If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Newcastle-under-Lyme we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Newcastle-under-Lyme, throughout Staffordshire and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Newcastle-under-Lyme, selling a terraced house in Knutton, downsizing to a bungalow in Westlands, or buying to let in Bradwell, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Newcastle-under-Lyme?
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 Newcastle-under-Lyme, drainage and water fees in Staffordshire 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 Newcastle-under-Lyme. 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 Staffordshire 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 Newcastle-under-Lyme?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Newcastle-under-Lyme, 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 Newcastle-under-Lyme or perhaps not even in Staffordshire.
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 Newcastle-under-Lyme - 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 Newcastle-under-Lyme
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Knutton, Bradwell 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 Newcastle-under-Lyme
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Newcastle-under-Lymeand 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 Newcastle-under-Lyme. 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 Newcastle-under-Lyme 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 Newcastle-under-Lyme or away from Newcastle-under-Lyme to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Newcastle-under-Lyme
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 Newcastle-under-Lyme.
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 Newcastle-under-Lyme
Newcastle-under-Lyme is a market town in Staffordshire, and the principal settlement of the wider borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme. According to the 2011 census the population of the town itself id 75,082, whereas the population of the borough is 126,052.
The name of the town is derived from the creation of a new castle in the 12th century, and the 'lyme' may refer to the presence of the Forest of Lyme during the medieval period.
Newcastle's proximity to Stoke-on-Trent has meant that they have historically had similar economies. Newcastle's early economy revolved around the hatting trade, silk and cotton mills, and after this, coal mining, brick manufacture, iron casting and engineering all rose to prominence. Other industries have included felt hat making, clay tobacco pipe manufacture, brewing and the manufacture of fine bone china.
Nowadays, there is a large frequency of pubs, clubs and bars, which all add to the economy, and have a surprisingly large footfall thanks to the students of Keele University, which is just 3 miles from central Newcastle.
The local economy is also supported by the sites and attractions in the area. This includes the number of parks and gardens in the town, and in 2005 the town was the winner in the small city/large town category of the Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom competition. There is also a museum and art gallery in Brampton Park, and the New Vic Theatre in the town was Europe's first purpose built theatre in the round.
Newcastle Town F.C is the main sports club in the town, and currently play in the Northern Premier League First Division South. Their ground, the Lyme Valley Stadium has a capacity of 4,000, allowing for both home and away fans.
There is also a cricket club, a racing club and one of the oldest korfball clubs in the country- Castle Korfball Club.
In terms of transport, the town is served by the M6 motorway to the south and west and the A500 to the north and east. There is also a large bus station in the town centre. There is no railway station in the town itself, however Stoke-on-Trent railway station is located between the town centre of Newcastle and the city centre of Stoke-on-Trent. The station provides services to areas such as London Euston, Manchester Piccadilly, Oxford, Reading and Southampton.