Our expert conveyancing solicitors will get you moving with the minimum of hassle.
No matter what sort of property transaction you are looking to carry out, you will need the support and guidance of an expert team of conveyancing solicitors who can make sure that it is a success.
Moving home is an exciting time, but it can also be fraught with potential complications, particularly if the right approach is not taken. Our conveyancing solicitors recognise this, and use their combined expertise to carefully guide you through the entire process from start to finish.
At Bird & Co, we provide a reliable, efficient conveyancing service that makes the process as straightforward and stress-free as possible. We have substantial expertise in a number of different areas and use this to support clients from all walks of life.
One of our three physical offices is located within Newark, which means we are well placed to support clients in and around the area, including Balderton, Fiskerton or Southwell. If you aren’t in a position to visit our office in Newark, you can also choose to use our online conveyancing service.
How our conveyancing solicitors in Newark can help you
Our expert team of conveyancing solicitors in Newark have a wide range of expertise, 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 also on the panel for a number of different of lenders. This is so that we can support your transaction, regardless of whether you are working with a major national bank or a local building society near Newark.
Why Choose Bird & Co’s Conveyancing Solicitors in Newark?
At Bird & Co, we strive to provide a simple and straightforward conveyancing service for all of our clients.
Our conveyancers in Newark can carry out online conveyancing work. This means, if you don’t want to visit our office in Newark, the entire process can be completed remotely.
When you work with us, you will also have a direct line of correspondence with the team handling your case, as well a direct email address for the solicitor you are working alongside.
Our conveyancing solicitors in Newark are well versed in the national property market, as well as the local Newark market. Many other firms only deal with local transactions, limiting their scope of expertise.
We have previously dealt with transactions around the country and we frequently use video conferencing to speak to clients outside of the UK.
You can choose to work with our Newark solicitors in person, or through our online conveyancing service. The service you receive and our legal obligations to you will remain the same. We are also fully insured, just in case.
We are accredited with the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme. This means that 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
We are also Lexcel accredited by the Law Society. Lexcel is only awarded to firms which regularly demonstrate the highest levels of customer service and practice management.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Newark?
We can provide fixed fees for straightforward conveyancing work. This means you will have a clear idea how much your transaction will cost from the outset, allowing you to budget accordingly. If additional fees are required to complete your transaction, your conveyancing solicitor will let you know well in advance.
Additional costs associated with the conveyancing process are known as disbursements. Examples of disbursements include conveyancing searches or registering transactions at HM Land Registry.
Your transaction may also be affected by tax, such as Stamp Duty Land Tax or Capital Gains Tax. Your conveyancer will work with you to clarify whether this is the case, calculate exactly how much is owed and file the return with HMRC.
How does the conveyancing process work in Newark?
There are three mains stages to the conveyancing process that you need to know. These are:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
When an offer is accepted on a property, the buyer and seller agree in principle to enter into a contract. As the contract has not been signed, nor exchanged between both parties, it is not considered to be legally binding and both parties can still pull out of the transaction without receiving a penalty.
Following this, the prospective buyer will carry out various checks on the property with their conveyancer. These checks are completed to make sure that there are no issues with the property which need to be addressed. Examples of checks 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)
This is also the point at which the buyer will typically apply for a mortgage (if necessary).
Once the searches have been completed and both parties are ready to proceed with the transaction, contracts will be signed and exchanged. From this point on, the transaction is considered legally binding and neither party will be able to pull out without receiving a financial penalty.
Completion is when the transaction is considered to be official. This could occur on the same day that contracts exchanged, or it may be further down the line. A transfer deed will be submitted to HM Land Registry to register the buyer’s ownership and the seller will be required to leave the property on the completion date.
How long does conveyancing take in Newark?
If there are no unforeseen complications, the conveyancing process tends to take around 12-14 weeks. This is from the date an offer is accepted and conveyancers are instructed.
Naturally, this is a best-case scenario. In many instances, there are a number of unavoidable delays further along the property chain that you will need to be prepared for. Your conveyancer will be sure to work closely with you to provide tailored advice about how long your transaction is likely to take and what actions you can take.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Newark?
Conveyancing searches are carried out by your conveyancer whenever you buy a property. These are done to make sure that there are no problems with the property that need to be addressed.
There are three main types of searches that you need to be aware of:
- Local authority checks – to check the surrounding area for planning, pollution, highway, or other related issues
- Environmental searches – to check for issues such as flooding or land contamination
- Water and drainage searches – to check for matters such as water and drainage access
Depending on where the property is located, what type of property it is, you may need to carry out additional searches. Your conveyancing solicitor will let you know if this necessary.
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors in Newark?
Our Newark conveyancing team will be able to run through the initial stages of your conveyancing transaction and, once your file is opened, your conveyancer will take care of all of the legal details related to your transaction.
Whether you are moving to, from, or across Newark, our conveyancing solicitors will be able to lend their expertise.
Get in touch with our conveyancing solicitors in Newark
Used Bird & Co Conveyancing to be my legal team for the purchase of my new home. Victoria W and her team were fantastic throughout, always kept me in the know which was reassuring.Nathan P
Bird & Co have always been extremely efficient and unlike other conveyancing firms are very proactive. Seb & Donna always respond same day and they represent excellent value for money - they come highly recommended.Jake Margiotta