Conveyancing Solicitors on the Isle of Purbeck
Whilst buying or selling a home can be an exhilarating time, it is always recommended to have an experienced conveyancing solicitor behind you to help you through the process, and to make sure that any problems that arise are swiftly dealt with.
Unfortunately, throughout the property transaction, there are many potential pitfalls that a lot of buyers and sellers are unaware of. Our conveyancing solicitors in the Isle of Purbeck are here to guide you and help you dodge any hazards using their wide breadth of knowledge.
Our objective at Bird & Co is to provide a reliable and efficient conveyancing service in the Isle of Purbeck. We do this through our easily accessible conveyancing solicitors who are always ready to answer any questions that our clients might have.
Something that sets us apart is our online conveyancing service, which enables us to reach clients all across the nation, including England, Wales and beyond.
How our conveyancing solicitors in the Isle of Purbeck can help you
Our experienced selection of conveyancing solicitors in the Isle of Purbeck are well-versed in many conveyancing topics, including:
- Buying and selling your home
- Advice for first time buyers, such as:
- Equity release
- Advice about buying as joint tenants or tenants in common
- Buying and selling listed property
- Buying and selling leasehold property
- Collective enfranchisement and buying the freehold of a house
- Lease extension
- Transfer of equity
- Gifting property and Deeds of Gift
- Buy to let conveyancing
- Buying and selling land
- Commercial conveyancing
- Stamp Duty advice
Our team is able to help you whether you wish to go with a national firm or a local building society due to being on the panel for the majority of major lenders, giving you freedom of choice.
Why choose Bird & Co’s conveyancing solicitors in the Isle of Purbeck?
Our team of expert conveyancing lawyers can work with you regardless of your location, and there is no obligation for you to have to travel to our physical offices. This is thanks to our modern specialist online conveyancing service.
Our goal is to make this process as easy and stress free for you as possible, so we will be on hand to deal with any difficulties that may come your way.
We always provide our clients with the direct email address for whoever is working on your case, so you can be sure that you will always remain informed and up to date on anything that happens with your case. We are also ready to answer any queries that you may have quickly and efficiently.
Bird & Co is also accredited by the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme, ensuring that we will always:
- Provide high quality legal advice
- Get your conveyancing transaction completed as efficiently as possible
- Provide top quality customer service and respond to queries quickly
- Keep you regularly updated and never leave you in the dark about the status of your transaction
- Be upfront and honest about your fees – we will provide you with an accurate quote before you instruct us so that you can decide whether we are right for you
To give you an idea of the quality of our customer service, we are also Lexcel accredited by the Law Society.
Why instruct our online conveyancers instead of a conveyancer in the Isle of Purbeck?
We understand the hesitation that can come before engaging with an online conveyancing service, however you can be sure that:
- Our conveyancing solicitors in the Isle of Purbeck have in-depth knowledge of the national property market, as well as the local and surrounding Dorset area.
- Our online systems have been developed with sensitive communication in mind. We completely empathise with concerns that may surround keeping legal documents secure when using an online service. To safeguard against this, we always encrypt our emails, use secure devices and have top of the range malware protection.
- We can get your conveyancing done quickly and efficiently. Rather than having to wait to meet in person, our entire process can be done online. This often means far fewer delays.
- Conveyancing done digitally tends to be more cost-effective. As our process is done digitally, traditional costs that tend to be involved with the physical processes can be reduced or completely cut.
- We have dealt with property transactions around the country, even for clients who are on the other side of the world. We frequently use video conferencing to remain in touch with clients.
- Our experienced team have worked with clients nationally, as well as globally. Our preferred method of communication tends to be video conferencing, as this allows us to keep you informed and up to speed.
- Being online has no effect on any legal obligations we gave to you, and doesn’t affect the overall process in any way. We are also fully insured for your peace of mind.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in the Isle of Purbeck?
Our conveyancing lawyers in the Isle of Purbeck can provide flexible fees for our services. For complete transparency, we offer fixed fees for work that is more straightforward. Your solicitor will inform you if any additional fees with be needed to complete your payment.
