Conveyancing solicitors in Ealing
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Ealing we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Ealing, throughout Greater London and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Ealing, selling a terraced house in Southall, downsizing to a bungalow in Brentford, or buying to let in Greenford, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Ealing?
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 Ealing, drainage and water fees in Greater London 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 Ealing. 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 Greater London 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 Ealing?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Ealing, 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 Ealing or perhaps not even in Greater London.
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 Ealing - 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 Ealing
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Ealing, Southall, Greenford 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 Ealing
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Ealingand 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 Ealing. 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 Ealing 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 Ealing or away from Ealing to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Ealing
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 Ealing.
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 Ealing
Ealing is a major suburban district of West London. It is located 7.9 miles West of Charing Cross and around 12 miles from the City of London. Ealing district encompasses the suburban towns of Acton, Ealing, Dormer’s Wells, Southall, Greenford and Perivale and the boundary touches upon other well-known areas of London such as Wembley, Hayes, Brentford, Shepherds Bush and Chiswick.
Ealing is well connected to major road tributaries including the North Circular which runs through the borough of Ealing from Alperton in the north running south within metres of Ealing town and then joining the M4 circular at the southern end of the borough. The M4 runs along the southern boundary of Ealing and is the major motorway connecting Ealing to Central London, (via the A4), or Westbound is the route to Heathrow, Slough, Reading, Bracknell, and then onto Bristol and South Wales. The other major road coming out of London, near Marble Arch and Regents Park, is the A40 which cuts through the borough of Ealing via White City, Royal Park, Greenford and Northolt before heading on to join the M40 and M25 near Uxbridge.
Ealing Broadway Station is the major railway station which connects to Paddington in Central London and is a principle network point on the Great Western Main Line meaning easy connections to major cities in the West and North West.
Ealing Broadway is also on the District Line and Central Line of the London Underground meaning the borough has many underground tube stations including the busiest Acton Town, Greenford, Hanger Lane, North Acton and Northolt. The excellent tube connections make any other part of London easily accessible providing you know the tube map well. To head South change on to the Jubilee line or Northern Line. For East or the Centre stay on the Central Line.
The arrival of Crossrail in 2018 is likely to improve connections to Central London and will be an important boost to the area with respect to property development.
Buses from Ealing will take you to Northolt, Southall and the surrounding areas, but the tube is the best way to access wider London. Ealing’s West London location means locals can be on the M25 in less than 40 minutes and it’s only half an hour to Heathrow Airport.
Ealing was historically a rural village, however, improvement in communications with London, culminating with the opening of the railway station in 1838, shifted the local economy to suburban development providing a semi-rural retreat for wealthy Londoners. Today, its leafy streets and huge Victorian homes, coupled with good transport connections to central London and some of the best bars and restaurants outside the West End, mean it’s still a welcome buffer between life in the urban jungle and rural bliss.
Shoppers heading for Ealing will find the Ealing Broadway Shopping Centres have a good variety of shops including high street brands such as Primark, H&M, M&S and Debenhams as well as several boutique shops and food emporiums.
The principle hospital in the area is Ealing Hospital on Uxbridge Road, there are concerns locally that the hospital will lose Accident and Emergency capacity or be downgraded along with Charring Cross Hospital to local hospital status.
Ealing locals have established the village way of life, with their own summer festivals, galleries and theatre and arts groups. Summer festivals at Ealing usually take place at Walpole Park including an annual Beer Festival, Blues Festival, Comedy Festival, Opera in the Park and a Jazz Festival.
The 29-acre Walpole Park was acquired by the Council in 1899 and was designated by English Heritage as one of special interest due the park including the Grade I and Grade II listing buildings of the Percival Lodge and the Pitzhanger Manor Museum and Art Gallery. The park includes a victorian ornamental lake and is also the permanent home to the London Wildcare Field Centre, which acts as an animal sanctuary and educational centre.
There are several other large parks including Osterley Park and Gunnersbury Park, both of which are ideal for long walks. Gunnersbury Park hosts plenty of summer sporting tournaments and a Georgian listed building housing a museum which is under renovation reopening in 2018. Lammas Park near the University of West London just to the south east of Ealing features enchanting gardens and is ideal for a picnic. Amongst other green spaces in the borough of Ealing are three golf courses, Sudbury Golf Club is close to Wembley where as both Brent Valley Golf Club and West Middlesex Golf Club are located either side of the River Brent at Dormer’s Wells.
Ealing borough has 91 state run Schools and Nurseries, so there’s something for every family. Primary schools include Little Ealing and North Ealing and there are several Catholic schools, including St Gregory’s and St Joseph’s. Its secondary schools are equally varied, and Twyford Church of England High School and The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School are two popular choices alongside Drayton Manor High School. Independent schools include St Benedict’s School and St Augustine’s Priory, which caters for boys and girls at junior school level and girls at senior level.
Lady Byron, widow of poet Lord Byron, founded Ealing Grove School in 1834 which is the origination of what is now the University of West London on Warwick Road. The University has a Student Union membership of over 47,000 and is considered to be ranked in the top half of UK universities for academic standards.
The Sri Guru Singh Sabha on Havelock Road, also known as SGSSS, is the largest Gurdwara outside of India. There is also space at SGSSS on Park Avenue in Southall for 3,000 worshippers and has been visited by many dignitaries including HRH Prince Charles and Tony Blair. The borough also has a number of old churches including Holy Cross Church in Greenford, dating back to 1157, and St Mary’s in Northolt where the body of the church is thought to date back to about 1300.
Ealing Council have announced plans invest in a new civic centre at their main office on Ealing Broadway. The proposed investment will lead to a new smaller civic centre with an entrance on Uxbridge Road which will include a library and a basement car park – and the investment will be funded by the sale of land and the building of over 400 new residential flats.
Ealing does not have a major football team, given the close proximity of both Brentford Football Club and Queens Park Rangers, however, Ealing is home to four non-league football teams being Hanwell Town FC, Southall FC, London Tigers FC and North Greenford United FC
Ealing is also home to the London Broncos Rugby League Team which was formed in 1980. Whilst the team has never won a major trophy, they are an important team for the sport in the capital, and came close to winning the Challenge Cup in 1999 and the Super League in 1997.
Ealing has been home to many famous people including Steve McQueen (Film Director), Chris Patten (Last governor of Hong Kong), Fred Perry (Tennis star), Dusty Springfield (Singer) and Andrew Strauss (Cricketer).