Conveyancing Solicitors in Horncastle
If you are planning to move home in or around Horncastle, our expert conveyancing solicitors will be able to provide you all the advice and support you need to move with confidence.
Whether you are buying, selling or remortgaging a home, there are a number of potential challenges that you could face if the appropriate approach is not taken. Our conveyancers can carefully guide you through the entire conveyancing process from start to finish, ensuring that you have the right support at every corner.
At Bird & Co, we provide an efficient, reliable conveyancing service that is easily accessible and alleviates the stress associated with moving homes. Our team of conveyancers have a wealth of combined expertise that we use to support our clients on a wide range of matters.
Our physical offices are based in Grantham, Newark and Lincoln, but we frequently work with clients in Horncastle and are accustomed to the local market. We support clients in and around Horncastle, including Thornton, Woodhall Spa and Hagworthingham using our online conveyancing service.
Get in touch with a member of our conveyancing team near Horncastle by giving us a call, or get a quote online.
How our conveyancing solicitors near Horncastle can help you
Our conveyancers near Horncastle can support you with a wide range of conveyancing matters, including:
- Buying and selling your home
- Advice for first time buyers, such as:
- Equity release
- Advice about buying as joint tenants or tenants in common
- Buying and selling listed property
- Buying and selling leasehold property
- Collective enfranchisement and buying the freehold of a house
- Lease extension
- Transfer of equity
- Gifting property and Deeds of Gift
- Buy to let conveyancing
- Buying and selling land
- Commercial conveyancing
- Stamp Duty advice
We are on the panel for the majority of lenders, which means we can support your transaction no matter who you are using – be it a national firm or a local building society.
Why Choose Bird & Co’s Conveyancing Solicitors near Horncastle?
Our conveyancing service makes the entire process as straightforward as possible for anyone looking to carry out a property transaction.
Our conveyancing solicitors near Horncastle are also able to carry out online conveyancing which means that you can complete your transaction without ever needing to visit us at our physical offices.
You will always have a direct line of correspondence with our team, as well as a direct email address for the solicitor you are working alongside.
Our property lawyers near Horncastle have a detailed understanding of the national property market, as well as the local Horncastle market. This gives us an edge over other firms which only deal with local transactions.
We are also able to deal with transactions around the country and we frequently use video conferencing to speak to clients outside of the UK.
You can choose to work with our Horncastle team in person, or you can use our online conveyancing service. No matter which you choose, our legal obligations to you remain the same. There are no differences to the service you receive, and we are fully insured just in case.
We have been accredited with the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme. This means that we will:
- Provide high quality legal advice
- Get your conveyancing transaction completed as efficiently as possible
- Provide top quality customer service and respond to queries quickly
- Keep you regularly updated and never leave you in the dark about the status of your transaction
- Be upfront and honest about your fees – we will provide you with an accurate quote before you instruct us so that you can decide whether we are right for you
We are Lexcel accredited by the Law Society. Lexcel is only awarded to firms which regularly demonstrate the highest levels of client care and practice management.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Horncastle?
We offer fixed fees for many of our conveyancing services. This allows you to have a clear idea about how much your conveyancing work will cost from the outset. If additional fees are required to complete your transaction, your conveyancer will let you know in advance.
Additional costs associated with the conveyancing process are known as disbursements. Examples of disbursements may include conveyancing searches or registering transactions at HM Land Registry.
Whenever you carry out a property transaction, you will also need to consider how it will be affected by tax, such as Stamp Duty Land Tax and Capital Gains Tax. Your solicitor will help you clarify whether you will owe tax, calculate exactly how much is owed and help you file the return with HMRC.
How does the conveyancing process work in Horncastle?
There are three main stages to the conveyancing process that you need to understand, both as a seller and a buyer. These are:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
When an offer is accepted on a property, the buyer and seller will agree to enter into a contract. Until the precise details of said contract are finalised, the transaction is not legally binding.
Following an accepted offer, the buyer will work alongside their conveyancer to carry out various checks on the property. Examples of checks include:
- Reviewing property information provided by the seller and making further enquiries if necessary (done by the conveyancing solicitor)
- Conducting conveyancing property searches, such as local authority checks (done by the conveyancing solicitor)
- Carrying out an independent survey (done by the buyer)
Once the checks have been completed and the buyer is happy to proceed, the next step will be to sign and exchange contracts. Once the contracts are exchanged, the transaction will be considered legally binding and neither party is able to pull out without receiving a penalty.
Completion is when the transaction is deemed official. A transfer deed is submitted to HM Land Registry and the seller needs to leave the property.
How long does conveyancing take in Horncastle?
The time it takes to complete a conveyancing transaction will depend on a number of different factors. Under normal circumstances a transaction can take between 12-14 weeks to reach completion, but this timeframe may be extended if there are delays further along the property chain.
If delays appear to be unavoidable, your conveyancer will talk you through the available options.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Horncastle?
If you are buying a property in Horncastle, your conveyancer will carry out various checks to make sure that everything is in order and that there are no immediate issues that need to be addressed.
The three main types of conveyancing checks are:
- Local authority checks – to check the surrounding area for planning, pollution, highway or other related issues
- Environmental searches – to check for issues such as flooding or land contamination
- Water and drainage searches – to check matters such as water and drainage access
Further checks may be required, but this will depend on the type of property and where it is located. If this is the case, your solicitor will keep you informed.
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors near Horncastle?
Our Horncastle conveyancing team will be able to run through the initial stages of your conveyancing transaction and, once your file is opened, your conveyancer will take care of all of the legal details related to your transaction.
Whether you are moving to, from, or across Horncastle, our conveyancing solicitors will be able to lend their expertise.