Conveyancing solicitors in Gravesend
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Gravesend we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Gravesend, throughout Kent and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Gravesend, selling a terraced house in Northfleet, downsizing to a bungalow in Gravesend, or buying to let in Greenhithe, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Gravesend?
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 Gravesend, drainage and water fees in Kent 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 Gravesend. 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 Kent 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 Gravesend?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Gravesend, 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 Gravesend or perhaps not even in Kent.
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 Gravesend - 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 Gravesend
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Gravesend, Northfleet, Greenhithe 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 Gravesend
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Gravesendand 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 Gravesend. 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 Gravesend 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 Gravesend or away from Gravesend to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Gravesend
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 Gravesend.
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 Gravesend
Gravesend is an ancient town in north west Kent, in the south east of England. It is situated about 21 miles south east of Charing Cross, on the south bank of the Thames estuary, opposite Tilbury in Essex. It is also the administrative centre of the Borough of Gravesham. As of 2012, the town has a population of 66,000.
Due to the towns proximity to London, It acts as a significant commuter town, however it also has a strong commercial base. There are a wide array of sores, including a number of local shops, a market hall, and a farmers' market. Major retailers include BHS, Debenhams, Asda, Morrisons and Tesco.
There are a number of landmarks in the area, such as Gravesend Town Pier, Royal Terrace Pier, Gravesend Clock Tower and Pocahontas Statue.
Gravesend also has a strong sporting presence. Ebbsfleet United F.C is one of the main sports teams, and and is based at Stonebridge Road Football ground in nearby Northfleet. The team was originally called Gravesend and Northfleet, however this was changed in June 2007. The team currently plays in the Conference South League.
There are two rugby teams, both the Old Gravesendians (made up of alumni from the Gravesend Grammar School), and Gravesend RFC, the latter of which is the more senior team, and have played in the National League 3 London & SE, which is just four leagues below the Aviva Premiership.
There are also a number of other sports clubs, including cricket and rowing.
In terms of transport, Gravesend railway station is one of the main facilities, and provides services to the likes of London St Pancras, London Charing Cross, Gillingham, Faversham and Northfleet.
Major roads in or near the area include the M2, the M25, the A2, the M20 and the M26.
There are also a number of reliable bus services, and there is a ferry service travelling across the Thames into nearby Tilbury.