Conveyancing solicitors in Hertfordshire
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Hertfordshire we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Hertfordshire, throughout Hertfordshire and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Hertfordshire, selling a terraced house in St Albans, downsizing to a bungalow in Watford, or buying to let in Stevenage, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Hertfordshire?
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 Hertfordshire, drainage and water fees in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire. 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 Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Hertfordshire, 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 Hertfordshire or perhaps not even in Hertfordshire.
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 Hertfordshire - 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 Hertfordshire
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Hertfordshire, St Albans, Stevenage 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 Hertfordshire
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Hertfordshireand 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 Hertfordshire. 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 Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire or away from Hertfordshire to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Hertfordshire
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 Hertfordshire.
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 Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire is a county in the east of England, directly north of greater London. As of mid 2014 it has a population of 1,119,800. Much of this population is found in the towns of St Albans, Stevenage, Watford, Hemel Hempstead, and Hertford, the latter of which is the county town. That said, there are many other notable towns which are significant in their own right.
Watford is a town and borough in Hertfordshire, Southern England. It is often seen to be a largely commuting town, being just 17 miles northwest of central London. The borough's population is now nearly 125,000.
Whilst it is a large commuting tow, it is also one of the main commercial settlements in Hertfordshire, along with Stevenage. It has many shopping districts, including a shopping centre; the intu Watford Shopping Centre, which has over 145 stores. The High Street accommodates the majority of the town's nightlife scene, hosting an array of bars, clubs and restaurants.
There are also many companies which have their head offices based in the town, such as J D Wetherspoon and Camelot Group, as well as a number of regional offices, being owned by the likes of Bathstore and Balfour Beatty.
Watford is also the home to a number of cultural attractions, such as the Watford Colosseum, which has been used in the past to record various renown film soundtracks, including The Sound of Music, Star Wars, and The Lord of The Rings.It is also regularly used to host concerts by the BBC Concert Orchestra.
The Watford Palace Theatre is also the only producing theatre in the entirety of Hertfordshire, and has a 600-person capacity, and another venue, Watford Museum, is home to a range of fine art and sculpture pieces, created by the likes of J.M.W.Turner, William Blake and Jacob Epstein.
There is also a number of sports clubs in the town, the most notable being Watford Football Club, who play at Vicarage Road, which has a capacity of 21,577.
Notable historic events of the club include reaching the 1984 FA Cup Final, as well as being runners up in the 1983 league Division One (now known as the premier league). After coming 1st in the 2014/15 Championship, the club currently plays in the Premier League.
In terms of transport, there are many useful road links for both commuters and other residents. The M25 motorway enables access to London, and the M1 motorway connects London to the Midlands via Watford.
There are also three railway stations in the town, as well as a Tube Station. Watford Junction is one of the principal stations, and is served by both the West Coast Main Line and London Overground.
There are services further north to areas such as Birmingham New Street and Milton Keynes Central, as well as services into London to areas such as London Euston, Shepherds Bush and Croydon.
Watford High Street Station also provides services to London stations such as Euston and Elephant & Castle. Watford Tube Station is situated on the Metropolitan Line and allows residents to access areas such as Baker Street and Aldgate.
This station is set to close in 2018 however, with the Metropolitan Line set to be extended to Watford Junction.
The City of St Albans lies just 19 miles (31 km) North-Northwest of Central London and 11 miles (18 km) South-Southeast of Luton, and because of this it stands as a dormitory town within the London commuter belt. As of 2011 it had a population of 57,796.
The cities's proximity to London allows for easy access via the two stations; St Albans City and St Albans Abbey stations. The City station is part of the main Bedford to Brigton line and the Abbey Station also provides a route to Watford junction.
St Albans hosts a large number of sports teams, including St Albans City F.C, who played in the Nationwide Conference Division for the 2006-07 season. There is also a Cricket Club as well as range of Rugby Clubs.
In December 2007, Sport England documented a survey outlining that the residents of St Albans were the 10th most active in England, and that 30.8% of residents participate in 90 minutes of fitness, three times a week.
There are around 25 primary schools in the city, 9 secondary and 3 independent.
The town also hosts a range of notable alumni, including the likes of Stephen Hawking, Adam Lallana and Stanley Kubrick.