Bird & Co. Solicitors Banner Image
Review stars
  • TrustScore 4.8
  • 703 reviews

Conveyancing solicitors in North Devon

If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in North Devon we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in North Devon, throughout Devon and all over England, Wales and beyond.

If you are buying a detached house in North Devon, selling a terraced house in Barnstaple , downsizing to a bungalow in Ilfracombe, or buying to let in Braunton, we can help you with your conveyancing.

Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in North Devon?

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 North Devon, drainage and water fees in Devon or something else.

We're a Conveyancing Quality Scheme accredited firm providing conveyancing to clients in North Devon. 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.

"The team always provided me with clear, pragmatic and commercially viable advice with efficient and focused communication."

We are on the panel for most major lenders, and many smaller ones too. Whether you want to use your local Building Society in Devon 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 North Devon?

In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of North Devon, 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 North Devon or perhaps not even in Devon.

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 North Devon - 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 North Devon

There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in North Devon, Barnstaple , Braunton 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 North Devon

Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in North Devonand 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 North Devon. 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 North Devon 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 North Devon or away from North Devon to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.

Fees for conveyancing in North Devon

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 North Devon.

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 North Devon

North Devon is a local government district in Devon, with a population of 94,059 as of mid-2014. The council of the district is based in Barnstaple, which is the largest town, with a population of 30,916.
Like many British government districts, North Devon was formed on the 1st April 1974, through a merger of the Barnstaple municipal borough, the Ilfracombe and Lynton urban districts, and the Barnstaple and South Molton rural districts.

Being the largest town in the area, Barnstaple also acts as the area's economic hub. Unlike much of the area, it has housed some industrial activity, with notable firms such as Cox Pharmaceuticals being present in the area, however due to its coastal location, it is mainly regarded as a tourist town. The opening of the A361 in 1989 allowed for connection to the motorway network, which in turn helped to encourage trade but mainly weekend tourism.

The town is also the main retail centre for North Devon, and there are many large chain stores in the town centre, as well the Roundswell Business Park which is on the western fringe of the town.
Economy in the rest of the area is dominated by large employers such as the NHS, The Ministry of Defence, who have a Royal Marines Base in Chivenor and the Arromanches Camp in Instow, and finally the North Devon district council.

In terms of transport, there are very few railway services in the area, and Barnstaple Railway Station acts as one of the principal railway stations in the area, and whilst it only provides local services, there are links to Exeter St Davids which consequently provide links to main railway stations elsewhere.