Find out more about conveyancing in Lincolnshire
If you are buying, selling or remortgaging a house or flat in Lincolnshire, you will need to appoint a lawyer to carry out the legal work for you. Our property lawyers have many years’ experience helping home buyers and sellers in Lincolnshire, and our pragmatic approach means that we move you in the shortest possible time.
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Conveyancing in Lincolnshire: A mover's guide
From sandy beaches to rolling hills, lush fields and blooming woodlands, Lincolnshire has something for every discerning home mover.
The second largest county in England by square miles but only the 18th in terms of population, Lincolnshire suits those who want the best of both urban and country life. The availability of genuinely affordable property is another tick in the Lincolnshire box.
Find out more about moving and conveyancing in Lincolnshire.
What does conveyancing in Lincolnshire involve?
Conveyancing is the term use for all the paperwork and legal formalities involved when you buy, sell, remortgage or transfer equity from a property. For example, if you are buying a home in Lincolnshire, a conveyancing solicitor will request searches, negotiate the price, exchange contracts and transfer the funds on completion day. Our Lincolnshire conveyancing solicitors take care of all the legal work on your behalf. You can find more information on Homeward Legal's conveyancing services here.
How do I get a quote conveyancing in Lincolnshire?
For a quote for conveyancing in Lincolnshire, head to our online quote builder. You'll get an instant quote on screen and confirmation via email. Or you can call Homeward Legal on seven days a week to talk direct to our team. You can also arrange a callback at a time that's convenient to you.
Why should I choose a Lincolnshire conveyancing solicitor through Homeward Legal?
Our first-class customer service and competitive quotes mean Homeward Legal is the best option for all Lincolnshire conveyancing services. Here are some other good reasons to choose us:
- The legal fee you are quoted for conveyancing in Lincolnshire will be exactly what you pay, with no hidden costs*.
- We only work with conveyancing solicitors regulated under the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.
- We never use complicated or unnecessary jargon, explaining the conveyancing process in plain English.
- Our no-completion protection offer ensures you do not lose out if your transaction fails to complete for any reason.
- We always put the customer first, and we have hundreds of positive Trustpilot reviews showing high customer satisfaction with our service.
*Your quote from Homeward Legal will cover common conveyancing costs in line with the information you've provided to us. Depending on the specific circumstances of your transaction, and after discussion with your solicitor, there may be additional non-standard fees which would be in addition to the fee quoted by Homeward Legal.
How much does conveyancing in Lincolnshire cost?
Each transaction is unique, so there's no exact figure for how much Lincolnshire conveyancing costs. For example, the value of the property involved will affect the price, as will its tenure - whether it is leasehold or freehold. For a property purchase in Lincolnshire, conveyancing costs will include search, Land Registry fees, solicitors' and bank transfer fees, Stamp Duty Land Tax*** and more. Read more in our guide to average conveyancing fees.
***Please Note; the government temporarily increased the amount at which stamp duty is paid to £500,000, for property sales in England and Northern Ireland. This was due to end on 31 March, but it was announced in the 2021 Budget that it will now end on 30 June. After this date, the starting rate of stamp duty will be £250,000 until the end of September. Stamp duty will then return to the level of £125,000.
The conveyancing process explained
Read our step-by-step guide to the conveyancing process.
Where are Lincolnshire's best home-mover destinations?
Your search for the perfect Lincolnshire home will very much depend on your chosen environment. For coastal living, head to Skegness and up the coast to Sutton-on-Sea and Mablethorpe. If a rural idyll is more your thing, the villages around Market Rasen in the Lincolnshire Wolds have huge appeal, as do Woodhall Spa and Navenby.
The county's biggest towns are Lincoln itself, Grantham and Grimsby, while the towns of Stamford, Spalding and Caistor regularly feature in home buyers' location wish lists.
How much does an average property cost in Lincolnshire?
Lincolnshire is renowned for its more affordable properties, and the most recent sold property price data from the Land Registry confirms that an average home in this county costs just £186,465 in 2020. With the average property in England selling for £254,688, home movers get more bang for their buck in Lincolnshire. You can check out all sold property prices for each of Lincolnshire's eight local authority areas at the Land Registry.
Is conveyancing in Lincolnshire slower when buying a leasehold property?
There are around four million leasehold properties across England and Wales, mostly flats and apartments but many houses, too. In a leasehold property, the homeowner only owns the property and must lease the land from the freeholder (landowner). This lease runs for a specific period, usually decades or even centuries. Buying leasehold can occasionally take a little longer because a Lincolnshire conveyancing solicitor must make specific enquiries of the freeholder. Any delay in responding to those enquiries will hold up the transaction. There's lots more information in our detailed guide to buying leasehold.
Which council has control of schooling in Lincolnshire?
The local education authority is Lincolnshire County Council, responsible for state education across the county. Along with state primary, secondary and sixth-form colleges, the county has many independent and academy schools to choose from. You can check the Ofsted ratings for your chosen school on the government's school comparison website.
Does property in Lincolnshire have an increased flood risk?
Heavier rainfall and storms over recent years have led to serious flooding events across all areas of England. Lincolnshire's coastline is a particularly high-risk area because of coastal erosion. Your conveyancing Lincolnshire solicitor will instruct a flood-risk search to reveal any potential threat to your proposed purchase. Meanwhile, look to the Environment Agency's guide to flood risk for more information.
What searches do I need for Lincolnshire conveyancing?
When buying property in Lincolnshire, a conveyancing solicitor will explain the essential searches required to complete your transaction. Our informative guide to all searches needed for conveyancing tell you more, but these are some of the most common:
- Local authority search: Details planning consents and provides information on conservation areas, such as Alford, Gainsborough and Cleethorpes.
- Mining search: A history of ironstone mining in the Lincolnshire Wolds makes this search crucial for identifying areas of old mining shafts and tunnels.
- Environmental search: Show contaminated and polluted land, such as former industrial sites and brownfield land development.
- Chancel repair liability search: A rare historic charge related to responsibility for repairs to the local Church of England.
Did you know?
The Newport Arch in Lincoln is the oldest arch in the UK that is still actively used by traffic. The arch is part of the fortifications built in the third century by the Romans to defend their city of Lindum Colonia. The city still has two Roman roads: Ermine Street, running from London to York, and Fosse Way, running from Lincoln to Exeter.
Lincolnshire was dubbed “Bomber County” during the Second World War because it had more airfields than anywhere else in the UK. Pilots crossing the North Sea on their return from bombing raids over Germany used Lincoln Cathedral as their guide to land safely.
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Towns and districts within this county include:
Alford, Barnetby-le-Wold, Barrow-upon-Humber, Barton-Upon-Humber, Belton, Boston, Bourne, Bracebridge-Heath, Branston, Brigg, Burton-upon-Stather, Caistor, Cherry-Willingham, Cleethorpes, Colsterworth, Coningsby, Crowland, Crowle, Dunholme, Epworth, Gainsborough, Grantham, Great-Coates, Grimsby, Heckington, Holbeach, Holton-le-Clay, Horncastle, Immingham, Keelby, Kirton-in-Lindsey, Laceby, Lincoln, Long-Sutton, Louth, Mablethorpe, Market-Deeping, Market-Rasen, Messingham, Navenby, Nettleham, New-Waltham, North-Hykeham, Ruskington, Saxilby, Scotter, Scunthorpe, Skegness, Skellingthorpe, Sleaford, Spalding, Spilsby, Stallingborough, Stamford, Sutton-On-Sea, Ulceby, Waddington, Waltham, Woodhall-Spa, Wragby