Conveyancing Solicitors in Aldershot
Aldershot, is the ideal town for raising children or to settle down for retirement, with a convenient closeness to the hustle and bustle of London.
If you are looking to buy, sell or carry out another property transaction in Aldershot, the Bird & Co conveyancing solicitors have the specialist knowledge and expertise you require for a straightforward conveyancing process.
Property transactions can often be an exciting prospect, but with that can come substantial stress and complications. The assistance of a solicitor who knows how can provide you with a personalised service which completely aligns with your needs and requirements, allows your focus to be on more important and pressing matters.
Accessibility is important to the team and that’s why it’s of top importance that our team offers a convenient and reliable conveyancing process, making sure you are fully aware of the requirements and receive close personal support throughout.
We are proud of the bespoke conveyancing service we offer to clients in Aldershot and across the country with our capable solicitors.
How our conveyancing solicitors in Aldershot can help you
- 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
At Bird & Co, we believe in helping everyone no matter their property transaction circumstances, and that’s why we are on the panel for most major lenders. So no matter whether you work with a national firm or a local building society, our conveyancing solicitors can provide the assistance you need.
Why Choose Bird & Co’s Conveyancing Solicitors in Aldershot?
While many firms only offer local conveyancing services, known as the traditional route, at Bird & Co, we can offer our expertise remotely no matter where you are based in the country or even in the world.
At Bird & Co, we believe the best approach to conveyancing is through a modern and friendly service by solicitors devoted to delivering an outstanding service.
When you choose to instruct the Bird & Co conveyancing team in Aldershot, you will be appointed an individual conveyancer who will handle the entire process from start to finish. Should you need to contact the team at any point or vice versa, we will always be available to answer.
We are proud to be recognised for our excellence in conveyancing through the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme. This means we will always:
- 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
Along with the above, we are also awarded for our top-quality levels of customer service and the management of our practice through the Law Society’s Lexcel accreditation.
Why instruct our online conveyancers instead of a conveyancer in Aldershot?
- While expertise in the local Aldershot property market is highly essential, our solicitors have a unique skill with in-depth knowledge of the national property market.
- When carrying out property transactions, we often handle considerable sensitive data, meaning the protection of our clients is highly important. We do this by ensuring our systems are always up to date with sensitive communication in mind, including encrypting emails and installing protective malware.
- The process of remote conveyancing is different to the traditional route, with fewer steps needed. This means we can get your conveyancing done quickly and efficiently.
- Due to traditional conveyancing incurring additional fees, our solicitors can help avoid this through online conveyancing, meaning our service tends to be more cost-effective than other local firms.
- The team have dealt with considerable property transactions, even for clients who are located in other countries, meaning no matter where you are located in the world, we can use videoconferencing to provide the necessary advice and expertise required.
- No matter the route you choose, you will receive the same outstanding service, and for our client’s reassurance and protection, we are fully insured.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Aldershot?
For our Aldershot conveyancing services, our expert team are able to offer a range of flexible funding options. Where your conveyancing matter is fairly straightforward, we may be able to offer our services on a fixed fee basis. This provides clients with complete transparency over the expected fees, and should any additional costs be required, we will clearly explain the reasons.
During the conveyancing process, there are often additional fees known as disbursements. These additional costs often include conveyancing searches and registering the property transaction with HM Land Registry.
It’s important to be aware of the tax implements surrounding most property transactions. These include Stamp Duty Land Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax, where applicable. These will need to be calculated and a tax return filed with HMRC. Should you be required to pay tax, our solicitors will assist with this process to ensure everything is efficiently done.
How does the conveyancing process work in Aldershot?
During the conveyancing process, there are three specific steps involved, including:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
When a seller accepts a buyer’s price offer on the property they are selling, they are entering into a verbal agreement. It’s important to note that this is not a legally binding agreement, and either party is able to retract from the sale should they not wish to pursue the transaction.
The next major stage of the conveyancing process is carrying out property checks. This will be done by both the buyer and their chosen conveyancing solicitor’s assistance. These property checks often 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)
At this point, the buyer can choose to apply for a mortgage should they need one.
Once all necessary checks have been completed by the buyer and all parties are happy to proceed forward with the transaction, the contracts will be signed and exchanged. This part of the process makes the transaction legally binding, and should either party pull out, they will face a financial penalty.
Once the transaction is official, this is known as completion. At this stage, the transaction will need to be registered with HM Land Registry, and the seller will be required to vacate the property so the buyer can move in.
How long does conveyancing take in Aldershot?
There is no specific time frame which can be provided for property transactions in Aldershot, as each transaction has its own circumstances and potential delays. However, on average, a straightforward property transaction will take between 12 and 14 weeks to complete. This is from the offer acceptance through to completion.
If your case sustains a delay, our solicitors will keep you informed and advice on the options available.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Aldershot?
During the process, a number of property checks will need to be made to ensure there are no pressing issues that need instant assistance.
There are three major conveyancing searches, these include:
- Local authority checks – to check the surrounding area for planning, pollution, highway pollution 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
Depending on the type of property and where it is situated, additional property checks may be required. Should this apply to your situation, our solicitors will keep you informed.
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors in Aldershot?
During our initial discussion, a member of the conveyancing team will walk you through each stage of the conveyancing process so you know what to expect, and once your case has been opened, we will handle all legal matters.
Whether you are looking to move to, from, or across Aldershot, our conveyancing solicitors can provide the specialist guidance you need.