Can the conveyancing solicitors identified through your search tool carry out auction conveyancing in Lincoln?
We know of a few niche lawyers we can put you in touch with those conducting auction conveyancing. Lincoln is one of the many locations in which our lawyers cover.
Having spent time reviewing moneysavingexpert.com for an online solicitor in Lincoln, most post that I should instruct a CQS accredited solicitor. What is CQS?
Lincoln Conveyancing Quality Scheme solicitors have obtained accreditation under the Law Society's Scheme (CQS) CQS was brought about to promote high standards in the in the legal transfer of properties. CQS helps buyers and sellers to recognise solicitor firms that provide a quality residential conveyancing. Lincoln is one of locations in England and Wales in which CQS have offices. The conveyancing scheme requires solicitors to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self-certification, spot checks and annual reviews in order to maintain CQS status. It is available to solicitors and not licensed conveyancers and has the support of the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
Me and my brother own a renovated Edwardian property in Lincoln. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and Virgin Money. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw two entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the matching property. Is it worth asking Virgin Money to clarify?
You need to read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Lincoln and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also enquire as to the position with your conveyancing solicitor who conducted the purchase.
How does conveyancing in Lincoln differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Lincoln come to us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is constructed. This is because house builders in Lincoln usually purchase the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Lincoln or who has acted in the same development.
My cousin has urged me to appoint his lawyers for conveyancing in Lincoln. Should I use them?
There are no two ways about it the best way to choose a conveyancing solicitor is to get guidance from friends or family who have actually experience in using the firm you're are thinking of instructing.