Conveyancing solicitors in East Cambridgeshire
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in East Cambridgeshire we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in East Cambridgeshire , throughout Cambridgeshire and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in East Cambridgeshire , selling a terraced house in Ely, downsizing to a bungalow in Burwell, or buying to let in Littleport, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in East Cambridgeshire ?
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 East Cambridgeshire , drainage and water fees in Cambridgeshire 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 East Cambridgeshire . 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 Cambridgeshire 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 East Cambridgeshire ?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of East Cambridgeshire , 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 East Cambridgeshire or perhaps not even in Cambridgeshire.
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 East Cambridgeshire - 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 East Cambridgeshire
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in East Cambridgeshire , Ely, Littleport 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 East Cambridgeshire
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in East Cambridgeshire and 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 East Cambridgeshire . 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 East Cambridgeshire 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 East Cambridgeshire or away from East Cambridgeshire to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in East Cambridgeshire
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 East Cambridgeshire .
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 East Cambridgeshire
East Cambridgeshire is a local government district in Cambridgeshire, in the East of England. As of mid-2014, the district has a population of 86,685. The majority of this population can be found in the larger settlements of Burwell, Littleport and Ely, which have populations of 6,309, 8,738 and 20,256 respectively. The latter is also home to the district's administrative HQ.
Whilst the population may not be notably large, a 2004 Halifax report indicated that East Cambridgeshire has the fastest population growth rate of any British local authority other than the City of London.
The district was formed on the 1st April 1974 through a merger of the Ely Urban District, the Ely Rural District and the Newmarket Rural District.
Being the largest settlement in the district, Ely also acts as the economic hub for the area. Historically, the town was able to flourish due to the fishing of eels, as Ely is effectively an island surrounded by marshland.
The land surrounding the city has also been used for mineral extraction in the past, with gravel being the most notable. Phosphates were also dug in the late 19th century to be used as a fertiliser.
Nowadays the economy is much more centered around the service sector, and Ely is home to a number of renown businesses.
The town also receives a fair amount of tourism. The cathedral is a primary reason for this, often being hosted for religious and non-religious events. The city also hosts many annual festivals which receive a high footfall of visitors. These include Aquafest, the Eel Day carnival procession and the fireworks display in Ely Park. There is also a folk festival and the Great Autumn Show, hosted by the Ely Horticultural Society.
The Isleham hoard, which was found in 1959, contains over 6,500 pieces of Bronze Age items, and also therefore acts as a strong tourist attraction, although nowadays the hoard is in fact located in a museum in Bury St Edmunds.
Ely also has a strong sporting base, with notable clubs including Ely City F.C, who currently play in the Eastern Counties Football League, at their home ground, the Unwin Sports Ground, which has a capacity of 1,500.
The University of Cambridge Rowing Club also has a boathouse on the bank of the river, and they train there for the annual Boat Race against the University of Oxford.
In terms of transport, East Cambridgeshire is served well, however Ely does, again, have the strongest facilities.
Ely railway station provides frequent, widespread services, to the likes of Stansted Airport, Birmingham New Street, Norwich, Liverpool, Peterborough, Nottingham, Sheffield and Manchester. There are also services to Cambridge, London King's Cross and London Liverpool Street.
Ely is also served by the A10 from London to King's Lynn, and other roads include the A142.