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Conveyancing solicitors in Derby

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

If you are buying a house in Derby, selling a house in Borrowash, downsizing to a bungalow in Duffield, or buying to let in Little Eaton, we can help you with your conveyancing.

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

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 Derby. 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 Derby 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 Derby

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 Derby.

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 Derby

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 Derby

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 Derby 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 Derby. 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 Derby 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 Derby or away from Derby, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.

Fees for conveyancing in Derby

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 Derby.

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 Derby

Derby is a city in the East Midlands on the banks of the River Derwent, in the south of the county of Derbyshire. The city had a population of 248,700 at the time of the 2011 census. Nearby cities include Nottingham, around 15 miles east of Derby, Sheffield, around 35 miles to the north and Birmingham, around 38 miles to the south west, while London is around 125 miles south east of Derby.

Derby can trace its history back to the Romans, but it was a fairly minor settlement until the industrial revolution, when it saw rapid growth as a major hub of the UK’s new industrial economy. Derby remained a major manufacturing centre during the 20th century and was awarded city status on 7 June 1977 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to mark her silver jubilee.

Manufacturing continues to play a strong part in the city’s economy, with Derby hosting the world’s second largest aero-engines company, Rolls-Royce, while Derby Litchurch Lane Works is the UK's only remaining train manufacturer. Toyota Manufacturing UK’ automobile headquarters are found just south of the city at Burnaston and the company is a major local employer.

Derby station is operated by East Midlands Trains and the city is served by trains to London, the North East and South West. The M1 passes around 10 miles east of the city, linking Derby to major cities, including London, Sheffield and Leeds.

East Midlands Airport is situated 14 miles form Derby city centre. Its proximity to Derby, the fact that the airport is actually in Leicestershire and the rivalry between the three cities (Derby, Leicester and Nottingham) meant that there was controversy concerning the airport's decision to prefix its name with Nottingham in 2004. In 2006, East Midlands Airport reverted to its previous name. The airport is served by budget airlines, including Ryanair, EasyJet, BMI Baby and Jet2, with services to domestic and European destinations and also some long haul destinations.

Shopping in central Derby is spread across three main areas. These are the Cathedral Quarter, the St Peters Quarter and the Intu Derby shopping centre. The St Peters Quarter is Derby's second Business Improvement district brought into effect in the summer of 2011. Its boundary with the Cathedral Quarter follows Victoria Street, beneath which flows the underground course of the Markeaton Brook.

The quarter boasts a diverse range of retail outlets many of them, in Green Lane, Babington Lane, Osmaston Road and elsewhere, independent traders. St Peters Street, London Road and East Street also include a large choice of national and local independent retailers along with pubs, restaurants, banks and offices. The quarter includes the historic St Peters church and, on St Peters Churchyard, the Ancient Derby School building. Nearby is the Old Courthouse and several other notable buildings. At the eastern end of the quarter is the bus station along with the Hilton Hotel and Holiday Inn, part of the prestigious Riverlights Development on the banks of the Derwent.

Intu Derby is the city's main indoor shopping centre. It opened in 2007 after a £340 renovation and contains a food court, a 12-screen cinema and a wide range of different retailers.

Meanwhile, The Friar Gate area is the hub of Derby’s nightlife with a good mixture of clubs, bars and restaurants. Derby is particularly well known for its large number of pubs, which include many well-regarded real ale outlets.

Derby follows a non-selective primary and secondary education system with no middle schools. Derby Grammar School was founded in 1994 and was for boys only, until 2007, when they accepted girls into the sixth form for the first time. They aim to continue the work and traditions of the former Derby School, which closed in 1989, and was one of the oldest schools in England. Derby High School is for girls-only at secondary level and for boys at primary level.

The University of Derby has its main campus on Kedleston Road. There is another campus in north Derbyshire at Buxton. The University of Nottingham also operates a graduate-entry medical school at the Royal Derby Hospital, as well as its School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Bird & Co Solicitors LLP are well situated to serve their clients in Derby and the surrounding villages. We have large, well-equipped conveyancing offices in nearby Newark (38 miles away), Lincoln (55 miles away) and Grantham (40 miles away). Bird & Co Solicitors LLP, Conveyancing Solicitors in Derby, are adept at dealing with conveyancing transactions at a distance and can work with you entirely by phone, email and video conferencing if required, allowing us to offer a highly convenient service wherever you are.

Derby Urban Area

Also known as the Derby Built-up Area, Derby Urban Area is the 29th largest in the UK and is made up of the city of Derby and several nearby villages. These villages all have strong connections with the city, with many of the local residents commuting to work in Derby. Derby Urban Area had a population of 270,468 at the time of the 2011 census, the overwhelming majority of which live in the city.


Borrowash is a village in the Erewash district of Derbyshire, located immediately to the east of Derby. The civil parish goes by the name of Ockbrook and Borrowash. The village had a population of 7,335 at the time of the 2011 census, making it the largest settlement in the Derby Urban Area after the city itself.

The village has a number of amenities, including a supermarket, Post Office, library, butcher, chip shop, hardware store and several hairdressers. There are also two pubs, several restaurants and a number of takeaways. Borrowash has a playground and nursery school, as well as an infant and junior school.

There are several bus services connecting the village to locations including Derby, Chaddesden, Spondon, Ockbrook, Long Eaton, Chilwell and Nottingham. Borrowash is also connected to Derby by Route 6 on the National Cycle network.


Duffield is a village in south Derbyshire around 5 miles north of Derby with a population of 5,046 according to the 2011 census. The village is on the west bank of the River Derwent and at the mouth of the River Ecclesbourne. Duffield’s location places it within the southern foothills of the Pennines and also within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Area.

The village has two primary schools – William Gilbert Endowed School and Duffield Meadows Primary School – as well as a secondary school – Ecclesbourne School. Duffield is also home to a number of popular sports teams, including a squash team, cricket club and both adult and junior football clubs.

Little Eaton

Little Eaton is a village and civil parish in south Derbyshire with a population of 2,430 according to the 2011 census. The village is around 3.5 miles to the north of Derby and close to the A38, connecting Little Eaton to Derby and northern Derbyshire.


Ockbrook is a village in south Derbyshire with a population of around 1,700. It is contiguous with Borrowash and is part of the same civil parish – Ockbrook and Borrowash. The village has a playground, primary school and secondary school, providing education for all ages.


Breadsall is a small village around 2.5 miles north of Derby city centre. The village is popular with retirees and is served by regular buses to the city centre as well as having local amenities such as a village shop, community centre, a large village green and sportsfield and a cricket club.