Conveyancing Solicitors in Charlbury
Charlbury is a beautiful town located in the Evenlode valley, perfect for families, couples and those looking to retire. So if you’re looking to buy, sell, remortgage or something else in the Charlbury area, our solicitors can provide a helping hand throughout the transaction.
Property transactions can present themselves with plenty of issues, so to keep stress levels to a minimum and ensure that everything has been done correctly, it’s essential to receive legal advice from a conveyancing solicitor.
Our team of experts at Bird & Co have decades of combined expertise and are on hand to provide exceptional advice and practical guidance.
At Bird & Co, we offer a bespoke service for our clients, being able to reach them no matter whether they are in Charlbury or further afield.
How our conveyancing solicitors in Charlbury can help you
Our conveyancing solicitors in Charlbury can provide advice and guidance in issues including:
- Buying and selling your home
- Advice for first time buyers, such as:
- Equity release
- Advice about buying as joint tenants or tenants in common
- Buying and selling listed property
- Buying and selling leasehold property
- Collective enfranchisement and buying the freehold of a house
- Lease extension
- Transfer of equity
- Gifting property and Deeds of Gift
- Buy to let conveyancing
- Buying and selling land
- Commercial conveyancing
- Stamp Duty advice
Our team work with various lenders, including national firms and local building societies, which means we can help you no matter your choice of lender.
Why Choose Bird & Co’s Conveyancing Solicitors in Charlbury?
Our service is different to the standard conveyancing service most firms offer. We believe in providing a quality conveyancing service to anyone no matter where they are in the world. But if you do want to meet us in person, we have offices to provide this traditional conveyancing route.
Our team is built up full of friendly and helpful solicitors. If you choose to work with our team, we will assign you an individual conveyancing solicitor who will handle the entirety of your case and be your point of contact throughout the process.
We take pride in the Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation we have been awarded by the Law Society. What this means is that we will always:
- Provide high quality legal advice
- Get your conveyancing transaction completed as efficiently as possible
- Provide top quality customer service and respond to queries quickly
- Keep you regularly updated and never leave you in the dark about the status of your transaction
- Be upfront and honest about your fees – we will provide you with an accurate quote before you instruct us so that you can decide whether we are right for you
Bird & Co have also been awarded the Lexcel accreditation by the Law Society. This shows our high levels of customer service and practice management.
Why instruct our online conveyancers instead of a conveyancer in Charlbury?
- Unlike other local firms, we have an in-depth knowledge of the national property market.
- Ensuring our client’s private data is secure is important to us at Bird & Co, and for this reason, our online systems have been developed with sensitive communication in mind with encrypted emails and malware protection systems.
- Remote conveyancing doesn’t involve steps such as waiting for documents to be hand signed and delivered via post, meaning we can get your conveyancing done quickly and efficiently.
- The extra steps in traditional conveyancing can incur additional costs, so online conveyancing tends to be more cost-effective.
- We have worked with a range of clients nationally and even for clients who are on the other side of the world through videoconferencing software such as Zoom.
- Even if you choose to work with us remotely, our legal obligations do not change, and we are fully insured for your protection.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Charlbury?
We believe in competitive pricing when offering conveyancing services to our clients in Charlbury and further afield. That’s why we have a range of flexible fees. Where matters are straightforward, we can often provide our services via fixed fees, allowing clients to know exactly what they are paying from the start. Additional fees may be necessary, but we will update you on this.
There are other costs to be aware of during the process, including property transaction registration with HM Land Registry and conveyancing searches. These are known as disbursements.
Some transactions will incur taxes, such as Stamp Duty Land Tax or Capital Gains Tax. If you need to pay taxes on your property transaction, our solicitors will calculate what you owe and file the return with HMRC.
How does the conveyancing process work in Charlbury
During the conveyancing transaction, there are three main steps that occur, and these are:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
Submitting an offer that is accepted means the involved parties are willing to enter into a verbal agreement and eventually a contract once the next steps have been taken. At this point, the parties can still pull out of the transaction.
The next stage of the process is carrying out conveyancing checks on the property. These checks often include:
- Reviewing property information provided by the seller and making further enquiries if necessary (done by the conveyancing solicitor)
- Conducting conveyancing property searches, such as local authority checks (done by the conveyancing solicitor)
- Carrying out an independent survey (done by the buyer)
The buyer may also apply for a mortgage at this stage.
If both parties are satisfied to move forward, the contracts will be exchanged, meaning the transaction is legally binding.
When the transaction becomes official, this is known as completion. This means the transfer deed will be submitted to HM Land Registry, the seller will need to vacate, and the buyer can move into their new property.
How long does conveyancing take in Charlbury?
It is not possible to give an exact estimate of the time period for conveyancing as there are different circumstances in each transaction. However, for straightforward conveyancing, you can expect an average of 12 to 14 weeks from the offer acceptance to completion.
Delays are not always possible to be avoided but should your case be affected; your solicitor will inform you of this.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Charlbury?
During the conveyancing process, a number of searches will be carried out by your solicitor. This is done to ensure there are no pressing issues with the property and the local area.
There are three main types of searches, and typically these are:
- Local authority checks – to check the surrounding area for planning, pollution, highway pollution or other related issues
- Environmental searches – to check for issues such as flooding or land contamination
- Water and drainage searches – to check matters such as water and drainage access
Your conveyancer may need to carry out further searches but will inform you if this is required before moving forward with the transaction.
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors in Charlbury?
If you need assistance with selling, buying, remortgaging or something else in the Charlbury area, our solicitors have the expertise to help. When you instruct our solicitors, you can be certain that all legal matters will be efficiently handled, with an individual solicitor managing your case and answering any queries you may have.