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Reasons to use our Lincoln conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Notwithstanding what other solicitors advise it just might be important to visit your solicitor to execute legal papers. There are various parties with involved in a conveyancing transaction without having to add Royal Mail into the equation.
  • 2 Lincoln conveyancing lawyers are likely to be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 3 This site is the first site that enables you the facility to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Lincoln will be conducted by a property lawyer on your mortgage lender’s conveyancing panel.
  • 4 The Lincoln conveyancing firms that are identified are committed to supplying value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Lincoln
  • 5 The organisations identified on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Lincoln since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Lincoln

We have agreed to purchase a house in Lincoln. One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Aldermore have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?

Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with Aldermore your lawyer must comply with the formal requirements contained in Section 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Aldermore. The CML Handbook includes minimum provisions for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancers are required to report to Aldermore where a lease does not satisfy these requirements. The provisions relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not restricted to Lincoln.

I have a mortgage with Aldermore for my property in Lincoln. Conveyancing has been completed a year ago. Should I wish to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform Aldermore?

Your original mortgage agreement with Aldermore will provide that you need their approval before renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of Aldermore’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Aldermore will permit you to let out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Aldermore directly. You need not do this via a Aldermore conveyancing panel firm.

I've read lots of house buying guides, I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Lincoln solicitor - who is on the Aldermore conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?

Aldermore will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Aldermore will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your property lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Lincoln postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Aldermore, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Lincoln.

I am close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our property in Lincoln and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed on contaminated land. A high street Lincoln conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers instructed a web based conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Lincoln. We have lived in Lincoln for three years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to seek clarification need.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor already. Are they able to advise? You must check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same ailment)

I'm purchasing a new build house in Lincoln benefiting from help to buy. The sellers would not budge the amount so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The sale representative advised me not disclose to my conveyancer about the side-deal as it could affect my loan with the lender. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

What makes your site different to other web based conveyancing brokers when it comes to conveyancing in Lincoln?

At this site get an accurate quote from a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that has a full understanding of the issues of your conveyancing in Lincoln. Unlike many estate agents and brokerage sites we do not have commission deals with solicitors. Many agents and online brokers 'recommend' solicitors paying the highest commission, as opposed to the best value conveyancing in Lincoln

In searching the world wide web for the term conveyancing in Lincoln it brings up many property lawyerslocally. How do I determine which is the right property lawyer for the sale of my house?

The preferential way of seeking a suitable conveyancer is through a trusted recommendation, so enquire of friends and those you trust who have acquired a property in Lincoln or the reputable estate agent or mortgage broker. Costs for conveyancing in Lincoln vary, so it's sensible to secure a minimum of four estimates from varying types of conveyancers. Dont forget to clarify what costs in the quote includes.

I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Lincoln. Before diving in I want to be sure as to the number of years remaining on the lease.

If the lease is registered - and 99.9% are in Lincoln - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

I invested in buying a leasehold flat in Lincoln, conveyancing was carried out in 2005. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Equivalent flats in Lincoln with a long lease are worth £197,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 yearly. The lease ends on 21st October 2080

With 56 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £29,500 and £34,000 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to advice on the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive investigations. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Lincoln

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Lincoln with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Sills & Betteridge Llp, 46 Silver Street, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1ED
  • Burton & Co Llp, Stonebow, Stonebow, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1DA
  • Faith Williams Law, 165-167 Newport, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3DZ
  • Andrew & Co Llp, 1 Flavian Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 4GR
  • Adie Pepperdine Ltd, 3 The Landings, Burton Waters, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 2TU

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Lincoln regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Lincoln specialising in commercial conveyancing in Lincoln. This should include advice on taking a commercial lease as a 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
  • Stephen R Wilson 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

Planning law solicitors in Lincoln regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Lincoln with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Sills & Betteridge Llp, 46 Silver Street, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1ED
  • Andrew & Co Llp, 1 Flavian Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 4GR

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