Looking to buy, sell or complete any other type of property transaction? For a smooth and successful transaction, it’s essential to seek legal advice from recognised experts.
Whether you’re looking for your first home or are upsizing to a family home, Chipping Norton is a gorgeous town in Oxfordshire, ideal for all types of families. It goes without saying how daunting the property transaction process is, but with the helping hand of a conveyancing solicitor, unnecessary delays and mistakes can be sidestepped.
No matter your circumstances, the team at Bird & Co, have the expertise to assist, having dealt with a range of matters over the years.
The team offer a friendly, swift and convenient online conveyancing service, making buying or selling a home easier than ever before.
How our conveyancing solicitors in Chipping Norton can help you
Our specialist conveyancing solicitors in Chipping Norton can provide assistance in matters 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
We are fortunate to be on the panel for most major lenders in the UK. What this means for our clients is we can provide assistance, no matter your chosen lender.
Why Choose Bird & Co’s Conveyancing Solicitors in Chipping Norton?
We believe that the world is heading towards online services, and that’s why we’re pleased to offer a unique online conveyancing service, done completely from the comfort of your home through video conferencing, such as Teams/Zoom and telephone calls.
When you work with the Bird & Co team, you can expect frequent communication from the team. You will be assigned a case manager who will be your direct point of contact. Should you have any queries, the team will be happy to answer.
At Bird & Co, we are proud to have received the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation. This means we can:
- 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
We have further been awarded the Law Society Lexcel accreditation, which recognises our dedication to delivering clients a high quality service and management of our practice.
Why instruct our online conveyancers instead of a conveyancer in Chipping Norton?
- We know the local Chipping Norton market well and additionally have an in-depth knowledge of the national property market, giving us an edge over other local firms.
- Our online systems have been developed with sensitive communication in mind. We always encrypt emails and frequently update security software.
- We can get your conveyancing done quickly and efficiently, without the delays of traditional conveyancing.
- Online conveyancing tends to be more cost-effective due to the lack of physical resources.
- We regularly use video conferencing software to help clients, even for clients who are on the other side of the world.
- Whether you choose the traditional or online route, our legal obligations remain the same, and we are fully insured just in case.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Chipping Norton?
We are pleased to be able to offer a range of flexible fees at Bird & Co, including fixed fees where possible. Fixed fees provide our clients with complete certainty from the get-go. You may be required to pay additional fees, but you will be completely informed of this before proceeding any further.
You will need to pay other fees on top of our services, known as disbursement fees. This is often for conveyancing searches and registration of the property at HM Land Registry.
It may be possible that additional fees are required if your transaction is impacted by tax, such as Stamp Duty Land Tax and Capital Gains Tax. We will calculate what you owe and file the return with HMRC.
How does the conveyancing process work in Chipping Norton?
During the conveyancing process, there are three main steps involved, including:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
When the seller accepts a buyer’s offer, both parties enter a verbal agreement. This is not yet legally binding until the contracts have been exchanged and signed.
During this stage, the buyer and their conveyancer will carry out several checks on the property. These checks 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)
Should the buyer need a mortgage, they will apply at this stage.
After the checks are complete, the buyer and seller will exchange and sign the contracts. From this point forward, the contract is legally binding. If either party was to pull out without a reasonable reason, they will face a financial repercussion.
Once the transaction is official, this is the completion of the transaction. Once the transfer deed has been submitted with HM Land Registry, the buyer officially becomes the owner and can move into the property.
How long does conveyancing take in Chipping Norton?
Each conveyancing process is expected to be different, meaning it isn’t possible to put an exact figure on how long it will take. However, we can say that the average conveyancing process takes between 12 and 14 weeks to complete.
If there are expected to be any delays with your conveyancing process, we will make sure to keep you up to date.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Chipping Norton?
A number of checks will be made on the property you are purchasing, in addition to the local area and land surrounding it, to ensure there are not any potential problems that need addressing. Generally, these conveyancing searches include:
- 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
In some cases, additional checks may be necessary. Should this impact you, your conveyancing solicitor will do their best to inform you in advance.
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors in Chipping Norton?
When you choose to instruct the Chipping Norton team for your conveyancing matter, you can be confident in receiving a bespoke service. Our solicitors will walk you through the entire process, ensuring you understand exactly what will happen, and once we open your case, you will be assigned with a conveyancing solicitor who is on hand to answer any questions you might have.