Conveyancing solicitors in North London
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in North London we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in North London, throughout Greater London and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in North London, selling a terraced house in Chelsea, downsizing to a bungalow in Westminster or buying to let in Camden, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in North London?
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 London, drainage and water fees in Greater London 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 North London. 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 Greater London 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 London?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of North London, 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 London or perhaps not even in Greater London.
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 - we even once 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 London - 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 London
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in North London, Chelsea, Camden 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 London
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in North London 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 North London. 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 London 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 London or away from North London to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in North London
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 London.
There are some aspects of our conveyancing fees that 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 London
North London is the northernmost part of London. There are various different ways of defining exactly what is meant by North London and the area is often described as being anywhere north of the River Thames. The total population of this area is 4,721,700, and includes many of the best known London boroughs, such as Chelsea, Hammersmith, Hounslow, Westminster and Fulham.
Due to the size of the area, North London is served by an overwhelming amount of public facilities, including, leisure, retail, education and transport. North London is served exceptionally well by public transport, like the majority of the city. The Underground has large-scale presence with lines such as Circle, Piccadilly and District travelling through.
Another common way of defining what is meant by North London is according to the London Plan. This is the statutory spatial development plan for the Greater London area. It is written by the Mayor of London and published by the Greater London Authority.
The first version of the London Plan was published in 2004 and it has been updated several times since. Which boroughs are included in North London has changed between the different versions, with the current London Plan defining North London as the boroughs of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. Previously included boroughs are Camden, Hackney, Islington, Waltham Forest and Westminster.
The London Borough of Barnet is on the northern edge of London, bordering Hertfordshire. It is London’s second most populous borough, being home to around 386,100 people as of mid-2016.
Districts within the borough include Arkley, Barnet, Brent Cross, Brunswick Park, Church End, Cricklewood, East Finchley, Edgeware, Finchley, Grahame Park, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Hendon, Muswell Hill, Southgate and Woodside Park.
Much of Barnet is within the Metropolitan Green Belt and it has a wide range of parks and open spaces. Hampstead Heath is a particularly well-known, being an ancient London park covering 790 acres and one of the highest points in London.
Barnet is home to Barnet F.C. and a number of non-League clubs. Rugby union Premiership side Saracens F.C. have played out of the Allianz Park stadium in Barnet since 2013.
Located in North West London, the London Borough of Camden was formerly considered part of North London in the London plan, but is now classified as Central London. Its population was roughly 246,200 as of mid-2016.
The borough stretches from Holborn and Bloomsbury in the south to Hampstead Heath in the north. Its southern edge borders the City of Westminster and the City of London.
Popular attractions in Camden include Bloomsbury Theatre, Camden Arts Centre, the famous Camden Market, the Electric Ballroom, Hatton Gardens, Highgate Cemetery, London Zoo, London Astoria, Primrose Hill and Shaftesbury Theatre.
Camden is well served by public transport, being home to three of the central London railway terminals – Euston, Kings Cross and St. Pancras International. St. Pancras International is the terminus for Eurostar, proving easy links with the continent.
The London Borough of Enfield is the northernmost of London’s boroughs. It has borders with both Hertfordshire and Essex. According to estimates from mid-2016, Enfield has a population of 331,400.
Enfield Town centre underwent a major redevelopment, completed in 2007, extending the existing retail area. This created space for many new shops and a second multi-storey car park as well as a new road layout. Other shopping centres exist in Southgate, Palmers Green and Cockfosters.
Enfield is home to a number of state and private schools, including the well-regarded Enfield Grammar School, St. Ignatius’ College and Bishop Stopford’s School. Oak Hill Theological College, an associate college of Middlesex University, can also be found in Enfield.
Hackney was previously part of North London according to the London Plan, but the latest version now defines it as being in East London. Public perception tends to be that the southern and eastern parts of Hackney are in East London and the northern and western parts are in North London.
The borough has a population of approximately 273,500 based on mid-2016 estimates. It contains districts such as Finsbury Park, Hackney Central, Homerton, Hoxton, London Fields, Lower Clapton, Newington Green, Shoreditch, Stamford Hill and Stoke Newington.
Notable attractions in Hackney include the Abney Park Cemetery nature reserve, the Hackney Empire theatre, Hoxton Hall and Vortex Jazz Club.
The London Borough of Haringey is part of North London according to the London Plan, although some other classifications place it in Inner London. It had a population of approximately 278,500 in mid-2016.
Districts within Haringey include Alexandra Park, Crouch End, Finsbury Park, Haringay, Highgate, Muswell Hill, Northumberland Park, Seven Sisters, Tottenham and Wood Green.
Local landmarks include Alexandra Palace, Bruce Castle and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. The borough is also home to a wide range of theatres and other performing arts venues, including Jacksons Lane, Mountview Conservatoire and the North London Performing Arts Centre.
Islington is now considered part of Central London in the London Plan, but has historically been considered part of North London, including in previous versions of the London Plan. According to estimates from mid-2016 it has a population of 232,900.
Districts within the London Borough of Islington include Angel, Clerkenwell, Finsbury, Highbury, Highgate, Holloway, Islington, Kings Cross, Newington Green, Pentonville and Tufnell Park.
Islington is well-connected by train to the City, West End, London suburbs and the rest of the country, thanks to its many London Underground, Overground and national railway stations.
Popular cultural attractions in Islington include the Almeida Theatre, Emirates Stadium, Hen and Chickens Theatre, Islington Museum and Freightliners City Farm.
Waltham Forest is in North East London and is now considered part of East London according to the London plan, but was formerly classified as North London. It has a population of around 275,800 in mid-2016.
Districts in Waltham Forest include Bakers Arms, Chingford, Hale End, Highams Park, Leyton, Leytonstone, Walthamstow and Whipps Cross. The borough is served by the Central line of the London Underground, as well as the Victoria line. It also has a number of London Overground stations.
Waltham Forest is home to Leyton Orient Football Club, Leyton Football Club, Waltham Forest F.C. and Lee Valley Lions.
The City of Westminster is a London borough which is now considered part of Inner London, but was formerly included in the North London sub region of the London Plan. It covers much of the centre of Greater London and holds city status. The City of Westminster had a population of approximately 247,600 in mid-2016.
Areas included wholly or partially in Westminster include Bayswater, Belgravia, Covent Garden, Fitzrovia, Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, Mayfair, Marylebone, Millbank, Paddington, St James’s, St John’s Wood, Soho, Victoria, West End and Westminster City Centre.
The City of Westminster is home to many of London’s best known corporations, including the BBC, BP, Kingfisher, Marks & Spencer, Rolls-Royce Group and AstraZeneca.
The borough is also home to some of London’s most famous landmarks. These include Buckingham Palace, London Zoo, the Royal Opera House, Hyde Park Corner, Madame Tussauds, Selfridges, Tate Britain, Abbey Road Studios, Lord’s Cricket Ground, Leicester Square, Carnaby Street and many more. Being the location of the West End, it is also the site of many of London’s best known theatres, including the Apollo Theatre, Cambridge Theatre, Dominion Theatre, Garrick Theatre, London Palladium and Lyceum Theatre.
Westminster is also very well served with parks and other open spaces, with some of the most notable being Green Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Regent’s Park and St. James’s Park.
Being right in the centre of Greater London, the City of Westminster is very well connected to the rest of the city and beyond, with 27 tube stations and several national rail stations, including London Charing Cross, London Marylebone and London Paddington.