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Conveyancing Solicitors in Bournemouth

If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Bournemouth we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Bournemouth, throughout Dorset and all over England, Wales and beyond.

If you are buying a detached house in Bournemouth, selling a terraced house in Poole, downsizing to a bungalow in Christchurch, or buying to let in Broadstone, we can help you with your conveyancing.

Why you should use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Bournemouth

We offer a friendly, modern and efficient service. If you want to deal with fully qualified 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 for the people handling your conveyancing. You can guarantee that your query will reach the right people, whether you want to ask about search fees, drainage and water fees or anything else related to your property deal.

"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 Bournemouth. This is a guarantee that our processes and procedures have been approved as meeting the highest standards by the Law Society, the body representing 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 Dorset 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 you don't need a conveyancer based in Bournemouth

In the past, most people tended to use their local solicitor for their conveyancing. You would visit their nearest office and all documents would be hand-produced and posted or delivered by hand.

That service came at a price, however, and 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 Bournemouth.

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 – we even once 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 – in fact, you need never leave your home. Our conveyancers will talk you through the whole conveyancing process via phone and email, and everything works just as smoothly as it would if we were just down the road.

Online Conveyancing in Bournemouth

Online conveyancing refers to the fact your conveyancing can now be carried out entirely over the internet thanks to technology such as email and video chat. This means there is no longer any need to meet face-to-face for your conveyancing as you can get exactly the same quality of service by handling the entire process online.

The advantage of online conveyancing is it lets you choose the best, most competitively priced conveyancing firm in the country, while also being able to deal with your conveyancing at your convenience. There is no need to take time out of work or go out of your way – you can do everything from your own home in your own time.

When dealing with your conveyancing online, we have exactly the same legal obligations to you as if we were meeting in person. The conveyancing process is exactly the same and involves all the same checks, searches, insurance and protections to ensure you get a safe, reliable conveyancing service.

Search Fees in Bournemouth

Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can offer reliable property checks and searches to clients in Bournemouth and all over the country. As a result, we can offer a service we are 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 Bournemouth. 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 Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth or away from Bournemouth, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.

Fees for conveyancing in Bournemouth

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 Bournemouth.

There are some aspects of our conveyancing fees that 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 and will be the same whichever company you use for your conveyancing.

Introduction to Bournemouth

Bournemouth is a large town on the south coast of England with a population of 183,491 according to the 2011 census. The town is also at the centre of the South East Dorset Conurbation with Poole and Christchurch. Bournemouth is around 5 miles east of Poole and around 5 miles west of Christchurch. It is also around 105 miles southwest of London, 30 miles southwest of Southampton and 70 miles southeast of Bristol.

The town traces its history back to 1810, when it was founded by Lewis Tregonwell, initially as a resort town. The town grew significantly with the coming of the railways and was recognised as a town from 1870. Historically part of Hampshire, Bournemouth became part of Dorset in 1974 and is the largest settlement in the county.

Bournemouth is a popular tourist destination, drawing around 5 million visitors a year, due to its Victorian architecture, strong nightlife and attractive local beaches. The town is also a regional business centre and home to two universities, Bournemouth University and Arts University Bournemouth (although both have the majority of their facilities in nearby Poole).

The town has a professional football club, AFC Bournemouth, as well as a rugby club, Bournemouth Rugby Club. Bournemouth is also a popular location for various water sports, clubs and teams, including Bournemouth Rowing Club.

The A338 connects the town to the A31 which itself connects to the M27 at Southampton and then the M3 to London. This means the town is very well linked by car to the whole local area and to the rest of the country. The town also has two railway stations, Bournemouth and Pokesdown, while Branksome station also serves some western parts of Bournemouth. Bournemouth International Airport is close to the town, providing flights to destinations throughout the UK, Europe and around the world.

Bournemouth/Poole Built-up Area

The Bournemouth/Poole Built-up area is an area of continuous urban development in South East Dorset, centred on the towns of Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch. Also sometimes referred to as the South East Dorset Conurbation or the Bournemouth Urban Area, the region has a population of 466,266 according to the 2011 census.

Besides Bournemouth, the major population centres in the conurbation are Poole, Christchurch, Ferndown, Wimborne Minster, Verwood, Ringwood, Wareham and Barton on Sea.


