Conveyancing solicitors in Harrogate
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Harrogate we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Harrogate, throughout North Yorkshire and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Harrogate, selling a terraced house in Oatlands, downsizing to a bungalow in Beckwith, or buying to let in Hampsthwaite, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Harrogate?
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 Harrogate, drainage and water fees in North Yorkshire 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 Harrogate. 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 North Yorkshire 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 Harrogate?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Harrogate, 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 Harrogate or perhaps not even in North Yorkshire.
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 Harrogate - 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 Harrogate
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Harrogate, Oatlands, Hampsthwaite 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 Harrogate
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Harrogateand 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 Harrogate. 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 Harrogate 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 Harrogate or away from Harrogate to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Harrogate
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 Harrogate.
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.
Introduction to Harrogate
The town of Harrogate is a spa town in North Yorkshire. As of 2013 it has a population of 2013. It is traditionally an area popular amongst the wealthy, partly because the expensive but health-benefiting waters (which contained iron) were mostly only able to be used by the wealthy due to the high price.
Heavy Industry is not particularly apparent in the area, and nowadays Harrogate's economy revolves mainly around the conference and exhibition sector, which brings in around £150m to the local economy each year. The Harrogate International Centre plays an important role with this, having a total capacity of 5,200, and bringing in an average of 350,000 business visitors annually. It also hosted the 1982 Eurovision Song Contest.
The Great Yorkshire Showground is also located in Harrogate, and hosts events such as The Great Yorkshire Show, Countryside Live and the twice yearly Harrogate Flower Show.
In terms of retail, Harrogate's main shopping areas are Cambridge Street, Oxford Street, Beulah Street and James Street, which host a range of high street shops. Parliament Street and the Montpellier Quarter accommodate the more designer and boutique shops. The Montpellier Quarter is famous for The Betty's Tea Rooms, which are widely renown throughout the region. The Tea Rooms have expanded substantially in recent years, and there are two in Harrogate and York, as well as Ilkley and Northallerton.
In 2013, the British Property Website Rightmove ranked Harrogate as the 'happiest place' to live in the UK. Harrogate District Hospital is also renown as having the best cancer care of any hospital in England.
There is also a wide range of educational facilities , including the notable schools of Ashville College, Harrogate Grammar School and Harrogate College, which used to be part of Leeds Metropolitan University until 2008 when it then transferred to Hull College.
In terms of transport, there are four railway stations in Harrogate, Harrogate Railway Station, Hornbeam Park, Pannal (towards Leeds) and Starbeck, which is on the Harrogate line to Knaresborough and York. All the trains are operated by Northern Rail and provide extensive services regionally, including a non stop commuter train to Leeds. There is also one train a day to London King's Cross, on the East Coast Line.
Road users will travel on the A61 to North and Central Leeds, whereas the A658 and A661 are used for North West Leeds and North East Leeds respectively.
The nearest airport is Leeds Bradford International Airport, which is 10 miles to the south west, and provides services extensively throughout Europe.