Our expert conveyancing solicitors will get you moving with the minimum of hassle.
If you are buying, selling or remortgaging a property in or around Sleaford, our conveyancing experts can provide you with tailored advice designed to make sure the entire process is as straightforward as possible.
Moving home is an exciting time but, if the correct approach is not taken, there are plenty of potential problems that could lead to unnecessary delays. It is therefore important to work with conveyancing experts who have extensive expertise with a range of conveyancing matters, allowing you to complete your move quickly and efficiently.
At Bird & Co, we offer a convenient, reliable and friendly conveyancing service that caters to the needs of individuals and families alike. No matter what your individual circumstances are, our team will be able to provide you with tailored support that is designed to help you complete your transaction with minimal fuss.
Our physical offices are based in Grantham, Newark and Lincoln, but we regularly work with clients from Sleaford and are familiar with the local market. We are able to support our clients in and around Sleaford, including North Hykeham, Ruskington and Great Hale, using our online conveyancing service.
How our conveyancing solicitors near Sleaford can help you
Our team of expert conveyancing solicitors near Sleaford have expertise in a range of conveyancing 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, which means we will be able to support you whether you are using a national firm or a local building society.
Why Choose Bird & Co’s Conveyancing Solicitors near Sleaford?
Our conveyancing service is modern and friendly, which means that the entire process is straightforward and easy to understand.
Our conveyancing solicitors near Sleaford are also able to carry out online conveyancing work, which means the entire conveyancing process can be carried out remotely.
You will always have a direct line of correspondence with our legal team, as well as a direct email address for the solicitor who is handling your case. This will mean that you will be the first to know if there any updates to your transaction.
Our property lawyers near Sleaford have in-depth knowledge of the national property market, as well as the local Sleaford market. This gives us an edge over other firms which only deal with 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.
Whether you elect to work with our Sleaford team in person, or you use our online conveyancing service, our legal obligations to you remain the same. The service you receive will be the same, and we are fully insured just in case.
Bird & Co is a Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme accredited firm, which means 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. The Lexcel accreditation is awarded to firms that demonstrate the highest levels of customer service and practice management.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Sleaford?
We are able to provide a range of flexible fees for our conveyancing services in Sleaford, including fixed fees for straightforward transactions. This means that you will have a clear idea how much your conveyancing work is likely to cost from the outset. If additional fees are required to complete your transaction, this will be clearly explained before we do the work.
There are other costs involved in the conveyancing process called disbursements, which will be broken down in your initial quote. Examples of disbursements include conveyancing searches and registering transactions at HM Land Registry.
You may also need to consider how your transaction will be affected by tax. For example, you may have to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax or Capital Gains Tax, which means you will need the support of our solicitors to calculate how much is owed and to file the return with HMRC.
How does the conveyancing process work in Sleaford?
There are three main stages to buying or selling a home:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
When an offer is accepted on a home, the buyer and seller agree to enter into a contract which is not yet legally binding. This means that either party can pull out of the transaction without incurring a penalty.
At this stage, the prospective buyer should seek out as much information as they can about the property. Important information to seek out could 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 at this stage (if needed).
Once the buyer is happy with the checks that have been carried out, the transaction can progress to the next stage. This is where contracts are exchanged and the transaction becomes legally binding. This means that if anyone pulls out there are likely to be penalties for doing so.
Completion is when the transaction becomes official. At this point a transfer deed is submitted to HM Land Registry and the seller is required to vacate the property so the buyer can move in.
How long does conveyancing take in Sleaford?
Every conveyancing matter is different and the time it takes to complete depends on a number of factors. That being said, under normal circumstances, a conveyancing transaction tends to be completed in 12-14 weeks from the date the offer is accepted and conveyancing solicitors are instructed.
Every transaction comes with its own challenged, which means delays are always possible. If this is likely to be the case, your solicitor will keep you in the loop at all times.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Sleaford?
Your conveyancer will carry out a number of checks when you are buying a home, known as conveyancing searches. These are completed to assess whether there are any issues with the property that need to be addressed.
The three main types of conveyancing searches are:
- Local authority checks – to check the surrounding area for planning, pollution, highway, pollution 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
It may be necessary to carry out additional checks, depending on the type of property you are buying and where it is located. If this is the case, your conveyancing solicitor will let you know.
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors near Sleaford?
Our team of conveyancers will be available to guide you through the initial stages of your transaction and, once your file is opened, your Sleaford conveyancer and their team will handle all the legal details involved in your transaction.
Whether you are moving to, from or across Sleaford, our conveyancers will be able to support you from start to finish.
Get in touch with our conveyancing solicitors near Sleaford
Used Bird & Co Conveyancing to be my legal team for the purchase of my new home. Victoria W and her team were fantastic throughout, always kept me in the know which was reassuring.Nathan P
Bird & Co have always been extremely efficient and unlike other conveyancing firms are very proactive. Seb & Donna always respond same day and they represent excellent value for money - they come highly recommended.Jake Margiotta