Conveyancing solicitors in Neath Port Talbot
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Neath Port Talbot we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Neath Port Talbot, throughout South Wales and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Neath Port Talbot, selling a terraced house in Neath, downsizing to a bungalow in Pontardawe, or buying to let in Port Talbot, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Neath Port Talbot?
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 Neath Port Talbot, drainage and water fees in South Wales 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 Neath Port Talbot. 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 South Wales 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 Neath Port Talbot?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Neath Port Talbot, 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 Neath Port Talbot or perhaps not even in South Wales.
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 Neath Port Talbot - 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 Neath Port Talbot
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Neath Port Talbot, Neath, Port Talbot 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 Neath Port Talbot
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Neath Port Talbotand 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 Neath Port Talbot. 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 Neath Port Talbot 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 Neath Port Talbot or away from Neath Port Talbot to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Neath Port Talbot
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 Neath Port Talbot.
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 Neath Port Talbot
Neath Port Talbot is a county borough and unitary authority area in South Wales. According to the 2011 census, the area has a population of 139,800, making it the 8th most populous local authority area in Wales.
Neath Port Talbot's borders are shared with the principal areas of Bridgend, Rhondda Cynon Taff to the east, Powys and Camarthenshire to the north and Swansea to the west. Within the area, the principal towns are Neath, Port Talbot and Pontardawe, which have populations of 19,258, 37,276 and 6,832 respectively.
The area also stretches to the borders of the Brecon Beacons National Park, and consequently the majority of the district's land is upland of semi-upland in character. 43% of the land is also covered in forest, and the upland areas also consist of five valleys: Vale of Neath, Dulais Valley, Afan Valley, Swansea Valley and the Upper Amman Valley.
In June 2008, a report showed that economic activity and employment rates in the district were below the Welsh average, however, earnings for full-time workers were higher than either the Welsh or British average. Despite this, earnings for full time workers were higher than either the Welsh or British average.
Specifically, Manufacturing accounts for over 22% of jobs in the county borough, compared to 14% in Wales as a whole. Just under 70% of local jobs are in services, again lower than the Welsh average of nearly 80%.
Notable employers include Tata group, who employ around 3,000 staff in the area. General Electric, Hi-Lex Cable Systems Ltd and Tedeco.
Places of interest in the area include Afan Forest Park, which is popular amongst walkers and mountain bikers and Margam Country Park, which is a frequent destination for the World Rally Championships. There are also many other natural attractions such as Aberdulais Falls, Aberavon Beach and Gnoll Country Park.