Conveyancing Solicitors in Canterbury
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Canterbury we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Canterbury , throughout Kent and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Canterbury , selling a terraced house in Harbledown, downsizing to a bungalow in Rough Common , or buying to let in Hales Place, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Canterbury?
We offer a friendly, modern and efficient service. If you want to deal with proper 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. You can guarantee that your query will reach the right people, whether you want to ask about search fees in Canterbury , drainage and water fees in Kent or something else.
"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 Canterbury . This is a guarantee that our processes and procedures have been approved, that we operate to a certain standard, and is a mark of the excellence of our service approved by the Law Society, the body which represents 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 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 proper lawyers.
Why don't you need a conveyancer based in Canterbury ?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Canterbury , and all documents would be hand-produced and posted or delivered by hand.
That service came at a price, but 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 Canterbury or perhaps not even in Kent.
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, and once we 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 Canterbury - 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 Canterbury
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Canterbury , Harbledown, Hales Place 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 Canterbury
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Canterbury 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 Canterbury . 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 Canterbury 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 Canterbury or away from Canterbury to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Canterbury
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 Canterbury .
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 Canterbury
Canterbury is a historic cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site in the wider area known as the City of Canterbury. As of 2011, the city has a small population of 55,240.
The city is the home to Canterbury Cathedral, which is the Mother Church of the Anglican Communion and the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The cathedral, along with the Saxon St Martin's Church and the ruins of St Augustine's Abbey make up the World Heritage Site. It is one of the most visited places in the country, with around one million visitors per year. Services are held at the Cathedral three or more times a day.
Other attractions in the area include the Marlowe Theatre, which has recently been redeveloped and now the largest theatre in the region. There is also a Tudor Theatre which is known as The Shakespeare.
The St.Lawrence Ground is probably the most notable sports ground in the city. It is the home of Kent County Cricket Club, and is one of the two first class cricket grounds in the world to have a tree within the boundary. There is also a football club, Canterbury City F.C who currently compete in the Southern Counties East Football League. Their ground, The Homelands, seats 3,500.
In terms of transport, Canterbury currently has two railway stations, known as Canterbury West and Canterbury East. Both stations are operated by Southeastern trains. Canterbury West offers a high speed train to London St.Pancras, as well as slower services to London Charing Cross and London Victoria. Canterbury East offers services to London and Dover.
The city is also by-passed by the A2 London to Dover Road, and is also only 45 miles from the M25.
The city has around 31,000 students, and is home to four universities, as well as several other higher education institutions and colleges. The University of Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University and the University for the Creative Arts , as well as the more recent American University- Canterbury.
There is also a number of smaller schools, including independent, primary and secondary.