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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 conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Lincoln City Council?

Lincoln is situated in Lincoln City Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Lincoln City Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1143.96
B £1334.62
C £1525.28
D £1715.94
E £2097.26
F £2478.58
G £2859.90
H £3431.88

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Are Lincoln conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Lincoln carry out the conveyancing on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Our panel of expert solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your quote will set out exactly what the fees and disbursements will be when your sale or purchase goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your sale or purchase does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

Will I need property searches when buying a property in Lincoln?

Property searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Lincoln conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Lincoln?

Almost all flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. Buying a leasehold home will usually take more time than a freehold house as leasehold transactions involve more work and the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Varied factors, such as an unreachable freeholder or incomplete managing agent information, can lead to serious delays.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

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.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Lincoln property?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Lincoln might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our property solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a cashback mortgage with RBS or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, we can help.

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