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Reasons to use our Walsingham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Peace of mind comes when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Walsingham has a number to choose from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 2 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Walsingham are familiar with the local concerns specific to Walsingham and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 3 The companies identified on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 4 Walsingham property lawyers have a significant advantage when it comes to Walsingham conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will impact your sale or purchase
  • 5 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Walsingham is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Walsingham since November 2023*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Walsingham

I own a freehold house in Walsingham but nevertheless charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Walsingham and has limited impact for conveyancing in Walsingham 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 date back many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of fresh 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 post 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

How does conveyancing in Walsingham differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Walsingham come to us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is built. This is because builders in Walsingham tend to purchase the real estate, 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 Walsingham or who has acted in the same development.

I was recommended by a number of property agents in Walsingham to find a conveyancer on your site. What’s the financial inducement for Estate Agents to promote your services ahead of alternative conveyancing organisations?

We don’t make any referral fee for sending work our way. We thought it would be too underhand to pay a commission as members of the public would think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I receiving any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.

I am one month into a leasehold purchase having been directed to solicitors by the selling agent to carry out the conveyancing in Walsingham. I am not happy. Can you you assist me in finding new lawyers?

A lawyer would need to be really poor to suggest changing them. Has the mortgage offer been issued? If so you need to inform them of the new contact details and ensure the mortgage documents are re-issued. Your solicitor ideally needs to be on the banks panel to avoid escalating costs and frustration. So that should be your starting point. Our find a solicitor tool will help you find a bank approved lawyer for your conveyancing in Walsingham

I’m about to sell my garden apartment in Walsingham. Conveyancing has not commenced, but I have recently received a yearly service charge demand – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?

The sensible thing to do is pay the maintenance contribution as normal given that all rents and service charges will be apportioned as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you will be reimbursed by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer until 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.

Walsingham Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Queries before Purchasing

    What is the the remaining lease term? Many Walsingham leasehold flats will have a service charge for maintenance of the building levied on behalf of the landlord. Where you acquire the flat you will have to meet this charge, normally in instalments throughout the year. This could differ from a few hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for buildings with lifts and large communal areas. There will also be a rentcharge for you to pay annual, this is usually not a significant figure, say about £50-£100 but you should to enquire it because sometimes it could be many hundreds of pounds. It is important to be aware if changing the roof or some other major work is anticipated to be shared between the tenants and may well dramatically impact the level of the maintenance charges or result in a specific invoice.

Should local authority consent be needed to change a house into a couple of appartments in Walsingham? This has occurred to a house adjacent to a friend in Walsingham and was ignorant of the conversion until after the works were done.

Planning Permission yes. Building Regulations yes.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Walsingham regulated by the SRA

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

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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Walsingham

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Walsingham with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Hayes & Storr Limited, 18-19 Market Place, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 9BH

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Walsingham regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

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

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