Our expert conveyancing solicitors will get you moving with the minimum of hassle.
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Loughborough we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Loughborough, throughout Leicestershire and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Loughborough, selling a terraced house in Shepshed, downsizing to a bungalow in Wymeswold, or buying to let in Barrow on Soar, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Loughborough?
When it comes to the purchase or sale of property, we know how important it is for the process to run smoothly. That’s why our team of specialist conveyancing solicitors in Loughborough are dedicated in keeping your transaction moving, delivering an efficient service from start to finish.
Known for our professional but friendly approach, your dedicated solicitor will be available throughout the conveyancing process to ease your concerns and answer any questions you have regarding your case. Whether you want to ask about search fees in Loughborough, drainage and water fees in Leicestershire or something else, we’ll be on hand to help. Instead of bombarding you with legal jargon, we will always provide clear explanations in plain English to allow you to make informed decisions when it matters the most.
"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 Loughborough. 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 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 don't you need a conveyancer based in Loughborough?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Loughborough, 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 Loughborough or perhaps not even in Leicestershire.
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 Loughborough - 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 Loughborough
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Loughborough, Shepshed, Barrow on Soar 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 Loughborough
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Loughboroughand 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 Loughborough. 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 Loughborough 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 Loughborough or away from Loughborough to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Loughborough
When it comes to funding your property transaction, we know how vital it is to get clarity on the final figure before you begin. When you instruct one of our dedicated conveyancing solicitors in Loughborough, we will always be transparent in regards to our fees, providing you with a fixed quote upon our first appointment. 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.
Our conveyancing fees are solely based on the nature of the transaction and the value of the property, so we naturally charge a bit more for more complex 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 Loughborough.
While we our proud to offer a first class service for a realistic price, there are some aspects of our conveyancing fees which we simply 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. For more information on the costs of the conveyancing process, request a quote from our friendly team today.
Introduction to Loughborough
Loughborough is a charming University town in Leicestershire, England. It is home to Charnwood Borough Council, falling inside the Borough of Charnwood and is home to Loughborough University. The town had a population of about 60,000 and it is the second biggest town in Leicestershire outside the city of Leicester.
In 1840s Loughborough was the destination for the first package tour! It was organised by Thomas Cook for a temperance group from Leicester. The town has 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, Great Paul for St. Paul's Cathedral, and York Minster. The first mention of Loughborough is in the 1086 Domesday Book.
To the north, Dishley Grange Farm was formerly the home of agricultural revolutionist Robert Bakewell. The farm was also once home to the annual Leicestershire County Show. Loughborough's local weekly newspaper is the Loughborough Echo. The town is also served by Leicestershire's daily newspaper, the Leicester Mercury, with news form ll over the County.
Loughborough is well connected with services from London St. Pancras International, to which its twice-hourly London service goes, giving Loughborough railway station good links to the continent. East Midlands Trains is the InterCity operator running services to and from London to northern England, and provides local services throughout the East Midlands.
Rail routes run through Loughborough along the route known as 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.
The centre of Loughborough's shopping area is the pedestrianised Market Place and Market Street, which maintain a number of original art deco buildings, such as the building that currently houses the town's cinema. A large outdoor market is held in the Market Place every Thursday and Saturday. There is a monthly farmers' market. The first mention of a market in Loughborough is in 1221.
In 2004, Loughborough University was ranked 9th among the British universities by the Times' Good University Guide. In 2006 Loughborough was ranked 6th. In 2007 The Guardian rated the university 8th, and 10th of 117 institutions by The Guardian League Tables 2009 (published online 1/6/08 for the 2009-10 academic year. The university is 5th in some rankings, behind Oxbridge and the London universities. The university has the largest sports scholarship in the UK. More than 250 international athletes study and train there. In 2008 Loughborough was named Sunday Times University of the Year. The university is also the town's largest employer.
Loughborough has five museums, the largest of which is the Charnwood Museum. It features a host of exhibits reflecting the history and industry of the area as well as the natural, geological elements of Loughborough’s history. Alternatively, the Carillon War Memorial in Queens Park is a museum dedicated to military memorabilia from the First and the Second World War. John Taylor & Co is the world’s largest working bell foundry and a one-of-a-kind museum worth visiting to see one of the few Victorian purpose-built manufacturing sites still in use.
While Loughborough has no dedicated art gallery, the town is brimming with fine pieces of sculpture and stunning architecture. An example of this can be found outside Loughborough Town Hall, where a bronze statue celebrating Loughborough's association with the hosiery industry stands.
The Loughborough Town Hall is host to a busy calendar of events each year including concerts, exhibitions, musicals, comedy shows and a Christmas pantomime. Events are also organised by a voluntary group called Charnwood Arts, who promote a programme of live performances across the community all year round.
As well as a long list of activities, Loughborough boasts a wide range of bars restaurants ranging from traditional to trendy. Browns Lane Restaurant & Bar is a favourite among locals and visitors alike, serving high quality gourmet European Cuisine. When the weather permits, The Old Bulls Head offers a decked out garden for lounging in the sun and enjoying their seasonal British menu.
Where fitness is concerned, Loughborough offers plenty of sports centres, gyms and organised personal training sessions. For those for prefer to get fit in the great outdoors, Southfield Park is the perfect place: exercise stations and obstacle courses are great for parkour training and there are many bars to practice pull-ups. Keen golfers can take advantage of the selection of courses available in Loughborough, such as Charnwood Forest Golf Club and Longcliffe Golf Club.