Conveyancing Solicitors in Rutland
If you are buying, selling, or remortgaging a home in or around Rutland, our expert conveyancing solicitors will work alongside you to ensure that everything goes ahead as smoothly as possible.
Moving home is a momentous occasion and will likely signal a new chapter in your family’s lives, so the importance of getting expert conveyancing advice should not be underestimated.
At Bird & Co, we provide a reliable conveyancing service that makes the process straightforward and easy to follow. We have a wealth of combined experience that we use to support our clients on a wide range of different conveyancing matters.
Our physical offices are based in Grantham, Newark and Lincoln, but we frequently work with clients from Rutland and are familiar with the local market. We are able to support our clients in and around Rutland including Oakham, Uppingham and Empingham using our online conveyancing service.
Get in touch with a member of our conveyancing team near Rutland by giving us a call, or get a quote online.
How our conveyancing solicitors near Rutland can help you
Our expert team of conveyancing solicitors near Rutland have a wide range of expertise in a variety of 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 also on the panel for most major lenders. This means we can support your transaction if you are using a national firm or a local building society.
Why Choose Bird & Co’s Conveyancing Solicitors near Rutland?
Our conveyancing service is simple and straightforward. No matter what type of property transaction you are looking to complete, we can help move things along with minimal fuss.
Our conveyancing solicitors near Rutland also carry out online conveyancing. This means you won’t need to visit our team at our physical offices, unless that’s the approach you would like to take.
When you work with our conveyancers, you will always have a direct line of correspondence with the team handling your case, as well as a direct email address for the solicitor you are working with.
We have an in-depth understanding of the national property market, as well as the local Rutland market. This gives us an advantage over many other firms which only handle local transactions.
We are also able to deal with transactions around the country and we frequently use video conferencing to speak to clients outside of the UK.
It is up to you whether you want to work with our conveyancers in person, or through our online conveyancing service. No matter which choice you make, our legal obligations to you remain the same. The service you receive is the same and we are fully insured just in case.
We are proud to have been accredited with the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme. This means that we will:
- 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 are also Lexcel accredited by the Law Society. Lexcel is awarded to firms which frequently demonstrate the highest levels of client care and practice management.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Rutland?
We offer fixed fees for most of our conveyancing services. This means you will have a clear idea of how much the work will cost from the outset, allowing you to plan your budget accordingly. If additional fees are required, your solicitor will carefully explain why well in advance.
Additional costs associated with the conveyancing process are referred to as disbursements. Examples of disbursements include conveyancing searches or registering transactions at HM Land Registry.
You may need to consider how tax will affect your transaction. For example, you may need to pay stamp Duty Land Tax or Capital Gains Tax. If this is applicable in your situation, your solicitor will work with you to calculate how much is owed and file the return with HMRC.
How does the conveyancing process work in Rutland?
There are three main stages to the conveyancing process that you should be aware of:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
When an offer is accepted on a property, the buyer and seller will agree to enter into a contract that sets out the precise details of the transaction. At this stage the transaction is not legally binding, as the contracts have not been signed and exchanged. As a result, either party can still pull out without facing a penalty.
Following this, the buyer will work alongside their conveyancer to complete various searches on the property. This is done to make sure there are no issues that need to be addressed. Examples of searches 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)
The buyer will also apply for a mortgage if necessary.
Once the searches have been carried out and both parties are ready to proceed, contracts will be signed and exchanged. This is a pivotal stage in the transaction, as it will now be deemed legally binding.
Completion is when the transaction is deemed to be official. A transfer deed will be submitted to HM Land Registry and the seller is required to leave the property.
How long does conveyancing take in Rutland?
If a transaction goes ahead without complications, it tends to take around 12-14 weeks to reach completion from the date conveyancers are instructed. However, that’s an ideal scenario that doesn’t take into account the fact that there are sometimes unavoidable delays further along the property chain to consider.
If there are likely to be delays relating to your transaction, your conveyancer will talk you through the options available to you.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Rutland?
If you are buying property in Rutland, your conveyancer will complete a number of different searches on the property, making sure that there are no issues which need to be addressed.
The three main types of conveyancing checks are:
- Local authority checks – to check the surrounding area for planning, pollution, highway 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
Additional checks may be required, depending on the type of property in question and where it is situated.
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors near Rutland?
Our Rutland conveyancing team will be able to run through the initial stages of your conveyancing transaction and, once your file is opened, your conveyancer will take care of all of the legal details related to your transaction.
Whether you are moving to, from, or across Rutland, our conveyancing solicitors will be able to lend their expertise.