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Conveyancing Solicitors in Mansfield

If you are looking to buy, sell or remortgage a home in or around Mansfield, our expert conveyancing team are on hand to give you all the support you need to make sure everything goes off without a hitch.

Property transactions often signal a new chapter in someone’s life – but they can come with complications if the correct approach is not taken. At Bird & Co, our conveyancing solicitors have all the expertise required to get the job done quickly and efficiently, helping you to complete your move without any fuss.

We offer a convenient, reliable and friendly conveyancing service, that caters to the needs of individuals and families alike. No matter what your circumstances are, our team will strive to ensure that everything is taken care of.

Our physical offices are based in GranthamNewark and Lincoln, but we regularly work with clients from Mansfield and are familiar with the local market. We are able to support our clients in and around Mansfield including Clipstone, Forest Town and Ravenshead by offering a specialist online conveyancing service.

To get in touch with a member of our conveyancing team near Mansfield, give us a call and a member of our team will be in touch with you very shortly, or get an online conveyancing quote.

Why choose Bird & Co for your conveyancing in Mansfield?

We provide a modern, friendly conveyancing service that is designed to make the conveyancing process as straightforward as possible.

This is also made possible by our expertise in online conveyancing, meaning we can carry out the conveyancing process in Mansfield remotely.

If you work with us, you will always have a direct line of correspondence with your legal team, as well as a direct email address for the lawyer who will be dealing with your transaction. No matter what your query is, you will always be able to reach the right people to find a solution.

Our conveyancing solicitors in Mansfield have in-depth knowledge of the national property market, as well as the local Mansfield market. Other firms may only deal with local transactions.

We are also able to support clients with conveyancing transactions around the country and we frequently use video conferencing to speak to clients who are currently outside of the UK.

Whether you work with our Mansfield team in person, or you use our online conveyancing service, our legal obligations to you remain the same. There are no differences in the service you receive, and we are fully insured just in case.

We are proud to be a Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme accredited firm. This means we will:

  • 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 Lexcel accredited by the Law Society, demonstrating our high levels of customer service. Lexcel is awarded to firms that demonstrate the best standards of client care and practice management.

How our conveyancing solicitors can help people in Mansfield

Our team of qualified conveyancing specialists near Mansfield have extensive experience in supporting a variety of clients. Our team’s expertise includes:

We are also on the panel for lenders of all sizes, which means we will be able to support you no matter which lender you are working with.

Benefits of working with our online conveyancers instead of a local conveyancer in Mansfield

  • Extensive experience handling diverse transactions – This gives us broader expertise compared to many local conveyancers, including for complex transactions.
  • Robust online systems for straightforward conveyancing – Our well-tested systems enable us to skip many of the delays and frustrations often encountered with firms less accustomed to online operations.
  • Swift, cost-effective service – Through our extensive experience, we've optimised our service and costs, passing on these savings to our clients.
  • Accessible expertise nationwide and globally – With our online-first approach, we are a top choice for clients across the UK and worldwide dealing with property in England and Wales.
  • Secure conveyancing at all times – We utilise the latest security measures to safeguard you, your finances, and your data. Additionally, we are fully insured for added peace of mind.

Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost for Mansfield property?

We provide a wide range of flexible fees for our conveyancing services in Mansfield, including fixed fees for straightforward cases. This will mean that you have a clear outline of how much the conveyancing work will cost. If any additional fees are required to complete the transaction, this will be clearly explained to you.

There are other costs involved in the conveyancing process, often referred to as disbursements. Disbursements could include conveyancing searches or registering transactions at HM Land Registry. Any disbursements will be broken down clearly in your initial quote.

Tax is something you will need to consider if you are buying or selling a home. This could mean having to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax or Capital Gains Tax. If this is the case, your conveyancing solicitor will help you calculate how much is owed and file the return with HMRC.

Conveyancing FAQs

How does the conveyancing process work in Mansfield?

Whenever you buy or sell a home, there are three main stages to be aware of:

  • Offer and acceptance
  • Exchange of contracts
  • Completion

When an offer is accepted on a home, the buyer and seller agree to enter into a contract. Note that, at this stage, the transaction is not legally binding and either party can decide to pull out.

After an offer is accepted, the buyer should seek out as much information about the property as they can, with the assistance of their conveyancing solicitor. The information they seek 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)

If required, the buyer will also need to apply for a mortgage at this stage.

Once the buyer is happy with the checks they have carried out, the contracts can be exchanged, at which point the transaction becomes legally binding. This means that, if either party pulls out, they are likely to incur a penalty – unless they have a valid reason for doing so.

Completion is when the purchase and sale is deemed to be official. At this point 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 Mansfield?

