Our expert conveyancing solicitors will get you moving with the minimum of hassle.
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Oxford we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Oxford, throughout Oxfordshire and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Oxford, selling a terraced house in Park Town, downsizing to a bungalow in Littlemore, or buying to let in Headington, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Oxford?
Purchasing property is undeniably one of the greatest financial commitments we can make in life. On the other hand, selling it requires careful consideration too. Your choice of property lawyer should reflect this, and will play a significant role in determining the speed and efficiency of your transaction. That’s why at Bird & Co, we believe in dedication and complete commitment to our clients. We know how much property matters to people, so our conveyancing solicitors in Oxford will always take the time to understand the ins and outs of your transaction instead of seeing you as another conveyancing case.
From offer through to completion, our legal team will be on hand to answer your questions and ease your concerns. Rather than drowning you in legal jargon, our conveyancing solicitors will provide clear advice to ensure you have a full understanding of every issue prior to exchanging contracts, whether its about search fees or drainage and water fees in Oxfordshire.
"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 Oxford. 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 Oxfordshire 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 Oxford?
In the old days you used your local solicitor.
You would visit their office in the centre of Oxford, 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 Oxford or perhaps not even in Oxfordshire.
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 Oxford - 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 Oxford
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Oxford, Park Town, Headington 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 Oxford
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Oxfordand 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 Oxford. 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 Oxford 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 Oxford or away from Oxford to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Oxford
Here at Bird & Co, we recognise the importance of transparency when it comes to your conveyancing fees. Having a clear idea of how much your legal bill will amount to from the earliest possible stage is essential in financially planning for your future home. That’s why at Bird & Co, our solicitors will provide clarity on costs from the moment you request a quote. So long as nothing changes in your situation – for example the property being leasehold instead of freehold as originally thought – the fee we quote is the fee you will be charged. Never will we charge extra for the costs we incur from postage, photocopying etc. These are our overheads and we don’t pass them to our clients.
All our conveyancing fees are dependent on the nature and value of the transaction, so we naturally charge a bit more when a higher volume of legal work is required. However, the fee charged will be the same for a customer in Newcastle as it would be for someone in London, or indeed in Oxford. Your location will not affect the final price.
While we pride ourselves for these realistic fees, 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. Should you wish to gain more information on these, just get in touch with our team and request a quote today. We will provide you with an estimated breakdown of the costs you are likely to pay for your HMRC for Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) are out of our control. Should you wish to gain more information on these, just get in touch with our team and request a quote today. We will provide you with an estimated breakdown of the costs you are likely to pay for your conveyancing.
Introduction to Oxford
Known as ‘the “dreaming city of spires”, the City of Oxford is one of the fastest growing and most ethnically diverse in the country. With a population of 150,200 it is also the 52nd largest city in the UK.
Oxford is globally recognised for the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Within this University is a range of stunning architecture, and the city itself hosts examples of every English Architectural period since the arrival of the Saxons. The presence of the university has led to Oxford becoming a centre for the education industry, with a wide range of UK companies drawing their teaching staff from the pool of Oxford University students and graduates.
It has a particularly broad economic base, and its industries include motor manufacturing, publishing as well as a range of science-based, IT and publishing businesses. Following the success of Digital Oxford, an organisation dedicated in putting Oxford on the map for digital development, the city has a growing reputation for innovation.
Notable employers relevant to these businesses include BMW, who have their principal Mini production site in the in the suburb of Cowley. Oxford University Press is also based in the city, and is the largest university press in the world, employing around 6000 people. Furthermore, there are also a number of other notable companies who provide significant employment in the city.
Oxford is a major draw for tourists as well as film and TV crews due to the vast historic buildings that shape the town. The many museums, galleries and collections serve as popular attraction with most being free of admission charges due to serving as part of the University. Alongside this, The Bodleian Library draws regular crowds as it continues to be the largest university library system in the UK. Visitors can taker a guided tour around the Old Bodleian Library to see its historic rooms featuring over 11 million volumes housed on 120 miles of shelving.
Being a relatively large city with a high tourist footfall, the town is well equipped with retail facilities. Within the city centre, there are two main shopping centres as well as a smaller shopping arcade. There is also a large shopping centre outside the city centre known as the Templars Square shopping centre.
The main shopping streets in the area include Broad Street, Golden Cross and Cowley Road. In the centre of Oxford you will find the Clarendon Centre and the Westgate Centre, two shopping malls featuring a range of high-street retailers. For a selection of high end boutiques or antique shops, stroll down The High Street in Oxford to find high quality products for reasonable prices. The Covered Market, on the other hand, offers a unique shopping experience in the form of cobbled Victorian streets dotted with great food stalls, traditional green grocers, jewellers, books and hidden vintage treasures.
Geographically, there are many other large settlements, which are easily accessible from Oxford. Reading is located just 24 miles away, Swindon 36 miles, Cheltenham 43 miles, Milton Keynes 38 miles and London just 51 miles away as well. Oxford railway station allows for access to many of these towns; First Great Western offer services to locations such as London Paddington, Worcester and Banbury and CrossCountry services to as far away as Manchester and Edinburgh. The city is also served by the M40, connecting London to Birmingham as well as roads such as the A34, connecting the North and Midlands to the port of Southampton.
Oxford is considered a very green city; complete with a variety of Parks, Commons and nature walks. There are 28 nature reserves within or just outside the ring road including Cutteslowe Park, University Parks and Lye Valley. The Oxford University Botanic Garden is one of the oldest scientific gardens in the world and contains over 8,000 different plant species on 1.8 hectares, making it the perfect place for relaxation.