Conveyancing Solicitors in Woodstock
Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, remortgage or carry out any other property transaction in Woodstock, seeking legal advice from a professional is crucial.
Having your property transaction run smoothly is a want for many of us, but unfortunately, there are lots of legalities and procedures involved, meaning it’s not always possible. Having the assistance of a professional can provide expert advice and support to sidestep potential problems and delays where possible. Our solicitors in Woodstock can be the helping hand you need.
Working with the Bird & Co team means you will receive a bespoke service, with clear, tailored advice and guidance you can trust throughout the process.
The team can offer a quick, convenient online conveyancing process many other firms don’t yet offer in Woodstock and the surrounding area.
How our conveyancing solicitors in Woodstock can help you
Our specialist property transaction solicitors in Woodstock can deliver support 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 lucky 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 Woodstock
Unlike many other firms, at Bird & Co, we offer a unique online conveyancing experience meaning no matter where you are in the world, our team can assist you.
We take pride in offering our clients a completely modern experience, making conveyancing easier than ever before.
When you instruct the team, you will be assigned an individual conveyancing solicitor who will handle the entire process on your behalf, in addition to being your main point of contact should you need to reach us and vice versa.
At Bird & Co, we are proud to have been awarded the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation. This shows our dedication to:
- 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 acknowledges our devotion to delivering clients a high quality service and management of our practice.
Why instruct our online conveyancers instead of a conveyancer in Woodstock?
- We take pride in the edge we have over other local firms when it comes to residential conveyancing. Our team have an in-depth knowledge of the national property market and the local Woodstock market
- Protecting our clients is highly important to us. That’s why our online systems have been developed with sensitive communication in mind. We do this through encrypting all emails and having malware protection.
- Remote conveyancing requires fewer steps, meaning we can get your conveyancing done quickly and efficiently.
- Online conveyancing tends to be more cost-effective due to fewer resources being needed compared to traditional conveyancing.
- We have dealt with property transactions nationally, even for clients who are on the other side of the world. We do this through video conferencing software such as Zoom.
- Whether you meet us in person at one of our offices or online, our legal obligations never change, and for your reassurance, we are fully insured.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Woodstock?
Competitive and transparent pricing is important to us at Bird & Co, so that’s why we provide our clients with a variety of flexible fees for our residential conveyancing service in Woodstock.
Where your property transaction is straightforward, we are able to provide our clients with fixed fees. This allows you, the client, to have a clear idea of what fees are expected to complete the transaction. If you need to pay additional fees, our solicitor will inform you of this.
There will be disbursement fees required in the transaction, and these include registering the property with HM Land Registry and carrying out conveyancing searches.
Depending on your situation, you may need to pay tax. This could be Stamp Duty Land Tax or Capital Gains Tax. We can assist with the calculations and filing the return with HMRC.
How does the conveyancing process work in Woodstock?
In the property transaction process, there are three main steps. These are:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
When an offer is submitted and accepted, the buyer and seller enter a verbal agreement. The contract is not yet legally binding until the contracts have been exchanged and signed. Either party can back out if desired and will not face any consequence.
At this stage, a number of checks will need to be made by your solicitor. These typically 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.
Once the conveyancing checks have been completed, and both parties are happy to proceed, the contracts will be exchanged and signed, meaning it is legally binding. Neither party can retract from the transaction without experiencing a financial consequence.
Once the conveyancing process has been made official by the contract exchange and signing, this is known as completion. Once completion has taken place, the transfer deed will need to be submitted to HM Land Registry, which is confirmation the buyer is officially the owner. The seller will need to vacate the property, and the owner can move in.
How long does conveyancing take in Woodstock?
The time frame each property transaction will take varies completely depending on the property and circumstances surrounding it. Despite this, the average property transaction will take between 12 to 14 weeks to complete, from offer to completion.
This doesn’t mean that this time frame will always be the case as delays sometimes are unable to be avoided. Should this concern your situation, our solicitors will keep you up to date.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Woodstock?
To be certain there are no potential problems that need sorting with the property, local area and land surrounding your conveyancing solicitor will undergo several property checks. Typically, these checks involve:
- 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 property transaction instances, additional checks are required. If this applies to your transaction, your assigned solicitor will keep you informed.
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors in Woodstock?
Should you decide to use our solicitors for your transaction, we will ensure you are fully supported throughout, including clearly explaining the entire process. We will appoint you an individual solicitor who will be your primary contact and will handle the process on your behalf. Should you have any queries, they will be able to assist.