Our expert conveyancing solicitors will get you moving with the minimum of hassle.
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Isle of Wight we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Isle of Wight, throughout Isle of Wight and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Isle of Wight, selling a terraced house in Ventnor, downsizing to a bungalow in East Cowes, or buying to let in Ryde, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Isle of Wight?
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 Isle of Wight, drainage and water fees in Isle of Wight 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 Isle of Wight. 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 Isle of Wight 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 Isle of Wight?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Isle of Wight, 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 Isle of Wight or perhaps not even in Isle of Wight.
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 Isle of Wight - 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 Isle of Wight
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Isle of Wight, Ventnor, Ryde 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 Isle of Wight
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Isle of Wightand 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 Isle of Wight. 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 Isle of Wight 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 Isle of Wight or away from Isle of Wight to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Isle of Wight
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 Isle of Wight.
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 Isle of Wight
The Isle of WIght, which is just off the coast of Hampshire, is the second most populaous island in England, with a total population of 139,105. It is separated from mainland Britain by a stretch of water known as the Solent.
The Isle of Wight was part of the County of Southampton until 1890, when it became an administrative county. Up to 1974 it shared its Lord Lieutenant with Hampshire, at which point it was granted a Lord Lieutenant of its own, and became a non-metropolitan ceremonial county.
The town's economy largely revolves around tourism. For instance, in 1999, there were 2.7 million visitors to the island. Most of these tourists are seaside seekers, travelling to many of the island's beaches. However there are also many pleasure piers on the island, notably at Ryde, Sandown, Totland Bay and Yarmouth.
The island is also popular amongst outdoor pursuiters, mainly due to the attractive scenery as well as facilities such as the 67 mile coastal path which circumnavigates the entire island.
There are two annual music festivals on the island; Bestival and the Isle of Wight Festival. In 1970, the Isle of Wight Festival attracted 700,000 visitors as Jimi Hendrix was headlining.
The town of Cowes is the island's hub for sailing, and it hosts several racing regattas. One of these regattas, Cowes Week, is the longest running regular regatta in the world, and has over 1,000 yachts and 8.5000 competitors taking part each year.
In terms of transport, The Isle of Wight has 489 miles of roadway, which largely run between the main island towns and villages. It is one of the few counties in the UK not to have a motorway.
There is, however, suitable public transport. Southern Vectis run a bus service which links the majority of settlements. There is also a railway network, however only one line is frequently used, and generally runs from Ryde to Shanklin.
In order to travel to the mainland, passengers have a variety of choices of ferries. Red Funnel, RedJet and Wightlink are the most notable.