Carrying out any type of residential property transaction in Burnham on Sea is likely to be an incredibly exciting prospect. That said, to make sure that there are no hiccups which could ultimately derail the process, the advice and support of an expert conveyancing solicitor will be extremely beneficial.
Even the most straightforward transactions have the potential to unravel if a thorough approach is not taken, so it is important that you have a clear understanding of what steps to take and what problems you may encounter along the way.
At Bird & Co, we have a team of dedicated conveyancing solicitors who will be on hand to support you, whether you are buying, selling, remortgaging, or conducting any other type of transaction in Burnham on Sea or the surrounding areas. We are recognised for providing a simple and reliable conveyancing service, and will be available to guide you through the process from start to finish.
We are proud to offer our clients a fast and efficient online conveyancing service, meaning we can support you no matter where you may be located – whether that is Burnham on Sea or anywhere else around the world.
How our conveyancing solicitors in Burnham on Sea can help you
Our specialist team of conveyancing solicitors in Burnham on Sea have assisted clients through a number 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 on the panel for most major lenders. This means we can support your transaction whether you are working with a national firm or a local building society in Burnham on Sea.
Why choose Bird & Co’s conveyancing solicitors in Burnham on Sea?
At Bird & Co, we offer an alternative to the traditional conveyancing route. As we provide a convenient online conveyancing service, we can support your transaction no matter where you are currently located.
The conveyancing service we provide is fully up to date with the necessary regulations and legislations, ensuring that the advice we provide is accurate. We are well regarded for the accessibility of our service, making the process as straightforward as possible.
When you work with our conveyancing solicitors in Burnham on Sea, you will be assigned an individual conveyancing solicitor, who will be responsible for managing your entire transaction. This also means you will have a direct line of correspondence with said solicitor, who can answer any questions you may have.
We have been awarded the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation. This means that 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, demonstrating our high standards of client care and practice management.
Why instruct our online conveyancers instead of a conveyancer in Burnham on sea?
There are a number of benefits to instructing our solicitors in Burnham on Sea, including:
- We have expertise in both the local Burnham on Sea property market, as well the national property market. This gives us an edge over firms that only handles local transactions.
- Protecting our clients and ensuring that transactions are secure is incredibly important to our team. As such, online systems have been developed with sensitive communication in mind through various protections.
- We can get your conveyancing done quickly and efficiently, as online conveyancing is a much more straightforward process.
- Online conveyancing tends to be more cost-effective as there are fewer steps to complete.
- At Bird & Co, we have worked with clients in Burnham on Sea, as well as those around the rest of the UK and even for clients who are on the other side of the world.
- Our law firm is fully insured for our client’s protection, and our legal obligations to you do not change whether you work with us in person or online.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Burnham on Sea?
We provide all of our clients with a range of flexible funding options. Examples of this include fixed fees, which will be used where a transaction is more straightforward.
Other costs, known as disbursements, often arise during the course of a conveyancing transaction. These may include property registration and conveyancing searches.
Tax is something you may need to consider, such as Stamp Duty Land Tax and Capital Gains Tax. If tax is set to impact your transaction, our team will guide you through calculations and submit a tax return with HMRC.
How does the conveyancing process work in Burnham on Sea?
The conveyancing process usually involves three main stages. These are:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
When a buyer submits an offer which is accepted by the seller, both parties will agree to enter into a contract with one another. This does not mean that the transaction is yet legally binding, so either party could still pull out for a number of reasons.
Next, the buyer and their solicitor will look to conduct various checks on the property. These will usually 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 apply for a mortgage at this stage if they require one.
If both parties are ready to proceed, the next step will be to sign and exchange the contracts. From this point on, the transaction is legally binding, and neither can back out without facing a financial penalty.
Once the transaction is official, this is completion. The buyer and their solicitor will then submit a transfer deed to HMLR and can move into their new property.
How long does conveyancing take in Burnham on Sea?
It is not always possible to provide an exact estimate for the amount of time it will take to complete a conveyancing transaction due to the many different moving parts involved. That said, you can expect a straightforward transaction to take around 12 to 14 weeks to reach completion.
Delays are sometimes unavoidable and out of your control, particularly where there is a chain involved. Should any delays impact your transaction, our solicitors will advise you on your options moving forward.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Burnham on Sea?
When purchasing a property in Burnham on Sea, various conveyancing searches will be carried out on the property and surrounding land.
Examples of common checks that will be carried out include:
- 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
Additional checks may be needed on the property, depending on where it is located. If this is necessary, our solicitors will keep you informed.
Is it better to use a conveyancing solicitor in Burnham on Sea or a conveyancer?
The decision to use a conveyancing solicitor in Burnham on Sea or a conveyancer will often depend on the circumstances of your particular case, including your budget.
However, there are important differences between the two which you should take note of. Both conveyancing solicitors and conveyancers are qualified to handle residential property matters, but a conveyancing solicitor will also have additional qualifications which are of use when handling various legal matters that come with a transaction.
What documents does a property solicitor in Burnham on Sea need for conveyancing?
When buying or selling a property in Burnham on Sea, several documents will be required depending on the transaction you are conducting.
If you are buying a property in Burnham on Sea, you will need:
- Identification documentation, including passport or driving license and proof of address
- Proof of funds, such as bank statements
- The official offer of mortgage
If you are selling a property in Burnham on Sea, you need:
- Proof of ownership
- Seller’s Property Information Form
- Certificates, guarantees and planning permission documentation
- Fitting and contents form
- Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
- Leasehold or freehold information
- Details of the mortgage
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors in Burnham on Sea?
We will clearly explain the process and all of the steps involved during residential conveyancing. Should you wish to proceed with our team’s assistance, your appointed solicitor will handle all legal matters on your behalf.
Whether you are moving to, from or across Burnham on Sea, our team can provide sound advice and guidance.