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Conveyancing solicitors in Derbyshire

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

If you are buying a detached house in Derbyshire, selling a terraced house in Derby, downsizing to a bungalow in Swadlincote, or buying to let in Matlock, we can help you with your conveyancing.

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

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 Derbyshire, drainage and water fees in Derbyshire 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 Derbyshire. 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 Derbyshire or one of the larger corporates, chances are we have you covered.


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 do not need to see their clients face to face. We can interact by email, telephone, internet, main and Facebook / Twitter.

If you do want to see your lawyer for one to one personal advice in a meeting or face to face then you are less than an hour a way. Our ethos is excellent customer service backed up with teams of experienced residential conveyancing lawyers and a dedicated client support team to make sure that your conveyancing experience is second to none.

We are not the cheapest but we are good value and we aim to support you all the way through your conveyancing from having your offer accepted to the registration of your new property.

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 Derbyshire?

In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Derbyshire, 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 Derbyshire or perhaps not even in Derbyshire.

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 Derbyshire - 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 Derbyshire

There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Derbyshire, Derby, Matlock 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 Derbyshire

Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Derbyshireand 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 Derbyshire. 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 Derbyshire 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 who will be available throughout the process to provide you with updates as and when they are received.

Well known for our attention to detail, you can count on our solicitors to check each document received thoroughly to ensure no bad surprises await and your interests are protected before you commit to the sale or purchase.

Whether you're moving to Derbyshire or away from Derbyshire to somewhere new, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.

Fees for conveyancing in Derbyshire

We recognise that for such a significant financial commitment, it’s essential to know from day one the exact amount it will cost to fund your transaction. When you instruct one of our conveyancing solicitors in Derbyshire, we will be transparent in regards to our fees and provide you with an exact breakdown of the costs at the earliest possible stage.

To do this, we will take the time to gain a detailed understanding of your unique circumstances and the property you plan to sell or purchase. So long as your situation does not change, you can guarantee that the fee we quote will be the fee we charge once the transaction is complete. 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.

Our conveyancing fees are based solely on the volume of legal work involved in your 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 Derbyshire.

While we pride ourselves on the cost effective, high quality service we provide, there are some aspects of our conveyancing fees that 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. For more information on our fees or to request a quote for your transaction, simply get in touch with our conveyancing solicitors in Derbyshire today.

Introduction to Derbyshire

Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands area of England, bordering Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire and Chester. As of mid-2014, Derbyshire has a population of 1,019,500.

Much of this population can be found in towns such as Derby, the county town, as well as the likes of Swadlincote and Chesterfield. That said, Derbyshire has a notably dispersed population with a number of other smaller settlements which are significant in their own right. 

Derby is a city in the East Midlands on the banks of the River Derwent and is in the south of the county of Derbyshire with a population of about 250,000 and 1,555,000 in the wider metropolitan area.

Derby is the home of Lombe's Mill, the first factory in the world and the city is considered one of the original epicentres of the Industrial Revolution. With the arrival of the railways in the 19th century, due to its central location, Derby grew to become a leading centre of the British rail industry.

Derby hosts the world’s second largest aero-engines company, Rolls-Royce, and Derby Litchurch Lane Works is the UK's only remaining train manufacturer. The Toyota headquarters is found just south of the city at Burnaston and is a major local employer.

Derby was awarded “city status” on 7 June 1977 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to mark her silver jubilee. HM the Queen presented the letters patent in person on 28th July 1977 on the steps of the Council House to the then Mayor.

Bird & Co Solicitors LLP are well situated to serve their clients in Derby and the surrounding villages.  Some of the areas where our conveyancing solicitors in Derby can carry out your property transaction include Abbey, Allestree, Alvaston, Crewton, Litchurch, Pride Park, Wilmorton, Pear Tree and Rose Hill, Blagreaves, Littleover, Boulton, Allenton, Chaddesden, Chellaston, Shelton Lock, Darley, Darley Abbey, Five Lamps, Little Chester, Strutt’s Park, Derwent, Breadsall, Littleover, Mackworth Mickleover, Normanton, Oakwood, Sinfin, Osmaston, and Spondon.

Areas to commute into Derby from include Ilkeston, Heanor, Eastwood, Alfreton, Swanwick, Clay Cross, Ripley, Chesterfiled, Sheffield, Nottingham, Borrowash, Breaston, Long Eaton, Beeston, Ockbrook, Kegworth, Loughborough, Leicester, Swadlincote, Castle Donnigton, Melbourne, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Coventry, Burton-on-Trent, Birmingham, Ashbourne, Uttoxeter, Stoke on Trent, Buxton, Bakewell, Glossop, Manchester and Matlock.

Derby station is operated by East Midlands Trains and the city is served by trains to London, the North East and South West. 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.

Derby County were FA Cup winners in 1946, Football League champions in 1972 and again in 1975. They have played at Pride Park Stadium since 1997, having been previously based at the Baseball Ground, a stadium originally built in 1890 to house Derby's short-lived baseball team! Former Derby County managers include Brian Clough.

Shopping in central Derby is really in 3 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 shops many of them, in Green Lane, Babington Lane, Osmaston Road and elsewhere, independent traders. St Peters Street, London Road and East Street also includes a large choice of National 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 also 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.The Friar Gate area contains clubs and bars and restaurants, making it the centre of Derby's night time economy. Derby is also well provided with pubs and is renowned for its large amount of 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, 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.

Chesterfield is a large market town and borough in Derbyshire, in the East Midlands. It is situated around 24 miles away from Derby on the confluence of the Hipper and Rother rivers. The town also has a population of 103,800, according to the 2011 census.

Being the size that it is, the local economy of the town is strong. Historically, it grew as a result of its coal mining industry, however like many areas around the country, this has declined drastically. Nowadays, the economy revolves around a number of sectors, including the service sector, and the most notable employers include the Royal Mail/Post Office administration department, who are located in a new building on the edge of the town centre.

Retail also plays a large role in the town and area's such as the Pavements and Vicar Lane are home to a wide range of shops and services, such as H&M, BHS and Argos. There are also a number of supermarkets, and a department store called Holywell Cross.

In terms of transport, Chesterfield has strong facilities. Chesterfield railway station is located on the Midland Main Line and provides services to the likes of St Pancras International, Sheffield, Leicester, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham and Norwich. CrossCountry services also travel to Birmingham, Bristol, Bournemouth, Newcastle and Edinburgh.

The town also has decent road links: it is just 6 miles away from the M1 and the A61 runs through the town itself. There are also reliable bus services, operated by Stagecoach.

Chesterfield also accommodates a number of public facilities, such as a large hospital and numerous leisure facilities. Queen's Park Sports Centre is located just outside the town centre, and has recently undergone a multi-million pound investment, and subsequently there are improved swimming pools and gyms.

The town is also home to a number of sports clubs, such as Chesterfield F.C, who currently play in League One. Their home ground, the Proact Stadium, which has a capacity of just over 10,000, also reflects the town's sporting prowess.

On top of this there are also rugby clubs, cricket clubs, cricket clubs and a hockey team.