Conveyancing Solicitors in Arlesey
Arlesey is a commuter’s dream. Situated in Bedfordshire, this lovely location offers convenient transport links to London as well as affordable homes and quality schools. What’s more, it’s also home to the longest high street in Britain!
If you’re interested in buying or selling a home in Arlesey, our team of residential property solicitors are available to assist. We can take care of the entire conveyancing process for you, from communicating with the other party and their chosen solicitors to organising checks, searches and contracts.
We have many years of combined experience working on various types of conveyancing, and we work to keep our approach modern, accessible and adaptable. We’re a friendly bunch of professionals who will be happy to answer any questions you have while looking for the right conveyancers for you.
We have been able to help individuals across the country, thanks to our innovative online conveyancing service. Whether you’re already living in the Arlesey area or you’re thinking about moving here from further afield, we will easily be able to assist you while keeping you up to date with all goings on as often as possible.
How our conveyancing solicitors in Arlesey can help you
Our team’s combined skills and experience allows us to provide services for a wide range of conveyancing matters, including but not limited to:
- 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 have also had the pleasure of working alongside various mortgage lenders, including national firms and smaller local building societies. Whoever you choose to borrow from, we can make sure our conveyancing services cater to both your own requirements and theirs.
Why choose Bird & Co’s conveyancing solicitors in Arlesey?
Our online conveyancing service is growing incredibly popular. Property buyers and sellers like you have realised how convenient this service is, by allowing them to process their transactions in a quick and efficient manner without disrupting other parts of their everyday life. By communicating remotely, there’s no need to ever book an appointment at our offices.
Every member of our team is friendly, honest and approachable. We are more than happy to answer any questions you might have before instructing us and throughout the conveyancing process. Whatever information you need, we’ll happily provide.
We aim to make our services as personable as possible. You will be assigned a dedicated case manager who will be available to answer any questions throughout our time working together, who will also send you regular updates whenever needed.
The exceptional level of service we provide has been recognised by the Law Society, which has not only awarded us the Lexcel accreditation but the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation, too. 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
Why instruct our online conveyancers instead of a conveyancer in Arlesey?
Property buyers and sellers come to us for our online conveyancing for various reasons. Some of these reasons include:
- Our conveyancing solicitors in Arlesey have in-depth knowledge of the national property market, as well as the local Arlesey market. This broad depth of knowledge allows us to give solid expert advice to each of our clients.
- Our online systems have been developed with sensitive communication in mind. We invest time and other resources into ensuring our processes and devices are completely safe, so that you don’t have to worry about the security of your personal information.
- We can get your conveyancing done quickly and efficiently. By communicating with you remotely, we are able to cut down the steps needed to send you updates and requests, as well as the time it takes to do so.
- Online conveyancing tends to be more cost-effective. When we’re able to cut down on time and other resources, we can reduce the cost of our services for you.
- We love to work on various types of property transactions for clients across the country, even for clients who are on the other side of the world. We take the time to regularly update each of our clients via high-quality video conferencing platforms.
- We are fully insured to carry out our conveyancing services both from our offices and remotely. Our responsibilities and obligations to you lie at the heart of everything we do.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Arlesey?
We are fairly flexible in how we quote for our conveyancing services in Arlesey. We like to speak to each potential client to find out more about individual transactions to work out what resources may be required. For the more straightforward transactions, we will simply provide you with our list of fixed services fees. For more complex transactions, we will provide a bespoke quote with a summary of the work we will provide.
Note that other costs will need to be covered outside of our service fees. These costs include disbursements, such as property checks and valuations, as well as local area searches. You may also be required to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax or Capital Gains Tax too.
How does the conveyancing process work in Arlesey?
When buying or selling a property in Arlesey, the entire conveyancing process can be segmented into three key stages:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
Once negotiations are complete, and a seller accepts an offer from a buyer, the two parties enter an agreement and should then look to instruct a solicitor that is right for them. These solicitors will then manage the entire process for both parties, liaising with one another whilst keeping their clients up to date throughout the process.
The buyer’s chosen solicitor will schedule a property valuation which will look for any issues with the property as well as whether or not the property is worth the offer put in by the buyer.
These checks involve:
- 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)
If the checks come back OK and both parties are happy to continue, the arrangement can move into a legally binding agreement when contracts are signed and exchanged.
Once both parties have signed contracts and once all other documentation has been organised, the seller can vacate the property, and the keys are handed over to the new owner by their solicitor.
How long does conveyancing take in Arlesey?
Conveyancing doesn’t take a specific amount of time to be completed. Remortgaging a property will take a completely different amount of time to selling a property, for example. What’s more, a first time buyer’s property purchase may take a lot less time than that of another buyer who’s stuck in a lengthy chain.
There are so many factors that influence the time it takes to complete a property transaction that no two are the same. That being said, we will try to estimate the length of time it will take to complete your own specific transaction, and if you choose to instruct us, we will keep you up to date along the way, especially if delays come about.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Arlesey?
Once property checks and valuations have been carried out, your conveyancer will arrange a number of local area checks to be made. This again will aim to uncover any risks associated with buying the property in question, and an overview of the findings will be provided to you.
The standard conveyancing checks are:
- Local authority checks – to check the surrounding area for planning, pollution, highway pollution 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
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors in Arlesey?
We can run through the process with you and answer any questions you have before working on a bespoke quote for our services. If you do decide to work with us, we’ll get you set up on our system right away and introduce you to your dedicated case manager.