Conveyancing Solicitors in North Hykeham
Whether you are planning to buy, sell or remortgage a home in North Hykeham, you will need the guidance and support of an expert team of conveyancing solicitors to ensure the transaction is a success.
There are a number of risks that come with any type of property transaction, which is why it is vital that the right approach is taken. Our conveyancers will carefully guide you through your transaction, offering tailored advice to ensure that you have the appropriate level of support at every opportunity.
At Bird & Co, we provide an efficient, reliable conveyancing service that makes the entire process as straightforward as possible, removing some of the potential barriers that often make moving homes a stressful experience. Our conveyancers have a wide range of combined expertise that is consistently put to good use.
Our physical offices are based in Grantham, Newark and Lincoln, but we frequently work with clients in North Hykeham and are well versed in the local market. We support clients in and around North Hykeham, including Bracebridge Heath, Thorpe on the Hill and Boultham using our online conveyancing service.
Get in touch with a member of our conveyancing team near North Hykeham by giving us a call, or get a quote online.
How our conveyancing solicitors near North Hykeham can help you
Our conveyancers near North Hykeham 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 on the panel for most lenders. So, whether you have opted to work with a national firm or a local building society in North Hykeham, we can still support your transaction.
Why Choose Bird & Co’s Conveyancing Solicitors near North Hykeham?
Our conveyancing service is designed to make the entire process as straightforward as possible for all of our clients.
Our conveyancing solicitors near North Hykeham are able to carry out online conveyancing work. This means the process can be carried out remotely and there is no need to visit us at our physical offices, unless you feel it is necessary.
When you work with us, you will always have a direct line of correspondence with the team handling your case, as well as a direct email address for the solicitor you are working alongside.
We have a detailed understanding of the national property market, as well as the local North Hykeham market, giving us an advantage over other firms which only deal with local transactions.
We are also able to deal with transactions around the country and we frequently use video conferencing to speak to clients outside of the UK.
Whether you choose to work with our North Hykeham solicitors in person, or through our online conveyancing service, our legal obligations to you remain the same. The service you receive will be the same, and we are fully insured just in case.
We have been accredited with the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme. This provides assurance 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 client care and practice management.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in North Hykeham?
We offer fixed fees for many of our conveyancing services. This means that you will have a clear idea how much your conveyancing work will cost from the outset, allowing you to accurately plan out your budget. If additional fees are needed, your conveyancer will let you know well in advance.
Additional costs associated with the conveyancing process are known as disbursements. Disbursements may include conveyancing searches or registering transactions at HM Land Registry.
Tax is something you will need to take into consideration whenever you carry out any property transaction. For instance, you may need to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax or Capital Gains Tax. Your conveyancing solicitor will help you to clarify whether you owe tax, calculate how much is owed and help you file the return with HMRC.
How does the conveyancing process work in North Hykeham?
There are three main stages to the conveyancing process that you should be aware of. These are:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
When an offer is accepted, the buyer and seller will agree to enter into a contract. It should be stressed that, until contracts have been formally signed and exchanged by both parties, the transaction is not legally binding. Either party can still choose to pull out at this stage without facing any repercussions.
Following this, the buyer will work their conveyancer to carry out various checks on the property, ensuring that there are no issues which undermine the sale price. 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)
Once these checks have been completed and the buyer is willing to continue with the transaction, contracts will be signed and exchanged. When this has been completed, the transaction is legally binding and neither party is able to pull out without receiving a financial penalty.
Completion is when the transaction is deemed official. A transfer deed is submitted to HM Land Registry and the seller is required to leave the property.
How long does conveyancing take in North Hykeham?
Every conveyancing transaction comes with its own set of unique circumstances and challenges. As such, it’s difficult to predict exactly how long an individual transaction will take to reach completion. Under normal circumstances, a transaction should take between 12-14 weeks from the date conveyancers are instructed, but this can be extended if there are delays further along the property chain.
If delays appear to be unavoidable, your conveyancer will talk you through the options at your disposal.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in North Hykeham?
If you are buying a property in North Hykeham, your conveyancer will carry out a number of searches to ensure that everything is in order and that there are no issues that need to be addressed immediately.
The three main types of conveyancing checks are:
- 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 matters such as water and drainage access
Further checks may be necessary, but this will depend on the type of property and where it is situated. If this is the case, your solicitor will keep you informed.
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors near North Hykeham?
Our North Hykeham 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 North Hykeham, our conveyancing solicitors will be able to lend their expertise.