Conveyancing solicitors in Dover
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Dover we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Dover, throughout Kent and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Dover, selling a terraced house in Tower Hamlets, downsizing to a bungalow in Maxton, or buying to let in Aycliffe , we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Dover?
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 Dover, 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 Dover. 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 Dover?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Dover, 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 Dover 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 Dover - 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 Dover
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Dover, Tower Hamlets, Aycliffe 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 Dover
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Doverand 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 Dover. 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 Dover 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 Dover or away from Dover to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Dover
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 Dover.
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 Dover
Dover is a town and extremely significant ferry port in Kent, South East England. According to the 2011 census, the town has a population of 31,022. The town and it's surrounding area have always shown significant importance, and that importance is now the main base for the town's economy.
The Port of Dover is one of the main ports in the United Kingdom, with passenger traffic totaling to 16,000,000 per year.
There are frequent ferry services to France, with 25 daily services to Calais operated by P&O Ferries, 10 by DFDS and 8 by MyFerryLink. DFDS also operate 11 daily services to Dunkirk. In 2009, revenue generated from the port reached £60.8 million.
Dover also brings in a large amount of tourists each year. This is due to a number of reasons: The ferry services bring in many French tourists who may stop off in the town before travelling elsewhere, but also many come from far and wide to observe the White Cliffs of Dover, a striking chalk cliff face, which can reach heights of up to 110m. Subsequently, Dover has developed a strong base for retail to serve both the residents as well as the increasing number of tourists. The town's main shopping streets are the High Street and Biggin Street, and the Castleton Retail Park also provides services to the north west of the town centre.
There are also plans to develop a 6 screen Cineworld Cinema and leisure element, including restaurants, at St James, with a completion date set at 2017.
The town of Dover also has a variety of sport clubs and sport facilities. The most notable sports club is probably Dover Athletic Football Club, who currently play in the National League, the highest tier of football outside the Football League. They play at the Crabble Athletic Ground, which has a full capacity of 5,745. There are also rugby, rowing, swimming and netball clubs, as well as the Dover Leisure Centre, which caters for a wide range of sports and activities.
In terms of transport, Dover is connected to Canterbury via the A2, which acts as the town's main communications artery. The A20 also connects the town to Folkestone, and consequently London.
Dover Priory railway station is the principal station in the town, and there is one train per hour to stations such as London St Pancras, via Ashford, London Charing Cross via Sevenoaks and St Pancras International via Chatham, and two trains per hour to London Victoria via Canterbury East and Chatham.
On top of this, there are also Stagecoach services to areas such as Folkestone and Canterbury, as well as National Express services to Canterbury, Folkestone, Maidstone as well as areas in London such as Canary Wharf, The City of London and Victoria Coach Station.