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Conveyancing solicitors in Portsmouth

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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 Portsmouth we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Portsmouth, throughout Hampshire and all over England, Wales and beyond.

If you are buying a detached house in Portsmouth, selling a terraced house in Cosham, downsizing to a bungalow in Hilsea, or buying to let in Southsea, we can help you with your conveyancing.

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

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 Portsmouth, drainage and water fees in Hampshire 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 Portsmouth. 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 Hampshire 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 Portsmouth?

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

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 Portsmouth - 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 Portsmouth

There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Portsmouth, Cosham, Southsea 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 Portsmouth

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

Fees for conveyancing in Portsmouth

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 Portsmouth.

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 Portsmouth

Portsmouth is one of the southernmost cities in Hampshire, as well as one of the largest, with a population of 209,085. It is the only city in the UK with a greater population density than London.

The city is probably most renown as being one of the most notable naval ports in the country, and is home to some significant ships, including the warships HMS Warrior, Mary Rose and even Lord Nelson's flagship, HMS Victory, which is still in commission.

It is the country's only island city, with the majority of Portsmouth being situated on Portsea Island. To the south of the city are the waters of the Solent, which leads to the Isle of Wight. Due to this, the £35m, 170m tall Spinnaker Tower was constructed in 2005, allowing full views of the Solent Vicinity on clear days.

In terms of the city's economy, a substantial amount revolves around the Portsmouth Naval Dockyard, which employs around a tenth of the city's workforce. A further 3000 jobs are soon to be created through the construction of two Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers.

Aside from dock work, the city is also home to the European Headquarters of IBM, and the UK Headquarters of Zurich Financial Services. Retail has also witnessed a drastic increase due to population increase as well as improvement in the city's transport systems. The Cascades Shopping Centre and Commercial road provide the majority of the shopping, containing over 100 high street shops, however the new Gunwharf Quays also maintains even more upmarket fashion stores, restaurants and a cinema. These have all been able to support the city's continuously growing tourism, of which the harbour and the Spinnaker Tower have proved to be the most significant attractions.

Tourists may also come to visit the town's primary sports team; Portsmouth Football Club who currently play in the Football League Two. Their ground, Fratton Park, has a capacity of just over 21,000.

In terms of transport, the city is significantly well connected. The A3 links the city with London, although the M27 and M3 roads are also used frequently and allow for major routes to the Midlands. The city also has two major railway stations, which provide services to London Waterloo, and Birmingham and Manchester can be accessed through connections at Southampton.