Conveyancing solicitors in Lichfield
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Lichfield we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Lichfield, throughout Staffordshire and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Lichfield, selling a terraced house in Pipehill, downsizing to a bungalow in Netherstowe, or buying to let in Huddlesford, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Lichfield?
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 Lichfield, drainage and water fees in Staffordshire 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 Lichfield. 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 Staffordshire 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 Lichfield?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Lichfield, 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 Lichfield or perhaps not even in Staffordshire.
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 Lichfield - 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 Lichfield
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Lichfield, Pipehill, Huddlesford 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 Lichfield
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Lichfieldand 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 Lichfield. 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 Lichfield 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 Lichfield or away from Lichfield to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Lichfield
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 Lichfield.
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 Lichfield
Lichfield is a cathedral city in Staffordshire, in the West Midlands. According to the 2011 census, the town had a population of 32,219. The wider Lichfield Government District has a population of 100,700.
The presence of Lichfield Cathedral has meant Lichfield has obtained cathedral city status. The first cathedral on the site was built in the year 700, however since then it has been replaced, restored etc.
The cathedral was one of the main reasons the town developed- it was seen as a significant ecclesiastical centre, and many pilgrims would gather to worship the shrine of St Chad, however nowadays the cathedral has as much touristic value as it does religious.
Lichfield also developed in the past as a large centre for woolen cloth manufacture, however there was also a booming leather industry, and both were supplemented efficiently by the surrounding agricultural land.
Nowadays light industry is a major sector of the town's economy, and notable employers include Armitage Shanks, manufacturers of baths/bidets and showers, and Arthur Price of England, the cutlers and silversmiths. Also, due to the town's proximity with Birmingham, many commute there.
Retail is also set to have an increasingly important role within the town, and the new Friarsgate retail and leisure development could attract 11,000 more visitors to the town every month, as well as generating annual sales of around £61 million and creating hundreds of jobs in the city. Central England Co-operative is also based in the town.
Much of the town's cultural attractions revolve around Lichfield's history, and places of interest include The Franciscan Friary, many of the various churches, The Guildhall, the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum- in homage to Johnson's work, life and personality, and also Beacon Park, an 81 acre public park in the centre of the city, which is used for many sporting and recreational activities.
Sport also has a large presence in the town, including many football clubs, such as Lichfield City F.C and AFC Lichfield. There is also a cricket club, an archery club, a hockey club and a rugby union team.
In terms of transport, Lichfield is served by two railway stations, Lichfield City and Lichfield Trent Valley. Trent Valley is the bigger station, and provides services to London Euston, Milton Keynes Central, Manchester Piccadilly, Lancaster and Liverpool Lime Street, as well as Crewe and Preston. Lichfield Central provides services to Redditch, Shenstone and Duddestone.
The city is also served by a number of road networks, such as the A5, the A38, the A51, and some junctions of the M42 and M6.
Other transport facilities include the Coventry Canal and Birmingham Airport, which is just 20 miles away.