Conveyancing solicitors in Northampton
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Northampton we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Northampton, throughout Northamptonshire and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Northampton, selling a terraced house in Semilong, downsizing to a bungalow in Duston, or buying to let in Queens Park, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why you should use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Northampton
We offer a friendly, modern and efficient service. If you want to deal with qualified 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 to the person handling your conveyancing. You can guarantee that your query will reach the right people, whether you want to ask about search fees, drainage and water fees or anything else related to your property deal.
"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 Northampton. This is a guarantee that our processes and procedures have been approved as meeting the highest standards 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 Northamptonshire 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 you don't need a conveyancer based in Northampton
In the past people commonly used their local solicitor for their conveyancing. You would visit their nearest office and all documents would be hand-produced and posted or delivered by hand.
That service came at a price, however, and 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 Northampton or perhaps not even in Northamptonshire.
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 have even had clients in Thailand talk to us through an interpreter in New Zealand!
There will be no need for you to visit our offices or hand deliver documents – in fact, you need never leave your home. Our conveyancers will talk you through the entire conveyancing process via phone and email, and everything works just as smoothly as it would if we were just down the road.
Online Conveyancing in Northampton
Online conveyancing refers to the ability for your conveyancing to be carried out entirely over the internet, thanks for the benefits of technology such as email and video chat. This means there is no longer any need to meet face-to-face for your conveyancing as you can get exactly the same quality of service by handling the entire process online.
The advantage of online conveyancing is it means you are free to choose the best, most competitively priced conveyancing company in the country, while also being able to deal with your conveyancing at your convenience. There is no need to take time out of work or go out of your way – you can do everything from your own home in your own time.
When dealing with your conveyancing online, we have exactly the same legal obligations to you as if we were meeting in person. The conveyancing process is exactly the same and involves all the same checks, searches, insurance and protections to ensure you get a safe, reliable conveyancing service.
Search Fees in Northampton
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can offer reliable property checks and searches to clients in Northampton and all over the country. This means we know we can provide a service we are 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 Northampton. 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 Northampton 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 Northampton or away from Northampton, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Northampton
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 Northampton.
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 and will be the same whichever company you use for your conveyancing.
Introduction to Northampton
Northampton is the county town of Northamptonshire, located in the south of the county. With a population of around 225,500 as of mid-2016, it is one of the largest towns in the UK. The town is built on the River Nene and is 67 miles northwest of London, and 50 miles southeast of Birmingham.
Northampton’s growth into a major population centre was boosted by its designation as a New Town in 1968 as part of government efforts to provide housing for the UK’s growing population. Northampton continues to see strong population growth, with the number of people living in the town increasing 11% between 2004 and 2013, making it one of the ten fastest growing settlements in the UK.
Northampton was once well known for its shoe industry, which saw particular success throughout the 20th century. Now, however, only a small number of footwear companies survive, including Crockett & Jones and Church's. Many of the former shoe-making factories and related sites have been converted into offices or accommodation.
The modern economy of Northampton is chiefly based on distribution and finance rather than manufacturing. Barclaycard and Nationwide are two major employers in the town. The University of Northampton is also a large employer, as is the Carlsberg Brewery. In 2014, Northampton was named “the best place in the UK to start and run a business” by consumer credit reporting agency Experian.
Northampton's market square is one of Britain's oldest and largest, and is connected to Abington Street, one of Northampton's primary shopping areas. The town also has two shopping centres in the town centre – the Grosvenor Centre and Market Walk. Additional shopping centres outside of the town centre include St James Retail Park, The Weston Favell Shopping Centre and the Riverside Retail Park. In 2015 St Giles Street in the town centre was named the “Best British High Street” in a national competition run by the Department for Communities and Local Government.
On the eastern edge of the town is the Billing Aquadrome Leisure Park. This contains a caravan site, marina, funfair, bar and a riverside restaurant, as well as a converted water mill. There are four leisure centres spread across the town, as well as the Benham Sports Arena, the King’s Park Tennis Centre, a golf course and a new skatepark.
