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
Online Conveyancing in Bourne
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Bourne, Peterborough, Billingborough 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 Bourne
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Bourneand 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 Bourne. 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 Bourne 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 Bourne or away from Bourne to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Bourne
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 Bourne.
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 Bourne
Bourne is a market town in the south of Lincolnshire. Bourne is on the western edge of the Lincolnshire Fens and is within easy reach of Grantham, Lincoln and Newark where 3 of the offices of Bourne Conveyancing Solicitors Bird & Co Solicitors LLP, Conveyancing Solicitors, are situated.
The town is located on a Roman road now known as King Street and was built around natural springs. The name 'Bourne' - or 'Bourn', as the town was originally known - which comes from the Anglo-Saxon meaning “water”. It lies on the intersection of the A15 and the A151 roads. The parish includes the main town plus the hamlets of Dyke, Cawthorpe and Twenty. Some years ago Austerby was regarded as a separate settlement, with its own shops and street plan, but is now an area of Bourne itself and is known as “The Austerby”.
The town's economy was based on rural industries until the railway opened up a market for bottled mineral water. Although it is still focused on farming and food packaging and preparation for supermarkets and retailers, tourism and light engineering are also key components to the local economy. The district has a fast-growing housing market with considerable new building taking place in Bourne since 2000.
There are a number of small machine shops and fabricators in the south and east of the town. These include Pilbeam Racing in Graham Hill Way and Trackline International.
There are garden centres in Cherry Holt Road, furniture and decorating shopping in Manning Road, and specialist suppliers of kitchen, decorative, catering and light engineering supplies. In addition there is a selection of local shops, retailers, pubs and restaurants in the town centre.
A large volume of traffic is generated within the town, with the result that the A15 between Bourne and Peterborough is one of the busiest roads in the county. To the west of the town, the A6121 branches from the A151 and takes traffic towards Stamford.
There are excellent road links to Peterborough where London Kings Cross can be reached on the east Coast mainline in about 50 minutes.
Newark is only 36 miles away via the A151 and the A1 where the Conveyancing Solicitors Bird & Co Solicitors Property and Conveyancing headquarters is based. There are several teams of property and conveyancing solicitors and lawyers based at Newark and also a dedicated support team to help you through your conveyancing transaction, from conveyancing quote to completion and registration.
There are several conveyancing solicitors based at Grantham who can see clients from Bourne either if they wish to drop in to the office or make an appointment at a time convenient to the client.