Our expert conveyancing solicitors will get you moving with the minimum of hassle.
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Norwich we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Norwich, throughout Norfolk and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Norwich, selling a terraced house in Trowse Newton, downsizing to a bungalow in Upper Hellesdon, or buying to let in Lakenham, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why you should use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Norwich
We offer a friendly, modern and efficient service. If you want to deal with fully 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 for the people 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 buying or selling a property in Norwich.
"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 Norwich. This acts as a guarantee that our processes and procedures have been approved as meeting the highest conveyancing standards by the Law Society, the body representing 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 Norfolk 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 experienced, fully trained conveyancing solicitors.
Why you don't need a conveyancer based in Norwich
In the past, most people used their local solicitor for their conveyancing. You would visit their office in your nearest town or city 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 Norwich or perhaps not even in Norfolk.
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, in fact you need never leave your home. Our conveyancers can talk you through the whole 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 Norwich
“Online conveyancing” is where the entire conveyancing process is handled over the internet. Thanks to email, Skype and other online tools, there is now no need for you to meet with your conveyancing solicitor in person (unless you would prefer to).
Clients come to us for conveyancing in Norwich from all over the UK and around the world and we are able to offer the same first-rate conveyancing service as we would if you were dealing with us face-to-face.
When dealing with your conveyancing online, we have exactly the same professional obligations towards you as to any other conveyancing client and promise a fast, efficient service delivered in a modern and convenient way.
Search Fees in Norwich
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can offer effective, reliable property checks and searches to clients in Norwich 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 Norwich. 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 Norwich 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 Norwich or away from Norwich, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Norwich
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.
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 Norwich.
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 should be the same no matter who you use for your conveyancing.
Introduction to Norwich
Norwich is a city and the county town of Norfolk in East Anglia. The city is around 100 miles north east of London and has a population of approximately 141,800 according to mid-2016 estimates.
Until the Industrial revolution, Norwich was one of the most important and most populous settlements in the country. The city's economy was historically based around the wool-trade and, later, manufacturing, in particular revolving around the shoe making industry. However, these industries have declined in recent years with the service sector now being the major source of employment for many Norwich residents. The most notable of these employers is Aviva, a multi-national insurance company, however, there are many other finance and insurance companies based in the city. Overall, business and financial services make up 31% of Norwich's employment, followed up by public services at 26%.
Retail also plays a large role in the city's economy, and in 2006 it was ranked as the eighth most prosperous shopping destination in the UK. In 1993, the Castle Mall was one of the first major shopping centres to be opened in Norwich. It boasts an ingenious solution to preserving historic retail space, as it is largely built into the side of a hill. Another shopping centre, Intu Chapelfield, was opened in 2005 and is now the largest shopping centre in Norwich, accommodating 80 stores, including many 'keystone' stores such as Apple and House of Fraser. Another shopping centre in the city is called Anglia Square.
Tourism is also an important source of income for Norwich (accounting for around 7% of employment) and the city boasts a number of popular attractions. Norwich Cathedral and Norwich Castle are both Grade I Listed buildings and there is an annual arts festival, the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, which promotes East Anglian art. The city is also home to a number of theatres, music venues and other cultural attractions, including Norwich Arts Centre, OPEN in Bank Plain and The King of Hearts in Fye Bridge Street.
Norwich also has a number of excellent sports venues, including most famously Carrow Road, home to Norwich City football club. With a capacity of 27,244, Carrow Road is the largest venue in the city and, as well as football, it has hosted a number of concerts over the year, including by international stars such as Elton John, George Michael and Rod Stewart.
The city has excellent local and national transport links, being situated on the A47, which links it to Great Yarmouth and Kings Lynn, and ultimately Peterborough. Norwich is also linked to Cambridge via the A11, which leads to the M11 motorway for London and the M25.
Norwich Railway Station is the main station in the city and is mainly served by Abellio Greater Anglia Trains, with East Midlands Trains also providing services to areas such as Liverpool Lime Street, Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield. Abellio Greater Anglia offer services to stations such as London Liverpool Street, Cambridge and Ipswich.
Norwich is also home to Norwich International Airport, which provides overseas services to areas such as Tenerife, Palma and Amsterdam, as well as providing many domestic flights.
Norwich urban area
The unofficial Norwich urban area has a population of 213,166 according to the 2011 census. This area includes extensive suburbs to the north, west and east of the city, including Costessey, Taverham, Hellesdon, Bowthorpe, Old Catton, Sprowston and Thorpe St Andrew. All are popular with people commuting to Norwich as well as being attractive places to live in their own right.
Costessey is a civil parish 4 miles west of Norwich with a population of 12,463 according to the 2011 census. The parish is made up to two settlements, the original village of Costessey and the more recent development of New Costessey created during the early 20th century.
Costessey has four pubs and a number of local shops, as well as a doctors’ surgery, a community centre, recreation grounds, several out of town superstores and a Park and Ride service to Norwich. The Royal Norfolk Showground is located on the western edge of the parish. The parish also has five schools.
Costessey is connected to Norwich by the A1074 offering a commute to the city centre by car of approximately 20 minutes.
Taverham is a village around 5 miles north west of Norwich with a population of 10,142 according to the 2011 census. The village has two state infant schools and private prep school, as well as a state secondary school.
The village has a number of shops, with the Taverham Nursery Centre being home to craft, jewellery, kitchen and furniture shops, amongst others. Taverham also benefits from a village hall, library, recreational ground, two pubs and a number of takeaways, plus and indoor bowling centre.
Hellesdon is a village 4 miles north west of Norwich city centre with a population of 10,957 at the time of the 2011 census. The village is contiguous with the city, being located immediately to the north west of Boundary Road and is connected to the city centre by the A1067.
Hellesdon is home to various independent shops, as well as a large ASDA superstore and a B&Q. The village also has six schools, a community centre, a library and two pubs. Royal Norwich Golf Club is within the boundaries of Hellesdon, as is Norwich International Airport.
Bowthorpe is a village immediately west of Norwich with a population of 11,683 according to the 2011 census. The village is mainly a residential area, but also includes a large industrial estate that is home to many businesses, plus a shopping centre with a supermarket and various smaller retail units.
Bowthorpe has three schools, a police station, fire station and a community centre, as well as Norwich’s largest 5-a-side football venue. The village is well connected to Norwich and the surrounding area by bus.
Old Catton is a village 2 miles north east of Norwich city centre with a population of 6,108 according to the 2011 census. The village is designated as a conservation area, helping to preserve an attractive character. The area contains three popular open spaces, Catton Park, Buttercup Meadow and the War Memorial deer park.
Local amenities include a nursery school, a primary school, a medical practice, vets, dentists and two pubs. There is also a local recreation ground that plays host to the Old Catton Junior Football Club and the local cricket team.
Sprowston is a small town on the north east edge of Norwich. The town has a population of 14,691 according to the 2011 census and is the largest parish in Norfolk, as well as the most populous parish in the Broadland District.
Sprowston has a high school, three junior schools and three infant schools. It also has a hotel and a golf club, as well as a recreation ground and the Millennium Woodland.
Thorpe St Andrew
Thorpe St Andrew is a small town immediately to the east of Norwich with a population of 14,556 according to the 2011 census. It is the administrative centre of the surrounding Broadland district council.
The town has numerous facilities, including an indoor and outdoor bowling club, a sports and leisure centre, a boat club and various shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as a café, barbers, beauty salons and a post office.