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Conveyancing Solicitors in Chesterfield

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

If you are buying a detached house in Chesterfield, selling a terraced house in Cutthorpe, downsizing to a bungalow in Walton, or buying to let in Brimington, we can help you with your conveyancing.

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

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 Chesterfield. This is a guarantee that our processes and procedures have been approved as meeting the highest legal and professional 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 Derbyshire 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 Chesterfield

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 Chesterfield.

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 Chesterfield

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 Chesterfield

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 Chesterfield and all over the country. As a result, we can provide 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 Chesterfield. 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 Chesterfield 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 Chesterfield or away from Chesterfield, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.

Fees for conveyancing in Chesterfield

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 Chesterfield.

There are some aspects of our conveyancing fees 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 should be the same whichever conveyancing company you use.

Introduction to Chesterfield

Chesterfield is a large market town and borough in Derbyshire, in the East Midlands. It is situated around 24 miles away from Derby and around 11 miles south of Sheffield, where the Hipper and Rother rivers meet. The town has a population of around 104,400, according to mid-2016 estimates, making it the second largest settlement in Derbyshire, behind on the city of Derby itself.

Historically, Chesterfield grew to be a prosperous town as a result of coal mining, which formed the town’s main industry, alongside a strong manufacturing sector. However, like many areas around the country, this has declined drastically in recent years. Nowadays, the economy revolves around a number of sectors, including the service sector, and the most notable employers include the Royal Mail/Post Office administration department, who are located in a new building on the edge of the town centre.

Retail also plays a large role in the town and areas such as the Pavements and Vicar Lane are home to a wide range of shops and services, such as H&M, BHS and Argos. There are also a number of supermarkets, and a popular department store called Holywell Cross.

Chesterfield is particularly notable for having retained much of the pre-war layout of its town centre, giving the town an attractive historic character. This is perhaps most notable in the area of narrow medieval streets in the town centre known as “The Shambles”. This area is home to one of Britain’s oldest recorded pubs still in operation – The Royal Oak.

The Pavements shopping centre (known locally as ‘The Precinct’) is home to many national chain stories, including Boots, Warren James, Thorntons and Thomas Cook, as well as a mix of smaller retailers and food outlets. Chesterfield library can be found just outside The Pavements spanning several floors.

Vicar Lane offers a pedestrianised, open-air shopping centre and is home to major chains such Waterstones and Superdrug with a strong concentration of clothing retailers including New Look, River Island and Republic.

The town has a strong nightlife with a wide range of bars, clubs and restaurants, as well as many takeaways. There are many late night venues around Church Way, Holywell Street and Corporation Street. The Brampton Mile is also a well-known nightspot, providing 13 pubs in a mile-long stretch of Chatsworth Road.

Cultural highlights of Chesterfield include the Winding Wheel, a multipurpose venue for concerts, exhibitions, dinners, parties, dances, wedding receptions, conferences and more. The Pomegranate Theatre is located in a listed Victorian building and seats around 500 in its auditorium. The building also contains the Chesterfield Museum.

One of the best known landmarks of Chesterfield is the crooked spire of the Church of St Mary and All Saints which is notable for twisting by 45 degrees as it rises and leaning by nearly three metres. It is believed this unusual appearance may have been caused by replacing the original wooden roof tiles with heavier slate and lead. The crooked spire is now commonly used as a symbol of Chesterfield.

Chesterfield also accommodates a number of public facilities, such as a large hospital and numerous leisure facilities. Queen's Park Sports Centre is located just outside the town centre, and has recently undergone a multi-million pound investment, and subsequently there are improved swimming pools and gyms.

The town is also home to a number of sports clubs, such as Chesterfield F.C who play out of the Proact Stadium, which has a capacity of just over 10,000. On top of this the town also has several rugby clubs, cricket clubs and a hockey team.

Chesterfield has a number of primary and secondary schools, including Hasland Hall Community School, Brookfield Community School, Tupton Hall School, Spingwell Community College and Whittington Green School. Around half of the local secondary schools have sixth forms. The town also has a further education college, Chesterfield College, located within 5-minutes’ walk of Chesterfield railway station that accommodates over 15,000 students.

The town is well connected to the rest of Derbyshire and the wider East Midlands and UK. Chesterfield railway station is located on the Midland Main Line and provides services to the likes of St Pancras International, Sheffield, Leicester, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham and Norwich. CrossCountry services also travel to Birmingham, Bristol, Bournemouth, Newcastle and Edinburgh.

The town also has decent road links, being just 6 miles away from the M1, while the A61 runs through the town itself. Chesterfield is also well served by a number of bus services providing connections to the local area, while various coaches offer residents the chance to travel across the UK.

The borough of Chesterfield

The borough of Chesterfield includes the town of Chesterfield itself as well as the settlements of Old Whittington, Brimington and Staveley. The borough had a population of 103,800 at the time of the 2011 census.

Old Whittington

Old Whittingon is a village in northeast Derbyshire, around 2 miles north of Chesterfield and about 10 miles southeast of Sheffield. The village lies on the River Rother and had a population of 4,181 at the time of the 2011 census.

The town was originally known for its coal mines and ironworks, as well as for the manufacturing of stoneware bottles, earthenware and bricks. Nowadays it is a primarily residential area, with the majority of residents commuting to Chesterfield and other nearby settlements for work.

Old Whittington has three schools, a primary school, a secondary school and a special education school. It is also home to the Revolution House museum, being the location where the Earl of Danby, John D’Arcy and the Earl of Devonshire planned the early stages of the Glorious Revolution that led to the succession of William III to the monarch of Great Britain.

There are regular buses from Old Whittington to various other locations, including Chesterfield, Eckington and Sheffield.


Brimington is a civil parish around 3 miles northeast of Chesterfield town centre, in north-east Derbyshire. The parish had a population of 8,788 at the time of the 211 census and includes the areas of Brimington Common and New Brimington.

The parish has two infant schools and a junior school with most children then moving on to the nearby secondary schools of Springwell Community College and Netherthorpe School. Brimington also had a number of local amenities, including a small library, a chemist, a garage, shops and a petrol station. There are also several pubs and takeaways catering to the local community.


Staveley is a town in the borough of Chesterfield, around 5 miles northeast of Chesterfield. The town had a population of 18,247 at the time of the 2011 census, making it the second biggest settlement in the borough.

The town is located alongside the River Rother and has a long history of mining as well as iron and chemicals production. However, these industries are now mostly gone with modern industries including brewing, plastic pipe moulding and retail.

Staveley is linked to Junction 29A of the M1 by the New Markham Vale Loop Road, giving the town good connections to the local area and much of the rest of the country. The town has also benefited in recent years from significant redevelopment around the Chesterfield Canal with plans to provide short and long-term mooring, car parking, cycle racks, toilets and showers.