Conveyancing solicitors in Somerset

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

If you are buying a detached house in Somerset, selling a terraced house in Taunton, downsizing to a bungalow in Yeovil, or buying to let in Bath, we can help you with your conveyancing.

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

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 Somerset, drainage and water fees in Somerset 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 Somerset. 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 Somerset 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 Somerset?

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

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 Somerset - 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.

 

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Online Conveyancing in Somerset

There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Somerset, Taunton, Bath 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 Somerset

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

Fees for conveyancing in Somerset

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 Somerset.

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 Somerset

Somerset is a county in the south east of England. It has a population of 910,200 as of mid-2014, and much of this population can be found in the large towns of Taunton, Yeovil, Bath and Bridgwater. The former of which is the county town. That said, there are also a number of other settlements which are significant in their own right.

The City of Bath, located in the valley of the River Avon, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. It is noted for its architecture, created from Bath stone as well its early Roman history. As of the 2011 census The City had a population of 88,859.

The city doesn't facilitate for manufacturing to a great extent and therefore it is in strong decline. However, tertiary industries, software and publishing are all strong. The central city, including its theatres and other cultural assets helps draft in more than one million staying visitors and 3.8 day visitors each year, which also aids its economy. Tourists may also visit the Roman baths, said to have been built 60-70 AD. The Bath house accommodates what was the Caldarium (hot bath), Tepidarium (warm bath) and the Fridgidarium (cold bath).

Bath is also significant in various sporting activities. Bath Rugby Club is a Rugby Union team playing in the Aviva Premiership, and has won many honours including the Heineken and LV cups. Bath City Football Club are the major football team, and currently play in the Vanarama Conference South League.

Bath Spa railway station provides regular connections to London Paddington, Exeter, Portsmouth and Southampton, all services provided by First Great Western. There is also a reliable tram service; The Bath Tramways Company- which was introduced in the late 19th century.

Taunton is the council town of Somerset, and acts as the economic centre for both the county and the district of Taunton Deane. The town has a low unemployment rate: 4.1% compared to the national average of 5.0% (2005), and this is mainly down to the array of employment opportunities. It hosts the headquarters of the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO), which is a division of the Ministry of Defence. It employs over 1,000 people in the area, and is consequently a crucial employment sector within the town.

The town is also home to one of the head offices of Debenhams, Western Provident Association, Viridor and CANDAC. There are also local offices for Defra, Charity Commission for England and Wales and General Electric.

Taunton also hosts the major transport facilities in the district of Taunton Deane. For instance, Taunton railway station provides direct services to areas such as Bristol, Exeter, Reading, Manchester and Birmingham, as well as a less frequent service to London Paddington. There is also direct access to the M5 motorway.

The next largest settlement, Wellington, is the home of Wellington College, one of the leading public schools in the country.