Conveyancing Solicitors in Bordon
Bolton is a beautiful small town located in East Hampshire, perfect for all types of individuals, from families to single households. Whether you’re buying, selling, remortgaging, or carrying out another type of property transaction in the Bordon area, our experts are here to help.
The process of property transactions can often feel daunting, time-consuming and costly. These transactions need to be properly handed and that’s why getting good legal advice is encouraged. We always ensure to deliver a bespoke service, making sure our advice and direction is tailored exactly to you and making certain they bring are in line with your needs.
Our service is convenient and reliable, no matter your personal circumstances. The Bird & Co team are here to deliver support even through the most challenging property transactions.
At Bird & Co, we are dissimilar to other conveyancing firms, providing a fast and efficient online conveyancing service to a wide pool of clients in Bordon, East Hampshire, and worldwide.
How our conveyancing solicitors in Bordon can help you
Our conveyancing solicitors in Bordon have knowledge in all means 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
At Bird & Co, the experts are on the panel for most major lenders. This means we can provide support to our clients, whether they are using a national firm or a local building society.
Why Choose Bird & Co’s Conveyancing Solicitors in Bordon?
Unlike other local Bordon firms, we can offer our service remotely should you wish to carry the transaction from afar or from the comfort of your home, meaning there is no need to attend our offices in person unless you wish to do so.
At Bird & Co, we think everyone deserves to have a modern, friendly and approachable service that is straightforward from start to finish.
When initiating your conveyancing case, you will have direct contact with an individual conveyancer who will handle all aspects of the process. Should you have any questions or concerns, they will be available to reach and vice versa.
The Bird & Co conveyancers are accredited by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. What this means is 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
Furthermore, we are proud to be recognised for our practice management and outstanding customer service through the Lexcel accreditation awarded by the Law Society.
Why instruct our online conveyancers instead of a conveyancer in Bordon?
- We have an edge over other local firms which often only have knowledge of the local Bordon market. As well as the knowledge we have on Bordon, our property solicitors have in-depth knowledge of the national property market, providing a unique service.
- Protecting our client’s sensitive information is crucial, so our online systems have been developed with sensitive communication in mind. We’ve done this through malware protection and encrypting all email exchanges.
- Remote conveyancing doesn’t require steps such as waiting for documents to be delivered and signed, meaning we can get your conveyancing done quickly and efficiently.
- With our online conveyancing solicitor’s help, additional fees, which are often incurred through the traditional route, are sidestepped, meaning online conveyancing tends to be more cost-effective.
- We have dealt with all types of property transactions, helping clients across the UK and even clients who are on the other side of the world.
- There is no difference between the traditional and online routes, apart from cost and certain steps. But you can be certain our legal obligations do not change, and for our client’s protection, we are fully insured.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Bordon?
For our conveyancing work in Bordon, we offer our clients a range of flexible fees, depending on their situation. Where matters are straightforward, we are more inclined to offer fixed fees, which provides complete transparency from the outset. Should any additional fees be required, your conveyancing solicitor will let you know and clearly explain the reasons this is needed.
There are other costs in the conveyancing process, including registering the property transaction with HM Land Registry or carrying out the property conveyancing searches. These additional costs are known as disbursements.
It may be possible you will need to file a tax return for Stamp Duty Land Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax. Our solicitors can assist with calculations and filing the return with HMRC.
How does the conveyancing process work in Bordon?
During the conveyancing process, there are three significant steps to be aware of. These stages of the process are:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
The buyer and seller enter into a verbal agreement when an offer is accepted, but this is not legally binding, meaning either can opt out during this stage for any reason.
The next stage includes important property checks. These 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)
Should the buyer need it, during this stage, they can apply for a mortgage.
If the checks have come back clear and both parties are happy to continue with the property transaction, the contracts can be signed and exchanged, making the transaction legally binding. Financial penalties can be incurred if either party retracts from the sale.
Completion is when the transaction is considered official. At this point, the transfer deed will be registered with HM Land Registry, and the seller will be required to vacate the property ready for the buyer to move in.
How long does conveyancing take in Bordon?
Each property transaction is different, with its own set of challenges, meaning it’s not possible to provide an accurate time frame for completion. Despite this, most straightforward transactions take, on average, between 12 to 14 weeks to complete.
Unfortunately, delays can happen at any point. Should this apply to your transaction, our solicitors will keep you informed.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Bordon?
To make sure there are no issues with the property that needs fixing immediately, your conveyancer will be responsible for carrying out a number of searches on the property.
The three main searches are:
- 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 where the property is located and the type, there may be a requirement for further checks. If this applies, your conveyancing solicitor will inform you.
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors in Bordon?
Our Bordon conveyancers will walk you through the steps of the process, and should you decide to work with the team, we will handle all the important legal matters.
No matter whether you are moving to, from, or across Bordon, our specialist conveyancers are available to provide pragmatic advice and assistance.