Conveyancing Solicitors in Wellington
If you are looking to buy, sell or remortgage in Wellington, acquiring the advice and assistance of a legal professional is crucial and will ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible.
While we understand you are likely excited to be purchasing a property, it is important to be aware of the risks that are often involved. Our solicitors have worked with all types of clients and can help you avoid potential risks with sound advice.
When you seek our assistance, you will receive a straightforward and reliable conveyancing service. Our team will walk you through the process and be available to answer any questions you want addressed.
Additionally, we offer an online conveyancing service which is quick and convenient. This allows us to reach a wide pool of clients across Wellington and further beyond.
How our conveyancing solicitors in Wellington can help you
Our specialist Wellington solicitors can provide assistance through 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 team are on the panel for many major lenders across the UK, meaning that we are able to help whether you are using a national firm or a local building society.
Why choose Bird & Co’s conveyancing solicitors in Wellington?
At Bird & Co, we offer a unique online conveyancing service allowing us to support you no matter where you are located. Therefore, we can provide assistance whether you are in Wells or across the world.
Our solicitors strive to deliver a modern and friendly service throughout and always ensure the process is as simple as possible.
During your case, you will be appointed with an individual conveyancing solicitor who will be your direct point of contact and always available to answer any questions you may have.
Our conveyancing service has been acknowledged by the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme. 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
Our firm is also Lexcel accredited by the Law Society. What this means is that our outstanding client care and management of the practice have been recognised.
Why instruct our online conveyancers instead of a conveyancer in Wellington?
- In addition to having a vast understanding of the local Wellington property market, our solicitors have in-depth knowledge of the national property market, giving us an edge over other firms in the area.
- To keep our client’s legal systems safe, our online systems have been developed with sensitive communication in mind. To ensure our clients are protected, we encrypt emails, secure devices and have malware protection in place.
- Remote conveyancing requires fewer steps, which means we can get your conveyancing done quickly and efficiently.
- The traditional conveyancing route is often more expensive as additional resources are required. This means that online conveyancing tends to be more cost-effective.
- Our solicitors at Bird & Co have dealt with property transactions across the country and even for clients on the other side of the world.
- Whether you were to meet us in person or through video, our legal obligations do not change, and we are fully insured for your protection.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Wellington?
To ensure we can support a wide pool of clients, we offer a range of flexible funding options. Where your conveyancing matter is more straightforward, we can provide our services on a fixed fee basis, meaning you’ll have complete certainty over the cost from the outset.
During the conveyancing process, there are additional fees. These are known as disbursements. These include fees for property registration and conveyancing searches.
You may need to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax and Capital Gains Tax on your purchase. The team will assist you with calculations and filing the return.
How does the conveyancing process work in Wellington?
The conveyancing process has three main steps, which are:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
Once the seller has accepted a buyer’s offer, they enter into a verbal agreement. At this point, it is not yet legally binding, and either can retract without consequences.
The buyer and their chosen solicitor will then be responsible for conducting a number of checks. These often 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)
If a mortgage is needed, the buyer can apply for one at this stage.
If both parties are happy with all the checks and are happy to proceed forward, the contracts can be signed and exchanged. At this point, the transaction now becomes legally binding.
Once the transaction is official, this is completion, and the transfer deed can be submitted to HM Land Registry. The seller must vacate, and the buyer can move in.
How long does conveyancing take in Wellington?
There are no two conveyancing transactions, as each faces its own set of challenges. For this reason, we are unable to give a precise timeframe for when the conveyancing process will be finished. However, the average timeframe is better 12 and 14 weeks.
It isn’t always possible to avoid delays, and if this should occur in your case, we will keep you informed.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Wellington?
To make certain that there are no pressing issues with the property or surrounding land that need immediate addressing, you and your conveyancer will conduct a number of checks.
There are three types of conveyancing searches, 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 there be a requirement for further checks, our team will keep you informed.
Is it better to use a conveyancing solicitor in Wellington or a conveyancer?
Whether you use a conveyancing solicitor or a conveyancer in Wellington is often down to personal preference, budget and the circumstances. However, there are some differences between the two.
Both conveyancers and conveyancing solicitors are qualified to handle property transactions, but conveyancing solicitors are able to assist with other legal matters.
What documents does a property solicitor in Wellington need for conveyancing?
During the process of residential conveyancing, your solicitor will need a number of documents, but this depends on whether you are buying or selling the property.
Should you be buying property in Wellington, the documents required include:
- 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 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 Wellington?
Our conveyancing solicitors in Wellington will guide you through the steps involved in the conveyancing process, and if you decide to move forward, we will handle all the legal details involved.
Our solicitors can provide proficient advice and guidance whether you are moving to, from or across Wellington, ensuring you have the support you require.