Our expert conveyancing solicitors will get you moving with the minimum of hassle.
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Northumberland we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Northumberland, throughout Northumberland and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Northumberland, selling a terraced house in Alnwick, downsizing to a bungalow in Hexham, or buying to let in Otterburn, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Northumberland?
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 Northumberland, drainage and water fees in Northumberland 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 Northumberland. 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 Northumberland 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 Northumberland?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Northumberland, 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 Northumberland or perhaps not even in Northumberland.
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 Northumberland - 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 Northumberland
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Northumberland, Alnwick, Otterburn 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 Northumberland
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Northumberlandand 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 Northumberland. 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 Northumberland 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 Northumberland or away from Northumberland to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Northumberland
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 Northumberland.
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 Northumberland
Northumberland is the northernmost county in England, and borders Cumbria to the West. It has a population of 316,300 as of 2014. It covers area of 1,936 square miles.
Northumberland developed as a county during the industrial revolution from the 18th century onwards when it boasted many significant coal mines. The reason for this is its geology, which consists of many coal deposits as well as undulating land towards the Cheviot Hills, which are comprised of granite.
Northumberland's economy revolves mainly around agriculture, however there are coal mines operating today. Despite this, tourism has proved to benefit Northumberland's economy greatly; evident in the early 2000s when the county received £162m from 1.1 million British tourists and 50,000 foreign.
Many of these tourists travel to visit the county town of Alnwick. Its population is around 8,000, however the real renown landmark is Alnwick Castle, of which many of the scenes in the Harry Potter film series were filmed.
Northumberland has a completely comprehensive education system. There are 15 state schools, two academies and an independent school. Northumberland University is also heavily linked with Newcastle University.
Used Bird & Co Conveyancing to be my legal team for the purchase of my new home. Victoria W and her team were fantastic throughout, always kept me in the know which was reassuring.Nathan P
Bird & Co have always been extremely efficient and unlike other conveyancing firms are very proactive. Seb & Donna always respond same day and they represent excellent value for money - they come highly recommended.Jake Margiotta