Conveyancing solicitors in Norfolk
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Norfolk we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Norfolk, throughout Norfolk and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Norfolk, selling a terraced house in King's Lynn, downsizing to a bungalow in Norwich, or buying to let in Great Yarmouth, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Norfolk?
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. This means yYou can guarantee thatbe confident your query will reach the right people, whether you want to ask about search fees in Norfolk, drainage and water fees in Norfolk 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 Norfolk. This acts asis 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 Norfolk 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 Norfolk?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Norfolk, 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 in a different part offrom Norfolk, or perhaps not even in Norfolk.
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 even 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 Norfolk - 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 Norfolk
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Norfolk, King's Lynn, Great Yarmouth 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 Norfolk
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Norfolk and 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 Norfolk. 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 Norfolk 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 Norfolk or away from Norfolk to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Norfolk
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 Norfolk.
There are some aspects of our conveyancing fees that 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 unfortunately out of our control.
Introduction to Norfolk
Norfolk is a county in East Anglia. It borders the likes of Lincolnshire to the west and north- west, Cambridgeshire to the west and southwest, and Suffolk to the south. As of mid 20142016, the county has a population of around 859892,9400, and much of this can be found in Norfolk's larger settlements, such as Norwich, Great Yarmouth, and King's Lynn. That said, there are also a number of other settlements thatwhich are also significant in their own right.
Norwich is a city and the county town of Norfolk, East England. As of mid-2014 2016 the city has a population of approximately 1410,800452.
Until the Industrial revolution, Norwich was one of the most important and most populous settlements in the country. The city's economy is historically manufacturing based -– notably revolving around the shoe making industry, however, in recent years the service sector has become much more apparent. The most notable of these employers is Aviva, a multi-national insurance company, however, they have now been joined by many other finance and insurance companies. Overall, business and financial services make up 31% of the city's employment, followed up by public services at 26%.
Retail also plays a large role in the city's economy, and in 2006 it was ranked as the eighth most prosperous shopping destination in the UK. The Castle Mall wWas one of the first major shopping centres to be opened in Norwich. It opened in 1993, and boasts an ingenious solution to preserving historic retail space, as it is largely built into the side of a hill. Another shopping centre, Intu Chapelfield, was opened in 2005 and is now the largest shopping centre in Norwich., It accommodating accommodates 80 stores, including many 'keystone' stores such as Apple and House of Fraser. Another shopping centre in the city is called Anglia Square.
Whilst tourism doesn't play a huge role in the city's income, (7% of employment) there are many reasons as to why it can attract tourists. Norwich Cathedral and Castle are both Grade I Listed buildings and very popular amongst visitors. There is also an annual arts festival, the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, which promotes East Anglian art. There areis also an array of other Arts and Music Venues.
Visitors may also be attracted to the city's sporting venues. Carrow Road is the largest venue in the city, with a capacity of 27,244, which therefore gives it the capability to accommodate many home and away fans. It is the home of Norwich City Football club, who currently play in the Premier League, after being promoted from the Championship in the 2014-15 season.
In terms of transport, the city is situated on the A47, which links it to Great Yarmouth and Kings Lynn, and ultimately Peterborough. Norwich is also linked to Cambridge via the A11, which leads to the M11 motorway for London and the M25.
Norwich Railway Station is the main station in the city and is mainly served by Abellio Greater Anglia Trains. however However, East Midlands Trains also provide services to areas such as Liverpool Lime Street, Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield. Abellio Greater Anglia offer services to stations such as London Liverpool Street, Cambridge and Ipswich.
Norwich is also home to Norwich International Airport, which provides overseas services to areas such as Tenerife, Palma and Amsterdam, as well as providing many domestic flights.
On top of this, there are also reliable bus services.
King's Lynn is a seaport and market town in Norfolk, on the east coast of England. It is located about 97 miles north of London and 44 miles west of Norwich. As of 2007 the town's population was 42,800.
Due to its coastal location, the town has grown as a result of its fishing and seafood industry- especially prawns, shrimps and cockles. On top of this, there have been successful glass- making firms, as well as a number of small scale engineering works. There areis also a number of agricultural-related businesses, especially including food processing.
In 2008, the town's port was the fastest growing port in Great Britain.
In terms of retail, King's Lynn is the focal point in West Norfolk. The town centre is lined with many largely budget shops, largely aimed at bargain hunters, as well as a number of entertainment centres, bars and restaurants, employing around 5,300 people.
King's Lynn also hosts a number of cultural attractions, including Festival Too, a music festival held in the Town's market place each year in the summer. There are also numerous venues for concerts, comedy shows, as well as a few cinemas.
King's Lynn Football Club is the town's principal sports club, and their ground, The Walks Stadium, has a capacity of over 5,000. On top of this, there is also a speedway team, a basketball team and a local field hockey team.
In terms of transport, the town is connected to Norwich and Peterborough via the A47, and to Cambridge via the A10. Other areas in Norfolk are accessed by the A148 and the A149.
Much of the town's infrastructure is undergoing severe major redevelopment, and in 2010 a new cycle and bus route was created at a cost of £850,000, . and tThere are also many small developments aimed at making junctions more car- friendly.
King's Lynn railway station is the only railway station in the town, and provides services to areas such as Cambridge and London King's Cross. It is also one of the last remaining stations in that area of Norfolk.
Generally known to locals simply as “Yarmouth”, Great Yarmouth is a coastal town located at the mouth of the River Yare, about 20 miles east of Norwich. It had a population of 38,693 according to the 2011 census. The wider borough of Great Yarmouth had a population of 97,277 according to the 2011 census. This includes the nearby small town of Caister-on-Sea.
The town has been a popular seaside resort since 1760 and has a beach and two piers. It is commonly known as the gateway to the Norfolk Broads and North Sea. Popular tourist attractions in Great Yarmouth include The Tollhouse, which dates from the late 13th century, Great Yarmouth Minster (the largest parish church in England), the marketplace (one of the largest in England) and the country’s only full-time circus, The Hippodrome.
Great Yarmouth was once a major fishing port, but this industry declined significantly in the latter half of the 20th century and has now all but vanished. Nowadays the town is a key supply point for offshore natural gas rigs and has also seen significant investment in renewable energy, particularly offshore wind power.
The area around Great Yarmouth provides habitat for a number of rare species. Just behind the town is Breydon Water, a major wader and waterfowl habitat, which is used for winter roosting by over 100,000 birds. Both this site and the surrounding Halvergate Marshes are environmentally protected with most of the area managed by various conservation organisations, in particular the RSPB.
The North Denes area of the beach is classified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to its dune plants and is home to a number of birds and butterflies. Grey seals and common seals can be frequently spotted from the shore, which is generally a popular tourist activity.
The town is well-connected to the rest of Norfolk and the whole of the UK by rail and road. Great Yarmouth railway station connects the town to Norwich, from where trains to the rest of the country can be easily found. The A12, A143 and A47 roads all terminate in the town providing plenty of options for travelling by car.