Our expert conveyancing solicitors will get you moving with the minimum of hassle.
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Horncastle we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Horncastle, throughout Lincolnshire and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Horncastle, selling a terraced house in Thornton, downsizing to a bungalow in Woodhall Spa, or buying to let in Hagworthingham, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Horncastle?
We offer a friendly, modern and efficient service. If you want to deal with proper lawyers who are friendly and approachable, our team can help you.
You will have a direct line straight through to your legal team, and direct email addresses. You can guarantee that your query will reach the right people, whether you want to ask about search fees in Horncastle, drainage and water fees in Lincolnshire or something else.
"The team always provided me with clear, pragmatic and commercially viable advice with efficient and focused communication."
We're a Conveyancing Quality Scheme accredited firm providing conveyancing to clients in Horncastle. This is a guarantee that our processes and procedures have been approved, that we operate to a certain standard, and is a mark of the excellence of our service approved by the Law Society, the body which represents solicitors throughout England and Wales.
We are on the panel for most major lenders, and many smaller ones too. Whether you want to use your local Building Society in Lincolnshire or one of the larger corporates, chances are we have you covered.
In short, you get an excellent conveyancing service at an affordable price. You don't have the risk of going to the cheapest providers, most of whom aren't solicitors; instead you get a great service from proper lawyers.
Why don't you need a conveyancer based in Horncastle?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Horncastle, and all documents would be hand-produced and posted or delivered by hand.
That service came at a price, but the truth is that it is no longer needed. With modern technology such as scanning, emailing and even Skype or Facetime video calls there is no need to use your local solicitor. Your conveyancer can be based anywhere and still provide a great service - even if he or she is in an office many miles away from Horncastle or perhaps not even in Lincolnshire.
We have successfully dealt with thousands of conveyancing transactions all over the country, even with clients from the other side of the world. It is not unknown for us to talk to clients outside the UK using Skype, and once we had clients in Thailand talking to us through an interpreter in New Zealand!
There will be no need for you to visit our offices or hand deliver documents. You need never leave Horncastle - our conveyancers will talk you through the process via phone and email, and everything works just as smoothly as it would if we were just down the road.
Online Conveyancing in Horncastle
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Horncastle, Thornton, Hagworthingham and all sorts of other places, having first found us via our website.
After that, the relationship between you and your conveyancer is the same as any other. We have the same professional obligations towards you, and deal with your conveyancing file in the same way.
It might feel like online conveyancing because you can talk to us through email on your computer, but really it is proper conveyancing.
Search Fees in Horncastle
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Horncastleand all over the country, knowing that we will get a product we're happy with and which we know is properly insured and protects your interests.
What is the process to instruct us for your conveyancing?
First, fill in our conveyancing quote form for conveyancing in Horncastle. You can find the links at the top of this page.
Our helpful conveyancing support team will then guide you through the initial stages, and once your conveyancing file is opened your Horncastle conveyancing solicitor and their small team will deal with the legal side of the conveyancing transaction. You'll be given direct contact details for your conveyancing lawyers and they'll keep in touch with you every step of the way.
Whether you're moving to Horncastle or away from Horncastle to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Horncastle
Our fees are transparent and, so long as the situation does not change (for example so long as your property doesn't turn out to be leasehold when we thought it was freehold) the fee we quote is the fee you will be charged.
We don't add extras on for things like photocopying, postage, or the like. Those are our overheads and we don't pass them on to you.
All our conveyancing fees are dependent on the nature and value of the transaction, so we naturally charge a bit more for more complicated and high value work. However, the fee charged will be the same for a customer in Newcastle as it would be for someone in London, or indeed in Horncastle.
There are some aspects of our conveyancing fees which we can't change. Fees charged by other bodies such as HM Land Registry, or by HMRC for Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) are out of our control.
Get a quote for your conveyancing in Horncastle today!
Introduction to Horncastle
Horncastle is located at the joining of the rivers Bain and Waring, in the county of Lincolnshire, approximately 135 miles north of London and 17 miles east of Lincoln, 22 miles by road.
The Romans built a fort at Horncastle, which possibly became a Saxon Shore Fort. Fortified as it was, Horncastle was not situated on any important Roman roads, which suggests that the River Bain could have been the principal route of access.
Roman Horncastle has become known as Banovallum (i.e. "Wall on the River Bain") – this name has been adopted by several local businesses and by the town's secondary modern school. But, the Roman name for the settlement is not definitely known:
Banovallum was suggested in the 19th century through an interpretation of the Ravenna Cosmography, a 7th century list of Roman towns and road-stations. It is thought that Banovallum may have been the town of Caistor.
Bird & Co Solicitors, Conveyancing Solicitors in Horncastle, have offices at 352 High Street in Lincoln and the offices are easily reached from Horncastle.
The town has a population of around 7,000 and is within the East Lindsey District of Lincolnshire which covers an area of approximately 700 square miles.
Lying at the south-west foot of the Wolds at the edge of the Fens, it is a bustling and attractive market town, renowned for its antique shops, with a fine heritage and unspoilt by modern developments.
There are some notable historic buildings, including the 12th-century Church of St.Mary and it is a good base from which to explore the surrounding countryside.
Historically the agriculture industry provided the main employment and this is still the case today. However, the retail and service sectors are becoming increasingly important as tourism is increasingly developed.
The name Horncastle derives from Hurncastre or Hyrnecastre which means 'fortress or camp in the corner' and which refers to its position between the rivers Bain and Waring.
Horncastle sits at the crossroads of two of Lincolnshire's major roads: the A158 runs west-east, joining the county town of Lincoln with the resort of Skegness on the Lincolnshire coast; the A153 joins Louth in the north with Sleaford and Grantham in the south.
These two roads meet at the 'Bull Ring' in the centre of Horncastle.
The A158 through Horncastle becomes busy during the summer holidays, as holidaymakers travel between Horncastle and Skegness. To alleviate pressure on the town centre caused by this traffic, a relief road, Jubilee Way, was constructed in the 1970s.