If you are looking to buy, sell, or remortgage a home in North Kesteven, our expert conveyancing solicitors are on hand to make sure that your transaction is a success.
Property transactions carry plenty of significance as our homes are usually among the largest investments we make during our lifetimes. Our conveyancers appreciate the potential risks associated with moving homes and, as such, provide carefully tailored advice and support to help you move on to the next chapter in your life with confidence.
At Bird & Co, we provide a reliable conveyancing service that is efficient and straightforward for all of our clients, no matter what their respective situation looks like. Our conveyancing solicitors have a wealth of combined expertise which they use to help our clients with a wide range of matters.
Our physical offices are based in Grantham, Newark and Lincoln, but we frequently work with clients in North Kesteven and are very familiar with the local market. We support clients in and around North Kesteven, including Sleaford, North Scarle and North Hykeham.
Get in touch with a member of our conveyancing team near North Kesteven by giving us a call, or get a quote online.
How our conveyancing solicitors near North Kesteven can help you
Our conveyancers near North Kesteven lend their expertise to a wide range of conveyancing matters, 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, which means we can support your transaction whether you are working with a national firm or a local building society.
Why Choose Bird & Co’s Conveyancing Solicitors near North Kesteven?
Our conveyancing service has been designed to be as accessible as possible, reducing the stress that often comes hand in hand with organising a property transaction.
Our conveyancing solicitors near North Kesteven are able to carry out online conveyancing work. This means that the process can be carried out remotely and there is no need to visit us at our physical offices, unless you feel as though meeting in person would be beneficial.
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 Kesteven market, which gives 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.
You can choose to work with our North Kesteven team in person, or you can use our online conveyancing service. No matter which choice you make, our legal obligations to you remain the same. There are no differences to the service you receive, and we are fully insured just in case.
We have been accredited with the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme. This means 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 Lexcel accredited by the Law Society. Lexcel is 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 Kesteven?
We offer fixed fees for many of our conveyancing services. This means that you will have a clear idea of how much the work will cost from the outset. In some instances, additional fees will be required to complete your work, but your solicitor will let you know well in advance if this applies to your situation.
Additional costs associated with the conveyancing process are commonly known as disbursements. Disbursements include conveyancing searches or registering transactions at HM Land Registry.
Tax is something you will also need to take into consideration whenever you carry out any type of property transaction. For example, your transaction may be affected by 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 Kesteven?
When you carry out a property transaction, there are three main stages to be aware of. These are:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
When an offer is accepted on a property, the buyer and seller will agree to enter into a contract with one another. Note that, until contracts are actually signed and exchanged, nothing is legally binding.
The buyer will then carry out various checks on the property with the assistance of their conveyancer. This is done to ensure that there are no issues with the property that need to be addressed. 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, the contracts will be signed and exchanged. This formalises the transaction and, from this point on, there is no turning back for either party. Pulling out after contracts have been signed and exchanged will usually result in a penalty.
Completion is when the transaction becomes final. A transfer deed will be submitted to HM Land Registry and the seller will be required to leave the property, ready for the buyer to move in.
How long does conveyancing take in North Kesteven?
Under normal circumstances, you can expect a conveyancing transaction to take around 12-14 weeks to reach completion from the date conveyancers are instructed. However, this timeframe can change significantly, depending on whether there are delays further along the property chain.
If delays in relation to your transaction appear likely to occur, your conveyancer will discuss this with you in detail and run you through your potential options.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in North Kesteven?
If you are buying a property in North Kesteven, your conveyancer will complete a number of different searches to ensure that there are no issues which need to be addressed.
The three main types of conveyancing searches 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 required, but this will depend on the type of property and where it is situated. Your solicitor will let you know if additional searches are required.
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors near North Kesteven?
Our North Kesteven 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 Kesteven, our conveyancing solicitors will be able to lend their expertise.