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Conveyancing solicitors in Plymouth

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Our expert conveyancing solicitors will get you moving with the minimum of hassle.

If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Plymouth we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Plymouth, throughout Devon and all over England, Wales and beyond.

If you are buying a detached house in Plymouth, selling a terraced house in Southway, downsizing to a bungalow in Efford, or buying to let in Milehouse, we can help you with your conveyancing.

Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Plymouth?

We offer a friendly, modern and efficient service. If you want to deal with proper lawyers who are friendly and approachable, our team can help you.

You 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 Plymouth, drainage and water fees in Devon or something else.

"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 Plymouth. 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 Devon 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 Plymouth?

In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Plymouth, 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 Plymouth or perhaps not even in Devon.

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 Plymouth - 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.


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Online Conveyancing in Plymouth

There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Plymouth, Southway, Milehouse 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 Plymouth

Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Plymouthand 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 Plymouth. 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth or away from Plymouth to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.

Fees for conveyancing in Plymouth

Our fees are transparent and, so long as the 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 don't 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 and value of the transaction, so we naturally charge a bit more for more complicated and 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 Plymouth.

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.

Introduction to Plymouth

Plymouth is a city on the south coast of Devon, with a population of 256,600, making it the 30th most populous area in the UK. It lies about 37 miles south west of Exeter and 190 miles south west of London. Due to its coastal location, the city was able to grow substantially as a commercial shipping port, managing imports and passengers from the Americas and exporting local minerals such as tin, copper and lime. Nowadays, the city's industry is still maritime, and the armed forces in the city employ over 12,000 people. Aside from this, the Plymouth Gin Distillery has been producing the renown Plymouth Gin, which was the most globally distributed gin in the 1930s.

10% of Plymouth's income is now generated from the Devonport Dockyard, which is the only UK naval base to refit nuclear submarines.

The University of Plymouth has also allowed Plymouth to grow in size, being the 9th largest university in the country, with an income of around £160m. It specialises particularly in Marine subjects, such as maritime business and marine engineering. Aside from higher education, there are 71 primary schools, 13 secondary schools, 8 special schools and 3 selective state grammar schools.

Plymouth is also currently undergoing a scheme known as Plymouth 2020, which is meant to encourage urban growth, with a population increase to 300,000 as well as the development of 33,000 homes.

In terms of transport, there is a frequent ferry providing services to both France and Spain, transporting both pedestrians and vehicles. Plymouth City Airport is also set to be reopened in 2018 thanks to a redevelopment scheme known as FlyPlymouth. Despite this, the Plymouth Railway Station, which was opened in 1877, is managed by First Great Western and provides frequent services to London Paddington.