The time it takes to complete a conveyancing transaction will depend on a number of external factors. Under normal circumstances, you can expect a transaction to be completed in 12-14 weeks from the date the offer is accepted and our Mansfield conveyancing solicitors are instructed.

Every transaction has its unique challenges and intricacies, which means there could be delays in the overall process. If this is likely to be the case, your solicitor will keep you informed.

What searches are involved in residential conveyancing in Mansfield?

Our Mansfield conveyancing solicitors will carry out a number of checks when you are buying a home, known as conveyancing searches. These are carried out to assess whether there are any problems that need to be addressed before the transaction goes ahead.

The three main types of checks are:

  • 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.

Depending on the type of property you are buying and where it is located, additional checks may be required. If this is likely to be the case, your conveyancing solicitor will inform you.

Is it better to use a conveyancing solicitor or a conveyancer for Mansfield property?

For the average property buyer or seller, the difference between a conveyancing solicitor and a licensed conveyancer might not be immediately apparent. Both represent distinct qualifications for handling property transactions. Neither option is inherently superior, but there are potential advantages to engaging with a solicitor’s firm.

A solicitor’s firm typically has expertise across various fields beyond property transactions, including matters such as wills, inheritance, property rights for unmarried couples, and dispute resolution. This can prove invaluable to individuals navigating property deals. Collaborating with our property solicitors in Mansfield offers assurance that the necessary expertise is available to address any issue that may arise during the process.

What issues should buyers consider when purchasing a home in Mansfield?

When buying property in Mansfield, there are some issues you should consider, including:

  • Coal Mining Legacy: Mansfield has a history of coal mining, so properties may be affected by issues such as subsidence, mine shafts, or mining-related ground instability. Buyers should conduct thorough ground surveys and seek advice on potential risks from coal mining activities.
  • Flood Risk: Certain areas of Mansfield, particularly those near watercourses such as the River Maun, may be susceptible to flooding. Prospective buyers should check flood risk maps and obtain flood risk assessments to understand the potential impact on their property.
  • Contaminated Land: Former industrial sites in Mansfield may have left behind contamination in the soil or groundwater. Buyers should commission environmental surveys to identify any contamination risks and assess the implications for their property.
  • Radon Gas: Mansfield, like many parts of the UK, has areas with elevated levels of radon gas, which can pose health risks. Buyers should consider conducting radon gas surveys to determine if mitigation measures are necessary.
  • Subsidence: In addition to coal mining-related subsidence, Mansfield properties may experience subsidence due to other factors such as clay soil shrinkage or tree roots. Buyers should inspect properties for signs of subsidence, such as cracks in walls or uneven floors, and seek professional advice if concerns arise.
  • Local Authority Searches: Buyers should obtain local authority searches to uncover any planning restrictions, road adoption agreements, or proposed developments that could affect the property's value or use.
  • Property Boundaries: Disputes over property boundaries are not uncommon in Mansfield. Buyers should ensure that property boundaries are clearly defined and accurately recorded in legal documents to avoid potential boundary disputes with neighbours.
  • Conservation Areas and Listed Buildings: Mansfield has several conservation areas and listed buildings, which may be subject to additional planning restrictions and regulations. Buyers of properties within these areas should be aware of the implications for alterations or renovations.
  • Infrastructure Development: Proposed infrastructure projects such as road expansions or new developments may impact the desirability or value of properties in Mansfield. Buyers should research any planned infrastructure projects in the area and consider their potential effects on the property.
  • Local Amenities and Services: Buyers should assess the availability and quality of local amenities and services such as schools, healthcare facilities, public transport, and shopping centres to ensure the property meets their lifestyle needs.

What documents does a property solicitor need for conveyancing in Mansfield?

Residential conveyancing requires a number of documents during the process, but this often depends on whether you are buying or selling a property.

During the process of purchasing a property in Mansfield, the documents you will be required to provide include:

  • Identification (e.g. passport or driving licence)
  • Proof of address
  • Proof of funds (such as bank statements)
  • The official offer of mortgage

The documents required when selling a property include:

  • Proof of ownership
  • Seller’s Property Information Form
  • Certificates, guarantees and planning permission documentation
  • Fitting and contents form
  • Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
  • Leasehold or freehold information
  • Details of the mortgage

How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors for Mansfield?

All you need to do to get started is give us a call or you can request a conveyancing quote using our simple online form.

Our team of conveyancers will be on hand to guide you through the initial stages of your transaction, and, once your file is opened, your Mansfield conveyancer and their team will deal with the legal details involved in your transaction.

Whether you are moving to, from or across Mansfield, our conveyancers will be able to support you from start to finish.

Get in touch with our conveyancing solicitors in Mansfield

Get in touch with our conveyancing solicitors near Mansfield by giving us a call and a member of our team will be in touch with you very shortly, or get an online conveyancing quote