Our expert conveyancing solicitors will get you moving with the minimum of hassle.
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Darlington we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Darlington, throughout County Durham and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Darlington, selling a terraced house in Cockerton, downsizing to a bungalow in Cleasby, or buying to let in Stapleton, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Darlington?
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 Darlington, drainage and water fees in County Durham 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 Darlington. 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 County Durham 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 Darlington?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Darlington, 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 Darlington or perhaps not even in County Durham.
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 Darlington - 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 Darlington
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Darlington, Cockerton, Stapleton 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 Darlington
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Darlingtonand 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 Darlington. 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 Darlington 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 Darlington or away from Darlington to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Darlington
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 Darlington.
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 Darlington
Darlington is a market town in County Durham, in the North East of England. According to the 2011 census, the town has a population of 106,000. It is also located in the Tees Valley region, and is the major settlement in the unitary authority and borough of Darlington.
Historically, the town grew as a result of its 19th century industry, which included railway manufacturing and engineering, the latter of which primarily involved bridge building. The large engineering firm Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company still have their headquarters in the town, and they are responsible for the construction of the Tyne Bridge, the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge, the Humber Bridge and even the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Nowadays, the town's economy mainly revolves around the service sector. Notable employer include the telecoms giant EE, who employ around 2,500, as well as the English division of the Student Loans Company, who employ around 1,000.
Argos, the UK retail company also have their largest distribution warehouse in the town
In terms of retail, the Feethams bus depot area is currently undergoing a £30m redevelopment scheme to convert it into a multiplex cinema, however it will also consist of an 80-room riverside hotel and will have various food and drink venues.
Darlington's market square is one of the biggest in the country, and the town still hosts a large outdoor weekly market as well as a thriving indoor market beneath the town clock.
Furthermore, there are also more modern retail facilities in the town centre, including outlets belonging to Debenhams, Marks and Spencer and House of Fraser.
The town is also home to Darlington Football Club, who currently play in the football conference. There is also another team, Darlington Railway Athletic, who play in the Northern League. There are also rugby clubs, cricket clubs and an athletic club, as well as The Dolphin Centre, which provides a wide range of sporting facilities, which received a £5m refurbishment in 2006.
Darlington has significantly good transport facilities. It is served by three junctions to the A1, which bypasses the town to the west. Other roads include the A19 and the A66.
Darlington railway station is an important stop on the East Coast Main Line, and there are regular services from here to the likes of London Kings Cross, Leeds City Station, Edinburgh Waverley, Manchester Piccadilly and Newcastle. Aside from the East Coast Line, there are also services to Bristol, Exeter and Middlesbrough.
There are also reliable bus services, and Durham Tees Valley Airport is just 5 miles east of the town centre.