If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Bromley we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Bromley, throughout Greater London and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Bromley, selling a terraced house in Beckenham, downsizing to a bungalow in Croydon, or buying to let in Chislehurst, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why you should use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Bromley
We offer a friendly, modern and efficient service. If you want to deal with experienced conveyaning lawyers who are friendly and approachable, our team can help you.
You will have a direct line straight through to your legal team, including direct email addresses. 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 to do with buying or selling property in Bromley.
"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 Bromley. This provides a guarantee that our processes and procedures meet the highest standards and is a mark of the excellence of our service. The Conveyancing Quality Scheme is run by the Law Society, the body which represents solicitors throughout England and Wales.
Bird & Co is on the panel for most major lenders, and many smaller ones too. Whether you want to use your local Building Society in Kent 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 expert conveyancing lawyers.
Why you don't need a conveyancer based in Bromley
In the past, most people would 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 local 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 in a different part of London, or even outside of London in another part of the UK.
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. You need never leave your home – 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 Bromley
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Bromley, Beckenham, Chislehurst 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 Bromley
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Bromley and 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 Bromley. 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 Bromley 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 Bromley or away from Bromley, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Bromley
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 or postage. 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 Bromley.
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.
Introduction to Bromley
The London Borough of Bromley is one of the 32 London boroughs in Greater London, located south of the River Thames. It borders Surrey to the southwest and Kent to the southeast. Bromley has a total population of approximately 326,900 according to mid-2016 estimates and is the largest London borough by area, occupying 59 square miles.
The borough is centred on the historical market town of Bromley, for which the area is named. The borough is made up of a number of other districts, which are often grouped into several larger areas – Beckenham, Chislehurst, Orpington, Arnley, Crystal Palace and Penge – all found in the northern part of the borough, where the majority of its population lives.
The London Borough of Bromley is bordered by Lewisham and Greenwich to the north, Bexley to the north east, Southwark and Lambeth to the north west and Croydon to the west. To the southeast is the Sevenoaks District of Kent and to the southwest is the Tandridge District of Surrey.
The borough is a mix of urban and rural areas, with around a third of its areas being farmland, making it the most rural of the London boroughs. It also contains the highest point in London, Westerham Heights, which is 245m high and is located on the borough’s southern border with Kent.
The London Borough of Bromley is notable as being one of only six London boroughs without a London Underground station. However, it is well served with stations above the surface, which are serviced by London Overground, Thameslink, Southeastern and Southern services.
The administrative centre of the London Borough of Bromley, Bromley had a population of 71,983 at the time of the 2011 census. Historically a market town in Kent, Bromley has been part of Greater London since 1965. The districts of Bickley, Bromley Park, Bromley Common, Park Langley, Plaistow, Shortlands and Southborough are also generally referred to as being within Bromley.
Bromley is 9 miles south east of Charing Cross and is considered one of the major metropolitan centres by the London Plan. The town has a significant amount of retail space, including the pedestrianised High Street and The Glades shopping centre.
Bromley has a rich culture, with many theatres, a central library and a four-screen cinema. The district also had four non-League football teams and four rugby clubs. Bromley has many good schools, including two specialist media arts schools – Hayes School and The Ravensbourne School – and a specialist music college – Bishop Justus School.
The district has two train stations, Bromley South and Bromley North, connecting it to the rest of London. It also has good bus coverage, courtesy of Transport for London, making travel around London relatively simple.
Beckenham is an area in the north west of the London Borough of Bromley, which borders the London Borough of Lewisham to the north. It had a population of 56.668 at the time of the 2011 census. Beckenham also includes the districts of Eden Park and Elmers End.
Beckenham was originally a small village in Kent and is now a suburb of London and town in its own right. The district is close to the centre of London, with nine railways stations, while retaining a “leafy” character that makes it a popular residential location.
Chislehurst is a relatively affluent suburb in the north on the London Borough of Bromley. It borders the London boroughs of Bexley and Greenwich to the north and lies 10.5 miles south east of Charing Cross. Elmstead and Sundridge are often counted as part of the same area as Chislehurst.
Chislehurst is considered one of the most expensive places to live in South East London and the areas has a number of well-regarded schools, including Bullers Wood School, Chislehurst School for Girls and Coopers School.
A significant local attraction is the Chislehurst Caves, which are of ancient origin, having originally been used for chalk and flint mining. The caves were used as an air raid shelter during World War II and have also been used as a live music venue, hosting the likes of Jimi Hendrix, the Who and the Rolling Stones.
Chislehurst railway station connects the district to London Charing Cross and Sevenoaks via National Rail services.
Orpington is a town in the eastern part of the London Borough of Bromley. It is recognised by the London Plan as one of the major centres of Greater London, with a population of 15,311 according to the 2011 census. The built-up area around Orpington includes Chelsfield, Crofton, Derry Downs, Goddington, Kevington, Petts Wood, Farnborough, Green Street Green, Pratts Bottom, St Mary Cray and St Paul’s Cray.
Orpington has a strong retail sector, with the High Street and the Walnuts Shopping Centre both containing a wide range of shops. A general market is also held three days a week in front of Orpington College.
The Walnuts Leisure Centre provides excellent health, fitness and recreation opportunities, including a six-lane, 33.3 metre indoor swimming pool, as well as squash courts, a gym and a sports hall. There is also a seven-screen cinema nearby, while The Priory at Priory Gardens is home to the Bromley Museum.
Orpington Railway station connects the area to Charing Cross and Victoria, as well as stations outside London, including Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells and Hastings.
Anerley is an area in the north west of the London Borough of Bromley, west of Bromley town and 7 miles south east of Charing Cross. Anerley is adjacent to the district of Crystal Palace and Penge and is close to the site where the actual Crystal Palace was relocated following its removal from its original site in Hyde Park.
Anerley is home to many grand Victorian houses, a large number of which have been converted into flats, as well as modern housing estates. Anerley railway station connects the district to London Bridge and Croydon, while Birbeck station also connects to London Bridge.
Crystal Palace is an area in the north west of the London Borough of Bromley and is named after the famous Crystal Palace building, which once stood in the area. The district had a population of 12,255 at the time of the 2011 census.
The Crystal Palace Triangle is a name used to refer to the area formed by Westow Street, Westow Hill and Church Road, which is home to a large number of restaurants and independent shops, making it a significant attraction.
The district has a distinctly Victorian character, retaining many of the buildings developed in the late 19th century. It is also home to Crystal Palace Park, a large Victorian pleasure ground, which is one of London’s major public spaces.
Crystal Palace railway station connects the area to Victoria and London Bridge, as well as Highbury & Islington, Beckenham Junction, Sutton and Epsom Downs.
Penge is a suburb in the north west of the London Borough of Bromley, nearby to areas such as Crystal Palace, Anerley, Sydenham, Beckenham, Norwood, Dulwich and Catford. Penge is a popular commuter suburb for people working in central London, Canary Wharf and various parts of Docklands.
Penge has three railway stations, Penge East, Kent House and Penge West. These offer regular services to London Victoria, Orpington, St Pancras International, St Albans, Luton, Bedford, London Bridge, Caterham, Dalston Junction, Highbury & Islington and West Croydon.