Conveyancing solicitors in Hastings
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Hastings we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Hastings, throughout East Sussex and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Hastings, selling a terraced house in St Leonards, downsizing to a bungalow in Hollington, or buying to let in Silverhill, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Hastings?
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 Hastings, drainage and water fees in East Sussex 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 Hastings. 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 East Sussex 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 Hastings?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Hastings, 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 Hastings or perhaps not even in East Sussex.
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 Hastings - 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 Hastings
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Hastings, St Leonards, Silverhill 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 Hastings
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Hastingsand 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 Hastings. 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 Hastings 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 Hastings or away from Hastings to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Hastings
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 Hastings.
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 Hastings
Hastings is a town and borough in the county of East Sussex, on the south coast of England. According to the 2011 census, the town of Hastings has a population of 90,254, making it the 66th largest settlement in the UK. Furthermore, the town is located around 24 miles east of Lewes, the county town, and 53 miles south east of London.
Due to the town's coastal location, Hastings has a rich history in the fishing industry, and the fishing fleet, based at the Stade, remains as Europe's largest beach launched fishing fleet, and has won numerous awards, praising the fleet's sustainable methods.
Nowadays, there are also numerous industrial estates around the town, and maintain industries such as engineering, catering, motoring and construction, however there is also strong employment within the health, public services and education sectors.
Retail also plays a strong role in the town's economy. For instance, in 1997, the Priory Meadow Shopping Centre was opened, and accommodates around 56 stores and services. There also plans to expand the retail sector of Hastings, including the extension of Priory Meadow as well as creating more retail space as part of the Priory Quarter development.
Tourism also plays an important role in the town's economy, which is strengthened by a strong sense of culture. For instance, there are two theatres in the town, the White Rock Theatre and the Stables Theatre.
The White Rock Theatre is the larger of the two, hosting a yearly pantomime and other events throughout the year. It also has a capacity of 1066, in homage to the Battle of Hastings.
Hastings is also home to a number of museums and art galleries, including the Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, as well as the Hastings Fishermen's Museum.
Many visitors also come to the town to visit the village of Battle, which is the home of the battleground of the Battle of Hastings, which occurred in 1066. It is a globally renown battle, and is what makes Hastings so well known.
In terms of transport, Hastings has access to two major A roads: the A21 trunk road to London, and the A259 coastal road. The town is also linked to the small town of Battle via the A2100, which was the original London road. Additionally, the A28 road connects the town to Ashford, Canterbury and the Isle of Thanet.
There are also four rail links in the town: one to Brighton and Ashford and two to London.
There are four stations in the town. Firstly, there is West St Leonards, which provides services to areas such as London Cannon Street and London Charing Cross, Tunbridge Wells and Crowhurst.
St Leonards Warrior Square provides services London Victoria, Brighton and London Charing Cross, and Ore railway station provide similar services to London Victoria, Lewes and Brighton.
The main train station in the town however is Hastings Railway Station, which provides frequent services also to London Victoria, Brighton and Ashford International, as well as London Charing Cross.