Conveyancing solicitors in South Gloucestershire
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in South Gloucestershire we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in South Gloucestershire , throughout Gloucestershire and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in South Gloucestershire , selling a terraced house in Chipping Sodbury, downsizing to a bungalow in Thornbury, or buying to let in Yate, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in South Gloucestershire ?
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 South Gloucestershire , drainage and water fees in Gloucestershire 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 South Gloucestershire . 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 Gloucestershire 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 South Gloucestershire ?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of South Gloucestershire , 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 South Gloucestershire or perhaps not even in Gloucestershire.
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 South Gloucestershire - 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.
Online Conveyancing in South Gloucestershire
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in South Gloucestershire , Chipping Sodbury, Yate 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 South Gloucestershire
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in South Gloucestershire and 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 South Gloucestershire . 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 South Gloucestershire 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 South Gloucestershire or away from South Gloucestershire to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in South Gloucestershire
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 South Gloucestershire .
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 South Gloucestershire
South Gloucestershire is a Unitary District in the southern portion of Gloucestershire, with a population of 271,556. As a district, it is relatively new, having been created in 1996 after the county of Avon was abolished.
Its proximity to Bristol means it has a high commuting population, and Somerset is also close by. South Gloucestershire's economy in itself however revolves around the likes of the Ministry of Defence, whose Headquarters for Defence are located in the area and employ 7,000 people. Other large firms in the area include Airbus, AXA, Hewlett Packard and Rolls Royce.
South Gloucestershire boasts impressive educational figures. There are 99 primary schools in the area, as well as 16 secondary schools and post 16 centres. From these secondary schools, the area's authority revealed in 2008 that its secondary school absence was 6.6, which is impressively lower than the national average of 7.4%.
In terms of transport, South Gloucestershire is situated where the M4 and M5 motorways meet. There are also other major routes including the A38, and parts of the M32, M48 and M49 motorways. There are also significant connections via railway, with routes to areas such as London and Birmingham.