Conveyancing Solicitors in Richmond upon Thames
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Richmond we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Richmond, throughout Surrey and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Richmond, selling a terraced house in Twickenham, downsizing to a bungalow in Chiswick, or buying to let in St Margarets, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why you should use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Richmond
We offer a friendly, modern and efficient service. If you want to deal with fully qualified 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 for the people handling your conveyancing. You can guarantee that your query will reach the right people, whether you want to ask about search fees in Richmond, drainage and water fees in Surrey or or anything else related to your property deal.
"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 Richmond. This is a guarantee that our processes and procedures have been approved as meeting the highest standards by the Law Society, the body representing 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 Surrey 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 you don't need a conveyancer based in Richmond
In the past, most people tended to use their local solicitor for their conveyancing. You would visit their nearest office and all documents would be hand-produced and posted or delivered by hand.
That service came at a price, however, and 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 Richmond.
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 – we even once 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 – in fact, you need never leave your home. Our conveyancers will talk you through the whole conveyancing process via phone and email, and everything works just as smoothly as it would if we were just down the road.
Online Conveyancing in Richmond
Online conveyancing refers to the fact your conveyancing can now be carried out entirely over the internet thanks to technology such as email and video chat. This means there is no longer any need to meet face-to-face for your conveyancing as you can get exactly the same quality of service by handling the entire process online.
The advantage of online conveyancing is it lets you choose the best, most competitively priced conveyancing firm in the country, while also being able to deal with your conveyancing at your convenience. There is no need to take time out of work or go out of your way – you can do everything from your own home in your own time.
When dealing with your conveyancing online, we have exactly the same legal obligations to you as if we were meeting in person. The conveyancing process is exactly the same and involves all the same checks, searches, insurance and protections to ensure you get a safe, reliable conveyancing service.
Search Fees in Richmond
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can offer reliable property checks and searches to clients in Richmond and all over the country. As a result, we can provide a service we are 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 Richmond. 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 Richmond conveyancing solicitor and their 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 Richmond or away from Richmond, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Richmond
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 Richmond.
There are some aspects of our conveyancing fees that 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 and should be the same whichever Richmond conveyancing firm you use.
Introduction to Richmond
Richmond is a suburban town in southwest London, 8.2 miles west-southwest of Charing Cross. The town is part of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, although the borough’s administrative centre is in Twickenham.
The town has a population of 21,469 according to the 2011 census, split across the North Richmond and South Richmond wards. The town is characterised by its 18th and 19th century architecture and large number of parks and open spaces, including Richmond Park. As a result, it is generally considered one of the most desirable places to live in London and the UK as a whole.
Richmond has the most substantial commercial centre in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and is classified as a major centre according to the London Plan. The town’s strong retail sector is largely based on high street chains such as House of Fraser, Marks and Spencer, Boots and Waitrose, as well as a Whole Foods Market that opened in October 2013. Richmond is also host to various headquarters of international companies such as eBay and PayPal. The town has been described as 'the beating heart of London's growing technology industry' by the London Evening Standard.
The town also hosts areas of natural beauty such as Richmond Green on which cricket matches have occurred since the mid-18th century, Richmond Hill, and Richmond Park, which is home to over 600 red and fallow deer. It is also the location of various pubs and bars, some of which date back to the 1700s, as well as a variety of restaurants and cafes, including several Michelin Starred restaurants.
Richmond has good connections to the rest of the capital via the London Underground, through Richmond station which hosts the District line, London Overground and the Waterloo to Reading line. The town is also well served by a variety of London buses and estimates suggest that around 30% of Richmond households do not have a car.
The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames is part of Outer London in the west of the capital. It is the only London borough to sit on both sides of the River Thames and borders the London boroughs of Hounslow to the north, Kingston-upon-Thames and Merton to the south, Wandsworth and Hammersmith and Fulham to the east. Being on the western edge of London, the borough also has a border with Surrey.
The Richmond upon Thames borough has a population of approximately 195,800 according to mid-2016 estimates. The borough is around half parkland with a large percentage of London’s open space falling within Richmond upon Thames. This includes Richmond Park, Kew Gardens, Bushy Park and Old Deer Park. The borough is often considered to have the best quality of life in London. The Borough Council meets in York House, Twickenham.
Districts either wholly or partly in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames include Twickenham, Barnes, Whitton, Hampton, Kew, Mortlake, East Sheen, Teddington, Petersham, Ham, Hampton Wick and St Margarets.
Twickenham is an affluent suburb in southwest Greater London, within the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. The district is 10 miles southwest of Charing Cross with a population of 52,396, according to the 2011 census.
Twickenham has an extensive town centre and the River Thames flows through the district, with the historic riverside area being home to many 18th century buildings and pleasure grounds. However, the area is probably best known as the located of Twickenham Stadium, widely considered the home of English Rugby Union.
The district is served by five railway stations – Twickenham, St Margarets, Whitton, Fulwell and Strawberry Hill. Is also well served by London buses.
Barnes is a district in southwest London, within the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. The district is home to 21,218 people according to the 2011 census and is the nearest part of the borough to central London, being just over 5 miles southwest of Charing Cross.
Notable locations in Barnes include Barnes Common (comprising 120 acres of open space and a local nature reserve), the London Wetland Centre, Bolan’s Rock Shrine, the independent Olympic Cinema on Church Road, the Bull’s Head pub and the Old Sorting Office Arts Centre.
Barnes has two railway stations, Barnes and Barnes Bridge, and is also on several bus routes, connecting the district to Richmond and central London.
Whitton is a suburban area in the southwest of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames at the western end of Twickenham. It had a population of 20,065 at the time of the 2011 census with most of the housing in the area being detached and semi-detached. Whitton is a mainly residential area, with many of its residents commuting to central London for work.
Hampton is a suburb on the north bank of the River Thames in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It had a population of 19,372 at the time of the 2011 census. Hampton has four railway stations – Hampton, Hampton Court, Hampton Wick and Fulwell. It is also well served by London buses.
The suburb benefits from significant areas of public riverside, as well as residential islands and many historic buildings, including Garrick’s House and the Temple to Shakespeare. Hampton is also the location of the famous Hampton Court Palace. Housing in the area is mainly a mix of terraces and semi-detached properties.
Key is a suburb in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, around 7 miles southwest of Charing Cross. The district had a population of 11,436 at the time of the 2011 census. The suburb is served by Key Gardens station, which is on the District line of the London Underground and the North London line of the London Overground.
Kew is perhaps best known as the site of the Royal Botanic Gardens (commonly known as “Kew Gardens”) which are now a World Heritage Site. Kew Palace is also located in the district, which dates from 1631 and is open to the public following a major refurbishment in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Mortlake is a suburb in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, on the south bank of the River Thames. It had a population of 10,919 at the time of the 2011 census. The suburb is served by Mortlake railway station, which provides London Overground services.
East Sheen (also commonly known simply as ‘Sheen’) is a suburb in South West London, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It has a population of 10,348 according to the 2011 census and is known for its long high street with a wide range of shops, offices, restaurants, pubs and cafes. Mortlake railway station serves East Sheen and is in Travelcard Zone 3.
Teddington is a south west London suburb in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thanes. It has a population of 10,330 according to the 2011 census. The district is on the north bank of the Thames and is mainly residential, with many Teddington residents commuting into central London for work. Teddington railway station in in Travelcard Zone 6 with regular trains to London Waterloo. The district also contains the Landmark Arts Centre, located in the former St Alban’s Church, which is run by an independent charity delivering arts and education for the local community.