Conveyancing Solicitors in Grantham
If you are looking to carry out any form of property transaction, you are going to need the support and guidance of an expert team of conveyancing solicitors.
That’s where the team at Bird & Co can step in. Whether you are looking to buy, sell, or remortgage a property, our conveyancers in Grantham have the experience and expertise required to make sure that your transaction is a success.
We provide a reliable and efficient conveyancing service that makes the entire process as straightforward as possible for all of our clients. We can advise on a wide range of conveyancing matters, putting our wealth of combined expertise to good use.
One of our three physical offices is located in Grantham, which means we are well placed to support clients in and around the area, including Barrowby, Gonerby or long Bennington. If you are not able to visit our office in Grantham, we also offer a convenient online conveyancing service.
Get in touch with a member of our conveyancing team in Grantham by giving us a call, or get a quote online.
How our conveyancing solicitors in Grantham can help you
Our expert conveyancers in Grantham are able to advise on a wide range of matters. These include:
- Buying and selling your home
- Advice for first time buyers, such as:
- Equity release
- Advice about buying as joint tenants or tenants in common
- Buying and selling listed property
- Buying and selling leasehold property
- Collective enfranchisement and buying the freehold of a house
- Lease extension
- Transfer of equity
- Gifting property and Deeds of Gift
- Buy to let conveyancing
- Buying and selling land
- Commercial conveyancing
- Stamp Duty advice
We are on the panel for many lenders. So, if you are using a national bank, or a local building society near Grantham, we will be able to support your transaction.
Why choose Bird & Co’s conveyancing solicitors in Grantham?
We provide a simple, straightforward conveyancing service for all of our clients, reducing some of the stress that is often associated with property transactions.
Our conveyancing solicitors in Grantham can also carry out online conveyancing work. So, if circumstances prevent you from being able to visit us at our office in Grantham, you can still access our services from the comfort of your home.
When you work with us, you will always have a direct line of correspondence with the team handling your case, as well as a direct email address for the solicitor you are working alongside to complete your transaction.
Our conveyancing solicitors in Grantham have a detailed understanding of the national property market, as well as the local Grantham market. This gives us an edge over many firms which only deal with local transactions.
We have previously handled transactions across the UK and we frequently use video conferencing to speak to clients who are based outside of the UK.
You can choose to work with our Grantham conveyancers in person, or via our online conveyancing service. The service you receive will the same and there are no changes to our legal obligations. We are also fully insured, just in case.
As a firm, we have been accredited with the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme. This assures that we will:
- Provide high quality legal advice
- Get your conveyancing transaction completed as efficiently as possible
- Provide top quality customer service and respond to queries quickly
- Keep you regularly updated and never leave you in the dark about the status of your transaction
- Be upfront and honest about your fees – we will provide you with an accurate quote before you instruct us so that you can decide whether we are right for you
We are also Lexcel accredited by the Law Society. Lexcel is exclusively awarded to firms which regularly exhibit the highest levels of both customer service and practice management.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Grantham?
We can provide fixed fees for straightforward conveyancing work. This means you will have a clear understanding how much the work is likely to cost from the outset. If a situation arises where additional fees are required to complete your transaction, your conveyancer will let you know well in advance.
Additional fees associated with the conveyancing process are referred to as disbursements. Examples of disbursements include conveyancing searches or registering a transaction at HM Land Registry.
Your transaction may also be affected by tax, such as Stamp Duty Land Tax or Capital Gains tax. If this is the case, your conveyancer will help you to calculate the amount due and file the return with HMRC.
How does the conveyancing process work in Grantham?
There are three main stages to the conveyancing process that you should be aware of. They are:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
When the buyer and seller agree on an offer for a property, they will agree to enter into a contract with one another. It should be stressed that, at this stage, this is nothing more than an agreement. Until the contracts are formally signed and exchanged, the transaction is not considered legally binding.
After an offer is accepted, the buyer will work alongside their conveyancer to carry out various searches on the property. These searches are completed to make sure that there are no issues with the property that need to be addressed. Examples of searches include:
- Reviewing property information provided by the seller and making further enquiries if necessary (done by the conveyancing solicitor)
- Conducting conveyancing property searches, such as local authority checks (done by the conveyancing solicitor)
- Carrying out an independent survey (done by the buyer)
The buyer will also apply for a mortgage at this stage (if necessary).
Once the searches have been completed and both parties are ready to proceed, the contracts will be signed and exchanged. As soon as the ink has dried, the transaction will be considered legally binding and neither party will be in a position to pull out.
Completion is when the transaction is deemed official. This could occur on the same day that contracts are exchanged, or it may be further down the line. A transfer deed will be submitted to HM Land Registry to register the buyer’s ownership and the seller will be required to leave the property on the completion date.
How long does conveyancing take in Grantham?
If there are no complications, the conveyancing process tends to take around 12-14 weeks to reach completion. However, there are occasionally unforeseen delays to take into consideration, which means it is not always possible to paint an accurate picture of exactly how long it will take.
If there are any delays further long the property chain, your conveyancer will work with you to run you through your options and explain what actions you can take.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Grantham?
Conveyancing searches are carried out by your conveyancer whenever you buy a property. These are done to make sure that there are no unreported issues with the property that need to be addressed.
The three main types of property searches are:
- Local authority checks – to check the surrounding area for planning, pollution, highway, or other related issues
- Environmental searches – to check for issues such as flooding or land contamination
- Water and drainage searches – to check for matters such as water and drainage access
Depending on where the property is located, and what type of property it is, you may need to carry out additional searches. Your conveyancer will let you know if this is necessary.
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors in Grantham?
Our Grantham conveyancing team will be able to run through the initial stages of your conveyancing transaction and, once your file is opened, your conveyancer will take care of all of the legal details related to your transaction.
Whether you are moving to, from, or across Grantham, our conveyancing solicitors will be able to lend their expertise.