If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Newark we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Newark, throughout Nottinghamshire and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Newark, selling a terraced house in Balderton, downsizing to a bungalow in Fiskerton, or buying to let in Southwell, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why you should use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Newark
We offer a friendly, modern and efficient service. If you want to deal with fully qualified 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 for the people handling your conveyancing. You can guarantee that your query will reach the right people, whether you want to ask about search fees, drainage and water fees or anything else related to your property deal.
"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 Newark. This is a guarantee that our processes and procedures have been approved as meeting the highest legal and professional standards by the Law Society, the body representing 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 Nottinghamshire 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 you don't need a conveyancer based in Newark
In the past, most people tended to use their local solicitor for their conveyancing. You would visit their nearest office and all documents would be hand-produced and posted or delivered by hand.
That service came at a price, however, and 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 Newark.
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 – we even once 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 – in fact, you need never leave Newark. Our conveyancers will talk you through the whole conveyancing process via phone and email, and everything works just as smoothly as it would if we were just down the road.
Online Conveyancing in Newark
Online conveyancing refers to the fact your conveyancing can now be carried out entirely over the internet thanks to technology such as email and video chat. This means there is no longer any need to meet face-to-face for your conveyancing as you can get exactly the same quality of service by handling the entire process online.
The advantage of online conveyancing is it lets you choose the best, most competitively priced conveyancing firm in the country, while also being able to deal with your conveyancing at your convenience. There is no need to take time out of work or go out of your way – you can do everything from your own home in your own time.
When dealing with your conveyancing online, we have exactly the same legal obligations to you as if we were meeting in person. The conveyancing process is exactly the same and involves all the same checks, searches, insurance and protections to ensure you get a safe, reliable conveyancing service.
Search Fees in Newark
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can offer reliable property checks and searches to clients in Newark and all over the country. As a result, we can provide a service we are 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 Newark. 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 Newark 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 Newark or away from Newark, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Newark
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 Newark.
There are some aspects of our conveyancing fees 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 and should be the same whichever conveyancing company you use.
Introduction to Newark
Newark-on-Trent, commonly known simply as Newark, is a historic town in east Nottinghamshire, in the district of Newark and Sherwood. The town has a population of 27,700 according to the 2011 census and is located around 19 miles southwest of Lincoln, 20 miles southeast of Mansfield and 20 miles northeast of Nottingham.
The town benefits from excellent road and rail links, including two railways stations, with London only just over an hour away on the East Coast Main Line, and easy access to the A1, A46 and A17. This makes it a great commuter base for those working elsewhere in Nottinghamshire or further afield, as well as being an attractive place to live in its own right.
In the past, Newark’s economy was heavily reliant on textiles, sugar refining and manufacturing. While many factories have closed in recent years, there are still several working factories in the areas, including British Sugar PLC’s factory on the outskirts of the town and a bearings factory in the town. Electronics retailer Currys also has a national distribution centre in Newark. The town also has its own local community radio station, Radio Newark, which has been broadcasting since 2015.
Newark has the remains of a castle, begun in Norman times, that now offers green space to the residents of the town, along with fine views over the River Trent. The English Civil War history of the town is celebrated by the creation of the National Civil War Centre. Newark was one of the final towns to surrender to the Parliamentary armies, after being besieged and subjected to cannon fire from the nearby Beacon Hill, now commemorated in street names on the Beacon Heights, Newbury Road and other estates on the eastern side of the town.
Other local landmarks include the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, the 16th-century Governor’s House (which is now a café and bread shop) and The Palace Theatre, which provides entertainment in the form of drama, live music, dance and film to local residents.
Bird and Co Solicitors main conveyancing teams are based at the Newark office, in the centre of town at 38 Kirk Gate. The office is a short stroll from the picturesque market square and the towering spire of the Newark Parish Church. For more information about our Newark Office, visit the office's page.
District of Newark and Sherwood
Newark and Sherwood is the largest district by area in Nottinghamshire and is predominantly rural with several large areas of forest, including the famous, ancient Sherwood Forest. Besides Newark, prominent towns and villages in the district include Ollerton, Balderton, Southwell and Edwinstowe.
