Conveyancing Solicitors in Horncastle

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Conveyancing in Horncastle

Handling the legal aspects of a property transaction, including registering the transfer of ownership, is referred to as conveyancing. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Horncastle, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped Horncastle and East Lindsey clients 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: Grimsby, Louth and Scunthorpe

Horncastle Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Horncastle

A market town in Lincolnshire, Horncastle is known for its antiques shops, Horncastle History & Heritage Society, and the nearby Lincolnshire Wolds. Horncastle is well-served by bus routes to Lincoln and Skegness. Horncastle has a population of approximately 6,800.

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Council Tax in Horncastle (2023/24)

Horncastle is in East Lindsey District Council.

Band Amount
A £1,353.79
B £1,579.42
C £1,805.05
D £2,030.68
E £2,481.94
F £2,933.20
G £3,384.47
H £4,061.36

What does a Horncastle property lawyer do?

A solicitor guides the buyer through the legal aspects of transferring ownership from the seller to the buyer. The solicitor will order property searches, raise questions for the seller, review the contract of sale, and take care of tasks after the sale, such as paying Stamp Duty Land Tax.

Horncastle conveyancing solicitors may also undertake flood risk checks due to low-lying land.

Are you financing your purchase with a mortgage?

During the conveyancing process, your solicitor also has to take care of legal matters for your lender.

Your transaction could take weeks longer to complete and cost more if your solicitor is not on your mortgage provider's panel.

Over 100 banks and specialist lenders have approved our chosen panel lawyers, so we can help you complete your Horncastle transaction without delay.

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We have also helped home buyers in Horncastle with conveyancing for:

Conservation area

When purchasing a home in a conservation area, your lawyer will need to check for potential planning breaches, e.g. facade maintenance obligations, and replacement of original windows. Conservation areas in Horncastle and across the East Lindsey local authority include:

  • Burgh Le Marsh
  • Thimbleby
  • Louth

Buying a listed building

There are more than half a million listed properties in England and Wales - around 1,620 of which are in East Lindsey District Council.

Listed buildings and properties in and around Horncastle include:

  • The Old Workhouse, 1 Church Walk, Horncastle, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire
  • The Old Dispensary, Church Walk, Horncastle, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire
  • 1 And 21 Conging Street, Horncastle, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire
  • North Garden Wall Of No 35 And 35A, East Street, Horncastle, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire
  • 40 And 42 East Street, Horncastle, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire

Owning a listed building can be a challenge for the unwary. Examples of the obligations placed upon listed building owners include consent for any alterations that might change the character of the property, and an obligation to preserve or restore original windows and doors. Our expert solicitor panel will help you understand what duties your ownership will impose.

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Leasehold flats

Buying a leasehold property in England or Wales requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like overpriced managing agent packs and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

A specialist leasehold solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling a house or flat in Horncastle

When you begin the process to sell a house or flat in Horncastle, your conveyancer will first compile key documents, including assorted property information forms and the contract of sale.

The solicitor will reply to the buyer's solicitor's inquiries, sort out potential snags and handle the mortgage redemption.

By taking steps to communicate effectively with the other parties, including agents, lenders and landlords, your conveyancer will ensure the sale of your property completes quickly.

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Horncastle?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat (houses are rarely leasehold) is much more protracted compared to a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Horncastle will usually undertake additional legal work, for example collating the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to a copy of the insurance policy schedule.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is strongly advised that the seller instruct a conveyancer as soon as the property is marketed, if not before,.

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Remortgaging

Latest Bank of England base rate now at 5.25% (15 July, 2024)

Before instructing, your solicitor must be able to act for your bank or building society.

Quittance panel solicitors can act for over 100 mortgage lenders. Whether you are switching to a standard variable rate mortgage from Yorkshire Building Society or taking out a shared ownership mortgage from Birmingham Midshires, we can help.

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Transfer of equity

If you need to restructure the ownership of your property, whether you are buying out an ex-partner, gifting a home or estate planning, you'll need to carry out a transfer of equity. Your property lawyer can handle the legal work for a low, fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Horncastle?

When comparing solicitors' fees, conveyancing quotes may include several unfamiliar terms and concepts:

Conveyancing solicitors fees

The quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes. These fees are what your solicitor charges you for the legal work that they complete during your transaction.

Disbursements

The conveyancing quote should also include any disbursements, which are third-party costs, such as Stamp Duty and Land Registry fees.

Check the T's & C's

Beware of extra fees, when you compare conveyancing quotes. Some solicitors' quotes include extra costs in the small print, resulting in an inflated 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.

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