Conveyancing Solicitors in High Wycombe
If you are currently in the process of purchasing, selling, or remortgaging a property in High Wycombe, it is crucial to seek the counsel and guidance of experienced conveyancing solicitors to ensure a smooth transaction.
While completing a property transaction can be an exciting process, it is important to be aware of any potential risks that may impede or delay the completion of your property.
Our conveyancing team has the extensive expertise needed to effectively mitigate these risks and offer professional guidance throughout your case.
At Bird & Co, we take great pride in providing our clients with a dependable and accessible conveyancing service. Our dedicated property solicitors in High Wycombe can support you throughout the process and address any questions or concerns you may have.
Additionally, we offer a prompt and efficient online conveyancing service, which enables us to assist a range of clients throughout High Wycombe and the wider Buckinghamshire region, including Aylesbury, Buckingham, and Milton Keynes.
How our conveyancing solicitors in High Wycombe can help you
We have a team of specialist property solicitors in High Wycombe with a wide range of expertise, 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
We are on the panel for lenders of all sizes, which means our property solicitors in High Wycombe can support your transaction whether you are using a national firm or a local building society.
Why choose Bird & Co’s conveyancing solicitors in High Wycombe?
Our expert online conveyancing enables us to efficiently manage your property transaction remotely.
There is no obligation for you to visit our offices in person unless you prefer to do so.
You will always have direct communication with our legal team and will be given a dedicated email address for the conveyancing lawyer handling your case.
Whenever you have inquiries or concerns about your transaction, we are dedicated to promptly providing you with the information you need.
We are proud to be a Law Society Quality Scheme accredited firm. This means we will:
- Provide high quality legal advice
- Get your conveyancing transaction completed as quickly and smoothly as possible
- Provide top quality customer service and respond to queries quickly and efficiently
- Keep you regularly updated and never leave you in the dark
- 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
We are also Lexcel accredited by the Law Society. This means our property solicitors in High Wycombe are committed to providing high levels of customer service and ensuring that your needs are always met. Lexcel is only awarded to firms which demonstrate the highest standards of client care and practice management.
Why instruct our online conveyancers instead of a conveyancer in High Wycombe?
Choosing our online conveyancers offers several advantages, including:
- Our property lawyers in High Wycombe have in-depth knowledge of the national property market, as well as the local High Wycombe market. Other firms may only have specific knowledge of their local area.
- Our online systems have been developed with sensitive communication in mind. We always make sure to keep our clients protected when they use our online conveyancing service. We do this by carrying out various secure procedures such as encrypting emails and putting malware protection in place.
- We can get your conveyancing done quickly and efficiently. There are far fewer delays to worry about when work is completed remotely, which means you can reach completion far quicker.
- Online conveyancing tends to be more cost-effective. Some of the costs that are associated with the traditional conveyancing process can be avoided when work is completed remotely.
- We have previously dealt with transactions around the country, even for clients on the other side of the world. We frequently use video conferencing to speak to clients, no matter where they are.
- Our legal obligations to you remain the same as if we were meeting in person. There are no differences to the general conveyancing process, and we are fully insured just in case.
By selecting our online conveyancing services, you gain access to our specialised knowledge, secure communication protocols, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and a seamless experience that aligns with our legal obligations.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in High Wycombe?
We provide a variety of flexible fee options for our conveyancing services in High Wycombe. This includes fixed fees for straightforward tasks, offering you a transparent overview of the initial costs. If additional fees are necessary to complete your transaction, your solicitor will inform you accordingly.
There are also associated costs in the conveyancing process known as disbursements. These typically include expenses such as registering the property with HM Land Registry and conducting conveyancing searches.
It is possible that your property transaction may be subject to taxes such as Stamp Duty Land Tax or Capital Gains Tax. If this applies to your situation, your solicitor will assist you in calculating the amount owed and will handle the filing of the return with HMRC.
How does residential conveyancing in High Wycombe work?
There are three stages to the standard conveyancing process. These are:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
When an offer is accepted on a property, the buyer and seller agree to enter into a contract which outlines the details of the transaction. This is a significant step, but it does not make the transaction legally binding – that comes at a later stage when the contracts have been signed and exchanged.
Following this, it will be the buyer’s responsibility to carry out various searches on the property with the assistance of their conveyancer. These searches may 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)
The buyer will also look to apply for a mortgage at this stage, if needed.
When these searches have been carried out and both parties are still willing to move forward, the contracts will be signed and exchanged. This is the point at which the transaction is considered legally binding.
Completion is when the transaction is considered to be official. A transfer deed is submitted to HM Land Registry and the seller is required to leave the property.
How long does conveyancing take in High Wycombe?
On average, residential conveyancing in High Wycombe can take anywhere 12-14 weeks.
However, it's important to note that this is an estimate, and the actual timeframe may be shorter or longer based on the specific circumstances of the transaction.
Factors that can influence the duration include property searches, mortgage approvals, negotiation of terms, and the prompt exchange of contracts.
It's advisable to consult with your conveyancing solicitor for a more accurate timeline based on your individual situation.
What searches are involved in residential conveyancing in High Wycombe?
Several searches are typically conducted to gather relevant information about the property and its surroundings. These searches aim to identify any potential issues or concerns that may impact the property or the transaction. The specific searches may vary depending on the property and its location, but some common searches in High Wycombe include:
- Local authority search - This search provides information about planning permissions, building regulations, conservation areas, highway proposals, and other local authority matters that may affect the property.
- Environmental search - This search examines potential environmental risks in the property's vicinity, such as contaminated land, landfill sites, flooding risks, or other environmental hazards.
- Drainage and water search - This search investigates the property's connection to water and drainage systems, including information on water supply, drainage routes, and any potential issues related to water management.
These are some of the common searches conducted during conveyancing in High Wycombe. However, additional searches may be necessary depending on the specific circumstances of the property. Your conveyancing solicitor will advise you on which searches are relevant and necessary in your case.
Is it better to use a conveyancing solicitor in High Wycombe or a conveyancer?
While there are certainly some similarities between our conveyancing solicitors in High Wycombe and a conveyancer, it is important to also understand some of the differences.
Essentially, both conveyancing solicitors and conveyancers are qualified to handle property transactions and it may be personal preference as to which you choose to handle your conveyancing in High Wycombe.
It is worth noting that there are certain advantages to working with a firm with dedicated High Wycombe conveyancing solicitors. Conveyancing solicitors will generally be able to possess wider expertise beyond property transactions, which can be extremely valuable to
What documents does a property solicitor in High Wycombe need for conveyancing?
Residential conveyancing requires several documentations during the process, but this often depends on whether you are buying or selling a property.
During the process of purchasing a property in High Wycombe, the documents you will be required to provide include:
- Identification (e.g. passport or driving licence)
- Proof of address
- Proof of funds (such as bank statements)
- The official offer of mortgage
The documents required when selling a property include:
- Proof of ownership
- Seller’s Property Information Form
- Certificates, guarantees and planning permission documentation
- Fitting and contents form
- Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
- Leasehold or freehold information
- Details of the mortgage
These are some of the common documents that a property solicitor in High Wycombe may require during the conveyancing process. The specific documents can vary based on the unique circumstances of each transaction. It's recommended to consult with a property solicitor who can provide personalised guidance and advise on the specific documents needed for your conveyancing process.
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors in High Wycombe?
Our High Wycombe conveyancing team will be able to run through the initial stages of your conveyancing transaction and, once your file is opened, your conveyancer will take care of all of the legal details related to your transaction.
Whether you are moving to, from, or within High Wycombe, our conveyancing solicitors will be able to lend their expertise.