with any conveyancing deal without first providing proof of your identity. Ordinarily this takes the form of a either your passport or driving licence as well as a council tax bill. Remember if you are supplying your driving licence as evidence of ID it must be both the paper section and photo card part, one is not sufficient in the absence of the other.

Verification of your origin of funds is mandated under Money Laundering Regulations. Please do not be offended when when this is requested of you as your conveyancer will need to have this information on record. Your Swaffham conveyancing lawyer will need to see evidence of proof of funds before they are able to accept any money from you into their client account and they will also ask further questions regarding the source of funds.

Our bank has suggested solicitors on their panel based in Swaffham but I would rather use a conveyancing lawyer in Swaffham or nearer to where I live. Are you able to help?

Not all Swaffham conveyancing solicitors are listed all banks conveyancing panel. Do make use of the above search tool to identify a Swaffham conveyancing firm on the on the lender panel.

Should commercial conveyancing searches disclose impending roadworks that may impact a commercial land in Swaffham?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Swaffham will perform a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers spend in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Swaffham. The report provides definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Swaffham.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Swaffham it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately can result in delays to Swaffham commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not conducted for domestic conveyancing in Swaffham.

I used Wolstenholmes several years past for my conveyancing in Swaffham. Now, I need my documents but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Swaffham of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Swaffham in advance of instructing conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. The surveyor has said that some lenders will refuse to issue a loan on a flying freehold home.

It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different requirements for example to Nationwide. Should you wish to telephone us we can check with the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Swaffham. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

I own a leasehold flat in Swaffham. Conveyancing and Leeds Building Society mortgage are in place. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. It included a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1997. The conveyancing practitioner in Swaffham who previously acted has now retired. What should I do?

First make enquiries of HMLR to be sure that this person is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. There is no need to incur the fees of a Swaffham conveyancing practitioner to do this as it can be done on-line for £3. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

Swaffham Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should consider before buying

    It is important to be aware if a new roof is being installed or some other major work is anticipated that will be shared amongst the leasehold owners and could well materially impact the level of the maintenance charges or require a one off invoice. How many years are left on the lease? Make sure you discover if there are any onerous prohibitions in the lease. For instance it is reasonably common in Swaffham leases that pets are not permitted in in a block in Swaffham. If you like the apartmentin Swaffham however your cat can’t live with you then you will be presented with a hard compromise.

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Conveyancing in Swaffham is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Checking the title to the premises
  • Conducting Swaffham searches with respect to the property
  • Assessing draft sale agreement and other documentation supplied by the vendor’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Raising questions with the vendor’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Negotiating the purchase agreement
  • Assessing replies provided by the seller to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Negotiating the Transfer document
  • Guiding the buyer in respect of the mortgage offer: (if appropriate)
  • Drawing up and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; summarising to the buyer on the contents of the contract pack, preliminary enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate stamp duty forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the transfer of ownership and the home loan (if applicable) at the HMLR.

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Swaffham is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process:

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Acting on behalf of the bank (if applicable)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Agreeing adjustments to the the Transfer deed
  • Communicating with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing funds to relevant parties
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate Land Tax forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the transfer of ownership and the home loan (if relevant) at the Land Registry.

Swaffham commercial property solicitors draw on a wide range of commercial expertise offering advice on a variety of aspects of commercial property law

    complex procedures concerning renewal, rent reviews, dilapidations and the many obligations encountered by Landlords and Tenants of business premises Property due diligence in connection with corporate acquisitions and disposals High street shops, agricultural or development land to hotels and office blocks. Property finance transactions, including disposal and leaseback Buying, selling and leasing land for registered charities Subletting, licences and sharing occupation

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

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