Northampton has a strong cultural life with a number of theatres, cinemas, music venues, libraries, museums and galleries. This includes the Royal & Derngate theatre complex and The Deco theatre and conference centre, a former cinema and music venue that twice hosted the Beatles. The town has two major cinemas run by Vue and Cineworld, as well as the subsidised Forum Cinema which plays many art house and independent films, and the Errol Flynn Filmhouse, an independent cinema.
Other local entertainment venues include The Roadmender, the Legendary Labour Club, Mollys, The Old White Hart, The Penny Whistle and The Wig & Pen. Northamptonshire Central Library, Northampton Museum and Art Gallery and the Northampton Arts Collective all also play an important role in the town’s cultural scene.
Northampton is home to leading rugby union team, Northampton Saints, who play at Franklin's Gardens and Northamptonshire County Cricket Club – one of the 18 major county cricket clubs in England and Wales. However, Northampton is perhaps best known as the home of the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Circuit.
Northampton has strong transport connections with the rest of Northamptonshire and the wider UK. The M1 runs near to the town, giving good links to London and the South East. Northampton Railway Station is on the Northampton Loop of the West Coast Main Line, providing connections to London Euston train station, as well as Birmingham New Street station and Crewe.
Towns and villages near to Northampton
There are a number of villages near to Northampton that are often considered to be suburbs of the town, but in fact are separate civil parishes. These villages are popular with people commuting to Northampton, as well as being attractive places to live in their own right.
Broughton is around 4 miles from Northampton town centre and is part of the Daventry district of Northamptonshire. The village had a population of 1,112 at the time of the 2011 census. Broughton is connected to Northampton by the A508, which also connects the village to the nearby town of Market Harborough. The village has its own primary school, making it popular with young families.
Cogenhoe is around 5 miles east of Northampton overlooking the Nene Valley. The civil parish of Cogenhoe and Whiston had a population of 1,436 at the time of the 2011 census. The village is located near to the A45 and A428, which both connect it to Northampton. Cogenhoe has a good number of local facilities, including a village pub, a village shop, village hall, garage, sports and social club and a primary school.
Ecton is immediately east of Northampton, between the A4500 and the A45, giving it good connections to Northampton, Wellingborough and the surrounding area. The village has two pubs, playing fields, a cricket club and a primary school. According to the 2011 census, Ecton has a population of 466. The village is popular with tourists from the USA as Benjamin Franklin’s ancestors lived there for over 300 years.
Grange Park is a housing estate, commonly referred to as a village, on the edge of Northampton, just outside the Borough of Northampton. The estate was created in the late 1990s and early 2000s and was home to 4,404 people by the time of the 2011 census. Grange Park is close to the M1, giving excellent transport links to London and Birmingham and has a primary school, supermarket, community centre and sports pavilion, as well as two hotels, a pub and a nearby golf course.
Harpole is around 4 miles west of Northampton along the A4500 and roughly a mile east of junction 16 of the M1. The village had a population of 1,546 at the time of the 2011 census and is home to three pubs.
Little Houghton is about 2 miles east of Northampton near to the A428, which connects it to the town. The village has a population of 412 according to the 2011 census. The village is near to the Billing Aquadrome leisure park, a 235-acre park with facilities including a caravan site, marina and funfair. The aquadrome hosts many shows throughout the year, including various car and motorsport related events.
Moulton is a large village around 5 miles north west of Northampton and connected to the town by the A5095 and the A5123. The village had a population of 3,454 at the time of the 2011 census. The village is particularly popular with young families due to the large number of playgroups and nurseries in the area, as well as the presence of Moulton Primary School. Moulton is also home to Moulton School and Science College – a comprehensive secondary school – and Moulton College – an agricultural and trade focused college.
Overstone is a village about 6 miles north east of Northampton with a population of 741 according to the 2011 census. The Overstone Park Hotel offers a luxury health club and an 18-hole championship golf course.
Rothersthorpe is a small village 4 miles south of Northampton with a population of 472 according to the 2011 census. The village is close to the M1, making it a good choice for commuters, and it has a Church of England primary school.