Ollerton is a small town in central Nottinghamshire on the edge of Sherwood Forest. With a population of 9,840 according to the 2011 census, Ollerton is the second largest settlement in the district. Formerly a mining town, Ollerton is now primarily residential with good connections to Nottingham and the rest of the county.
Balderton is a large village in southeast Nottinghamshire with a population of 9,757 at the time of the 2011 census. This makes it one of the largest villages in the county. The village is often now considered a suburb of Newark-on-Trent, being immediately southeast of the town. The village has two state primary schools, a private prep school and a secondary school. It is also well-known for Balderton Lake which is a popular with walkers and cyclists.
Southwell is town in central Nottinghamshire with a population of 7,297 at the time of the 2011 census. The town is around 10 miles west of Newark-on-Trent and about 14 miles northeast of Nottingham. It is well known as the site of Southwell Minster, the cathedral for the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham.
Due to the presence of the cathedral, some people consider Southwell to be a city, but this status is not officially recognised by the UK government. The town is considered relatively affluent for the region and was recognised as one of the best places to live in the UK by the Sunday Times in 2017.
Edwinstowe is a large village in west Nottinghamshire, located within the historic Sherwood Forest. The village has a population of 5,188 and is around 16 miles northeast of Newark-on-Trent and roughly 20 miles north of Nottingham.
Edwinstowe is known for its association with legends surrounding Robin Hood as well as being the resting place of King Edwin of Northumbria, who gave the village its name after his body was hidden in the local church after he was killed in battle.
Clipstone is a village in northwest Nottinghamshire, around 3.5 miles northeast of Mansfield and about 17 miles north of Nottingham. It had a population of 4,665 at the time of the 2011 census and is split between two areas – New Clipstone and Kings Clipstone. The village benefits from Vicar Water Country Park on its southern edge and the ruins of King John’s Palace, as well as a village pub, the Dog and Duck.
Blidworth is a village in east Nottinghamshire around 5 miles east of Mansfield and around 10 miles north of Nottingham. The village had a population of 4,457 at the time of the 2011 census. Blidworth has a long history with a number of its houses dating back to the 10th century and local legends stating that Robin Hood’s companion Will Scarlet is buried in a local churchyard.
Bilsthorpe is a village in a village in northwest Nottinghamshire, around 8 miles east of Mansfield and 15 miles northeast of Nottingham. The village had a population of 3,375 at the time of the 2011 census. Bilsthorpe is near the junction of the A614 and A617, giving it good connections to the local area, and there are buses to Nottingham, Mansfield, Ollerton, Worksop, Retford and Eakring.
Lowdham is a village in central Nottinghamshire, roughly halfway between Newark-on-Trent and Nottingham, with Newark being around 13 miles to the northeast and Nottingham around 8 miles to the southwest.
The village had a population of 3,334 according to the 2011 census. The village has the advantage of a railway station, connecting it to Nottingham, Lincoln and various local destinations. It also has five pubs, two general stores, a post office, a petrol station, a bookshop and several takeaways.
Collingham is a village in Nottinghamshire on the banks of the River Trent, around 6 miles north of Newark-on-Trent, 15 miles southwest of Lincoln and 28 miles northeast of Nottingham. The village had a population of 2,738 at the time of the 2011 census. Local amenities include a supermarket, convenience store, butchers, newsagents and post office, as well as a combined medical centre, dentist and pharmacy.
Farnsfield is a village in Nottinghamshire within Sherwood Forest with a population of 2,731 based on the 2011 census. The village is 8 miles southeast of Mansfield, 10 miles west of Newark-on-Trent and 13 miles northwest of Nottingham.
Farndon is village 2 miles southwest of Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire. The village had a population of 2,405 at the time of the 2011 census and has its own primary school, a recreation ground and a memorial hall as well as various restaurants and a marina. It is connected to Newark by a regular bus service.