If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Chichester we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Chichester, throughout West Sussex and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Chichester, selling a terraced house in Portfield, downsizing to a bungalow in Westhampnett, or buying to let in Tangmere, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Chichester?
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 Chichester, drainage and water fees in West Sussex 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 Chichester. 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 West Sussex 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 Chichester?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Chichester, 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 Chichester or perhaps not even in West Sussex.
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 Chichester - 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 Chichester
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Chichester, Portfield, Tangmere 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 Chichester
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Chichesterand 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 Chichester. 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 Chichester 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 Chichester or away from Chichester to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Chichester
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 Chichester.
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 Chichester
Chichester is an idyllic cathedral city located in West Sussex with a population of 26,795 as of 2011. Its location near the South Downs and Chichester Harbour allow for Outdoor Pursuits. There is also the Chichester conservation area, designated for its architectural and historic interest, including the whole of the Roman Town which includes many Grade I and II listed buildings. Chichester is marginally focused on a marine industry, however the architectural magnificence indicates its tourist industry. Particular tourist destinations include the Chichester cathedral (founded in the 11th century), five Churches of England, the Chichester Festival Theatre, and also the Bognor Regis coastal resort, which is also home to the famous Butlins resort, again called Bognor Regis. Tourists and residents can also visit other events such as the Sloe Fair, a funfair which dates back to the 12th century.
In terms of transport, Chichester is a hub of multiple main roads. Firstly the A27 which connects Eastbourne with Southampton, as well as connecting Chichester with the M27, M3 and M275 motorways. Chichester railway station, on the West Coastway Line, provides regular services to the likes of Brighton, London Victoria via Gatwick , Portsmouth and Southampton.
Chichester also provides educational facilities for all ages: two infant only schools, three secondary schools, three independent preparatory schools, multiple sixth form colleges as well as a university, the University of Chichester.