Conveyancing solicitors in Maidstone
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Maidstone we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Maidstone, throughout Kent and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Maidstone, selling a terraced house in East Barming, downsizing to a bungalow in Weavering, or buying to let in Bearsted, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Maidstone?
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 Maidstone, drainage and water fees in Kent 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 Maidstone. 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 Kent 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 Maidstone?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Maidstone, 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 Maidstone or perhaps not even in Kent.
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 Maidstone - 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 Maidstone
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Maidstone, East Barming, Bearsted 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 Maidstone
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Maidstoneand 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 Maidstone. 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 Maidstone 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 Maidstone or away from Maidstone to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Maidstone
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 Maidstone.
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 Maidstone
Maidstone is the county town of Kent, with a population of 113,137, according to the 2011 census. It is situated just 32 miles south east of London. Maidstone is linked with Rochester and the Thames Estuary due to the River Medway, which runs through the town.
The River Medway acted as an important feature to the town's industry and trade when the town was developing. The industries of paper, stone quarrying, brewing and cloth making were all lucrative in Maidstone's past, and benefited massively from the River Medway's course.
Nowadays, Maidstone residents are primarily employed in retail, administration and service. KEF, the loudspeaker manufacturing company, are major employers within the town, and operate on the banks of the Medway.
Despite this, much of the population commute to other towns, and due to Maidstone's proximity to London, many commute there.
Retail is also another large scale employment sector in the town, as Maidstone is ranked in the top five shopping destinations in the south east, as the town has more than one million square foot of retail floor space. Much of this revolves around the towns two shopping centres; The Mall Maidstone and Fremlin Walk. The Mall Maidstone opened in 1976 and accommodates 101 stores and services, and Fremlin Walk opened in 2005 and currently hosts around 50 stores and services.
Maidstone is also the home of a number of sports teams. Maidstone United F.C was formed in 1897, and currently play at the Gallagher Stadium, which has a capacity of nearly 2,500. The team currently play in the National League South. Maidstone Hockey Club is also widely renown, and Kent County Cricket Club have played at the town's Mote Park many times. The Park also accommodates many other recreational and sporting facilities.
In terms of transport, Maidstone is a hub for a number of major roads, including the M20 motorway, the A229, A249, A20 and the A26.
The town is served by three railway stations; Maidstone East, Maidstone West and Maidstone Barracks. Maidstone East provides two trains per hour to London Victoria, as well as one train per hour to Ashford International and Canterbury West. Maidstone West Station offers four trains per day to London St Pancras, however there are more frequent trains to Paddock Wood and Tonbridge.