Conveyancing solicitors in Guildford
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Guildford we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Guildford, throughout Surrey and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Guildford, selling a terraced house in Merrow, downsizing to a bungalow in Stoughton, or buying to let in Artington, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Guildford?
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 Guildford, drainage and water fees in Surrey 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 Guildford. 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 Surrey 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 Guildford?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Guildford, 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 Guildford or perhaps not even in Surrey.
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 Guildford - 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 Guildford
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Guildford, Merrow, Artington 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 Guildford
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Guildfordand 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 Guildford. 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 Guildford 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 Guildford or away from Guildford to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Guildford
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 Guildford.
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.
Get a quote for your conveyancing in Guildford today!
Introduction to Guildford
Guildford is the historic county town of Surrey, and has a population of 96,256. It is located just 27 miles southwest of Central London.
The town originally developed through its gunpowder industry, which was in existence throughout the Industrial Revolution, however nowadays Guildford is much more commercial. For instance, in 2011, the Financial Time's list of the Top 500 Global Companies contained five businesses which had major presence in the town. These were Phillips Electronics, Ericsson, Colgate, Allianz and Sanofi.
The town has also developed significantly in the video game industry, with companies such as Electronic Arts, Media Molecule, Lionhead Studios and Criterion Games also being present in the town.
The streets of Guildford are lined with many upmarket shops, such as Hugo Boss, Gant and Armani, and there is also a range of department stores, such as House of Fraser, as well as a shopping centre, called the Friary Centre. In 2004, an Eve Prime Retail Survey ranked Guildford as the most attractive and safe shopping destination in the UK.
The town's many historic buildings have allowed the town to be classed as one of the most remarkable in the UK, as well as being one of the most expensive places to buy property in the country outside of London.
Also located in the town are a number of cultural attractions, including a art gallery, a 17th century Grade I listed Town House, as well as a number of theatres. The principal theatre in the town is the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre which shows numerous productions after they have spent time in London's West End.
The largest park in the town, Stoke Park, hosts numerous events, the most notable being Guilfest music festival and the Surrey County Show.
In terms of transport, Guildford is situated at the beginning of the A31 and is bypassed by the A3, which links London and Portsmouth. The M25 can also be found at the north east of the town.
here are also two railway stations in the town. Guildford Railway Station is the principal station, offering trains to London Waterloo, as well as Portsmouth, Aldershot, Reading Gatwick Airport and Redhill. Once per day, there are also long distance routes to Newcastle, Oxford, Birmingham, Derby, Doncaster and York. The other station in the town, London Road, also provides services to similar locations.