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You can try and find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Lincoln but be careful as you may get what you pay for.

Logical reasons to use our service to help you find a local conveyancing solicitor in Lincoln

  • 1 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Lincoln is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 Lincoln property lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to Lincoln conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will affect your conveyancing
  • 3 There is a strong possibility the other side’s solicitors are located in Lincoln - if so sets of conveyancers are likely to have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 4 No matter what any alternative solicitors advise it just might be necessary to attend your lawyer to execute legal papers. Too many 3rd parties are already engaged in a homemove without needing to add Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 5 Our site is the only site offering you the facility to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Lincoln will be carried out by a solicitor on your mortgage lender’s member panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Lincoln since November 2023*

Sale

of semi-detached property, Rivermead, LN6 8FB completing on 17/11/2023 at a price of £348,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, obtaining official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Sale

of terraced residence, Goxhill Close, LN6 3PN completing on 17/11/2023 at a price of £220,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title

Acquisition

of flat Jubilee Court LN2 2FH, sold for £92,500. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title

Sale

of detached residence residence, Sleaford Road, LN4 1LL completing on 22/11/2023 at a price of £250,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s conveyancer

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Lincoln

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Lincoln? Is this really warranted?

To satisfy the Money Laundering Regulations any Lincoln conveyancing firm will require proof of identity in all conveyancing transactions. This is usually dealt with by provision of a passport and an original bank statement or utility bill showing your correct address.

In accordance with Money Laundering Regulations, property lawyers are required to ascertain not simply the identity of conveyancing clients but also the source of the money that they receive in respect of any matter. An unwillingness to disclose this may result in your conveyancer ending their relationship with you, as clearly this will cause a conflict between the set Regulations and a refusal to disclose.

Your property lawyers will have an obligation to notify the appropriate authorities should they believe that any monies received by them may contravene the Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules.

We hope to to buy with Melton Mowbray Building Society. We have called around locally but cant to find a Lincoln conveyancing firm on the Melton Mowbray Building Society panel. Please you assist?

Feel free to take advantage of the find a conveyancing panel solicitor tool on this web page. Pick the mortgage company and type Lincoln or your location and you will see numerous conveyancers offices in Lincoln or near you.

My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Lincoln. Conveyancing is needed. What happens now?

Given that you are now to in every practical sense signed on the dotted line you must choose a conveyancing lawyer as a matter of priority as you now have a pending deadline in which to complete the property. All auction property will have an associated auction pack. This will include evidence of title and search results. If you have purchased leasehold premises the conveyancing papers should include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing documentation relating to leasehold premises. You should give this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor at the earliest opportunity. Do make sure that you have funds in order to complete on the date specified in the contract.

We had appointed conveyancers with offices in Lincoln on the Nationwide solicitor panel. They are now charging me an additional charge for dealing with the Nationwide mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee specified by Nationwide?

As unfair as it may seem, as long as it’s in their Terms of Engagement or Quote then yes your conveyancing practitioner is entitled to charge a fee for this. This charge is not set by Nationwide but by your Lincoln solicitor. Some firms on the Nationwide panel will quote an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Nottingham. I assume I don't need a Lincoln conveyancer on the Nottingham panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Nottingham mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Nottingham mortgage from the register. Nottingham, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Nottingham has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Nottingham has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Nottingham mortgage has been paid off.

I am buying a property and the conveyancer has raised the issue of Chancel Repair to which the property may be liable as it falls into the area of such a church. He has recommended insurance. Is this strictly required for conveyancing in Lincoln

Unless a prior purchase of the house took place after 12 October 2013 you could take it that lawyers handling conveyancing in Lincoln to continue to suggest a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

The deeds to our home are lost. The lawyers who handled the conveyancing in Lincoln 5 years ago have long since closed. What are my options?

Gone are the days when you need to have the physical deeds to prove you are the owner of your registered land or property, as the Land Registry have everything they need in a digital format.

Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Lincoln before appointing lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor advised that some mortgage companies will refuse to grant a mortgage on such a home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different instructions from Halifax. If you call us we can investigate further via the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Lincoln. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Lincoln to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Lincoln regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Lincoln practicing in commercial conveyancing in Lincoln. This could include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Dale And Co Solicitors Limited, 11 Beaumont Fee, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 1UH
  • Sills & Betteridge Reserve Company Ltd, 46 Silver Street, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1ED
  • Sills & Betteridge Llp, 46 Silver Street, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1ED
  • Ian D Baker Ltd, 46 Silver Street, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1ED
  • Stephen R Wilson Ltd, 46 Silver Street, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1ED

Planning law solicitors in Lincoln regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Lincoln with expertise in planning law. This could include advice on planning applications and appeals
  • Sills & Betteridge Llp, 46 Silver Street, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1ED
  • Andrew & Co Llp, 1 Flavian Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 4GR

Lincoln commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on a number of aspects of commercial property law

    Comprehensive advice on planning issues Subletting, licences and sharing occupation Sale or acquisition of commercial property investments, including at auction Extension of leases Telecommunications and broadcast mast sites Property finance transactions, including disposal and leaseback

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

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