Conveyancing solicitors in Lincoln
Your home is usually by far the most valuable thing you own, so whether you are buying, selling, remortgaging or taking part in any other residential property deal, it is essential to have the right legal advice and support.
Chatterton’s conveyancing solicitors in Lincoln have decades of experience across all types of residential property transactions and a strong knowledge of the local market, allowing us to offer a reliable, expert conveyancing service to a wide range of clients.
We can ensure no detail is missed and any potential issues are identified and appropriate measures taken to protect your investment. Where issues arise that cannot be avoided, we can provide fast effective solutions that match your goals.
We have established links with leading estate agents across Lincolnshire and are on the approved panel or many high street mortgage lenders. This allows us to offer a seamless, cost-effective service for you.
Our residential property solicitors are accredited by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) and we have a strong reputation both locally and throughout the East Midlands built up over many years.
Our conveyancing services in Lincoln
Our conveyancing solicitors in Lincoln can help make the process of buying or selling your home, remortgaging or any other residential property plans as simple and stress-free as possible.
We provide expert guidance every step of the way, from making an offer and negotiating contracts to carrying out checks and searches, exchange of contracts and transfer of funds. Our goal is to give you complete confidence that your residential property transaction has been carried out effectively, giving you complete peace of mind now and for the future.
Our conveyancing services in Lincoln include:
- Buying and selling property
- Equity release
- Lease extensions
- Investment properties
- Landlord & tenant matters
- Gifts and transfer of ownership
- Block and estate management
- Mixed-use buildings
Clients often ask us……
How much are conveyancing fees?
We will provide a fixed price quote for our conveyancing fees up front, meaning you will know exactly how much you will be paying from the outset. The exact cost involved will depend on the type or property, type of transaction and other factors.
There are two main costs with conveyancing:
- Our professional fees
- Disbursement (i.e. the costs paid to third parties for checks and searches)
While we aim to keep our fees fair and competitive, the disbursement fees are set by the third parties who carry out these services, meaning they are outside of our control and should be the same whichever conveyancing firm you use.
How long does it take to buy a house?
This will entirely depend on the circumstances, but around 1-3 months is typical. The process will usually be faster if the property is not part of a chain and if no problems are uncovered during the building survey or conveyancing checks, however, this is usually impossible to predict accurately at the outset.
What checks and searches happen during conveyancing?
There are various conveyancing checks and searches that may be required when buying a property (as well as during remortgaging and some other types of property transactions). Which you will need will depend on the circumstances and any particular issues you are concerned about or that are a known issue in the local area.
The most common are:
- Land registry checks
- Local Authority searches
- Water & drainage searches
- Environmental searches
- British Waterways search
- Flood report
- Mining report
- Chancel repair search
What type of building survey should I get when buying a home?
There are a number of different property surveys you can have when buying a property to help identify any potential problems with the building’s condition.
The most common types are:
- Condition Report
- HomeBuyers Report
- Home Condition Survey
- Building Survey
How comprehensive these surveys are varies, with the more detailed reports, such as a full Building Survey, being more expensive. Which type of survey you should choose will normally depend on the age of the building and whether you have any other cause for concern about its condition.
Contact our conveyancing solicitors in Lincoln
Whether you need to buy or sell a home, remortgage your property, renew a lease or require help with any other kind of property transaction, we can help with experienced, reliable conveyancing in Lincolnshire and the surrounding area.