Conveyancing Solicitors in Kensington & Chelsea
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Kensington we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Kensington, throughout London and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Kensington, selling a terraced house in Holland Park, downsizing to a bungalow in Kensington Palace Green, or buying to let in South Kensington, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why you should use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Kensington
We offer a friendly, modern and efficient service. If you want to deal with fully qualified 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 for the people handling your conveyancing. You can guarantee that your query will reach the right people, whether you want to ask about search fees in Kensington, drainage and water fees in London or or anything else related to your property deal.
"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 Kensington. This is a guarantee that our processes and procedures have been approved as meeting the highest standards by the Law Society, the body representing 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 London 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 you don't need a conveyancer based in Kensington?
In the past, most people tended to use their local solicitor for their conveyancing. You would visit their nearest office and all documents would be hand-produced and posted or delivered by hand.
That service came at a price, however, and 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 Kensington or perhaps not even in London.
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 – we even once 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 – in fact, you need never leave your home. Our conveyancers will talk you through the whole conveyancing process via phone and email, and everything works just as smoothly as it would if we were just down the road.
Online Conveyancing in Kensington
Online conveyancing refers to the fact your conveyancing can now be carried out entirely over the internet thanks to technology such as email and video chat. This means there is no longer any need to meet face-to-face for your conveyancing as you can get exactly the same quality of service by handling the entire process online.
The advantage of online conveyancing is it lets you choose the best, most competitively priced conveyancing firm in the country, while also being able to deal with your conveyancing at your convenience. There is no need to take time out of work or go out of your way – you can do everything from your own home in your own time.
When dealing with your conveyancing online, we have exactly the same legal obligations to you as if we were meeting in person. The conveyancing process is exactly the same and involves all the same checks, searches, insurance and protections to ensure you get a safe, reliable conveyancing service.
Search Fees in Kensington
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can offer reliable property checks and searches to clients in Kensington and all over the country. As a result, we can provide a service we are 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 Kensington. 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 Kensington 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 Kensington or away from Kensington, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Kensington
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 Kensington.
There are some aspects of our conveyancing fees that 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 and should be the same whichever Kensington conveyancing firm you use.
Introduction to Kensington
Kensington is a district within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in west London. The northeast is taken up by Kensington Gardens, once private as the name suggests, but today a public park with Italian and Dutch gardens, public buildings such as the Albert Memorial, the Serpentine Gallery and Speke's monument.
The district’s commercial heart is Kensington High Street. This affluent and densely populated area contains the major museum district of South Kensington, which has the Royal Albert Hall for music and nearby Royal College of Music.
The DMGT newspaper group, which includes papers such as the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and Metro, has its headquarters in Northcliffe House, Kensington. Northcliffe house is also home to The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, the I and the evening standard.
The area is home to many of London's European embassies. Cementing Kensington's indicators of connections with France, the area has the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle, French Consulate, French Embassy Cultural Department and the London Oratory on the borders with diminutive Knightsbridge.
Kensington has strong transport links with the rest of the capital, being crossed by three main roads, the A4, the Kensington Road and Fulham Road, as well as having excellent public transport links.
London Underground stations High Street Kensington, Gloucester Road and South Kensington all serve the district, being on the Circle line and the District line. South Kensington and Gloucester Road are also connected to the West End by the Piccadilly line. Kensington (Olympia) is a combined rail and tube station that serves the western end of Kensington, as does the West Kensington Underground station.
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is an inner London borough that inherited its “royal” status from the former Royal Borough of Kensington, which was granted royal status after the death of Queen Victoria who was born at Kensington Palace.
The borough is the smallest in London and the second smallest district in England. It is also one of the most densely populated areas in the UK, with an estimated population of approximately 156,700 according to mid-2016 estimates.
The local authority is the Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council, who meet in the Kensington Town Hall on Horton Street, Kensington. The borough is divided into various districts, some of which are shared with neighbouring boroughs, such as the City of Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Brent.
Chelsea has the reputation of being one of the most affluent areas in central London, immediately to the west of the City. The district has a population of 41,440 according to the 2011 census and with significantly higher than average property prices for London, is seen as one of the capital’s most exclusive places to live.
Chelsea is home to many well known London landmarks, including Chelsea Bridge, Chelsea Embankmen, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea Harbour and Chelsea Barracks. The district is also well known for its association with the popular Chelsea bun and for the annual Chelsea Flower Show, held in the grounds of the Royal Chelsea Hospital over five days every May.
Chelsea does not currently have its own Underground station, but the Sloan Square and South Kensington stations are both nearby. There is also a proposal to add a Chelsea tube station as part of the Crossrail 2 project. The district is well services is London Buses, connecting the area to much of the rest of the capital.
Kensal Green is an area in northwest London that is mainly in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, but also partially in the London Borough of Brent. The district had a population of 14,915 at the time of the 2011 census.
Kensal Green is a mainly residential area with excellent transport links to central London, making it a popular choice with those working in the centre. The district is split into the wards of Kensal Green, College Park, Old Oak and Queen’s Park.
The district is popular with people working in the media and creative industries and increasingly with those working in the capital’s financial district. Kensal Green has seen significant gentrification in recent years, with many independent boutiques, cafes and bars.
Kensal Green station is on the Bakerloo line of the Underground, as well as being served by London Overground trains. The district also has Kensal Rise Overground station, which is on the North London line. There are also extensive bus services linking the area to the rest of London.
Bayswater is an area in central London that sits in both the City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The heavily built-up district is located just 2.5 miles from Charing Cross and has a population of 10,300 according to the 2011 census.
Bayswater has a diverse local population, with residents from many nationalities and a wide range of restaurants offer food from all over the world. Housing ranges from stucco terraces subdivided into flats, to purpose build apartment blocks and the 650-flat Hallfield council estate. The district is served by Bayswater and Queensway Underground stations, while Paddington, Royal Oak and Lancaster Gate stations are all nearby.
Knightsbridge is an area in West London, split between the City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It has a mix of high-end residential properties and retail businesses and has a population of 9,270 according to the 2011 census. The district is served by Knightsbridge station on the Piccadilly line.
Knightsbridge is home to some of London’s most expensive shops, including Harrods and Harvey Nichols, as well as flagship stores for many major international fashion brands, including Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik and Prada.
Earl’s Court is a district in the western part of central London, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The district has a population of 9,104 according to the 2011 census, a decrease from the 9,659 recorded in the 2001 census. Earl’s Court is served by Earl’s Court and West Brompton Underground stations.
Brompton is an area in the west of central London, with a population of 8,839 according to the 2011 census. Notable locations in the area include the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum, Brompton Cemetery and Fulham Road (the location of Stamford Bridge – the home ground of Chelsea F.C.).
Notting Hill is a notably affluence district in West London, within the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, immediately north of Kensington. It has a population of 3,000 according to mid-2016 estimates. The area is widely known to the annual Notting Hill Carnival held in the neighbourhood, as well as the famous Portobello Market.
Belgravia is a district in West London, within the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, as well as being partially within the City of Westminster. Belgravia is commonly considered to be one of the wealthiest districts in the world. Notable locations in the area include Belgrave Square, Eaton Square, Upper Belgrave Street, Chester Square, Wilton Crescent and Lowndes Square.
Ladbroke Grove is a road in west London and the name is also used to refer to the surrounding area, including Notting Hill and North Kensington. Ladbroke Grove underground station is on the Circle line and the Hammersmith & City line and is the closes tube station to Portobello Road Market.