Conveyancing Solicitors in Basildon
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Basildon we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Basildon, throughout Essex and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Basildon, selling a terraced house in North Benfleet, downsizing to a bungalow in Dunton, or buying to let in Galmington, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Basildon?
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 Basildon, drainage and water fees in Essex 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 Basildon. 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 Essex 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 Basildon?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Basildon, 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 Basildon or perhaps not even in Essex.
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 Basildon - 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 Basildon
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Basildon, North Benfleet, Galmington 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 Basildon
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Basildonand 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 Basildon. 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 Basildon 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 Basildon or away from Basildon to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Basildon
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 Basildon.
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 Basildon
Basildon is the largest town within the borough of Basildon, in Essex. It has a population of 107,123. It lies in the vicinity of many other large settlements, such as Central London, which is only 32 miles away, Chelmsford which is only 11 miles away and Southend-on-Sea which is only 10 miles east.
The earliest mention of the town is in the Domesday Book as 'Belesduna', however apart from that, it is a relatively new town. Basildon was built after World War Two, as a settlement to ease the London Population overspill.
Basildon's economy was previous industrial, and after it was constructed as a new town, there were various grants given by the government for businesses to locate in the town. Amongst these firms were Ford, Carreras Tobacco Company, Yardley of London, Gordon's Gin and GEC-Marconi. Nowadays, there is little significant industrial activity, the only notable firms still active are the likes of Argos, who opened a regional warehouse in the 1990s.
Retail, however, has developed drastically within Basildon in recent times. The town centre is home to many high street firms, along with numerous restaurants, bars and coffee houses. On top of this is the Eastgate Shopping Centre in the centre of the town, which is home to over 100 retailers. It has undergone a number of refurbishes since its opening, the largest being in 2007, at a cost of £10m.
A Wakeboarding complex also opened up in the town recently, attracting both amateurs and professionals.
In terms of transport, Basildon is served by two A roads, The A13 and the A127 which provide access to both London and Southend. They pass through the south and north of the town respectively. They also allow for easy access to the M25 and the rest of the motorway network.
There are also three railway stations within the town, all of which are operated by c2c, and provide services to areas such as London Fenchurch, Tilbury and Southend.