Residential Conveyancing Solicitors

Residential Conveyancing Solicitors

When it came to buying my new home, Ringrose Law really got things moving!

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When you move home or buy your first residential property it is an exciting time and a big decision, you need to feel reassured that the Conveyancing Solicitors you appoint can guide you through the process step by step and can take any worry and stress away from you.

House Buying and Selling with Ringrose Law Solicitors

At Ringrose Law, our friendly team of property law and conveyancing solicitors are experts when it comes to House Buying and Selling. We have offices located throughout Lincolnshire and will make the process as simple as possible. We offer a personalised high-quality conveyancing service to help you buy or sell a property efficiently without any stress.

We are accredited to the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme, demonstrating our dedication to providing excellent client care and the best service to all our clients.

Our friendly team of property law and conveyancing solicitors are experts in property transactions when it comes to buying or selling a house and will make the process as simple as possible.

We offer a personalised, high-quality conveyancing legal advice to help you buy or sell a property efficiently without any stress.

No sale no fee? Really?

Yes really! In domestic conveyancing, if your move falls through because of reasons out of your control we will not charge for our services. You will only have to pay out of pocket expenses.

The agencies that provide information make charges that we have to pass on to you (disbursements) however, we will not charge any of our fees if the purchase or sale does not proceed.


What is a conveyancing solicitor?

A conveyancing solicitor is a specialist in all legal aspects regarding transferring the ownership of a property from a seller to a buyer. They represent you in the conveyancing process to confirm you meet all your legal obligations and ensure that your rights are protected.

Do I need a solicitor to remortgage?

When transferring or remortgaging your property with a new lender you should use a solicitor or conveyancer to ensure the legal requirements are met. If you are remortgaging with your current lender or moving to a new rate or deal, no additional legal work is required meaning a solicitor would not typically be required in this case.

How much are conveyancing fees?

There are many things to consider, as well as the agents’ fees you will also need to pay legal fees. Within the legal fees, there will also be disbursements when buying or selling a property. “Disbursements” are payments made by your solicitor to others, such as search fees stamp duty and land registry fees. You also need to budget for removal expenses. Contact us to obtain a free conveyancing quote.

What does a conveyancing solicitor do?

A conveyancing solicitor is an expert in the legal transfer of homeownership between a seller and the buyer. They examine the contract and supporting documents. A conveyancing solicitor will also conduct a range of legal searches to ensure there are no other factors you should be aware of.

Do I need a solicitor to buy a house?

The buying and selling of property are part of a legal process called conveyancing. It is not necessary to instruct a solicitor when buying a property but it is highly recommended. Conveyancing requires knowledge in property and contract law. Without legal expertise, there is a chance of things going wrong.

When do I pay solicitors fee when buying a house?

Your conveyancing fees will need paying throughout the process and on completion of the property.

When to instruct a solicitor when buying a house?

If you are selling speak to your solicitor before you put your house on the market. If you are buying do it before making an offer. The earlier you speak to a property lawyer, the more advice you can obtain.

What searches do conveyancing solicitors do?

Part of the role of a conveyancing solicitor will be to carry out a range of property searches on the property you’re planning to purchase. These searches are typically made up of local authority searches, land registry searches, environmental searches and water searches. They can take several weeks depending on how fast the local authority act.

What is a “local search”?

It is a set of standard enquiries that your solicitor raises with the local council. It relates solely to the property itself and would not, for example, reveal proposals to develop or extend on neighbouring land. The local council charge a fee “the local search fee” which your solicitor collects from you and pays the council when the search is done.

How long does the buying/selling process take?

The average time between instructing your solicitor and moving into your new home is 10-12 weeks. However, many transactions proceed more quickly and some, more slowly. It can depend on when contracts are received or mortgage offers received, or even if people go on holiday!

Why can conveyancing take so long?

To avoid the risk and cost of owning two houses people usually choose to buy and sell at the same time. A few linked transactions then arise, each dependent on the other and exchange of contracts must take place simultaneously in all transactions.  This means that the speed of progress is dictated by the slowest link in the chain.

Can conveyancing solicitors act for two sides?

A solicitor cannot act for both the buyer and the seller of the same property. Nevertheless, the same solicitor can represent different properties within a chain.

Should you use a local solicitor for conveyancing?

It is not necessary to use a local solicitor for conveyancing. However, using a local solicitor can have the benefit of being able to visit your local office to sign for papers rather than waiting for post deliveries. Furthermore, a local solicitor could have a greater awareness of local issues that might need an extra careful look at.

What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and a solicitor?

A conveyancing solicitor is fully trained in legal services and has chosen to specialise in conveyancing. A licensed conveyancer is trained only trained in conveyancing and does not have further legal knowledge.

What is Stamp Duty Tax?

This is now called SDLT and is payable on some properties when completion happens. There are circumstances in which it is not payable, but a form still has to be submitted to the stamp office. The rate varies depending on the property and your circumstances.