Lincolnshire conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Boston Borough Council?

Lincolnshire is situated in Boston Borough Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Boston Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1127.25
B £1315.13
C £1503.00
D £1690.88
E £2066.63
F £2442.38
G £2818.13
H £3381.76

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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

Are Lincolnshire conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Lincolnshire offer their services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Our panel of conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your conveyancing quote will explain in detail what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your house sale or purchase goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your house sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a property in Lincolnshire - which searches will I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Water search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

Sometimes the solicitor will recommend additional searches , for example a transport search.

To check the cost of searches on a Lincolnshire house or flat, try our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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

How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

Almost all flats are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. Purchasing a leasehold property will usually take more time than a freehold home as more technical complexity exists.

Causes of numerous delays can range from slow delivery of managing agents' documents to an unreachable freeholder.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

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

The legal work for a leasehold flat is quite a lot more difficult than for a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Lincolnshire must undertake additional work, which could include sourcing an up-to-date service charge statement, through to a copy of the insurance policy schedule.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold property, It is highly recommended that the seller instruct a conveyancer as soon as the decision is made to sell.

I am remortgaging a property in Lincolnshire - do I need a solicitor?

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

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Lincolnshire remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our property solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are switching to an interest-only mortgage with Lloyds Bank or to a repayment mortgage with Virgin Money, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender