Our expert conveyancing solicitors will get you moving with the minimum of hassle.
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in City of London we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in City of London, throughout City of London and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in City of London, selling a terraced house in Barbican, downsizing to a bungalow in Walbrook, or buying to let in Fleet Street, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in City of London?
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 City of London, drainage and water fees in City of London 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 City of London. 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 City of London 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 City of London?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of City of London, 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 City of London or perhaps not even in City of London.
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 City of London - 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 City of London
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in City of London, Barbican, Fleet Street 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 City of London
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in City of Londonand 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 City of London. 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 City of London 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 City of London or away from City of London to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in City of London
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 City of London.
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 City of London
The City of London is both a city and county within London itself. Historically, The City hosted the majority of London itself, however due to rapid urban sprawl it has become a tiny portion of the metropolis that exists today. The name London is now used to describe all 32 of the boroughs that exist in the metropolitan area. Overall, its population is tiny, at around 7,375, according to the 2011 census.
The City’s primary role at present is not as a residential hub, but mainly as a business centre (principally Financial). Over 300,000 commute to the City, especially to areas such as Temple and Chancery Lane.
Originally the City was able to develop due to its location of the River Thames. It acted as an extremely important location for the Country’s importation and exportation, something which became significantly apparent through the development of the British Empire, as well as throughout the Industrial Revolution.
This early development has allowed not only for the progress in Business, but also the progress in physical construction. In recent years, the financial strength of the city has allowed for the development of the iconic London skyline, beginning firstly with the erection of the 47 storey NatWest Tower, followed up by The Gherkin, which was developed by renowned architect Norman Foster, as well as the Broadgate Tower and Heron Tower.
Due to its significantly urban location, the City has no significant gardens or open spaces. Finsbury Circus is the largest, and accommodates a lawns bowls club, amongst other things. Other parks include Jubilee Garden in Houndsditch, and Postman’s Park.
In terms of transport, there are five A roads which begin in the city; The A1, A10, A3, A4 and A40, and subsequently provide access to areas outside London, although they are currently in the London Congestion Charge Zone.
Out of the 11 London Underground Lines in London, 8 run through the city, with the notable stations being Temple and Bank. The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) also has two stations within the City.