Conveyancing Solicitors

Conveyancing Solicitors


Our dedicated conveyancing solicitors assist clients in Norwich, Great Yarmouth and further afield with all matters of conveyancing law and practice. They pride themselves on their proactive, efficient approach. They understand that, whether you are buying your first home, moving to a new house or buying a second property, your financial commitment is likely to be significant, and you need a solicitor who is approachable, responsive, and on hand to answer any queries you may have. Our conveyancing solicitors work closely with their clients, regularly updating them as to the progress of their matter and going the extra mile to get the job done.

Our conveyancing lawyers work from our offices in Norwich and Great Yarmouth, and their second-to-none local market knowledge makes them ideally placed to assist clients based there and in the surrounding areas. They have a wealth of experience in all areas of conveyancing law and practice, including:

Buying and selling your home

Conveyancing is the process through which ownership of a property is transferred from the seller to the buyer. However, despite its apparent simplicity, the conveyancing process is full of traps for the unwary, involving scores of searches, surveys, queries and contractual documentation. The myriad of legal and procedural requirements, and the regular need for a transaction to proceed swiftly to safeguard a chain, can cause substantial stress to sellers and buyers alike.

Our conveyancing solicitors strive to alleviate the burden of the conveyancing process for their clients. They will handle the entire transaction, from start to finish, on your behalf, making sure the work is carried out promptly and comprehensively. Their experience in residential conveyancing enables them to pre-empt any potential issues, so you can address them head-on and avoid any nasty surprises.

Please call us now on 01603 672222 for a no-obligation conversation today or Click Here To Make An Online Enquiry.

Purchasing a buy-to-let property

Many people invest in property to generate additional funds, or as their main source of income. Whilst the gains can be considerable, purchasing a property as a buy-to-let presents unique challenges, so working with experienced buy-to-let conveyancing solicitors, like ours, is crucial in ensuring the transaction proceeds quickly and smoothly. They understand the nuances of buy-to-let property purchases, and will guide you through the process, ensuring your complete involvement at every stage.

The types of work our Norwich conveyancing solicitors regularly undertake for their clients include the following:

  • Reviewing the contractual documentation prepared by the seller’s solicitors.
  • Raising all necessary enquiries.
  • Carrying out all relevant searches.
  • Confirming that there are no restrictions on your ability to rent out the property.
  • Advising on any aspects of environmental or planning law that may impact your intentions for the property.
  • Considering any rights or restrictions attached to the property, such as rights of way and boundaries.
  • Considering the tax implications of your purchase, for example Land Transaction Tax (LTT) or Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT).
  • Arranging for the payment of any applicable tax.
  • Liaising with your mortgage provider to arrange a re mortgage from a residential mortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage where you are renting out your current home.
  • Reviewing any special conditions attached to your buy-to-let mortgage and advising on your obligations.
  • Handling the transfer of sale funds.
  • Registering the property in your name with the Land Registry.
  • Ensuring you understand your legal responsibilities as a landlord.

Buying land

You might be considering the purchase of land for a variety of reasons. You may wish to buy a plot adjoined to your home to extend your house or garden. You may wish to prevent third parties from developing land close to your home, or you may be planning a self-build home project. Whatever your reasons, you need the help of an experienced conveyancing solicitor to navigate you through the relevant procedures and avoid any pitfalls. Our solicitors have extensive experience in assisting clients in buying land. They are fully conversant with the legal intricacies of the processes involved, are alive to all potential risks and understand how to avoid or address them.

Generally speaking, the conveyancing process involved in the purchase of land is similar to that of buying a property. However, it can present several unique challenges that rarely arise in a property transaction. Those issues must be given careful consideration from the outset, to circumvent any problems surfacing at a later date and derailing a course of action you have already spent considerable time and money pursuing.

Examples of the types of matters that you must carefully consider when buying land include the following:

  • Can the land be used for your intended purpose? Use of the land might be restricted by historic covenants that limit the use you can make of it. You may also need planning permission to develop the land as planned. Existing planning permission may be close to expiration, or may not cover your intended project, so it must be examined closely.
  • How do you access the land? Is it from a public highway, or will you need to seek access rights over neighbouring land? If the latter, will you need to pay the owner of the neighbouring land to agree to access?
  • How will the land be serviced? Will essential services, such as gas, water and electricity, need to run through someone else’s land? If so, you may need to obtain the right to do so, along with the additional rights to enter the neighbouring land to lay, repair and maintain the services as necessary.
  • Is the land subject to any rights of way? Any rights of way on foot or underneath for services can hinder a proposed development, or make it less desirable to subsequent purchasers, so must be identified and understood at the earliest opportunity.
  • Where are the land’s boundaries? Boundary disputes can be lengthy, hard fought and expensive. Prevention is better than cure, so it is imperative to accurately define the land’s boundaries before agreeing to a purchase.

The importance of addressing these, and many other, matters before you embark on a land purchase cannot be overstated. Whilst buying land can be a hugely beneficial financial and lifestyle choice, the consequences of a bad purchase can be disastrous. Our conveyancing solicitors have specialist knowledge of land conveyancing. Before you proceed, they will undertake all necessary checks to ensure it is the right course of action for you. Once satisfied, they will deal with the transaction on your behalf, working tirelessly to ensure everything goes to plan.

How our Norwich conveyancing solicitors charge

Our solicitors are committed to providing the best possible conveyancing service in the most cost-effective way. Wherever possible, our conveyancing solicitors usually work on a fixed-fee basis, giving you the peace of mind that your liability for legal fees is limited to what has been agreed. Where they are unable to do so – because the matter is particularly complex or protracted, for example – they will provide as detailed an estimate as possible before commencing work, and for each subsequent stage, so that you can plan accordingly.

Please call us now on 01603 672222 for a no-obligation conversation today or Click Here To Make An Online Enquiry.