Conveyancing solicitors in Hackney
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Hackney we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Hackney, throughout Greater London and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Hackney, selling a terraced house in Stoke Newington, downsizing to a bungalow in Lower Clapton, or buying to let in Dalston, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Hackney?
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 Hackney, 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 Hackney. 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 Hackney?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Hackney, 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 Hackney 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 Hackney - 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.
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Hackney, Stoke Newington, Dalston 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 Hackney
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Hackneyand 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 Hackney. 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 Hackney 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 Hackney or away from Hackney to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Hackney
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 Hackney.
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 Hackney today!
Introduction to Hackney
The London Borough of Hackney is a borough in North East London, with a population 263,150 as of Mid-2014.
It is a relatively new borough, having been formed in 1965 as an amalgamation of the metropolitan boroughs of Stoke Newington, Hackney and Shoreditch. The preceding history of the area before 1965 is rich; being an area of territorial conflict in the Roman era to being a retreat for the nobility during the Tudor period.
Since then, the borough has been maintained as a particularly green area, being called Inner London's 'greenest borough', with 62 parks and open spaces, covering 815 acres. Seven of these parks now boast Green Flag status. It is also situated alongside the River Lea, making for much more attractive residential areas.
In recent years Hackney has had a high crime rate, however in recent years co-operation between the police force and the Hackney council has meant a extensive drop in crime (28%)- more than in any other London borough.
The borough also offers a huge range of educational facilities. In 2002 a Learning Trust contract was enforced meaning educational organisation was to be apparent for the 27,000 students in over 70 schools and nurseries.
In terms of transport, Hackney is mainly served by the London Overground service rather than the Underground. There are three Overground lines present in Hackney; The North London, East London and Lea Valley lines. Manor House is the only tube station present in Hackney. Despite this, the majority of the population travel by bus, minibus or coach, at 16.9%. Just 9.2% use the Underground, Metro, Light rail or Tram.