Conveyancing Solicitors in Wells
If you need assistance with a property transaction in Wells, whether that be buying, selling or remortgaging, the help of a solicitor can prove extremely beneficial.
The process of buying a new home can be exciting, but this doesn’t mean there aren’t risks involved. Our solicitors have a wealth of experience and can ensure that the process goes smoothly, sidestepping potential problems where possible.
At Bird & Co, we always strive to deliver a clear and reliable conveyancing service accessible to anyone. When you work with our team, we will walk you through each step of the process and be available to answer any questions.
Our team are also able to offer a quick and effective service, allowing us to reach a large pool of clients in Wells, the surrounding areas and nationally.
How our conveyancing solicitors in Wells can help you
Our specialist conveyancing solicitors in Wells can provide 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
To ensure we can support as many clients as possible, we are on the panel for many major lenders nationally, including national firms or local building societies.
Why choose Bird & Co’s conveyancing solicitors in Wells?
Our conveyancing service is unique compared to other firms, due to the fact that we are able to provide an outstanding online service no matter where you are located.
We provide a friendly and modern conveyancing service and strive to ensure that the process is as straightforward as possible, allowing you to focus on the important things during this time.
When we work with you, we will provide you with an individual conveyancing solicitor who will be your direct correspondence, ready to answer any questions you may have.
We are proud to be accredited by the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme. This means 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
Our client care and practice management are recognised through the Law Society’s Lexcel accreditation.
Why instruct our online conveyancers instead of a conveyancer in Wells?
- Our firm has in-depth knowledge of the national property market in addition to the local Wells property market, helping us have the edge over other firms.
- Our online systems have been developed with sensitive communication in mind. We know the importance of keeping client’s legal documents secure and protect them through email encryption, securing devices and malware protection.
- Remote conveyancing requires fewer steps meaning we can get your conveyancing done quickly and efficiently.
- Online conveyancing tends to be more cost-effective. The traditional route often imposes a number of additional costs that aren’t necessary with online conveyancing.
- We frequently assist clients across the country, even for clients who are on the other side of the world, using videoconferencing software.
- Whether you meet us in person or online, our service and obligations remain the same, and for your protection, we are fully insured.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Wells?
When assisting clients in Wells with the conveyancing process, we can offer a range of flexible fees. Where matters are straightforward, we are able to provide assistance on a fixed fee basis, where you will receive a clear cost estimation.
During the conveyancing process, there are other costs to consider. These are called disbursements. Common examples of these are property registration and conveyancing searches.
Your transaction may also be affected by tax, for example, Stamp Duty Land Tax and Capital Gains Tax. If your transaction requires you to pay tax, we will assist with calculations and filing the return.
How does the conveyancing process work in Wells?
During the conveyancing process, there are three key stages, including:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
Once an offer has been accepted by the seller, the seller and buyer agree to enter a contract, which until it is signed and exchanged, it not legally binding.
The buyer and their solicitor will need to carry out a number of property 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)
At this stage, the buyer can apply for a mortgage if it is required.
If both parties are happy to proceed with the transaction, the contracts can be signed and exchanged, making it a legally binding transaction. If either party are to pull out, they will receive a financial penalty.
Once the transaction is official, this is completion. This is where the transfer deed is submitted to HM Land Registry, and the buyer can move into the property.
How long does conveyancing take in Wells?
It’s not always possible to provide an exact timeframe for how long the conveyancing process will take due to each having its own circumstances. Despite this, the average time from offer to acceptance is between 12 and 14 weeks.
In certain transactions, delays are not avoidable. Should your case be impacted by a delay, we will keep you fully informed.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Wells?
During the purchase of a property, you and your conveyancing solicitor will need to carry out several property checks.
There are three main 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
If there are additional checks required, our team will inform you of this.
Is it better to use a conveyancing solicitor in Wells or a conveyancer?
The choice of using a conveyancing solicitor in Wells or a conveyancer is entirely down to personal choice and often budget and the circumstances behind your case. However, it is important to be aware of the differences between the two.
A conveyancing solicitor and conveyancer both are qualified to handle property transactions, but a conveyancing solicitor can also handle other legal matters.
What documents does a property solicitor in Wells need for conveyancing?
What documents your conveyancing solicitor will need during conveyancing will depend on the type of transaction.
When buying a property in Wells, 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
When selling a property, you will 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 Wells?
At Bird & Co, we will walk you through all the steps involved in the conveyancing process, ensuring your full awareness. Should you choose to move forward with the team, we will handle all legal matters involved.
Our solicitors can provide sound advice and guidance whether you are purchasing, selling or remortgaging property in Wells.