There can be other fees that are involved with conveyancing referred to as disbursements. You will often encounter disbursements if you are registering a property with HM Land Registry, or conveyancing searches.
Other aspects to think about are tax-related issues. Stamp Duty land Tax or Capital gains Tax can often affect a property transaction. In any case, your dedicated solicitor will be sure to brief you about this and help you make the appropriate calculations and returns.
How does the conveyancing process work in the Isle of Purbeck?
The three main aspects of a conveyancing process are:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
Buyers and sellers will begin to enter a legally binding contract once an offer has been accepted. It is important to note that nothing is legally binding until a contract has been signed, and either party can back out before this.
It is also important that the buyer does various checks on the property with their conveyancing solicitor, these include:
- Reviewing property information provided by the seller and making further enquiries if necessary (done by the conveyancing solicitor)
- Conducting conveyancing property searches, such as local authority checks (done by the conveyancing solicitor)
- Carrying out an independent survey (done by the buyer)
If the buyer needs to, then they will traditionally apply for their mortgage at this point.
The transactions become legally binding once property checks have been done, and both parties sign and exchange contracts. If either party pulls out after this point, then they will have to forfeit a financial penalty.
After completion, a transfer deed will need to be submitted to HM Land Registry, and the seller will have to vacate the property.
How long does conveyancing take in the Isle of Purbeck?
Normally and in the most straightforward cases, conveyancing work can take around 12-14 weeks when an offer is accepted. However, there is no exact science to calculating the timeframe, and sometimes delays are impossible to avoid. Your solicitor will always keep you up to date with a rough timescale in the case of any delays.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in the Isle of Purbeck?
If you are buying a property in Norwich, your conveyancer will need to carry out several checks to ensure there are no issues that need to be addressed.
When you begin buying a property in the Isle of Purbeck, your conveyancing solicitor is required to complete certain checks in order to avoid future issues:
Three of the main checks are:
- Local authority checks – to check the surrounding area for planning, pollution, highway, pollution or other related issues
- Environmental searches – to check for issues such as flooding or land contamination
- Water and drainage searches – to check matters such as water and drainage access
In the case that they need to do more checks than initially thought, your conveyancing solicitor will keep you informed.
Is it better to use a conveyancing solicitor in the Isle of Purbeck or a conveyancer?
Many people will not be aware of the differences between instructing a conveyancing solicitor or a licensed conveyancer. Both have different qualifications that allow them to work in property transactions, and each has its individual benefits. However, whilst a licensed conveyancer can complete the job to a high standard, there are multiple advantages that come with working with a large firm of conveyancing solicitors.
Our conveyancing solicitors' wide range of expertise doesn’t just cover property transaction – we have years of experience in multiple different areas which can be very useful to our clients. Areas such as inheritance, cohabitation, and dispute resolution can all be involved in the buying or selling of property, so our wide breadth of knowledge has all your bases covered.
What documents does a property solicitor in The Isle of Purbeck need for conveyancing?
A lot of documentation and paperwork is needed during the Residential conveyancing process; however this can depend on if you are selling or buying a property.
When purchasing a home in the Isle of Purbeck, the documents you will be required to provide include:
- Identification (e.g. passport or driving licence)
- Proof of address
- Proof of funds (such as bank statements)
- The official offer of mortgage
When selling a property in the Isle of Purbeck, the documents you will need to provide include:
- Proof of ownership
- Seller’s Property Information Form
- Certificates, guarantees and planning permission documentation
- Fitting and contents form
- Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
- Leasehold or freehold information
- Details of the mortgage
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors in the Isle of Purbeck?
Our team of conveyancing solicitors in the isle of Purbeck are more than happy to guide you through the first stages of the conveyancing process. Once your case has been opened, one of our dedicated conveyancing solicitors will get to work with the legal details of your transaction.
Whether you are local to the area or have just moved to the Isle of Purbeck, we are here to aid you with all of your conveyancing needs.