Conveyancing solicitors in Dartford
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Dartford we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Dartford, throughout Kent and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Dartford, selling a terraced house in Stone, downsizing to a bungalow in Questor, or buying to let in Greenhithe , we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Dartford?
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 Dartford, drainage and water fees in Kent 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 Dartford. 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 Kent 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 Dartford?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Dartford, 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 Dartford or perhaps not even in Kent.
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 Dartford - 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 Dartford
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Dartford, Stone, Greenhithe 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 Dartford
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Dartfordand 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 Dartford. 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 Dartford 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 Dartford or away from Dartford to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Dartford
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 Dartford.
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 Dartford
Dartford is the principal settlement in the Borough of Dartford. The borough itself has a population of 102,234, as of mid-2014. The town is located on the border of Kent and the London Borough of Bexley, Greater London. It is also on the border of Thurrock, Essex.
It is just 18.8 miles away from London, and therefore acts as an important commuter town, however the town itself has a rich history of industrial and cultural importance.
Dartford has a rich history in industry, notably in Brewing, paper-making, flour milling and cement manufacture, however these all suffered severe decline in the 20th century. Consequently, in recent times, the town has had to benefit from sectors such as retail, in which it has done so successfully. The most evident example of this was the opening of the Bluewater Shopping Centre in 1999. It is the fourth largest shopping centre in the country, accommodating over 330 stores, and provides a significant source of revenue for the town. The opening of Bluewater has also meant that cheaper brands including Primark and Wilkinson have excelled on the high street.
Other notable employers still remaining in the area include Sainsbury's, W.H.Smiths, Boots and Marks & Spencer.
The town also has a strong sense of culture. There are two performing arts venues: The Orchard Theatre and The Mick Jagger Centre. Central Park, in the town centre, is also used for various community events, and is comprised of 26 acres of land.
Dartford Football Club is one of the town's main sports club. Their home ground is Princes Park which has a capacity of 4,100. They currently play in the National League South after being relegated from the Conference Premier in the 2014/15 season.
In terms of transport, the two main roads in the town are the A2 main road and the A226, both of which connect the town with London. The A282 crosses the river via the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge toll bridge, and is part of the M25 London Orbital Motorway.
Dartford Railway Station is one of the best ways for residents to reach London. There are frequent services to both London Charing Cross, London Victoria and London Cannon Street. Frequent services travelling elsewhere include 2 trains per hour to both Gillingham and Gravesend.