Conveyancing Solicitors in Swaffham

Get an instant conveyancing quote for your Swaffham home purchase, sale, remortgage or transfer of equity.

Sale & Purchase Conveyancing

Transfer of Equity Conveyancing

Remortgage Conveyancing

Deed of Trust & Declaration of Trust

Conveyancing in Swaffham

Conveyancing is the legal process a solicitor follows to ensures the proper transfer of property from one owner to another. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Swaffham, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped clients in Swaffham and throughout Breckland with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Dereham, Kings Lynn and Norwich

Swaffham Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Swaffham

A market town in Norfolk, Swaffham is known for its historic market place, independent shops, and Georgian buildings. The Church of St Peter and St Paul is a notable landmark.

Located near the A47, Swaffham provides good road links to King's Lynn and Norwich. The town has a population of approximately 7,000.

Swaffham house prices

The average price paid for a property in Swaffham between February and March 2024 was £282,776 (updated June 2024).

Read more:

Find latest sold properties

Council Tax in Swaffham (2023/24)

Swaffham is in Breckland District Council.

Band Amount
A £1,409.61
B £1,644.54
C £1,879.47
D £2,114.41
E £2,584.28
F £3,054.15
G £3,524.02
H £4,228.82

What does a Swaffham property lawyer do?

A property lawyer plays a pivotal role in a property purchase, and assists you with the legal aspect of the transaction. Your solicitor will raise enquires of the seller, order property searches, review the lease (if applicable) and ensure that post-purchase requirements, including paying SDLT, are completed.

In addition to standard searches, Swaffham conveyancing solicitors would also undertake checks for potential flood risk.

Are you purchasing a property with a mortgage?

During the process of buying a house, your solicitor must also complete the legal work on behalf of the bank. If your solicitor is not on your chosen lender's panel, your purchase could take weeks longer to complete and cost you more in the process.

Our chosen panel solicitors have established relationships with the majority of mortgage lenders, including Lloyds Bank, Lendco and Yorkshire Building Society, so your conveyancing will complete sooner.

Read more:

Conveyancing for buying a property

Find out if our panel solicitors can act for your mortgage lender

We have also helped buyers in Swaffham with the legal work for:

Listed buildings

There are around half a million listed buildings across the country, 1,730 of which are in Breckland District Council.

Swaffham listed buildings and properties include:

  • 17,17A And 19 Station Street, Swaffham, Breckland, Norfolk

Listed properties can be a joy to own, but they come with their share of complexities. Examples of the duties that listed building owners face include consent for additions like solar panels, and an obligation to protect significant internal features like fireplaces. Our expert solicitor panel will help you understand the commitments a listed building owner must make.

Read more:

What to check before buying a listed building

New Build

The conveyancing for purchasing a new build property in Swaffham is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

A conveyancing solicitor in Swaffham will need to be qualified to handle things like squaring developer incentives with lenders, confirming right of way over drains and sewers and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and Capital Warranties.

Read more:

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

Buying a leasehold property

Buying a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be complicated. The many potential complications awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and onerous covenants.

An experienced leasehold conveyancer will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

Read more:

What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

Our clients say

4.8 out of 5

When we factored in eveything that was included - this was the best quote we could find
Hannah, The Good Solicitor Guide
Client testimonial

Selling a property in Swaffham

As part of the property selling process in Swaffham, the solicitor will prepare the necessary documentation, including the title deeds and property information forms, and help you fill out this paperwork.

The lawyer will sort out potential snags and handle questions from the buyer's side.

Your lawyer will work with both sides, like agents, lenders and landlords, to help ensure the property sale completes as soon as possible.

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes. The legal work for selling leasehold properties typically takes longer.

The buyer's solicitor will want to see this leasehold-related paperwork, including a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time needed by your lawyer to source this information is commonly the source of delays.

Your conveyancing solicitor should commence this even before a sale has been agreed, because this paperwork can take weeks to collect if the agent responsible for managing the property is slow or difficult to contact.

Read more:

Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

Conveyancing for selling a property

Remortgage conveyancing in Swaffham

The base interest rate is 5.25% (24 June, 2024)

You should always check your conveyancer's lender panel membership before you instruct your solicitor.

We work with solicitors who can work with 99% of all mortgage lenders, so whether you are switching to a fixed rate mortgage from Santander or moving to a shared ownership mortgage with Allied Irish Bank, our panel solicitors will make the process as simple and stress-free as possible.

Read more:

Check our panel solicitors can act for your lender

Get a remortgage conveyancing quote

Transfer of equity in Swaffham

Whether you are buying out an ex-partner, dealing with inheritance tax planning or gifting a home, a transfer of equity is required.

Your conveyancer will complete the legal work for a guaranteed fixed fee.

Read more:

Transfer of equity Stamp Duty calculator

Get a transfer of equity conveyancing quote

What are typical Swaffham conveyancing fees?

Don't be surprised if some of the costs listed on a conveyancing quote seem unfamiliar.

Solicitors' fees

These fees are paid to your solicitor for the work they complete during your transaction. Your solicitor's quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes.

Disbursements

Disbursements are additional costs on top of your solicitor's fees for third-party costs incurred on your behalf. Third-party disbursements include Stamp Duty and property searches.

Check the quote for hidden costs

When you compare conveyancing quotes, watch out for additional charges. Some firms include extra costs in the small print. This can mean a higher-than-expected final bill.

Article by Completely Moved authors

The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

Share this article:

Sale & Purchase Conveyancing

Know exactly how much you'll pay, with an all inclusive, no move, no fee solicitor quote.

Sale & Purchase Conveyancing

Know exactly how much you'll pay, with an all inclusive, no move, no fee solicitor quote.

Transfer of Equity Conveyancing

Gifting or selling your share in a property? Adding someone to the deeds? We can help.

Remortgage Conveyancing

Get a remortgage conveyancing quote - Expert solicitors approved by over 100 lenders

RICS Property Surveys

RICS Level 2 & 3 Home Surveys and valuations. Local surveyors. Fast turnaround. Low prices
Get a conveyancing quote
Menu