Conveyancing Solicitors in Deddington
If you’re buying, selling or remortgaging a property, it can feel daunting, but this should be an exciting time in your life, and our team strive to reduce stress levels so you can focus on the upcoming property adventure you’re undergoing.
There are considerable legalities to consider during the conveyancing process. That’s why seeking legal assistance is essential. A solicitor will be able to handle all the legal aspects on your behalf, ensuring everything has been done efficiently and helping to minimise delays where possible.
At Bird & Co, we believe in offering clients a friendly, convenient and reliable conveyancing service. We pride ourselves in our uniqueness, being able to offer our services no matter where you are, whether you’re in Deddington or across the world.
How our conveyancing solicitors in Deddington can help you
Our team of conveyancing solicitors in Deddington can provide advice and guidance on all manner of conveyancing 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 almost all major mortgage lenders, and this allows us to provide our support no matter who you are using, whether they are a local building society or a national firm.
Why Choose Bird & Co’s Conveyancing Solicitors in Deddington
We are able to offer our clients a slightly different service to the traditional conveyancing route through online conveyancing, helping clients no matter where they are situated. We are able to do this thanks to videoconferencing software, such as Zoom. If you prefer the traditional conveyancing route, we are available to meet in person at one of our offices.
Working with us means that you will be assigned an individual conveyancing solicitor who will handle the management of your case, ensuring everything has been done correctly, carrying out necessary searches and other tasks, in addition to being your main point of contact should they need to reach you or vice versa.
We are proud to be recognised for our quality conveyancing service through the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme. This means that we will:
- 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 is also Lexcel accredited by the Law Society. What this means is we have a high level of customer service and practice management.
Why instruct our online conveyancers instead of a conveyancer in Deddington?
- Our service is unique to other local firms as we have an in-depth knowledge of the national property market in addition to the local Deddington market
- We take client privacy seriously, so our online systems have been developed with sensitive communication in mind. This is done through encrypting emails and having malware protection in place.
- Remote conveyancing requires fewer steps in comparison to online conveyancing, meaning we can get your conveyancing done quickly and efficiently.
- Due to the fewer steps required during online conveyancing, it reduces the costs meaning online conveyancing tends to be more cost-effective.
- We can assist clients with their property transactions no matter where they’re situated, even for clients who are on the other side of the world.
- We are fully insured, and no matter whether you use our online or traditional conveyancing service, our legal obligations do not change.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Deddington?
We depend our fees on the complexity of the case and can offer our clients in Deddington a range of flexible fees. Where matters are more straightforward, we may be able to offer flexible fees. What this does is provide you with a clear-cut estimate from the get-go. While we cannot guarantee that there won’t be additional fees required, we will inform you as soon as possible if this applies, clearly explaining the reasoning for this and making sure you are happy to proceed.
There will be costs known as disbursements during the process. These types of costs are for carrying out conveyancing searches and registering the property with HM Land Registry.
Other additional fees may be required for your particular transaction, such as taxes, including Stamp Duty Land Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax. If this applies, we will assist with calculating how much you owe and filing the return with HMRC.
How does the conveyancing process work in Deddington?
In the conveyancing process, there are three main steps involved, which are:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
When a buyer submits an offer which is accepted, the seller and buyer are entering into a verbal agreement and eventually a contract. At this stage, it is not yet legally binding, and either party can pull out of the transaction should they wish to.
The next step in the process is the conveyancing searches. This will be done by the conveyancing solicitor, and the 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)
The buyer may also apply for a mortgage at this stage.
Once all the checks have been carried out, and there are no immediate issues that need to be addressed, the contracts will be exchanged, making the transaction legally binding.
When the transaction becomes official, this is known as completion. The transfer deed will then be submitted to HM Land Registry, and the buyer can move into the property.
How long does conveyancing take in Deddington?
Understandably when you’re purchasing a property, you want the process to be as quick as possible so you can move straight into your new home. While we can’t provide an estimate of when this will be due to each property transaction having different surrounding circumstances meaning time can completely vary, the conveyancing process from offer to completion takes an average of 12 to 14 weeks.
Sometimes the process isn’t always straightforward and can be faced with delays, but should this apply to your specific transaction, we will keep you in the loop as soon as we are aware of any changes.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Deddington?
Conveyancing involves a number of checks which are carried out to ensure there are no outstanding issues with the property or local area that need immediate addressing.
There are typically three main conveyancing searches which are carried out, and 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
Some property transactions will require additional checks, but this isn’t always necessary. If your transaction does require this, your conveyancing solicitor will inform you.
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors in Deddington?
When you choose Bird & Co for your conveyancing, we will fully run through the conveyancing process, making sure you are aware and understand how things will pan out. We will assign an individual solicitor as your case manager, they will take care of all the important legal details and keep you up to date with the process.