Conveyancing solicitors in Newport
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Newport we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Newport, throughout Monmouthshire and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Newport, selling a terraced house in Liswerry, downsizing to a bungalow in Duffryn, or buying to let in Rogerstone, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Newport?
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 Newport, drainage and water fees in Monmouthshire 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 Newport. 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 Monmouthshire 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 Newport?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Newport, 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 Newport or perhaps not even in Monmouthshire.
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 Newport - 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 Newport
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Newport, Liswerry, Rogerstone 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 Newport
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Newportand 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 Newport. 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 Newport 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 Newport or away from Newport to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Newport
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 Newport.
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 Newport
Newport is a cathedral and university city in south east wales. It is only 12 miles northeast of Cardiff, and together they form the Cardiff-Newport metropolitan area which has a population of 1,097,000. The city by itself has a population of about 145,700, according to the 2011 census.
Due to its coastal location, the city has always had a port, and it was thanks to the port that the city was able to develop. There were important coal and iron fields in the area, which were subsequently traded through the ports. At the turn of the 20th century, the docks grew even more, with a big extension onto the south docks.
Despite this, the docks began to decline well before the Great Depression, and in 1930, unemployment in the area peaked at 34.7%. After the war years, Newport's economy began to balance out again; a new steelworks was opened in 1962, and the Severn Bridge and part of the M4 motorway was also opened in the late 60s, making the city incredibly well connected. On top of this, a range of other businesses arrived in the late 20th century, and in 2002, Newport was granted city status.
Nowadays the economy revolves around the service sector, and there are many notable employers in the area, such as Airbus, Lloyd's TSB and Panasonic. In 1997, the LG Group also announced that they were creating a £1.7bn project in the city which would create 6,100 jobs.
The town may also gain revenue from other attractions in the area. For instance, on the banks of the River Usk is the Riverfront Arts Centre, which was built in 2004 as a part of Newport's regeneration scheme. Within it is a theatre, but the building also has the capacity to host a number of different events. On the other side of the river is Rodney Parade, a sports stadium and the home of the Newport Gwent Dragons and Newport RFC rugby union teams, as well Newport County football team.
The High Street, Newport Arcade and Market Arcade are amongst the main shopping streets, and there is also a large shopping centre called Kingsway, with another one being built called Friars Walk which is set to be completed by 2015.
In terms of transport, the M4 motorway is only a mile away from from the city centre, and Newport can be accessed by six junctions. Other major roads include the A48 which connects Newport to both Cardiff, Chepstow and South West England.
Newport railway station is the principal station in the city, with firms such as First Great Western, Arriva Trains Wales and CrossCountry operating the trains in the area. First Great Western offers services to areas such as London Paddington, Reading, Bristol and Southampton. Arriva Trains Wales provides services to more northern areas such as Manchester Piccadilly, Crewe and Cheltenham, and CrossCountry provides trains to stations such as Birmingham and Nottingham