Conveyancing Solicitors in Boston
If you are looking to carry out any sort of property transaction in or around Boston, our expert conveyancing team will be on hand to make sure that everything goes ahead as smoothly as possible.
Moving home is an exciting time and, for many, is a life-changing event. It’s therefore important that you consult expert conveyancers who can support and advise you if any complications arise. Our conveyancing solicitors have a wealth of combined expertise, which they are able to use to help individuals and families move home quickly and efficiently.
At Bird & Co, we offer a convenient, reliable and friendly conveyancing service that is tailored to suit the individual needs of our clients. No matter what your circumstances might be, our team will make sure that every detail is taken care of.
Our physical offices are based in Grantham, Newark and Lincoln, but we regularly work with clients from Boston and are familiar with the local market. We are able to support our clients in and around Boston, including Kirton, Donnington and Swineshead, by offering a specialist online conveyancing service.
To get in touch with a member of our conveyancing team near Boston, give us a call and a member of our team will be in touch with you very shortly, or get an online conveyancing quote.
How our conveyancing solicitors near Boston can help you
Our team of conveyancers near Boston have extensive experience on a wide range of conveyancing matters. Our expertise includes:
- 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 are on the panel for most lenders. Whether you are working with a local building society, or a national firm, we will be able to support you.
Why Choose Bird & Co’s Conveyancing Solicitors near Boston?
Our service is modern, friendly and is designed to make the often-complicated conveyancing process as straightforward as possible.
Our conveyancing solicitors near Boston are also able to carry out online conveyancing work, which means the majority of the conveyancing process can be carried out digitally.
When you work with us, you will always have a direct line of correspondence with your legal team, as well as a direct email address for the lawyer who will be dealing with your transaction.
Our property lawyers near Boston have in-depth knowledge of the national property market, as well as the local Boston market. This gives us an edge over other firms which only deal with local transactions.
We are also able to deal with transactions around the country and we frequently use video conferencing to speak to clients outside of the UK.
Whether you work with our Boston team in person, or you use our online conveyancing service, our legal obligations to you remain the same. There are no differences to the service you receive, and we are fully insured just in case.
We are a Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme accredited firm. 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
Bird & Co is Lexcel accredited by the Law Society, demonstrating our high levels of customer service. Lexcel is awarded to firms which promote the highest standards of client care and practice management.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Boston?
We offer a range of flexible fees for our conveyancing services in Boston, including fixed fees for straightforward cases. This will mean that you have a clear outline of how much your conveyancing work will cost at the outset and, if additional fees are required, you will be consulted by a member of our team.
There are other costs involved in the conveyancing process, which are known as disbursements. These costs include conveyancing searches and registering transactions at HM Land Registry. Any disbursements will be included in your initial quote, so there will be no unwelcome surprises.
Buying and selling property can also incur tax payments, such as Stamp Duty Land Tax or Capital Gains Tax. If this is the case, your conveyancing solicitor will help you calculate how much is owed and file the return with HMRC.
How does the conveyancing process work in Boston?
In the vast majority of cases, there are three mains stages to buying or selling a home. These are:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
When an offer is accepted on a home, the buyer and seller enter into a contract. At this stage, the transaction is not legally binding and either party can choose to pull out without receiving a penalty.
After an offer is accepted, it’s up to the buyer to seek out as much information as they can about the property in question, with the assistance of their conveyancing solicitor. Information could include:
- 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)
The buyer will also need to apply for a mortgage at this stage.
Once the buyer is happy with the checks that have been carried out, they can move to exchange contracts with the seller. Once exchange, the transaction is legally binding and neither party will be able to change their mind – unless they are able to provide a valid reason for doing so.
Completion is when the transaction is deemed to be official. A transfer of deed is submitted to HM Land Registry and the seller is required to leave the property on the completion date.
How long does conveyancing take in Boston?
Naturally, the time it takes to complete conveyancing work depends on a number of factors, including how complex the case is. For straightforward transactions, conveyancing work tends to take between 12 and 14 weeks to complete from the date the offer is accepted and conveyancing solicitors are instructed.
That being said, every transaction is different and there could be unique challenges that will delay the overall progress. If this is likely to be the case, your solicitor will keep you in the loop.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Boston?
When you are buying a home, your conveyancer will carry out a number of checks, known as conveyancing searches. These searches are completed to assess the condition of the property and whether any issues need to be addressed.
The three main types of 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
If any additional checks are required, your conveyancer will inform you that this is the case.
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors near Boston?
Our conveyancing team will be able to guide you through the initial stages of your transaction and once your file is opened, your Boston conveyancer and their team will deal with all the legal details involved in your transaction.
Whether you are moving to, from or across Boston, our team will be on hand to support you from start to finish.