Conveyancing solicitors in Herefordshire
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Herefordshire we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Herefordshire, throughout West Midlands and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Herefordshire, selling a terraced house in Hereford, downsizing to a bungalow in Leominster, or buying to let in Ledbury, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Herefordshire?
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 Herefordshire, drainage and water fees in West Midlands 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 Herefordshire. 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 West Midlands 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 Herefordshire?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Herefordshire, 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 Herefordshire or perhaps not even in West Midlands.
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 Herefordshire - 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 Herefordshire
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Herefordshire, Hereford, Ledbury 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 Herefordshire
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Herefordshireand 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 Herefordshire. 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 Herefordshire 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 Herefordshire or away from Herefordshire to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Herefordshire
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 Herefordshire.
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 Herefordshire
Herefordshire is a historic county in the West Midlands, with a population of 183,600 as of mid-2014. It borders the counties of Shropshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire.
The largest settlement in the county is in fact Hereford, which is a cathedral city and the county town. Despite this, its population is relatively small, at just 55,800.
As a result of this, Hereford is predominantly classed as an agricultural area, and is well know for its fruit and cider production, as well as the Hereford Cattle Breed. Bulmer's cider is probably the most notable cider producer in the area, and are famous for both their brand of the same name, Bulmer's, which is sold worldwide, as well as the country's market leader; Strongbow. Hereford is also well known for being the location of the SAS Headquarters.
The most famous sporting team in the area is probably Hereford United Football Club, who currently play in the Southern Football League. They currently play at Edgar Street, which has a capacity of just under 5,000.
The team is frequently nicknamed as 'The Bulls', due to the town's prominence in the agricultural sector. Because of this, the clubs mascot is in fact a live bull, due to the Hereford Cattle breed being so tame.
A bull is often walked around the stadium just before home games. Cricket is also a popular game within the county, and Hereford County Cricket Club play in the English Minor Counties Cricket Club.
In terms of transport, Herefordshire hosts numerous important roads, including the M50 (one of the first motorways to be built in the UK) which runs through the south of the county. The A40 dual carriageway is also present in the county.
The Welsh Marches Railway Line is operated by Arriva Trains Wales and provides services to Manchester as well as North and South Wales. The Cotswold Line also runs through the county, and provides services to stations such as Oxford, London Paddington and Birmingham.