Conveyancing Solicitors in Scunthorpe
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Scunthorpe we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Scunthorpe, throughout North Lincolnshire and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Scunthorpe, selling a terraced house in Raventhorpe, downsizing to a bungalow in Broughton, or buying to let in Thealby, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Scunthorpe?
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 Scunthorpe, drainage and water fees in North Lincolnshire 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 Scunthorpe. 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 North Lincolnshire 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 Scunthorpe?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Scunthorpe, 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 Scunthorpe or perhaps not even in North Lincolnshire.
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 Scunthorpe - 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 Scunthorpe
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Scunthorpe, Raventhorpe, Thealby 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 Scunthorpe
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Scunthorpeand 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 Scunthorpe. 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 Scunthorpe 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 Scunthorpe or away from Scunthorpe to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Scunthorpe
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 Scunthorpe.
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 Scunthorpe
Scunthorpe is a town in the north of the county in the borough and unitary authority of North Lincolnshire with a population of about 75,000.
Known as an industrial town, Scunthorpe is the UK's largest steel processing area and is known as the "Industrial Garden Town". It is the 3rd largest town in Lincolnshire after Lincoln itself and Grimsby. The town lies on an area of ridged land which slopes down towards the River Trent. Although the town itself is industrial it is surrounded by farmland and forest areas.
Scunthorpe is built on a bed of limestone and iron ore which is important in the manufacturing of steel. It is believed that ironstone was first mined in the area as early as the Roman times. During the 1800’s iron ore was rediscovered and this resulted in the development of an iron and steel industry and a very quick acceleration in population. The ore was transferred to a wharf at Gunness and then by a narrow gauge railway for distribution by barge or mainline rail from Keadby. The best way to exploit the iron ore fields was for a rail link to be built from Keadby to Barnetby. The iron ore traders campaigned for the link and construction work started in the mid 19th century with completion some 4 years later.
Construction of Scunthorpe's first ironworks, the Trent Ironworks, began in 1862, with the first cast from the blast furnace being tapped on 26 March 1864. Other ironworks followed: building of the Frodingham Ironworks began in 1864; North Lincoln Ironworks in 1866; Redbourn Hill Iron & Coal Company in 1872; Appleby Ironworks blew in their first blast furnace in 1876; and the last constructed being Lysaght's Iron and Steelworks in 1911, with production starting in 1912.
Scunthorpe today is a busy, densely populated town with two major shopping centres, the covered Foundry Shopping Centre and the part-covered Parishes Centre. There are many well known shops to be found in the Town Centre. There are major chain store supermarkets and access to the town can be made by train, bus, taxi and car and there are ample places to eat and drink, including restaurants, pubs, bars and fast-food outlets.
Away from the retail crowds there is the Gainsthorpe Medieval Village, at Hibaldstow, one of the the best-preserved examples in England of a medieval village, managed by the English Heritage, and worth a visit. Open to the public for a pleasant afternoon is Scawby Gardens, three acres of walled Victorian garden.
There is also the Dandi Lion Playzone, an air conditioned, multi-tiered soft play centre, providing a clean, safe, secure and stimulating play environment, catering for children from 0 - 12 years. And, ideal for the entire family, is The Pink Pig Farm, a working farm offering a great day out including The Family Farm Trail. There is also a farm shop brimming with local produce and a great coffee shop restaurant selling homemade lunches and snacks, cakes and cappuccinos.
The main railway station lies on the South TransPennine Line which has trains from Manchester Airport to Cleethorpes. The town lies five miles (8 km) north of the M180. Before this motorway was opened in 1979, all the east-west goods traffic took the A18 to Grimsby. Humberside Airport is a short drive to the east along the M180. The town's bus station is off Fenton Street. The bus station is predominantly used by Stagecoach in Lincolnshire, that operate services within and out of the town, followed by Hornsby Travel.