Conveyancing Solicitors in Hambleton
If you are buying, selling or remortgaging a property in Hambleton, it pays to have access to advice and support from an expert team of conveyancing solicitors.
Property transactions are substantial investments, with plenty of potential challenges that need to be addressed. Our conveyancers can make sure that your conveyancing transaction goes ahead as planned, with no unwelcome surprises.
At Bird & Co, we provide a fast and reliable conveyancing service that makes the process as straightforward as possible for our clients. We have a wealth of combined expertise within our team that we use to support our clients on a variety of conveyancing matters.
Our physical offices are based in Grantham, Newark and Lincoln, but we frequently work with clients from Hambleton and are very familiar with the local market. We are able to support clients in Hambleton and the surrounding areas, including Northallerton, Thirsk and Bedale using our online conveyancing service.
Get in touch with a member of our conveyancing team near Hambleton by giving us a call, or get a quote online.
How our conveyancing solicitors near Hambleton can help you
Our expert conveyancers near Hambleton have extensive experience in a wide variety of conveyancing matters, including:
- 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 also on the panel for most lenders. So, whether you are using a national firm or a local building society, we will be on hand to support your transaction.
Why Choose Bird & Co’s Conveyancing Solicitors near Hambleton?
The conveyancing service we provide is simple and straightforward, removing some of the complications that often arise during the process.
Our conveyancing solicitors near Hambleton can carry out online conveyancing work. This means that the entire process can be carried out remotely, without the need for you to visit us at our offices – unless you would like to, of course!
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.
Our property lawyers near Hambleton have a detailed understanding of the national property market, as well as the local Hambleton market. This gives us an edge over other firms which only deal with local transactions.
We are also able to deal with transactions around the country and we frequently use video conferencing to speak to clients outside of the UK.
You can choose to work with our Hambleton team in person or via our online conveyancing service. Whichever choice you make, our legal obligations to you will remain the same and the service you receive will be the same. We are also fully insured, just in case.
We are accredited with the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme. This means 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 only awarded to firms which regularly demonstrate the highest levels of customer service and practice management.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Hambleton?
We are able to provide fixed fees for straightforward conveyancing work, which means you can carefully plan out your budget from the outset. If additional fees are required, your solicitor will let you know well in advance.
Additional costs associated with the conveyancing process are known as disbursements. Disbursements might include conveyancing searches or registering transactions at HM Land Registry.
You may need to consider how tax will affect your transaction. For example, you may need to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax or Capital Gains Tax. If this applies to your transaction, your solicitor will help you to calculate exactly how much is owed and file the return with HMRC.
How does the conveyancing process work in Hambleton?
There are three main stages to the conveyancing process that you need to be aware of:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
When a buyer’s offer is accepted, they will agree to enter into a contract with the seller that maps out the exact details of the transaction in question. Note that the transaction is not legally binding until the contracts have actually been signed and exchanged.
Following this, the buyer will work alongside their conveyancer to complete a number of searches on the property. These searches are carried out to ensure that there are no issues with the property that need to be corrected. 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 if necessary.
Once the searches have been carried out and both parties are happy to proceed, contracts will be signed and exchanged. The transaction will now be legally binding and neither party will be able to pull out without receiving a penalty – unless they have a valid excuse for doing so.
Completion is when the transaction is deemed to be official. A transfer deed will be submitted to HM Land Registry and the seller is required to leave the property.
How long does conveyancing take in Hambleton?
It is not always possible to accurately predict how long your conveyancing transaction will take to reach completion; it depends on the potential challenges and obstacles that need to be navigated.
Under normal circumstances you can expect a typical transaction to take between 12-14 weeks to reach completion, but this timeframe can be extended if there are delays somewhere along the property chain.
If delays appear to be likely, your conveyancer will discuss all of your options in detail.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Hambleton?
If you are buying a property in Hambleton, your conveyancer will complete a number of searches to make sure that there are no issues that need to be addressed.
The three main types of conveyancing checks 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 matters such as water and drainage access
Additional checks may be required, depending on the type of property in question and where it is situated.
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors near Hambleton?
Our Hambleton 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 Hambleton, our conveyancing solicitors will be able to lend their expertise.