Conveyancing solicitors in Lincolnshire
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Lincolnshire we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Lincolnshire, throughout Lincolnshire and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Lincolnshire, selling a terraced house in Lincoln, downsizing to a bungalow in Grimsby, or buying to let in Grantham, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Lincolnshire?
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 Lincolnshire, 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 Lincolnshire. 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.
We are based in Lincoln, Grantham and Newark which means you can visit our offices but there is usually no need to if you prefer to deal with matters remotely. In the old days you had to visit your local solicitor. You would visit their office, 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 we can offer a different service.
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. Our conveyancers will talk you through the process via phone and email.
Online Conveyancing in Lincolnshire
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Lincolnshire, Lincoln, Grantham 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 Lincolnshire
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Lincolnshireand 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 Lincolnshire. 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 Lincolnshire 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 Lincolnshire or away from Lincolnshire to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Lincolnshire
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 Lincolnshire.
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.
Introduction to Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire is a county situated in the East Midlands of England, bordering the likes of Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Rutland, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire. It also borders Northamptonshire for 18 metres to the south, making that boundary the shortest in the country. Lincolnshire is one of the largest counties in the country by area, and it has a population of 1,042,000 as of mid 2014. Much of this population can be found in the county town of Lincoln, or other large towns such as Grimsby, Grantham and Boston, however there are also a number of other notable settlements which are significant in their own right.
Lincoln is a fabulous city in the east of England which has its roots in Roman Times.
Its main landmarks are Lincoln Castle which is an original Noman Castle from the 1200s and Lincoln Cathedral which is a truly stunning example of English Gothic architecture.
Lincoln's economy is based mainly on public administration, commerce, arable farming and tourism, with industrial relics like Ruston (now Siemens) still in existence. However, many of Lincoln's industrial giants have long ceased production in the city, leaving large empty industrial warehouse-like buildings. More recently, these buildings have become multi-occupant units, with the likes of Lincs FM radio station (in the Titanic Works) and LA Fitness gym taking up space. The main employment sectors in Lincoln are; public administration, education and health, which accounts for 34% of the workforce. Distribution, restaurants and hotels account for 25% of the workforce.
Like lots of other cities in the UK, Lincoln has developed a growing Cyber Economy, with many e-commerce mail companies locating in or around the city centre.
A large number of other small industrial businesses are located in and around the City in Industrial Parks and sites.
The University of Lincoln was founded to increase investment and act as a launchpad for small businesses. The University has also drawn many more pubs and clubs to the city centre around there has been massive development in th earea of the historic Brayford Pool.
There are busy retail parks at Tritton Road and also at St Marks Square and a large House of Fraser department Store in the old part of the city centre, near the historic Stonebow. The St Marks Square development has many leading retailers inclding Gap Outlet, Argos, Boots and a huge Debenhams - directly opposite Lincoln Conveyancing Solicitors Bird & Co Solicitors LLP at 352 High Street, Lincoln.
The Cathedral, Castle and several museums attract many tourists and the new Magna Carta centre in the grounds of Lincon Castle is proving to be a big hit with visitors.
There are excellent road and rail links with the recent A46 dual carriageway improvements linking the A1 to Lincoln in just over 15 minutes. The East Coast mainline is also only 15 to 20 minutes away by rail or car at Newark.
With a fantastic new university and several leading Academy Schools Including Priory Academy LSST, Lincoln has much to offer in he world of education.
Lincoln has a professional football team, Lincoln City, nicknamed 'The Imps', who play at the Sincil Bank stadium in the city.
Grantham is an historic market town situated in South Lincolnshire, to the east of Nottingham and south of Lincoln.
The town benefits from excellent road and rail links, with London only just over an hour away on the East Coast Main Line, and easy access to the A1, A46 and A52. This makes it a great commuter base or location from which to travel around with many local residents working in London.
The Bird and Co Solicitors conveyancing team based at the Grantham office is in the centre of town at 15 Castlegate. The office is a short stroll from the picturesque market place and the towering spire of St Wulfrums Church.
Granthamis best known as the birthplace of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, and the place where Isaac Newton went to school, at The King's School just down the road from conveyancing solicitors Bird & Co Solicitors. It is close to an ancient Roman road and was the scene of Cromwell's first victory over Royalists during the Civil War. Grantham is also notable for having the first female police officers in the UK and manufacturing the first running diesel engine in 1892 followed by the country's first tractor in 1896.
The Angel and Royal Hotel, situated on the High Street, not far from conveyancing solicitors Bird & Co Solicitors on Castlegate, is widely regarded as "the oldest surviving English Inn". The main building as it appears today was built about 600 years ago, but the site had already been an inn for 200 years. It was originally built as a hostel for the Knights Templar. King John is said to have visited with his Royal Court in 1213. The inn was extended in the mid-14th century and again in the 15th century.
Nearby are many historic houses including 17th-century Belton House (the Brownlows), early 19th-century Harlaxton Manor (the Gregorys), Stoke Rochford Hall (owned by the Turnors, and since 1978 is now the training centre of the NUT), and the 11th-century Belvoir Castle (the Manners), in Leicestershire. Much of the property and land to the south-west of the area is owned by the two estates of Belvoir and Buckminster. Further to the south of Stoke Rochford are the Cholmeleys of Easton Hall.