Our expert conveyancing solicitors will get you moving with the minimum of hassle.
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Nottingham we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Nottingham, throughout Nottinghamshire and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Nottingham, selling a terraced house in West Bridgford, downsizing to a bungalow in Mansfield, or buying to let in Hucknall, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why you should use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Nottingham
We offer a friendly, modern and efficient service. If you want to deal with experienced conveyancing 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 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 Nottingham. This accreditation acts as 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 that 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 Nottinghamshire 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 fully qualified lawyers with many years of experience in all types of property transactions.
Why you don't need a conveyancer based in Nottingham
In the old days most people simply used their local solicitor for their conveyancing. You would visit their 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 Nottingham.
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 – for example, we 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 your home - 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 Nottingham
“Online conveyancing” means that the entire conveyancing process can be handled over the internet if your prefer, with no need for you to ever visit us in person (unless you would prefer to). Clients come to us for conveyancing in Nottingham, West Bridgford, Hucknall 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 if you were dealing with us face-to-face. We have the same professional obligations towards you, and deal with your conveyancing in exactly the same way, offering the same high level of customer service.
Search Fees in Nottingham
Every local authority is different, meaning search fees will vary slightly depending on the location, as well as the nature of the property and issues specific to the area. The fees for the searches and checks we carry out are set by third-parties, such as the local planning office, so are outside of our control, however, we will provide a full breakdown of them so you can see exactly what you are paying for.
We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Nottingham 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 Nottingham. 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 Nottingham 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 Nottingham or away from Nottingham, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Nottingham
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 structure will be the same for a customer in Newcastle as it would be for someone in London, or indeed in Nottingham.
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 Nottingham
Nottingham is a city in the East Midlands, in southwest Nottinghamshire, around 25 miles east of Derby and 70 miles south of Leeds. The city has a population of approximately 321,500 according to figures from 2015, making it the largest city in the East Midlands and the second largest in the Midlands (after Birmingham).
Although Nottingham was traditionally the administrative centre of Nottinghamshire, it is now a separate unitary authority with Nottinghamshire county council being based in West Bridgford. The city is well known for its historical links to the legend of Robin Hood and is a major UK tourist destination.
Nottingham has many opportunities for work and entertainment, as well as many good schools and two universities – University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University. It is therefore popular with a wide range of people, including over 60,000 students across the two universities.
Nottingham is home to several major companies, including Alliance Boots, Pedigree pet food, Experian, E.ON UK, Specsavers and Games Workshop, as well as HM Revenue and Customs and BBC East Midlands. Nottingham is also one of the UK’s six ‘science cities’ with many science-based industries based there, including BioCity, which is the UK’s largest bioscience innovation and incubation centre, housing around eighty science-based companies.
Nottingham also has a strong retail sector, providing a large number of jobs as well as good shopping for residents. There are two main shopping centres – the Victoria Centre and the Broadmarsh Centre – as well as a number of smaller shopping centres, such as the Exchange Arcade, the Flying Horse Walk and the Bridesmith Gate area.
The city has a very strong cultural life, with theatres, cinemas and many music and concert venues. These include the Nottingham Playhouse and the Theatre Royal, The Royal Concert Halls, the Nottingham Arts Centre and the Lace Market Theatre. Nottingham has a Cineworld and a Showcase cinema, as well as independent cinemas the Arthouse Broadway Cinema and the Art Deco Savoy Cinema. Major music venues include Rock City, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall and the Nottingham Arena.
Nottingham has two professional football clubs, Nottingham Forest and Notts County (which is the world’s oldest professional football club). Nottingham County Cricket Club is one of the UK’s leading cricket teams while Nottingham R.F.C. is the town’s rugby union team.
Nottingham has good transport links to the rest of the UK and internationally, with excellent options for road, rail and air travel, as well as a popular local tram network. It is close to the M1 motorway as well as the A52 and A46.
