Conveyancing solicitors in Peterborough
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Peterborough we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Peterborough, throughout Cambridgeshire and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Peterborough, selling a terraced house in Wittlesey, downsizing to a bungalow in Oundle, or buying to let in Glinton, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Peterborough?
When you instruct our specialist conveyancing solicitors in Peterborough, you will benefit from the professional, friendly service that we’re well known for. We know how much property matters to people, which is why we will always aim to be available whenever you need us.
Throughout your transaction, vou will have a direct line straight through to your legal team, and direct email addresses. You can guarantee that your query will reach the right people, whether you want to ask about search fees in Peterborough, drainage and water fees in Cambridgeshire or something else. Instead of bombarding you with complex legal jargon, we’ll provide you with updates on your case in plain English so that you gain a full understanding before exchanging contracts.
As experts in residential property law, our conveyancing solicitors in Peterborough can advise on a range of matters that may affect your decision to buy or sell your home. If you’re purchasing Buy-To-Let property, we can advise on drafting and negotiating your lease once the transaction is complete. No matter your corcumstances, you can rely on our dedicated team to protect your interests and ensure a smooth move.
"The team always provided me with clear, pragmatic and commercially viable advice with efficient and focused communication."
We're a Conveyancing Quality Scheme accredited firm providing conveyancing to clients in Peterborough. This is a guarantee that our processes and procedures have been approved, that we operate to a certain standard, and is a mark of the excellence of our service approved by the Law Society, the body which represents solicitors throughout England and Wales.
We are on the panel for most major lenders, and many smaller ones too. Whether you want to use your local Building Society in Cambridgeshire or one of the larger corporates, chances are we have you covered.
In short, you get an excellent conveyancing service at an affordable price. You don't have the risk of going to the cheapest providers, most of whom aren't solicitors; instead you get a great service from proper lawyers.
Why don't you need a conveyancer based in Peterborough?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Peterborough, and all documents would be hand-produced and posted or delivered by hand.
That service came at a price, but the truth is that it is no longer needed. With modern technology such as scanning, emailing and even Skype or Facetime video calls there is no need to use your local solicitor. Your conveyancer can be based anywhere and still provide a great service - even if he or she is in an office many miles away from Peterborough or perhaps not even in Cambridgeshire.
We have successfully dealt with thousands of conveyancing transactions all over the country, even with clients from the other side of the world. It is not unknown for us to talk to clients outside the UK using Skype, and once we had clients in Thailand talking to us through an interpreter in New Zealand!
There will be no need for you to visit our offices or hand deliver documents. You need never leave Peterborough - our conveyancers will talk you through the process via phone and email, and everything works just as smoothly as it would if we were just down the road.
Online Conveyancing in Peterborough
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Peterborough, Wittlesey, Glinton and all sorts of other places, having first found us via our website.
After that, the relationship between you and your conveyancer is the same as any other. We have the same professional obligations towards you, and deal with your conveyancing file in the same way.
It might feel like online conveyancing because you can talk to us through email on your computer, but really it is proper conveyancing.
Search Fees in Peterborough
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Peterboroughand all over the country, knowing that we will get a product we're happy with and which we know is properly insured and protects your interests.
What is the process to instruct us for your conveyancing?
First, fill in our conveyancing quote form for conveyancing in Peterborough. You can find the links at the top of this page. Our helpful conveyancing support team will then guide you through the initial stages, and once your conveyancing file is opened your Peterborough conveyancing solicitor and their small team will deal with the legal side of the conveyancing transaction. You'll be given direct contact details for your conveyancing lawyers and they'll keep in touch with you every step of the way.
Whether you're moving to Peterborough or away from Peterborough to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Peterborough
When it comes to financing your transaction, we understand the need for absolute clarity from an early stage. That’s why our team of conveyancing solicitors in Peterborough will be upfront and transparent from day one, providing you with a detailed breakdown of the costs upon our first appointment. So long as your situation does not change (for example so long as your property doesn't turn out to be leasehold when we thought it was freehold) the fee we quote is the fee you will be charged. We will never add extras on for things like photocopying, postage, or the like. Those are our overheads and we don't pass them on to you.
