Conveyancing Solicitors in Meldreth
If you are in the process of buying, selling, or remortgaging your home in or around Meldreth, our team are acknowledged experts in the conveyancing field and can provide a top-quality service that will fully support you.
Unfortunately, property transactions aren’t always straightforward and they often come with their own complexities. That’s why finding a reliable solicitor is incredibly important. Our solicitors have a wealth of combined expertise in this area and will provide realistic advice and assistance.
We have dealt with all manner of property transactions, from simple conveyancing to those more complex. No matter your circumstances, we will be on hand to help.
How our conveyancing solicitors in Meldreth can help you
Our Meldreth conveyancing solicitors will assist with matters, including:
- 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 on the panel for most lenders, meaning whether you are using a national firm or local building society, we can support you.
Why Choose Bird & Co’s Conveyancing Solicitors in Meldreth?
At Bird & Co, we offer a bespoke online conveyancing service, something many other firms do not offer. This means our service can be provided from anywhere, through video conferencing and telephone, or, where you want a face-to-face service, we can provide that.
To ensure communication is consistently maintained, we will assign an individual solicitor to your case. Should you need any queries answered throughout your case, your solicitor will be happy to assist.
We are extremely proud to be accredited by the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme. This means we always:
- 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
Our client service and practice management are furthermore recognised through the Law Society’s Lexcel accreditation.
Why instruct our online conveyancers instead of a conveyancer in Meldreth?
- Our Meldreth solicitors have an in-depth knowledge of the national property market, including the Meldreth property market. Giving us an edge over other firms.
- Our client’s protection is incredibly important to us. That’s why our online systems have been developed with sensitive communication in mind, and we do this through encrypting emails and software protection.
- Remote conveyancing does not need additional steps involved as traditional conveyancing does so, we can get your conveyancing done quickly and efficiently.
- Online conveyancing tends to be more cost-effective, unlike traditional conveyancing.
- We deal with many clients across the country, and we can even help clients who are on the other side of the world through video conferencing.
- We are fully insured for our client’s reassurance.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Meldreth?
We aim to offer a range of flexible fees for conveyancing in Meldreth. For straightforward cases, we offer fixed fees that provide certainty over the costs involved. In some situations, it may be required for additional fees to be paid. If this applies to your case, we will inform you.
Occasionally additionally fees known as disbursements are required, this could be conveyancing searches or property registration. We will make you aware of these from the outset.
Some buyers will need to pay tax, including Stamp Duty Land Tax or Capital Gains Tax. Where this applies, we will assist with the calculation and file the tax return with HMRC.
How does the conveyancing process work in Meldreth?
There are three main stages to the conveyancing process that you need to be aware of. These are:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
Once an offer is accepted on a property, the parties involved intend to enter a legal contract. At this moment, it is only a verbal agreement, and it is possible for either the buyer or seller to pull out of the transaction, including gazumping, where the seller accepts a higher offer even after already accepting a previous one.
Once the offer is accepted, the conveyancing solicitor will carry out several checks on the property, such as:
- 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 a mortgage is required, the buyer can obtain it at this point.
When the buyer is happy with the checks, they can exchange and sign the contract and pay the deposit. If either party attempts to pull out at this stage, they may face a penalty due to it now being legally binding.
Property completion is when the sale and purchase are official. This could be the same day as the contract exchange or an alternative date. The transfer deed will be submitted to HMLR, and the seller is required to vacate the property.
How long does conveyancing take in Meldreth?
The conveyancing process can completely vary in time depending on various factors. A process without complications normally takes between 12 to 14 weeks to complete. There may be times where delays do occur, if this applies to your situation, your conveyancer will keep you informed.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Meldreth?
To make sure there are not any immediate issues that need sorting, your conveyancer will carry out searches and checks on the property. There are three main types of searches, including:
- 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 where your property is located, further checks may be required. Your solicitor will advise you if this is necessary.
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors in Meldreth?
Our team will guide you throughout the conveyancing process, and once you decide to pursue your claim, we will deal with all the legal matters involved. We will assign an independent solicitor so you are kept fully in contact.
Whether you are moving to, from or across Meldreth, our conveyancing solicitors will assist.