Our expert conveyancing solicitors will get you moving with the minimum of hassle.
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Rutland we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Rutland, throughout Rutland and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Rutland, selling a terraced house in Oakham, downsizing to a bungalow in Uppingham, or buying to let in Empingham, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Rutland?
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 Rutland, drainage and water fees in Rutland 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 Rutland. 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 Rutland 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 Rutland?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Rutland, 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 Rutland or perhaps not even in Rutland.
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 Rutland - 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 Rutland
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Rutland, Oakham, Empingham 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 Rutland
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Rutlandand 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 Rutland. 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 Rutland 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 Rutland or away from Rutland to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Rutland
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 Rutland.
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 Rutland
The county of Rutland is the smallest mainland county in the Country, with a population of 37,600, covering an area of 147 square miles. It is surrounded by the counties of Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire.
One of the biggest attractions of the area is the large Rutland water, a large reservoir, which is around 25 miles in circumference, and the outside track is often used for walkers and cyclists, whilst the water itself is popular amongst water sports, anglers, and is a common breeding ground for Osprey and Waterfowl.
The only towns in the county are Oakham and Uppingham, and much of Rutland's older architecture is built with Sandstone, Limestone and Ironstone.
17,000 of the county's population are working. Alot of the economy is dominated by Agriculture, which is closely followed up by Public Administration, Education and Health, and then distribution, hotels and restaurants, and then Manufacturing. Other employers may work at one of the two Ministry of Defence bases; Kendrew Barracks, In Cottesmore and St George's Barracks, in Luffenham.
The county is also relatively well know for its breweries, including Ruddles, which closed in 1997, but also the Grainstore, which is based in Oakham. Rutland bitter is only one of three UK beers to have achieved Protected Geographical Indication status, and in March 2007, Rutland became only the fourth Fairtrade county.
in terms of transport, Rutland was the last county in the UK to gain a direct London rail service. In 2009, East Midlands Trains started a service running from Oakham Station to St Pancras International via Corby.
There are two leading public schools in the County's two towns; Oakham (Oakham School) and Uppingham (Uppingham School), and Rutland County College provides post-16 education in the county.