Conveyancing Solicitors in Huntingdon
Huntingdon has frequently been named one of the best places to live in Cambridgeshire, known for being a family focused town that’s perfect for commuters.
Whether you’re living in the Huntingdon area already, or you’re planning to move there from further afield, we’re here to help. We have a team of specialist conveyancers in Huntingdon who are available to assist with a wide range of property transactions, including sales, purchases and remortgages, to name a few.
We take pride in offering a high-quality conveyancing service that’s easy to understand and follow. While you look ahead to the sale or purchase of your home, we will carry out all the necessary steps to ensure your transaction goes off without a hitch or with as few hiccups as possible along the way.
Clients can choose to come and meet us face to face at one of our physical offices, or you can work with us remotely using our online conveyancing service. Our conveyancing is available to all, no matter where you are in the country.
How our conveyancing solicitors in Huntingdon can help you
Our expert residential property solicitors in Huntingdon can offer a variety of conveyancing services, 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 regularly work with various lenders, from national banks to local building societies in the Huntingdon area. We understand their processes and can use this to better support your property transaction.
Why choose Bird & Co’s conveyancing solicitors in Huntingdon?
Our online conveyancing option opens up our services to everyone across the country, even internationally. There’s no need to meet us in our offices if you do not feel comfortable doing so or if you’re unable to.
Our processes are set to be in keeping up with the latest trends in conveyancing and the property market. Our team is friendly, honest and approachable and will make sure the process is easy to follow.
We give each of our clients’ direct contact with a dedicated case manager so that any questions or queries can be dealt with in a timely manner.
Our dedication to providing a high-quality conveyancing service has achieved an excellent rating on Trustpilot, as well as a Lexcel accreditation from the Law Society. We also hold the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation, which celebrates our ability to:
- Provide high quality legal advice
- Get your conveyancing transaction completed as efficiently as possible
- Provide top quality customer service and respond to queries quickly
- Keep you regularly updated and never leave you in the dark about the status of your transaction
- 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
Why instruct our online conveyancers instead of a conveyancer in Huntingdon?
Here are a few of the reasons why many clients choose to instruct our online conveyancers over traditional firms:
- Our Huntingdon conveyancers have in-depth knowledge of the national property market, as well as the local Huntingdon market. We can apply this knowledge to the property transactions we manage, something which local-only firms are unable to do.
- Our online systems have been developed with sensitive communication in mind. We always have the safety and security of your personal information at the forefront of everything we do.
- We can get your conveyancing done quickly and efficiently. By reducing the amount of admin associated with conveyancing, we’re able to reduce the time it takes to complete your transaction.
- Online conveyancing tends to be more cost-effective. With fewer resources required to carry out your transaction, we can offer the same quality level of service at a reduced cost.
- We regularly manage property transactions across the country, even for clients who are on the other side of the world. With the help of quality video conferencing software, we’re able to keep in touch with clients, wherever they may be.
- We are fully insured to manage your transaction both remotely and from our physical offices. Our responsibilities to our clients remain the same, whichever way you choose to work with us.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Huntingdon?
The cost of our conveyancing services very much depends on the type of transaction you come to us with, as well as the various elements that might affect the time it takes to complete. We provide bespoke quotes to each of our potential clients, based on the information you provide to us as well as our years of experience in the field. For a bespoke quote, simply get in touch with a member of our team, and we’ll take care of the rest.
Note that, alongside our conveyancing fees, you will also be required to pay for other costs associated with the general conveyancing process. This includes conveyancing searches and tax, as well as property registration with HM Land Registry, to name a few.
How does the conveyancing process work in Huntingdon?
The conveyancing process can be broken down into the following three steps:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
When an office is accepted by the property’s seller, the conveyancing process can begin. At this point, the two parties enter a verbal agreement and are both required to instruct conveyancers to take care of the legalities on their behalf.
Together with their conveyancer, the future buyer of the property will be required to carry out a number of checks on the property, to assess its condition, its true value, and to review any risks that may come with the purchase of the property. These checks typically involve:
- 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)
If the checks against the property come back with findings that the buyer is happy with, the two parties can process into the signing and exchanging of contracts. This is a legal document that details both parties agreeing to the property transaction in question, as well as their agreement to incurring financial penalties if they decided to back out of the arrangement.
A little further down the line, completion takes place. This is where the agreement becomes official, and the ownership of the property switches from the previous owner to the new buyer. Conveyancers will organise a transfer deed to be submitted to HM Land Registry and the transfer of keys to the new owner.
How long does conveyancing take in Huntingdon?
The length of time it takes for a property transaction to complete can vary because it’s affected by various components. Property sales that are involved in a chain will typically take longer than property transactions involving a first-time buyer, for example. In some cases, delays can occur due to issues with the property valuation. While these are two clear examples of factors that affect the time it takes for a property transaction to complete, there are many more ways in which one transaction’s timeline could differ entirely from another.
Our experience tells us that the average of property transactions will take between 12 and 14 weeks to complete, from the point at which solicitors are instructed. However, as your conveyancers, we will keep you up to date with progress at all times, and if any delays crop up, we will let you know as soon as possible.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Huntingdon?
Property checks and local area searches are vital components of any conveyancing process. When purchasing a property in Huntingdon, your chosen conveyancer will carry out the following searches to uncover any issues that need to be reviewed:
- Local authority checks – to check the surrounding area for planning, pollution, highway, pollution or other related issues
- Environmental searches – to check for issues such as flooding or land contamination
- Water and drainage searches – to check matters such as water and drainage access
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors in Huntingdon?
Our team of conveyancers in Huntingdon will be happy to answer any questions you have and provide a bespoke quote to help you make a final decision. If you decide to work with us, we will begin the process instantaneously to avoid as many delays as possible. You will also be assigned a case manager from the very start so that you can ask any questions and be kept up to date from the very beginning.