Our expert conveyancing solicitors will get you moving with the minimum of hassle.
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Barnsley we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Barnsley, throughout South Yorkshire and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Barnsley, selling a terraced house in Kingstone, downsizing to a bungalow in Measborough Dike, or buying to let in Kendray, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Barnsley?
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 Barnsley, drainage and water fees in South Yorkshire 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 Barnsley. 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 South Yorkshire 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 don't you need a conveyancer based in Barnsley?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Barnsley, 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 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 Barnsley or perhaps not even in South Yorkshire.
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. You need never leave Barnsley - our conveyancers will talk you through the process via phone and email, and everything works just as smoothly as it would if we were just down the road.
Online Conveyancing in Barnsley
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Barnsley, Kingstone, Kendray 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 Barnsley
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Barnsleyand 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 Barnsley. 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 Barnsley 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 Barnsley or away from Barnsley to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Barnsley
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 Barnsley.
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 Barnsley
Barnsley is the fourth largest metropolitan borough in the UK, covering 127 square miles. It has a resident population of approximately 230,000 people and is situated in South Yorkshire, approximately 23 miles south of Leeds and 16 miles north of Sheffield.
The town of Barnsley has an individual population of 85,905, according to the 2011 census, and its history is notable for its coal mining and glass making. Whilst Barnsley's coal mines no longer exist, its glass making plants do, with one company still operating. Barnsley's economy nowadays is primarily based around retail. The town centre hosts a wide range of high street chains, including M & S, W H Smith and Carphone Warehouse. The town is also home to a shopping centre, The Alhambra, which accommodates retailers such as Next and Thomas Cook. Queen Street is also considered one of the more prominent retail areas, hosting the likes of Topshop, Wallis and Dorothy Perkins.
Despite this, the town centre is currently undergoing severe redevelopment, including a brand new, state-of-the-art shopping centre set to be opened, new redevelopment of the Barnsley Interchange which has been completed, as well as the brand new digital media centre which has also been completed.
These developments are all set to increase both the town's revenue, as well as creating a higher influx of tourism.
Other cultural attractions at present include any of the four museums that the council operates, The HIVE contemporary art gallery and The Civic, a multi-purpose performance venue which is located within a Grade II listed building.
Many may also attend the Oakwell Stadium, which is home to Barnsley Football Club, who currently play in the Football League One. It has a capacity of around 23,000, therefore having the ability to accommodate for a large amount of visitors as well as residents from Barnsley. In the past it has also been used for other events, including concerts and even Rugby League matches.
In terms of transport, Barnsley's main railway station is Barnsley interchange, a combined bus and railway station. Bus services are operated by Stagecoach Yorkshire, and Train Services are operated by Northern Rail. Frequent services provide connections to Leeds, which takes around 30 minutes. There is also an hourly service to Huddersfield.