Conveyancing Solicitors in Frome
Should you be looking to purchase, sell or remortgage a property in the quaint town of Frome, acquiring sound advice and guidance from a specialist conveyancing solicitor can allow for a smooth sailing transaction.
Property transactions are often fuelled with excitement but can generally be a stressful and complicated process, particularly with the legalities surrounding them. At Bird & Co, our conveyancing solicitors are able to provide an outstanding service, sidestepping any issues and ensuring everything is done correctly.
Should you choose to instruct the conveyancing solicitors at Bird & Co, we strive to offer our clients a straightforward and reliable conveyancing service. We will guide you through the entire process and be available to address any queries or concerns you may have.
To help reach a wider pool of clients, we offer a fast and efficient online conveyancing service, helping to support clients in Frome and the surrounding areas, including Nunney, Berkley and Mells.
How our conveyancing solicitors in Frome can help you
Our solicitors in Frome can provide specialist assistance with all types of property transactions, 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
Our firm is on the panel for most major lenders across the UK, so whether you use a national firm or a local building society in Frome, our team can provide expert support.
Why choose Bird & Co’s conveyancing solicitors in Frome?
At Bird & Co, our team offer a unique conveyancing service aside from our traditional route. This means we can assist clients no matter where they are located in the world, whether via videoconferencing, in Frome or at our physical offices.
We take pride in knowing our team provide a modern and friendly conveyancing service, with an aim to ensure the process is as simple and stress-free as possible.
Should you choose to instruct a member of our conveyancing team, we provide complete reassurance over how we handle your case. We will appoint a direct point of contact who will be available to answer any questions you may have during the transaction.
We are proud to have received the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme award. What this means is that we will always:
- 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
Furthermore, we are Lexcel accredited by the Law Society. This expresses our promise of and how we currently provide the highest levels of customer service and practice management.
Why instruct our online conveyancers instead of a conveyancer in Frome?
- Our property transaction solicitors in Frome have in-depth knowledge of the national property market, as well as the local Frome market. This allows us to provide more knowledge than other local firms in the area.
- Our online systems have been developed with sensitive communication in mind. Protecting our client’s sensitive information is essential to our team, and we do this through encrypting emails, securing devices and having up-to-date malware protection in place.
- When we carry out online conveyancing, delays can easily be sidestepped, meaning We can get your conveyancing done quickly and efficiently.
- The resources often required during the traditional conveyancing route can often be avoided during online conveyancing, meaning that online conveyancing tends to be more cost-effective.
- We have helped clients whether they are in Frome, across the country, and even for clients who are on the other side of the world. We do this by using video conferencing software.
- Whether you choose to work with us through the traditional or online conveyancing route, our legal obligations do not change, and for your reassurance, we are fully insured.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Frome?
At Bird & Co, our team offer competitive prices based on your situation and the level of support you need. This includes fixed fees, where the matter is more straightforward, allowing clients to have a clear indication of cost from the outset. Should any additional fees be required on top of this, our solicitors will keep you informed.
During the conveyancing process, there are other costs to consider, these are known as disbursements, and examples include property registration and carrying out conveyancing searches on the property.
Some transactions may be impacted by tax, including Stamp Duty Land Tax and Capital Gains Tax. Should your transaction be affected, our team will assist with calculations and filing a return with HMRC.
How does the conveyancing process work in Frome?
During the conveyancing process, there are three main steps, including:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
When a buyer submits an offer which is accepted by the seller, both parties verbally agree to enter into a contract at a later date. This is not yet legally binding until contracts have been signed and exchanged.
The buyer and their appointed solicitor will need to carry out checks on the property. Examples of typical checks 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)
Should a mortgage be needed, you can apply at this stage.
If both parties are happy and there are no problems brought up during the checks, the contracts can be signed and exchanged, making the transaction legally binding.
Once completion has occurred, the transaction is official, and a transfer deed will need to be submitted to HM Land Registry.
How long does conveyancing take in Frome?
Each property transaction can face challenges implicating how long completion takes, meaning that there is no exact time frame for how long the conveyancing process takes. However, a typical conveyancing transaction tends to take 12 to 14 weeks from acceptance of the offer through to completion.
Should you face a delay during your transaction, our solicitors will keep you informed.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Frome?
During the process, a number of searches will need to be made on the property to ensure nothing needs immediate addressing.
There are three major conveyancing searches, and these 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
Should any additional checks need to be made, our team will keep you up-to-date.
Is it better to use a conveyancing solicitor in Frome or a conveyancer?
The choice of using a conveyancing solicitor in Frome or a conveyancer depends entirely on your personal preference. However, there are some differences between the two to be aware of.
While both conveyancers and conveyancing solicitors are qualified to manage property transactions, a conveyancing solicitor has additional qualifications that a conveyancer does not have. This allows them to handle other legal matters.
What documents does a property solicitor in Frome need for conveyancing?
During the conveyancing process, there are a number of documents that your conveyancing solicitor will require, but exactly what depends on whether you are buying or selling.
For a property you are buying in Frome, 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
The documents required when selling a property in Frome include:
- 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 Frome?
If you decide to instruct our exceptional conveyancing team in Frome, we will walk you through the entire process, so you have a clear understanding. Once your file is open, we will handle all the legal matters on your behalf and focus on providing you with a completely stress-free transaction where possible.
No matter the property transaction you are undergoing, whether you are moving to, from or within Frome, our specialist solicitors are here to provide a helping hand.