All our conveyancing fees are dependent on the nature of the transaction and the volume of legal work involved, so we naturally charge a bit more for more complex high value work. However, the fee charged will be the same for a customer in Newcastle as it would be for someone in London, or indeed in Peterborough.
While we pride ourselves on providing a first class service for a realistic price, there are some aspects of our conveyancing fees which we can't change. Fees charged by other bodies such as HM Land Registry, or by HMRC for Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) are out of our control. For more information on these fees or to request a quote for your conveyancing, get in touch with our friendly team today.
Introduction to Peterborough
Peterborough is a cathedral city, and is also a unitary authority area in the East of England with a population estimated to be 200,000 in mid–2015.
Present-day Peterborough is the latest in a series of settlements which have traditionally benefited from its site where the Nene leaves large areas of permanently drained land for the fens. Remains of Bronze Age settlement and what is thought to be religious activity can be seen at the Flag Fen archaeological site to the east of the city centre.
The Romans established a fortified garrison town at Durobrivae on Ermine Street, five miles (8 km) to the west in Water Newton, around the middle of the 1st century AD.
Although traditionally part of Northamptonshire, for ceremonial purposes it falls within the county of Cambridgeshire. Peterborough is situated 76 miles (123 km) north of London and looks over the River Nene.
The station is a strategic stop on the East Coast Main Line between London and the North and travel into London from Peterborough Station takes well under an hour on the electrified East Coast Main Line. The unitary authority borders Northamptonshire and Rutland to the west, Lincolnshire to the north, and non-metropolitan Cambridgeshire to the south and east.
Designated a "New Town" in 1967, Peterborough Development Corporation was formed in partnership with the city and county councils to house London's overspill population in new townships sited around the existing urban area. There were to be four townships, one each at Bretton (originally to be called Milton, a hamlet in the Middle Ages), Orton, Paston/ Werrington and Castor. The last of these was never built, but a fourth, called Hampton, is now emerging in the south of the city.
The fabulous shopping centre Queensgate, containing over 80 stores and including parking for 2,200 cars opened in 1982. Peterborough's population grew by over 45% between 1970 and 1992. New companies like Thomas Cook and Pearl Assurance located to the city, ending the dominance of the manufacturing industry on the economy.
Peterborough is a principal stop on the East Coast Main Line, 45–50 minutes journey time from central London, with high-speed intercity services from King's Cross to Edinburgh Waverley operated by the Virgin Trains East Coast at around a 20-minute frequency, and slower commuter services terminating at Peterborough.
It is a major railway junction where a number of cross-country routes converge. East Midlands Trains operate the Peterborough to Lincoln Line and a route from Norwich to Liverpool Lime Street via the main line north of Peterborough, CrossCountry operate the Birmingham to Peterborough Line through to Cambridge and Stansted Airport while Abellio Greater Anglia operate the Ely to Peterborough Line with a service to Ipswich.
Peterborough has a diverse range of primary and secondary schools, both private and state-funded, as well as a selection of specialist and alternative schools such as The Phoenix School and Nene Gate. Peterborough Regional College saw an £120 million development in 2012, with new buildings moving to its existing campus.
Whether you’re dining out or going for drinks, Peterborough is brimming with pubs and restaurants to choose from. A notable favourite for locals and tourists alike is the Cherry House Restaurant, a charming old cottage with a garden to eat outdoors in the summer. Peterborough is home to many traditional English pubs, from the Palmerston Arms to the Brewery Tap.
Peterborough is packed full of fun activities and sights worth seeing: the Peterborough Cathedral is a shining example of this, with its impressive architecture and majestic spires. For a day out with the family, visit Peterborough Greyhound Stadium and get stuck in to the races. Or, take the children to Ferry Meadows Country Park to enjoy peaceful relaxation away from the city lights. Peterborough Exotic Pet Refuge is also a family favourite for citizens and visitors of the city, home to a range of rescued animals such as otters, foxes and meerkats.