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Reasons to use our North Hykeham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 North Hykeham lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to North Hykeham conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will affect your home move
  • 2 This site is the first site offering you the facility to check that your property ownership legalities in North Hykeham will be conducted by a solicitor on your lender’s conveyancing panel.
  • 3 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in North Hykeham is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 We are the UKs most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory listing mortgage company approved law practices delivering conveyancing in North Hykeham who are regulated by the SRA or CLC.
  • 5 Using a local Solicitor generally results in a more personal touch. When using a an online conveyancing factory, your matter is handled by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.

Examples of recent conveyancing in North Hykeham since December 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in North Hykeham

Can the conveyancing lawyers listed on your site handle right to buy conveyancing in North Hykeham?

We have identified a number of conveyancing conveyancers who can conduct right to buy transactions You should get in touch with us in order to get a conveyancing quote.

In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in North Hykeham? Why is this being asked of me?

Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering laws require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to verify the identification documents of the potential client they are dealing with before they can accept their conveyancing retainer. The Terms of Engagement that you need to sign should confirm this. Your lawyer also has obligations to obtain certain documents in accordance with the CML Lenders Handbook requirements last updated on 1st December 2014. If you are unwilling to provide ID verification documents, your conveyancer would not be able to act for you.

Have just purchased a repossessed house at auction in North Hykeham. Conveyancing is required. What happens now?

Having for in every practical sense signed on the dotted line you now have to hire the services of a conveyancing lawyer soon as you now have a fast approaching a drop dead date to complete the deal. An auction property will have a bespoke legal pack. This will include evidence of title and search results. In the case of leasehold premises the auction pack should include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing documentation specific to a leasehold property. You must give this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible. You also need to ensure that that you have the requisite funding organised to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

We have agreed to purchase a house in North Hykeham. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Lloyds be concerned?

Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with Lloyds your lawyer must follow the formal requirements contained in Section 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Lloyds. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook contains minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Lloyds where a lease fails to comply with these conditions. The provisions relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not restricted to North Hykeham.

I have a mortgage with Santander for my property in North Hykeham. Conveyancing was finalised some time ago. If I am intending to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform Santander?

Santander must be informed of your intention before letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of Santander’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Santander 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 Santander directly. You need not do this via a Santander conveyancing panel solicitor.

I am selling our property in North Hykeham and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed on contaminated land. A high street North Hykeham lawyer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the buyers are using a nationwide conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in North Hykeham. We have lived in North Hykeham for many years we know that this is a non issue. Do we get in touch with our local Authority to obtain clarification need.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm already. What do they say? You should enquire of 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 sickness)

My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in North Hykeham. Conveyancing and Nationwide Building Society mortgage went though with no issue. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the freehold. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1998. The conveyancing solicitor in North Hykeham who previously acted has now retired. Any advice?

The first thing you should do is contact HMLR to be sure that this person is in fact the new freeholder. You do not need to incur the fees of a North Hykeham conveyancing solicitor to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for £3. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

North Hykeham Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Queries Prior to buying

    You should be aware if it is no more than 80 years it will have adverse implications on the value of the apartment. Check with your mortgage company that they are willing to lend given the lease term. A short lease means that you will most likely have to extend the lease sooner rather than later and you need to have some idea of how much this would cost. For most North Hykehamlease extensions you will need to own the property for two years in order to be eligible to extend the lease. Are there any major works anticipated that will likely add a premium to the service costs? Is the freehold owned jointly by the tenants?

My conveyancing in North Hykeham is set to complete this Friday, but the person I am purchasing from wishes to vacate on the Saturday afternoon. Can I agree to this?

If you require a loan then your solicitor will demand that the property isvacant on Friday - the bank will compel it.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in North Hykeham regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in North Hykeham specialising in commercial conveyancing in North Hykeham. This may include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Page Nelson Solicitors Limited, Victory House, Henley Way, Doddington Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 3QR
  • The Ringrose Law Group, The Regatta Unit, 6 Henley Way, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 3QR
  • Anthony Clark & Co Limited, 16a Guildhall Street, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 1TT
  • Burton & Co Llp, Stonebow, Stonebow, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1DA
  • Sills & Betteridge Reserve Company Ltd, 46 Silver Street, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1ED

Planning law solicitors in North Hykeham regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in North Hykeham practicing in planning law. This should include advice on development on contaminated land
  • Sills & Betteridge Llp, 46 Silver Street, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1ED
  • Andrew & Co Llp, 1 Flavian Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 4GR

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in North Hykeham ordinarily comprises the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Following instructions from the bank (where relevant)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drafting Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing adjustments to the draft Transfer
  • Corresponding with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing monies to the appropriate parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate Land Tax forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the new ownership and the mortgage (if appropriate) at the Land Registry.

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

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