Nottingham Station is one of the country’s main rail transport hubs with regular trains to London St Pancras International taking under 2 hours and trains to Birmingham New Street taking around 1 hours 15 minutes. Nottingham is also just under 15 miles from East Midlands Airport, connecting residents to major cities around the world.
For local transport, the city has the UK’s largest public bus network, as well as being one of only 6 UK cities with a tram network. As a result, Nottingham has been named as England’s least car-dependent city by the Campaign for Better Transport.
Local areas of interest include Sherwood Forest, which is a royal forest famously associated with the legendary Robin Hood. The forest attracts as many as 1 million visitors a year, including to the annual week-long Robin Hood Festival. The forest is also popular for activities such as walking, mountain biking and various woodland crafts.
Nottingham Urban Area
The Nottingham Urban Area covers many towns and villages surrounding Nottingham, many of which are popular with commuters to the city. The area has a population of 729,977 and is also known as the Nottingham Built-up Area and Greater Nottingham.
The area covers parts of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and is largely within the districts of Rushcliffe, Broxtowe and Gedling. Large towns in the Nottingham Urban Area include Beeston, West Bridgford, Ilkeston, Arnold and Long Eaton.
Beeston is a town just over 3 miles southwest of Nottingham and immediately southwest of the University of Nottingham’s main campus. According to the 2011 census, the town has a population of 37,010, which includes a large number of post-graduate students.
Many large businesses are based in Beeston, including Boots, Imperial Tobacco, Siemens, Atos and Chinook Sciences. The town is also popular with commuters, being well connected to both Nottingham and Derby thanks to the Midland Main Line which serves Beeston Station. There are also regular direct services to Birmingha, Lincoln, Leicester, Loughborough and East Midlands Parkway (for the airport). Beeston is also connected to the Nottingham tram system.
West Bridgford is a town immediately south of Nottingham in the borough of Rushcliffe. The town is contiguous with the city, making it effectively a suburb of Nottingham. However, West Bridgford remains officially a separate part of Nottinghamshire and is the county’s administrative centre. The town had a population of 47,109 at the 2011 census.
While West Bridgford is located south of the River Trent, it is very well connected to the city thanks to several bridges, including Trent Bridge and the Wilford Suspension Bridge for cyclists and pedestrians. The town has a different character to much of the rest of Nottingham and the surrounding towns, with a “leafy suburb” feel. This combined with the excellent commuter links to the city makes West Bridgford a highly popular residential area.
Ilkeston is a town in the Erewash borough of Derbyshire, but its closeness to Nottingham makes it a common choice for commuters to the city. The town is also near to Derby and the M1, giving a number of other options for those planning to commute. Ilkeston has a population of 38,640 according to the 2011 census.
Ilkeston was without a railway station for many years, however a new station was opened in April 2017, connecting the town by rail to Nottingham, as well as Sheffield and Leeds. There are hourly services in each direction, providing a convenient option for commuters.
Arnold is a market town northeast of Nottingham and is part of the Gedling borough of Nottinghamshire. According to the 2011 census, the population of Arnold is 37,768. Areas within the town include Daybrook, Woodthorpe, Redhill and Killisick.
The town is home to Arnold Leisure Centre, which contains a swimming pool and the Bonington Theatre, as well as a bar. The Arnold Library is also connected to the leisure centre, which was extensively refurbished and modernised in 2015.
There is a weekly market in the town centre of Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, as well as a flea market on Wednesdays and a farmers’ market on the first Tuesday of each month.
Long Eaton is a town in Derbyshire’s Erewash district, around 7 miles southwest of Nottingham and 9 miles east of Derby. The town had a population of 37,760 at the 2011 census.
The town is connected to Nottingham by rail, with several trains an hour from Long Eaton station and journey times of around 15 minutes. Junction 25 of the M1 Motorway passes to the north west of the town and there are very regular buses to both Nottingham and Derby.
These strong connections with both cities make Long Eaton a very popular choice with commuters, while the town also has several primary schools, two state secondary schools and the public school Trent College, which takes day pupils and boarders from 3-18 (including the Elms School).