Conveyancing solicitors in Enfield
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Enfield we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Enfield, throughout Greater London and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Enfield, selling a terraced house in Barnet, downsizing to a bungalow in Haringey, or buying to let in Waltham Forest, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Enfield?
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 Enfield, 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 Enfield. 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 Enfield?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Enfield, 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 Enfield 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 Enfield - 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 Enfield
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Enfield, Barnet, Waltham Forest 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 Enfield
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Enfieldand 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 Enfield. 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 Enfield 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 Enfield or away from Enfield to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Enfield
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 Enfield.
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 Enfield
The London Borough of Enfield is in North London, and in the County of Middlesex. It borders Barnet, Haringey and Waltham Forest and the closest M25 Motorway Junction is Junction 25 which is just a few miles North of Enfield on Great Cambridge Road. Historically, Enfield used to be a small market town on the edge of a forest. As London has grown, Enfield town and its surrounding area eventually became a residential suburb, with fast transport links into the capital city. The town is named after the mythical creature the ‘Enfield’, which features on the town’s coat of arms. It could be argued that his unsung borough is one of London’s best kept secrets.
Enfield is 14 miles North of the City of London and has a rich history which can be traced back to pre-medieval times. The Borough even featured in the ‘Domesday Book’, commissioned by William the Conqueror, the Norman ruler who won the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
One of Enfield’s most visited attractions is Forty Hill, a listed manor house, which boastfully displays the decadence the Jacobean era in Enfield. The views seen from Forty Hill are enough to warrant a visit alone, with over two hundred acres to explore. Walking through the gardens is like stepping through time, with Eighteenth Century landscaping dotted with hunting lodges which have been frequented by England’s most famous monarchs, including Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. Forty Hill House itself was built in 1632, and allows an insight into the period of change from medieval to modern history.
Historically, Enfield was renowned for its markets from which it originated and has evolved over time. The markets which made Enfield famous are still thriving to this day and so preserve a little slice of its history and heritage.
The hunting grounds, which London’s elite used to frequent, are known today as Grange Park, and still retain some of its original groundwork. Grange Park was once known as ‘Enfield Old Park’, and ownership of this land has passed through the hands of many English aristocrats. Enfield Old Park has been linked to Edward the Confessor who ruled England between 1042-1066 as the last king of the House of Wessex. In the Fifteenth Century, both the park and Enfield Manor were owned by the Duchy of Lancaster as royal property. In 1777 it was divided into several different parishes, but you can still visit the Enfield Town Park today and enjoy the same beautiful views that would have been seen by visitors to Enfield hundreds of years ago.
Looking from the Old Park House, there is a perfect view of the remains of a ‘hill fort’ from the Iron Age. These remains form the largest ruin of an Iron Age fort in the entirety of Middlesex. Nowadays, the Old Park House is known by avid golfers and Enfield residents as the Clubhouse for Bush Hill Golf Club. The club has been established since 1897 and boasts an 18-hole golf course with excellent catering and event facilities, which can be hired as a venue for weddings and other celebrations.
Enfield is historically renowned as the centre of the British armaments and ordnance industry. The Lee-Enfield rifle was the main rifle used by British forces in the First World War, and was designed at the Royal Small Arms Factory in Enfield. Industry boomed in Enfield during the mid-1900s, with solid-state-circuit televisions and dishwashers being first mass produced in the North London Borough. Interestingly, it was also the first place in the world to have an ATM.
Enfield has an array of sporting clubs and is the home of Enfield Town and Cockfosters Football Clubs; there are also cricket, basketball and swimming teams which compete nationally. Enfield Town Football Club was formed in 2011 as the first supporter owned club in the country and currently plays in Isthmian Premier League. The team play at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium near the A10, just around the corner from the David Lloyd Leisure Club. The closest premier League Football teams to Enfield are Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspurs FC, both within seven miles of Enfield.
Whilst there is a rich history attached to Enfield, its modern facilities are enjoyed by residents and tourists alike. With various retailers situated around the town, whether you’re shopping on a budget or looking for something a little more refined, Enfield has the store for you. Edmonton Green Shopping Center is Enfield’s largest mall, made famous by Chas and Dave’s song by the same title. Of course, there is also the high street, home to well-known retailers, independent shops and an array of cafes and restaurants. Once you have finished shopping, Enfield has a large multiplex Cineworld cinema, at the junction of the A10 and Southbury Road, and an Odeon Cinema at Lee Valley, where you can relax and enjoy a film on the big screen.
After a long day of sight-seeing, you can feed your appetite with Enfield’s excellent selection of places to eat. Fine dining does not go amiss - the Mary Beale Restaurant and Savoro have been rated some of the best places to enjoy a meal. However, if you’re looking for something more casual, the Meeting Bar and Restaurant, The Beehive and Inn on the Park are some of Enfield’s favourites.
Travelling to explore this London hub of culture has never been easier. Enfield is served by the Piccadilly line of the London Underground with stations at Arnos Grove, Southgate, Oakwood and Cockfosters (which is approximately 2 miles from Enfield). There is also an overground rail link from Enfield which connect easily to the underground network. The train runs through to Liverpool Street 48 times a day and the journey time is just 34 minutes.
The main roads running through the borough include the North Circular Road, the M25 and the A10. If taking the bus is more your speed, there are over thirty different bus routes that run through Enfield and connect to London, perfect for those on a budget.
Oakhill Theological College, associated with Middlesex University, is housed in Enfield and was founded in the early twentieth century. Capel Manor College is also a further education facility in Bulls Cross, which specialises in agricultural courses. Education is provided in a mix of community and voluntary aided schools. A number of private schools are also located in the borough. The borough is home to the renowned Enfield Grammar School, as well as a wealth of superb primary and secondary educational institutes. St Ignatius' College is the borough's largest school and one of the best-performing schools in the borough, at both GCSE and A-Level.
The borough has the benefit of two major NHS hospitals, being North Middlesex Hospital, just south of Enfield near the junction of the North Circular and the A10. and Chase Farm Hospital, located on The Ridgeway, north of Enfield, on the road to Potters Bar.
Enfield has a population of around three hundred thousand, and has been home to a number of notable names including: Amy Winehouse (singer), Isaac D'Israeli (scholar and father to former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli), Bruce Forsyth (television personality) and James Blake (singer).