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Thetford Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of cases in Thetford that are buy to let is 13%
  • 2 September was the busiest month and August was the next busiest month while April was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Thetford
  • 3 93% freehold and 7% leasehold conveyancing in Thetford for this year to date
  • 4 Average time from start to completion was 60 days for conveyancing in Thetford
  • 5 122 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Thetford

Examples of recent conveyancing in Thetford since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Thetford

Finally the sale completed on my house in Thetford last October yet the purchaser is Skype messaging every few hours complaining that their solicitor needs to hear from mysolicitor. What are the post completion sale legalities following completion?

Following your sale your conveyancer is duty bound to forward the transfer documentation and all supplemental paperwork to the buyer’s conveyancer. If applicable, your lawyer must also confirm that the mortgage has been paid off to the buyers lawyers. There are no post completion requirements specific conveyancing in Thetford.

Having invested time researching for an online lawyer in Thetford, most post that I must use a CQS accredited lawyer. What is CQS?

Thetford Conveyancing Quality Scheme solicitors have achieved certification under the Law Society's Scheme (CQS) The Law Society introduced CQS to establish evidence of quality standards in the in the legal transfer of properties. CQS helps buyers and sellers to recognise solicitor firms who provide a quality residential conveyancing. Thetford is one of the many areas in England and Wales in which CQS have offices. The scheme obliges practices to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self-certification, random audits and yearly assessments in order to maintain CQS status. It is open only to members of the Law Society who meet the demanding standards set by the scheme and has the support of the Legal Ombudsman.

Should my lawyer be raising enquiries about flooding during the conveyancing in Thetford.

Flooding is a growing risk for conveyancers dealing with homes in Thetford. There are those who buy a house in Thetford, completely aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical damage, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, satisfactory building insurance, or dispose of the property. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Conveyancers are not qualified to give advice on flood risk, but there are a various searches that may be carried out by the purchaser or by their conveyancers which can give them a better understanding of the risks in Thetford. The conventional set of information supplied to a buyer’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a usual question of the owner to discover whether the property has suffered from flooding. In the event that the residence has been flooded in past and is not revealed by the vendor, then a purchaser may bring a legal claim for losses as a result of such an incorrect response. The purchaser’s conveyancers should also conduct an enviro search. This should higlight if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional inquiries will need to be carried out.

The deeds to our house can not be found. The lawyers who did the conveyancing in Thetford 5 years ago are no longer around. Will I be able to sell the house?

These day there are copies made of almost everything, and your conveyancer will know exactly where to locate all the appropriate documentation so you can purchase or sell your house without any difficulty. If duplicates are not available, your conveyancer can put in place insurance or indemnities protecting you against possible claims on the property.

I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £305k and found one round the corner in Thetford I like with open areas and station nearby, the downside is that it only has 61 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Thetford for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a short lease?

If you need a home loan that many years may be an issue. Discount the price by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer concerning this.

Given that I will soon spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on a property in Thetford I would like to talk to a solicitor regarding theconveyancing before appointing the firm. Can this be arranged?

We could not agree more - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the solicitor due to be conducting your conveyancing in Thetford.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is an important person, not a file number. The practices that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are provided with for residential conveyancing in Thetford should be the figure that you are charged.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Thetford regulated by the SRA

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

  • Rudlings Wakelam, 1 Well Street, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2BL
  • Ashtons Legal, Fairstead House, 7 Bury Road, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 3PL

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Thetford

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Thetford practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Rudlings Wakelam, 1 Well Street, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2BL
  • Ashtons Legal, Fairstead House, 7 Bury Road, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 3PL

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Thetford?

Licensed Conveyancers specialise in the legalities surrounding acquiring and selling property and cover conveyancing nationwide not just Thetford. If using a Licensed Conveyancer governed by the CLC, you should:
  • Receive an honest and lawful service.
  • Have a high standard of legal services.
  • Enjoy the benefit of your transaction dealt with using care, skill and legal know-how.
  • Receive a high standard of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a service which is accessible and responsive to your individual needs.
  • Not feel discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • To receive the standard you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Have your specific needs taken into account should you make a complaint.
  • Have a speedy, independent and comprehensive service where making a complaint about your conveyancing in Thetford about your conveyancing in Thetford.

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