Our expert conveyancing solicitors will get you moving with the minimum of hassle.
Whether you are buying, selling or remortgaging a home in or around Louth, you will need the support of our expert conveyancing solicitors, who can provide tailored advice that matches your needs.
Property transactions are exciting but, without the right guidance can be a little daunting. That’s why it’s important to work with conveyancing experts who have extensive expertise with a range of conveyancing matters, allowing you to move quickly and with confidence.
At Bird & Co, we offer a convenient, reliable and friendly conveyancing service for both individuals and families. No matter what your circumstances are, our team will be able to guide you through the conveyancing process to help you on your way.
Our physical offices are based in Grantham, Newark and Lincoln, but we regularly work with clients from Louth and are familiar with the local market. We are able to support our clients in and around Louth, including Market Rasen, Wragby and Alford, using our online conveyancing service.
How our conveyancing solicitors near Louth can help you
Our team of expert conveyancing solicitors near Louth have extensive experience in supporting a wide range of clients. Our expertise includes:
- Buying and selling your home
- Advice for first time buyers, such as:
- Equity release
- Advice about buying as joint tenants or tenants in common
- Buying and selling listed property
- Buying and selling leasehold property
- Collective enfranchisement and buying the freehold of a house
- Lease extension
- Transfer of equity
- Gifting property and Deeds of Gift
- Buy to let conveyancing
- Buying and selling land
- Commercial conveyancing
- Stamp Duty advice
We are also on the panel for most major lenders, which means we will be able to support you regardless of the lender you are using for your transaction.
Why Choose Bird & Co’s Conveyancing Solicitors near Louth?
We provide a modern, friendly conveyancing service that makes the entire conveyancing process as straightforward as possible. Our conveyancing solicitors near Louth are also offer online conveyancing work, which means the conveyancing process can be carried out remotely.
When you work with us, you can be sure that you will always have a direct line of correspondence with our legal team, as well as a direct email address for the solicitor handling your transaction. If there is anything you need to be made aware of, you will be the first one to know.
Our property lawyers near Louth have in-depth knowledge of the national property market, as well as the local Louth market. This gives us an edge over other firms which may only deal with local transactions.
We are support clients with conveyancing work around the country and we frequently use video conferencing to speak to clients outside of the UK.
Whether you work with our Louth team in person, or you use our online conveyancing service, our legal obligations are the same. There are no differences to the service you receive, and we are fully insured just in case.
As a firm, we are proudly accredited with the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme. This means that we:
- Provide high quality legal advice
- Get your conveyancing transaction completed as efficiently as possible
- Provide top quality customer service and respond to queries quickly
- Keep you regularly updated and never leave you in the dark about the status of your transaction
- Be upfront and honest about your fees – we will provide you with an accurate quote before you instruct us so that you can decide whether we are right for you
Bird & Co is also Lexcel accredited by the Law Society. Lexcel is only awarded to firms which regularly demonstrate the highest levels of customer service and practice management.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Louth?
We are able to offer a range of flexible fees for our conveyancing work in Louth – including fixed fees for straightforward cases. This means you will have a clear idea how much your conveyancing work is going to cost from the outset. For more complex work, additional fees may be required. This will clearly explained to you during the initial stages.
Additional costs arise during the conveyancing process called disbursements. Specific disbursements could include conveyancing searches and registering transactions at HM Land Registry. These will be broken down during your initial quote.
Tax is something else you may need to consider depending on your circumstances. For example, you may need to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax or Capital Gains Tax. If this is the case, your conveyancing solicitor will work with you to calculate how much tax is owed and file the return with HMRC.
How does the conveyancing process work in Louth?
There are three main stages to buying or selling a home:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
When an offer is accepted on a home, the buyer and seller agree to enter into a contract. At this stage, the transaction is not legally binding. This means that either party can pull out without receiving a penalty.
The buyer should then gather as much information as they can about the property. The information they might seek out could include:
- Reviewing property information provided by the seller and making further enquiries if necessary (done by the conveyancing solicitor)
- Conducting conveyancing property searches, such as local authority checks (done by the conveyancing solicitor)
- Carrying out an independent survey (done by the buyer)
A mortgage application will also need to be made at this stage (if necessary).
If the buyer is happy with the checks that have been carried out, they can exchange contracts with the seller. The transaction will now be legally binding, which means that neither party can pull out without facing a penalty – unless they are able to provide a good excuse for doing so.
Following this, completion is when the transaction is deemed to be official. A transfer deed will be submitted to HM Land Registry and the seller will be required to leave the property.
How long does conveyancing take in Louth?
Every conveyancing transaction is different, and the time it takes to reach completion will vary depending on a number of different factors. That being said, under normal circumstances, a standard conveyancing transaction tends to take around 12-14 weeks to complete from the date the offer is accepted, and conveyancing solicitors are instructed.
Unfortunately, not every transaction is straightforward, and delays are common. If your transaction is likely to encounter delays, your conveyancing solicitor will advise you on your potential options.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Louth?
Your conveyancer will carry out a number of checks when you are buying a home, called conveyancing searches. They are carried out to assess whether there are any problems with the property that need to be addressed.
There are three main types of checks:
- Local authority checks – to check the surrounding area for planning, pollution, highway, pollution or other related issues
- Environmental searches – to check for issues such as flooding or land contamination
- Water and drainage searches – to check matters such as water and drainage access
Further checks may be required, depending on the type of property and where it is situated If this is the case, your conveyancing solicitor will keep you informed.
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors near Louth?
Our team of conveyancers will be able to guide you through the initial stages of your transaction and, once your file is opened, your Louth conveyancer and their team will be able to deal with all the legal details involved in your transaction.
Whether you are moving to, from or across Louth, our conveyancers will be able to support you from start to finish.
Get in touch with our conveyancing solicitors near Louth
Online Conveyancing in Louth
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Louth, Market Rasen, Alford 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 Louth
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Louthand 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 Louth. 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 Louth 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 Louth or away from Louth to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Louth
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 Louth.
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 Louth
Louth can be found in the Lincolnshire Wolds where they meet the Lincolnshire Marsh and is sometimes known as the "capital of the Lincolnshire Wolds".
Louth is to the east of a gorge which is now Hubbard's Hills natural area, which was formed from a glacial overspill channel during the Last glacial period. Today the town's River Lud flows through the gorge before entering the town. The town developed where the ancient trackway along the Wolds, Barton Street crossed the river Lud.
Louth has a total resident population of approximately 16,000.
The Greenwich Meridian passes through the town and is marked on Eastgate with a plaque on the north side of the street, just east of the junction with Northgate.
Louth has a wide selection of independent shopkeepers, with around 75% of businesses run by their owners. Louth was recently named 'Britain's Favourite market town' by the BBC's Countryfile. There are severl longstanding businesses, including the department store Eve and Ranshaw, whose history can be traced back to 1780s, Dales & Sons, poulterers since the 1890s and the 100 year old old butchers, Lakings of Louth.
Louth holds market days on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. There is a farmers' market on the fourth Wednesday of each month. A cattle market is held each Thursday at the Louth Livestock Centre on Newmarket.
Louth is about 40 minutes away from Louth Conveyancing Solicitors Bird & Co Solicitors LLP office on the High Street in Lincoln. Bird & Co Solicitors LLP Lincoln office can be easily reached on the A157 and A158.