Our expert conveyancing solicitors will get you moving with the minimum of hassle.
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Forest of Dean we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Forest of Dean, throughout Gloucestershire and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Forest of Dean, selling a terraced house in Coleford, downsizing to a bungalow in Cinderford, or buying to let in Newent, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Forest of Dean?
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 Forest of Dean, drainage and water fees in Gloucestershire 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 Forest of Dean. 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 Gloucestershire 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 Forest of Dean?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Forest of Dean, 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 Forest of Dean or perhaps not even in Gloucestershire.
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 Forest of Dean - 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 Forest of Dean
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Forest of Dean, Coleford, Newent 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 Forest of Dean
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Forest of Deanand 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 Forest of Dean. 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 Forest of Dean 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 Forest of Dean or away from Forest of Dean to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Forest of Dean
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 Forest of Dean.
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 Forest of Dean
Forest of Dean is a local government district in Gloucestershire in the south west of England. As of mid-2014 the district has a population of 83,674. Much of this population can be found in the towns of Cinderford, Newent and Tidenham, which have populations of 8,494, 5,207 and 5,486 respectively. Another town, Coleford, has a population of 8,359, and is the home to the districts administrative HQ.
Like many British government districts, Forest of Dean was formed on the 1st April 1974, through a merger of the East Dean Rural District, the Lydney Rural District, the Newent Rural District and the West Dean Rural District, as well the parishes of Newnham and Westbury-on-Severn from the Gloucester Rural District.
The economy of the district originally flourished as a result of its iron industry, and towns such as Coleford had significantly strong ironworks, such as the Whitecliff Ironworks. Nowadays, manufacturing and the service sector have large scale presence, and notable employers to have been present in the town include Beechams, GlaxoSmithKline, and Suntory, who manufacture many goods for the likes of Ribena and Lucozade. SPP Pumps Ltd, the country's leading pumps manufacturer also have their main manufacturing site in Coleford, which employs around 300 people.
The town of Cinderford is also home to the renown Freeminer Brewery.
Forest of Dean also offers a number of public amenities and other services, such as hospitals, sports clubs, leisure centres and retail facilities.
Furhtermore, there are decent transport facilities. Parkend railway station is one of the main stations, and provides services to the likes of Whitecroft on the Severn and Wye Railway. Major roads in the district include the A417, the A48 and the A40. The M48 also passes through the south of the district near Chepstow, and the M5 can be accessed in nearby Gloucester.