Our expert conveyancing solicitors will get you moving with the minimum of hassle.
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Cheltenham we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Cheltenham , throughout Gloucestershire and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Cheltenham , selling a terraced house in Prestbury, downsizing to a bungalow in Badgeworth , or buying to let in Elmstone Hardwicke , we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Cheltenham?
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 Cheltenham , drainage and water fees in Gloucestershire 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 Cheltenham . 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 Gloucestershire 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 Cheltenham ?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Cheltenham , 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 Cheltenham or perhaps not even in Gloucestershire.
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 Cheltenham - 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 Cheltenham
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Cheltenham , Prestbury, Elmstone Hardwicke 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 Cheltenham
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham . 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 Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham or away from Cheltenham to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Cheltenham
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 Cheltenham .
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 Cheltenham
Cheltenham is a large spa town and borough in Gloucestershire, situated on the edge of the Cotswolds. As of mid-2014, the town has a population of 116,495.
Historically, Cheltenham became renown as a spa town, however in more recent times the town is well know for its racecourse. The Cheltenham Festival occurs annually in March, and attracts thousands of visitors, particularly Irish, as the festival coincides with St.Patrick's Day. It is one of the largest National Hunt Meetings in the country, and its prize money is only second to the Grand National. This brief annual stint of tourism every year benefits the local economy massively, especially, hotels, bars and restaurants, and provides huge amounts of employment to the town's residents.
Industry elsewhere in the town revolves around light industry, including food processing, aerospace and electronics. One of the most notable employers however is at the Government Communications Headquarters, where 6,132 people work. The building is particularly renown for its 'doughnut' style structure. Other notable employers in the area include UCAS, Zurich Financial Services, GE-Aviation and the Chelsea Building Society. SuperGroup plc, owners of Superdry, have their headquarters in Cheltenham.
Cheltenham's culture and history is particularly rich. It is famous for its Regency architecture, and is often said to be 'the most complete regency town in England'. Consequently, the town maintains a huge number of listed buildings.
Other cultural attractions include the Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, which hosts a wide range of art exhibitions throughout the year. There are also two music festivals: the annual Cheltenham Music Festival and the Cheltenham Jazz Festival.
Aside from horse racing, Cheltenham is the home to a wide range of sporting venues and clubs. Cheltenham Town Football Club currently play in the Conference Premier, after being relegated from League Two in the 2014/15 season. Their home ground, Whaddon Road, has a capacity of 7,226. There are also a number of semi and non professional teams.
On top of this are a number of amateur rugby union teams and a semi-pro rugby league side.
In terms of transport, the town is particularly well connected. Cheltenham Spa railway station is situated on the Bristol-Birmingham main line, and provides services to areas such as Gloucester, Bristol, Swindon, London Paddington, Cardiff Central and Derby.
Cheltenham is also adjacent to the M5 motorway, which links the town with Bristol and Birmingham, and the A40 main road runs across the M5 through the town towards Oxford and London.