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Conveyancing solicitors in Shepway

If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Shepway we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Shepway, throughout Kent and all over England, Wales and beyond.

If you are buying a detached house in Shepway, selling a terraced house in Folkestone, downsizing to a bungalow in Dungeness, or buying to let in Hythe, we can help you with your conveyancing.

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

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 Shepway, drainage and water fees in Kent 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 Shepway. 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 Kent 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 Shepway?

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

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 Shepway - 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 Shepway

There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Shepway, Folkestone, Hythe 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 Shepway

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

Fees for conveyancing in Shepway

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 Shepway.

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 Shepway

Shepway is a local government district in Kent. The population of the area is 109,452, as of mid-2014, and the majority of this population live in the coastal towns of Folkestone an Hythe.

Like many British Government Districts, Shepway was formed on the 1st April 1974 through a collaboration of the municipal boroughs of Folkestone, Lydd and New Romney as well as the Elham and Romney Marsh Rural Districts. 

Due to the coastal location of the major towns, Shepway's economy largely revolves around tourism. Folkestone is a key example of this, however the town itself contributes revenue to the area in other ways also. It developed originally through its shipping trade. Notable firms in the area include The Dormobile works, Arm & Hammer, and until recently the Silver Spring Mineral Water Company Ltd, which was the largest independently owned soft drinks manufacturer in Britain. During the 1980s and 1990s the construction of the Channel Tunnel provided employment, as well as creating a course for more people to transport to the area, subsequently increasing its employment.

There are also numerous financial firms in the area, notably insurance. 

In terms of transport, Shepway is served by the M20, which runs through the north of the district, ending up at Folkestone, and carries traffic from London, the M25 and Maidstone to the district. Other major roads include the A20 which provides a link to Dover, the A259, which starts at Folkestone and travels to Rye, East Sussex, Hastings, Bexhill-on-Sea, Eastbourne, Brighton, Worthing, Littlehampton, Bognor Regis and Chichester to Emsworth near Portsmouth.

The South Eastern Mainline railway runs through the district, as does High Speed 1. Domestic trains frequently travel to areas such as London Charing Cross from stations such as Folkestone West and Folkestone Central, as well as areas like Ashford and Tonbridge.