Our expert conveyancing solicitors will get you moving with the minimum of hassle.
Our conveyancing experts near Bourne can lend their expertise to a wide range of conveyancing matters, giving you the tailored support you need to ensure that your property transaction goes ahead as planned.
If you are buying, selling or remortgaging your home, you will no doubt be aware that there are plenty of potential pitfalls if the correct approach is not taken. At Bird & Co, our conveyancing solicitors near Bourne can work alongside you to make sure that your transaction goes ahead as planned – without any unwelcome surprises.
We offer a convenient, reliable and friendly conveyancing service, which can be tailored to match the needs of both individuals and families. Regardless of your individual circumstances, our team will be able to provide the correct support to help you on your way.
Our physical offices are based in Grantham, Newark and Lincoln, but we regularly work with clients from Bourne and are familiar with the local market. We are able to support our clients in and around Bourne, including Market Deeping, Baston and Billingborough by offering a straightforward online conveyancing service.
How our conveyancing solicitors near Bourne can help you
Our team of expert conveyancing solicitors near Bourne have extensive experience in supporting a wide range of clients. Our team’s 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 major lenders, which means you will be able to support you whether you are using a national firm or a local building society.
Why Choose Bird & Co’s Conveyancing Solicitors near Bourne?
We provide a modern, friendly conveyancing service, that makes the entire process as straightforward as possible.
Our conveyancing solicitors near Bourne 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 our legal team, as well as a direct email address for the lawyer who is handling your transaction. This means that you will be the first to know if there are any updates in your matter.
Our property lawyers near Bourne have in-depth knowledge of the national property market, as well as the local Bourne market. Many other firms 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 Bourne 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 proud to be a Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme accredited firm. This means 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. This demonstrates our high levels of customer service and practice management.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Bourne?
We can offer a range of flexible fees for our conveyancing services in Bourne. For straightforward transactions, we are able to provide fixed fees, which means you will have a clear outline of how much your conveyancing work is likely to cost. If any additional fees are required to complete your transaction, the reasons for this will be clearly explained to you.
There are other costs involved in the conveyancing process, which will be broken down in your initial quote. These are referred to as disbursements. Disbursements could include conveyancing searches or registering transactions at HM Land Registry.
You may also need to consider how your transaction will be affected by tax. For example, you may need to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax or Capital Gains Tax. If this is the case, your conveyancing solicitor will help you calculate how much tax is owed and file the return with HMRC.
How does the conveyancing process work in Bourne?
There are three main stages to be aware of when you buy or sell a home:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
When an offer is accepted on a home, the buyer and seller agree to enter into a contract. At this early stage, the transaction is not legally binding and either party can decide to pull out without any penalties.
The potential buyer should seek out as much information as they can about the property once an offer is accepted. Such 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 may also need to apply for a mortgage at this stage.
Once the buyer is happy with the checks they have carried out, the transaction can move on to the next stage where contracts are exchanged. This is an important step as, from this point onwards, the transaction is legally binding. If either party pulls out, they are likely to incur a penalty.
Completion is when the transaction becomes official. At this point a transfer deed is submitted to HM Land Registry and the seller is required to leave the property.
How long does conveyancing take in Bourne?
There are a number of factors which will affect the time it takes to complete a conveyancing transaction. Under normal circumstances, a conveyancing transaction tends to be completed in 12-14 weeks from the date the offer is accepted and conveyancing solicitors are instructed.
Every transaction has its unique challenges, which means conveyancing delays are an unfortunate reality in some matters. If this is the case, your conveyancing solicitors will keep you informed.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Bourne?
Your conveyancer will carry out a number of checks when you are buying a home, which are referred to as conveyancing searches. These are carried out to assess whether there are any problems with the property that need to be addressed before the transaction goes ahead.
There are three main types of checks:
- 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
Further checks may be required, depending on the type of property and where it is situated. If this is likely to be the case, your conveyancing solicitor will keep you informed.
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors near Bourne?
Our team of conveyancers will be on hand to guide you through the initial stages of your transaction and, once your file is opened, your Bourne conveyancer and their team will deal with all the legal details involved in your transaction.
Whether you are moving to, from or across Bourne, our conveyancers will be able to support you from start to finish.
Get in touch with our conveyancing solicitors near Bourne
Used Bird & Co Conveyancing to be my legal team for the purchase of my new home. Victoria W and her team were fantastic throughout, always kept me in the know which was reassuring.Nathan P
Bird & Co have always been extremely efficient and unlike other conveyancing firms are very proactive. Seb & Donna always respond same day and they represent excellent value for money - they come highly recommended.Jake Margiotta