Conveyancing Solicitors in Lincoln

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Conveyancing in Lincoln

When you buy, sell or remortgage a property, a solicitor or licensed conveyancer will handle the legal work. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Lincoln, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped Lincoln and Lincolnshire 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: Gainsborough, Horncastle, Louth, Retford and Sleaford

Lincoln Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Lincoln

The city of Lincoln is the county town of Lincolnshire. It developed in Roman times from an Iron Age settlement and has a Norman castle (where one of the 4 remaining copies of the Magna Carta is held) and Gothic cathedral at the top of the appropriately named Steep Hill. It has a quiet rural charm and has traditionally been a draw for those looking to retire.

Affordable housing, new developments and accessible green space has made the city more attractive to a younger generation. Property is in high demand, and house prices in Lincoln were among the fastest growing in the UK in 2017.

Lincoln house prices

The average price paid for a property in Lincoln between February and March 2024 was £179,937 (updated June 2024).

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Council Tax in Lincoln (2023/24)

Band Amount
A £1,396.08
B £1,628.76
C £1,861.44
D £2,094.12
E £2,559.48
F £3,024.84
G £3,490.20
H £4,188.24

What will my solicitor do?

A solicitor guides the buyer through the legal aspects of a home purchase. This means carrying out comprehensive due diligence on the property, such as raising enquires of the seller, arranging searches from entities including Lincoln Council and handling the transfer of funds.

Further to the standard checks and searches, Lincoln conveyancing solicitors may undertake flood risk checks due to low-lying land.

Are you financing your purchase with a mortgage?

When you buy a property with a mortgage, the mortgage lender will verify that the property meets their mortgage criteria.

If your conveyancing solicitor isn't accepted on your lender's panel, it could take weeks longer to complete your purchase.

We work with lawyers who can represent the vast majority of mortgage lenders, from major banks like HSBC to smaller, specialist lenders including Pepper Money - facilitating a quicker completion of your transaction.

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We can assist Lincoln home buyers with conveyancing for:

Listed buildings

There are over half a million listed properties across the country, and around 450 of which are in Lincoln City Council.

Lincoln listed buildings and properties include:

  • The Chancery, 11 Minster Yard, Lincoln, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • 2 Bailgate, Lincoln, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • 6 And 7 Bailgate, Lincoln, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • 9 And 10 Bailgate, Lincoln, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • 23 And 24 Bailgate, Lincoln, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Examples of the duties that listed building owners face include regular upkeep, consent for additions like solar panels and an obligation to protect significant internal features like fireplaces. Our specialist panel of solicitors will explain to you the obligations imposed by listed property ownership.

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Shared Ownership Conveyancing

Shared ownership means buying only a share in the property from a not-for-profit housing association. While it is a great way to get on the property ladder, shared ownership conveyancing is more involved, because contracts are more complex and may contain restrictive covenants.

With extensive specialist experience, our panel of specialist property lawyers will assist you with every step of the process.

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Selling a house or flat in Lincoln

When you begin the process to sell a property in Lincoln, your conveyancer will first arrange all the necessary documentation, including the draft contract and the TA6 and TA10 property information forms, and will help you answer these forms.

They will sort out potential snags, respond to inquiries from the buyer's solicitor and redeem the existing mortgage. To ensure a smooth transfer, your lawyer will coordinate with all parties, such as estate agents and banks or building societies.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Lincoln?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat is much more complicated than for a freehold property.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Lincoln will need to conduct additional legal work, which could include obtaining an up-to-date service charge statement, through to a copy of the lease.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related delays sooner, It is recommended that the seller instruct a conveyancer as soon as the decision is made to sell.

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Remortgage conveyancing in Lincoln

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

You should verify the solicitor you have selected is on your lender's legal panel before you instruct your solicitor.

Quittance panel solicitors can work on behalf of almost all lenders. Whether you are switching to a discount mortgage from Leeds Building Society or moving to a guarantor mortgage with Secure Trust Bank, our panel solicitors will make the process as simple and stress-free as possible.

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Transferring Equity in Lincoln

Whether you are transferring the ownership of a property to your children, resolving joint ownership or dealing with inheritance tax planning, a transfer of equity is required.

Your solicitor will handle all the required documentation and register the new interest at HM Land Registry for a low, fixed fee.

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How much are solicitors' conveyancing fees in Lincoln?

Conveyancing fees

Your solicitor's quote will detail the fees for the legal work, including VAT, that you'll pay when your transaction completes. These fees are what your solicitor charges you for the legal services they provide for you.


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

Check the quote for hidden costs

Watch out for undisclosed fees not included in your original quote, when you compare conveyancing quotes. Some firms include additional fees in the small print, leading to 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.

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