Conveyancing Solicitors in Kennington
If you’ve decided to buy or sell a property in Kennington, you may be feeling overwhelmed, thinking about the processes to follow. To feel at ease and ensure that your property deal runs smoothly, it’s vital that you seek the support of an expert conveyancing solicitor.
While a property transaction can be incredibly exciting, it can also be stressful unless handled correctly. There are many potential pitfalls to avoid, yet with the help of our conveyancing specialists, you’ll move swiftly through the processes with a detailed understanding of what to expect.
With our clear, specialist advice, Bird & Co provide every client with the best experience possible, offering services that are both accessible and reliable. Our solicitors will support you at every stage, answering your queries and providing consistent and bespoke support.
Using our online conveyancing service, we have a wider reach to support clients, including offering support throughout Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas.
How our conveyancing solicitors in Kennington can help you
The Bird & Co team based in Kennington has both experience and expertise in 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
Thanks to our position on the panel for the majority of major lenders, we can offer top-quality legal support, whether you are using a local building society or a national firm.
Why choose Bird & Co’s conveyancing solicitors in Kennington?
At Bird & Co, we are in a position to offer both in-person support and online support. This means we can provide services across a wider area and empower clients to choose the best support method for them.
We aim to ensure that our conveyancing services are as client friendly and straightforward as possible, allowing us to ensure that the associated processes are stress free. When you work with our lawyers, you will always get swift answers to your queries and understand the processes. You’ll be in direct contact with your case lawyers, usually via email, so you’ll never feel left in the dark.
Bird & Co is accredited by the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Due to this, we will:
- Offer an outstanding quality legal advice
- Ensure that your conveyancing transaction is completed as swiftly as possible
- Provide excellent customer service and respond to queries fast
- Ensure that you are updated about the status of your case and transaction
- Be transparent when it comes to your fees and offer an accurate quote from the beginning
Our firm has demonstrated our commitment to our clients and high-quality practice management and service, and as a result, we are Lexcel accredited by the Law Society.
Why instruct our online conveyancers instead of a conveyancer in Kennington?
There are many benefits to making use of our online conveyancers, for example:
- Our expert property lawyers have in-depth national property market knowledge, including areas like Kennington. Many firms that only handle local transactions do not have this expertise.
- Our online systems were created to afford us sensitive communication. We appreciate that it’s critically important to protect legal documents and use malware protection and encrypted emails.
- We can ensure that your conveyancing is completed efficiently and quickly, and because so many of our services can be offered remotely, we can offer our clients faster results and minimal delays.
- Online conveyancing services are more cost-effective than traditional services; many traditional costs can be avoided when you work with digital platforms and processes.
- Our firm offers country and even worldwide assistance for clients who are dealing with property transactions. Using video conferencing tools like Zoom, we can assist our clients face to face, no matter where they are.
- Whether we’re talking on the phone, via Zoom, or face to face, our legal duties are the same.
- We have full insurance, and there is no major difference in the overall processes, regardless of where our clients are and how they wish to communicate.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Kennington?
In Kennington, our conveyancing solicitors offer flexible fees catered to your specific requirements. For instance, we can offer a fixed fee, meaning you know exactly what you’re paying for from the beginning. If we need to charge additional fees for extra services, your lawyer will ensure that you know this ahead of time.
As part of the conveyancing process, you may come across several disbursements. These refer to any additional fees associated with the process, for instance, fees for conveyancing searches or to register a property with HM Land Registry.
Extra costs that you may incur include various types of taxes. Our lawyers at Bird & Co can support you in calculating any tax that you owe due to Capital Gains Tax or Stamp Duty. We can also support you in filing a tax return with HMRC.
How does the conveyancing process work in Kennington?
The conveyancing process can be broken down into three key stages, including:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
An offer only becomes a legally binding contract when both parties have signed and exchanged contracts.
The buyer and their solicitors will conduct a range of property checks. These checks can vary but will generally include things like:
- Assessing the property information provided by the seller and making further enquiries if necessary (completed by the conveyancing solicitor)
- Conducting conveyancing property searches, such as local authority checks (done by the conveyancing solicitor)
- Carrying out an independent survey (completed by the buyer)
At this point, the buyer may also apply for a mortgage if applicable.
Once the necessary checks have been completed and the results are sufficient, if both parties still want to go ahead, they will sign and exchange contracts. At this stage, the contract is considered legally binding. If either party attempts to back out of the contract, they will have to pay a financial penalty.
When the transaction is official, the conveyancing process will move into the completion stage. At this point, the seller must leave the property, and a transfer deed is submitted to HM Land Registry.
How long does conveyancing take in Kennington?
The amount of time it takes to complete a conveyancing transaction varies on a case-by-case basis. Once an offer has been made, the process should take somewhere between 12 and 14 weeks. Sometimes there are delays which cannot be avoided, and if this occurs, your
your solicitor will keep you up to date on the situation.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Kennington?
When purchasing a property in Kennington, it’s essential to perform a variety of different checks because there may be potential issues that need to be addressed.
A conveyancing search covers three different areas, including:
- 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
- Local authority checks – to check the surrounding area for planning, pollution, highway, pollution or other related issues
If the property requires further checks, your solicitor is responsible for informing you.
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors in Kennington?
In Kennington, our expert conveyancing team can guide you through each stage of the conveyancing transaction. When completed, all the legal details related to your transaction will be handled by your conveyancer.
If you are looking to buy or sell a property in Kennington, our solicitors can use their expertise to offer top-quality legal assistance throughout the entire conveyancing process.