The experience of a conveyancing solicitor can be invaluable when in the process of buying, selling or remortgaging a property. They can help you handle all of the legal elements of the transaction to ensure the whole process runs smoothly.
There is no need to let the stress of the conveyancing process overwhelm you. This should be one of the most exciting times in your life and our solicitors are dedicated to keeping it that way. We can provide a wealth of knowledge in order to help you navigate the risks and complete the transaction promptly.
At Bird & Co, our friendly services are reliable and assessable to all. Our conveyancing experts are happy to promptly answer all of your questions throughout the process.
With our online services, we can quickly reach our clients across Wantage and the wider Oxfordshire area, including Kidlington, Grove, Abingdon and Chinnor.
How our conveyancing solicitors in Wantage can help you
In Wantage, our specialist team has in- depth knowledge regarding 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
As one of the companies on the panel for most major lenders, Bird & Co can support clients whether they are using a local building society or a national firm.
Why choose Bird & Co’s conveyancing solicitors in Wantage?
One of our crowing achievements at Bird & Co is our excellent online services. By offering conveyancing services online, we are able to provide support and guidance to our clients whether they are right next door or in a different country.
There is no need to travel to one of our physical offices unless you feel like you need to. This process is both modern and straightforward, making the conveyancing process as simple as possible.
Working with our team of conveyancing solicitors is always made easy. You will receive the direct email address for the solicitor handling your case so that you will always get a quick response to your questions and concerns.
At Bird & Co, we are proud to be accredited by the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Due to this, our clients can be confident 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
Additionally, we are Lexcel accredited by the Law Society. This shows our dedication to customer service and practice management.
Why instruct our online conveyancers instead of a conveyancer in Wantage?
Our online conveyancing services are straightforward, efficient, and safe. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should consider instructing our online conveyancers over a typical conveyancing service:
- Our conveyancing solicitors have in-depth knowledge of the national property market. This provides a distinct advantage over firms who sole focus on local property matters.
- Our online systems have been developed with sensitive communication in mind. The safety of our client’s information is one of our top priorities. We make sure to secure all legal documents related to online conveyancing, as well as securing emails and other data with encryption and malware protection.
- We can get your conveyancing done quickly and efficiently. Through our online services, our clients experience fewer delays, making the property transaction much smoother process overall.
- Online conveyancing tends to be more cost-effective. Within the more traditional methods of property conveyancing, there are a variety of additional costs. Those costs are not necessary within the online service.
- Our solicitors have experiences providing support across the country and even for clients who are on the other side of the world. With the help of video conferencing, we are able to ensure that the frequency of our contact with clients does not change.
- With our online conveyancing services, we are fully insured and have the same legal obligations to our online clients as we would in person. You will find there is no difference to the conveyancing process when performed online.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Wantage?
In Wantage we offer our clients a variety of flexible fees. If, for example, you want to know how much you will be paying for our services from the onset, you can use fixed fees. This is used when our solicitors are completing straightforward work and they can let you know if you require any additional services.
Other associated conveyancing costs include conveyancing services and registering your property. These additional charges are called disbursements and are necessary steps for a property transaction.
Stamp Duty Land Tax, Capital Gains Tax, etc, must also be included. The solicitor handling your case can provide guidance regarding tax and can help you to both calculate the price and file the return with HMRC.
How does the conveyancing process work in Wantage?
Within the conveyancing process, you will find there are only three key stages:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
Accepting an offer does not mean you are in a legally binding contract. To do this, both the buyer and the seller must sign and exchange the document.
If you are buying a property, it is necessary to carry out a variety of checks on the property. These generally include:
- Reviewing property information provided by the seller and making further enquiries if necessary (carried out by the conveyancing solicitor)
- Conducting conveyancing property searches, such as local authority checks (carried out by the conveyancing solicitor)
- Carrying out an independent survey (conducted by the buyer)
The buyer will also take this time to apply for a mortgage if needed.
Once the checks have been carried out, both parties will decide whether or not they are still happy with the deal. If both are happy to continue, the contract will be signed and exchanged, making it legally binding. In the event that either the buyer or the seller wants to pull out after the contract has been signed, they will have to pay a penalty.
The transaction is considered completed when the transfer deed has been submitted to HM Land Registry. At this stage, the seller must leave the property.
How long does conveyancing take in Wantage?
Generally, it’s not possible to accurately say how long the conveyancing process will take. The most straightforward cases can take between 12-14 weeks from the acceptance of the offer, however each situation is totally unique.
Within the conveyancing process, delays are expected. Luckily, our solicitors are aware of this and can keep you up to date on the process of your transaction.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Wantage?
In order to ensure there are no issues you are not aware of, it’s important to carry out a variety of conveyancing searches. This will most likely 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
Your solicitor may recommend further checks if they are needed.
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors in Wantage?
Throughout the initial stages of your property transaction, our excellent team can offer the utmost support with all the legal details regarding your conveyancing process being managed by your conveyancer.
You may be moving to or from Wantage, but no matter what you need, our expert solicitors can support you.