Our expert conveyancing solicitors will get you moving with the minimum of hassle.
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Leicestershire we can help you. Our conveyancing team offers a convenient, efficient, and friendly service to clients in Leicestershire and all throughout England and Wales.
If you are buying a detached house in Leicester, selling a flat in Loughborough, downsizing to a bungalow in Market Harborough, or buying to let in Melton Mowbray, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why you should use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Leicestershire
We offer a friendly, modern and efficient service. If you want to deal with experienced, expert 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 Leicestershire, drainage and water fees or anything 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 Leicestershire. This accreditation guarantees 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. The Conveyancing Quality Scheme is approved by the Law Society, the body that 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 Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office and all of the documents you needed would be hand-produced and posted or delivered by hand.
That service came at a price 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 in a different part of Leicestershire or elsewhere in the UK.
We have successfully dealt with thousands of conveyancing transactions all over the country and 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. You need never leave Leicestershire - 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 Leicestershire
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Leicester, Loughborough and throughout the rest of Leicestershire, 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 Leicestershire
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Leicestershire and 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. 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 Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire, or away from Leicestershire, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Leicestershire
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 or postage. 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 Leicestershire.
There are some aspects of our conveyancing fees 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 Leicestershire
Leicestershire is a county situated in the East Midlands of England, bordering Nottinghamshire to the north, Lincolnshire to the northeast, Rutland to east, Northamptonshire to the southeast, Warwickshire to the southwest, Staffordshire to the west and Derbyshire to the northwest.
The county has a population of 1,031,300 according to estimates from mid-2016, with around half of this population living in Leicester and the surrounding area. Other large towns include Loughborough, Market Harborough and Melton Mowbray.
A considerable part of northwest Leicestershire is part of the new National Forest, which is the result of a project to blend ancient woodland with newly planted trees to create a large continuously forested area. The forest is largely made up of broad leaf trees native to the UK, including English oak, ash, poplar and Scots pine.
Leicester is located in the centre of the East Midlands, but is a separate unitary authority. The city had a population of approximately 348,300 in mid-2016, while its urban area was home to 508,916 people at the time of the 2011 census, making it the 13th most populous urban area in the UK.
The city lies on the River Soar and at the edge of the National Forest. It also forms a triangle with Nottingham and Derby, with all three cities having good links to East Midlands Airport, while London is easily accessible by train.
The city centre area is very ethnically and culturally diverse with well-established South Asian and Afro-Caribbean communities, in addition to more recent immigration from EC countries. Leicester is often referred to as the “curry capital” of the Midlands for the range and quality of its Indian restaurants.
Leicester is famous as a major centre of learning. The University of Leicester is highly regarded for its strong record in both teaching and research, while De Montfort University is respected in many of its specialist fields and is popular with students. The city region also hosts many other institutions of higher and further education.
Leicester is home to the world-famous Leicester Tigers rugby team, who play at the Welford Road Stadium. Leicester City FC is at the King Power Stadium, formerly the Walkers Stadium and the team has regularly competed in the Premiership, notably winning the league in 2016 to the surprise of many. Leicester also boasts a County Cricket team, a speedway team (the Leicester Lions) and a basketball team (the Leicester Riders).
The city hosts an annual Pride Parade (Leicester Pride), a Caribbean Carnival (the largest in the UK outside London), the largest Diwali celebrations outside of India and the Leicester Comedy Festival, one of the largest comedy festivals in the UK.
One of the best-known places in the city is Melton Road, near the city centre, which contains many diverse shops and restaurants for both locals and tourists. From textiles to electronics to fine cooking, specialist bridal makeup and wedding attire to home appliances. Melton Road is also regarded as the centre of Leicester’s strong multi-faith community.
In recent years the city has become famous for being the last resting place of King Richard III. The former monarch’s remains were discovered buried under a car park where the Greyfriars Priory Church once stood. The identity of the remains was confirmed by scientists from University of Leicester using radiocarbon dating and DNA analysis in comparison to two descendants of Richard III’s elder sister, Anne of York. The king’s remains have since been reburied in Leicester Cathedral.
Loughborough is the second largest settlement in Leicestershire, after Leicester, with a population of 59,317 in 2012. It is located in the north of the county, near to the border with Nottinghamshire and only a short distance from Nottingham, Derby and East Midlands Airport.
Today, the town is perhaps best known for Loughborough University, which is consistently ranked among the top British universities by, amongst others, the Times' Good University Guide and The Guardian League Tables. The university has around 25,000 students and is particularly well regarded for its engineering, technology and sports-related courses. The university is also the town's largest employer.
The centre of Loughborough's shopping area is the pedestrianised Market Place and Market Street, which maintain a number of original art deco buildings, including the building that currently houses the town's cinema. A large outdoor market is held in the Market Place every Thursday and Saturday and there is a monthly farmers' market.
The town is also famous for having the world's largest bell foundry — John Taylor Bellfounders – which made the bells for the Carillon war memorial, a landmark within the Queens Park in the town, as well as Great Paul for St. Paul's Cathedral and all of the existing bells for York Minster.
Loughborough railway station is well connected with twice-hourly services to and from London St. Pancras International, giving Loughborough good links to the continent. Trains run through Loughborough along the Midland Main Line, going south to Bedford, Luton and London; and north to Lincoln, Sheffield, Leeds and York. Junctions at Leicester and Derby stations link with CrossCountry trains route, serving the far north east of Scotland and the south west of England.
The M1's Junction 23 is just to the west of Loughborough. The north of the town can be accessed from Junction 24, travelling through Kegworth and Hathern on the A6 road and the south west of the town from Junction 22, via Copt Oak and the small hamlet of Nanpantan.
Market Harborough is a town in southeast Leicestershire, on the border with Northamptonshire. It had a population of 22,911 at the time of the 2011 census. The town is about 15 miles south of Leicester and 17 miles north of Northampton, making it ideal for commuting to both.
Famous local landmarks include the Old Grammar School, located in the town centre, which is unusual for having been built on stilts. The town also has a church, St Dionysius, which dates back to the 14th century and the Harborough Museum, which displays various objects of local interest.
Market Harborough station is on the Midland Main Line, connecting it to Leicester, as well as London St Pancras International, Nottingham, Sheffield, Leeds and York. It also has good road connections to the rest of the county and the whole of the UK.
Melton Mowbray is a town in northeast Leicestershire, located around 19 miles northeast of Leicester and 20 miles southeast of Nottingham. The town had a population of 25,554 at the time of the 2011 census.
Melton Mowbray is probably best known as the home of the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie and it also the location of one of the six dairies officially licenced to produce Stilton cheese.
A major local employer is Masterfoods, a pet food producer, which has its UK headquarters in nearby Waltham-on-the-Wolds. The town is also a popular tourist destination, with many sites of historical interest in the town and surround area. These include 28 scheduled ancient monuments and at least 705 buildings listed as being of special architectural or historical interest. There are also 16 local sites of special scientific interest.
Melton Mowbray railway station is on the line from Birmingham to Stansted Airport, which also connects the town to Leicester, Peterborough and Cambridge. There are also regular trains to Nottingham, Norwich and Sleaford. The town is also well served with buses which connect it to Leicester, Nottingham, Oakham and many other local towns and villages.