Poole is a large town and seaport on the south coast of England, in southeast Dorset. The town has a population of 147,645 according to the 2011 census and is around 5 miles west of Bournemouth and 10 miles west of Christchurch. It is also around 110 miles southwest of London and 70 miles southeast of Bristol. Poole is a unitary authority, meaning it is independent from Dorset County Council.

The town is well known as a tourist resort, attracting visitors with its Blue Flag beaches, natural harbour and the Lighthouse arts centre. Poole is also a busy port, running cross-Channel ferry services for both freight and passengers. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has its headquarters in Poole, while the Royal Marines also have a base there. The town is also home to the Arts University of Bournemouth, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and much of the facilities for Bournemouth University.

The A350 runs through Poole, connecting the town to Bristol and Bath while the A35 connects the town to Devon and Southampton. A31 links Poole to the M27 at Southampton, from where motorists can access the M3 to London. The town also has four railway stations on the South Western Main Line from London Waterloo to Weymouth, providing good rail links to the local area and the rest of the UK.


Christchurch is a town on the south coast of England in the southeast corner of Dorset. It has a population of 48,368 according to the 2011 census and is around 5 miles east of Bournemouth and around 10 miles west of Poole. The town is also around 23 miles southwest of Southampton, 100 miles southwest of London and 70 miles southeast of Bristol.

The town is one of the most popular tourist resorts in Devon, attracting around 1.5 million visitors each year. Christchurch’s harbour, beaches, nature reserves and many historic buildings all add to the town’s appeal. Bournemouth Airport is situated on the outskirts of the town, connecting Christchurch to the rest of the UK, Europe and destinations around the world, as well as being a major employer.

Christchurch is connected by the A35 to Poole and Bournemouth, as well as Devon, Southampton and the New Forest.  The town has a railway station, which is on the South Western Main Line, linking Christchurch to London Waterloo and Weymouth, as well as various local destinations, including Poole and Bournemouth.


Ferndown is a town in southeast Dorset near to the southern coast of England. It has a population of 26,559, based on the 2011 census, and is around 8 miles northwest of Christchurch, 7 miles north of Bournemouth and 8 miles northeast of Poole.

The town lies between the A31 and the A348, meaning it is well connected to the local area, as well as having good links to much of the rest of the country thanks to the A31’s connections to the M27 and M3. Ferndown is also only 4 miles from Bournemouth International Airport.

Wimborne Minster

Wimborne Minster is a market town in east Dorset with a population of 15,552 according to the 2011 census. The town is located where the River Stour and River Allen meet on the Dorset Heaths, 5 miles north of Poole, 9 miles northwest of Bournemouth and 11 miles northwest of Christchurch. The town is near to the A31, connecting it to the local area and to the M27 and M3.


Verwood is a town in east Dorset, 15 miles north of Bournemouth and 19 miles north east of Poole. It had a population of 13,969 at the time of the 2011 census. The town is located near to the A31 and A338, giving good links throughout east Dorset and to the entire south coast.


Ringwood is a market town in west Hampshire, right on the border with east Dorset. The town has a population of 13,943, based on the 2011 census, and is roughly 12 miles northeast of Bournemouth, 8 miles north of Ringwood and 14 miles northeast of Pool. It is also located near to the western edge of the New Forest National Park. Being close to the A31, Ringwood is a good choice for commuting to Bournemouth, or to Southampton.


Wareham is a market town in south Dorset on the River Frome. It has a population of 8,270 according to the 2011 census and is around 8 miles southwest of Poole, 13 miles southwest of Bournemouth and 18 miles southwest of Christchurch. The town is located between the Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve and the Morden Bog National Nature Reserve.

Barton on Sea

Barton on Sea is a coastal village in southwest Hampshire, near to the border with east Dorset. The village has a population of 5,454, based on the 2011 census, and is around 6 miles east of Christchurch, 11 miles east of Bournemouth and 16 miles east of Poole. Barton on Sea is contiguous with the market town of New Milton, which has its own railway station connecting the town to Bournemouth and much of the south coast. The village is around 2.5 miles south of the New Forest National Park.