Conveyancing solicitors in Medway
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Medway we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Medway, throughout Kent and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Medway, selling a terraced house in Chatham, downsizing to a bungalow in Gillingham, or buying to let in Rochester, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Medway?
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 Medway, 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 Medway. 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 Medway?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Medway, 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 Medway 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 Medway - 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 Medway
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Medway, Chatham, Rochester 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 Medway
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Medwayand 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 Medway. 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 Medway 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 Medway or away from Medway to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Medway
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 Medway.
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 Medway
Medway is a conurbation in South East England, with a population of 274,015, covering an area of 74.14 square miles. The main towns in the conurbation include Strood, Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham. Its proximity to the River Medway have allowed it to boast significant importance to Kent.
The area is also relatively renown for its military history. Chatham has had multiple warships built in its shipyards, and the Royal Marines have also had an association with Chatham. The British Army also have a Royal Engineers headquarters in Gillingham.
Medway is currently subject to large scale regeneration. Medway's council have projected population growth to approximately 278,000 by 2028, and they also expect over £1bn worth of investment into the development of the area. Some of the areas which have proposed development include Rochester riverside, in which a 74 acre plot of land is to receive widespread housing, as well as hotels, health centres, cafes and bars. Chatham Centre and waterfront and Strood riverside are to receive similar development.
However, even before this re-development occurs, there is still an array of educational facilities; primary schools, secondary schools, grammar schools and independent schools.
The Medway Council has seven railway stations, being served by the Medway Valley Line, the North Kent Line and the Chatham Main Line. Notable stations include Strood, Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham.
There are many reasons as to why Medway may attract visitors. Medway Park (Gillingham) provides facilities for sports such as swimming and SCUBA diving. Gillingham Football Club play in Football League One, so they may attract home and away fans