Our expert conveyancing solicitors will get you moving with the minimum of hassle.
If you are buying, selling or remortgaging a home in Southampton, you will need the support of an expert team of conveyancing solicitors who can make sure that your transaction goes ahead as smoothly as possible.
No matter what sort of property transaction you are carrying out, there are bound to a number of risks that need to be taken into consideration. Our conveyancing team can help you manage those potential risks, using their wealth of combined expertise to guide you through the process start to finish.
We provide a reliable, straightforward conveyancing service, which is easily accessible for all of our clients. Our team will be on hand to guide you through the entire conveyancing process and answer any questions you might have about your case.
We offer a fast and efficient online conveyancing service, which means that we can reach a wide pool of clients across Southampton and the wider Hampshire area including Northam, Portswood, and Maybush.
How our conveyancing solicitors in Southampton can help you
Our expert conveyancing solicitors in Southampton have expertise in a wide range 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, which means that we will be able to support your case whether you are using a national firm or a local building society.
Why Choose Bird & Co’s Conveyancing Solicitors in Southampton?
We have specialist experience in online conveyancing. We can guide you through the conveyancing process remotely, which means you do not need to visit us at our physical offices, unless you feel as though you need to.
Our team provide a modern and efficient conveyancing service which makes the entire process as straightforward as possible.
When you work with us, you will always have direct correspondence with our team, as well as a direct email address for the solicitor who will be working on your case.
We are accredited 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
We are also Lexcel accredited by the Law Society. Lexcel is only awarded to firms which demonstrate the highest standards of customer service and practice management.
Why instruct our online conveyancers instead of a conveyancer in Southampton?
There are several reasons for instructing our online conveyancing solicitors. These include:
- Our property lawyers have in-depth knowledge of the national property market, as well as the local Southampton market. This means that we have an edge over many firms which only deal with local transactions.
- Our online systems have been developed with sensitive communications in mind. We make sure to protect all of our clients when we carry out online conveyancing. We do this by encrypting emails, securely configuring our devices and putting malware protection in place.
- We can get your conveyancing done quickly and efficiently. There are several delays associated with the traditional conveyancing process which can be avoided when you work with our online conveyancing solicitors.
- Online conveyancing tends to be more cost-effective. The additional costs that often come hand in hand with traditional conveyancing can be avoided by completing work remotely.
- We have dealt with property transactions around the country, even for clients who are on the other side of the world. We frequently use video conferencing to keep in touch with our clients, no matter where they are.
- Our legal obligations to you remain the same as if we were meeting in person. There are no differences to the overall conveyancing process and we are fully insured just in case.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Southampton?
We provide a range of flexible fees for our conveyancing work in Southampton. This includes fixed fees for straightforward conveyancing work, which means you will have a clear idea how much you will have to pay from the outset. If additional fees are required to complete your transaction, then your solicitor will keep you informed.
Other costs associated with the conveyancing process are called disbursements. Examples of disbursements might include registering the property with HM Land Registry or conveyancing searches.
You may also need to consider how your property will be affected by tax, such as Stamp Duty Land Tax or Capital Gains Tax. Your conveyancer can work alongside you to calculate how much is owed and file the return with HMRC.
How does the conveyancing process work in Southampton?
There are three main stages to the conveyancing process. These are:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
When an offer is accepted on a property, the buyer and seller agree to enter into a contract. Until the contract is signed and exchanged, the transaction is not legally binding and either party can pull out without receiving a penalty.
The buyer will then carry out a number of checks on the property with the assistance of their conveyancer. The checks could 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 also apply for a mortgage at this stage, if needed.
Once the property checks have been completed and both parties are happy to proceed, contracts will be signed and exchanged. The transaction will now be legally binding.
Completion is when the transaction is deemed to be official. A transfer deed will be submitted to HM Land Registry and the seller will leave the property.
How long does conveyancing take in Southampton?
The time it takes to complete a conveyancing transaction will depend on a number of different factors. Under normal circumstances you can expect work to completed in 12-14 weeks, but it may take longer if delays occur somewhere down the line.
If your case is likely to take longer than initially expected, your conveyancing solicitor will keep you informed and talk you through your options.
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors in Southampton?
Our Southampton conveyancing team will be able to run through the initial stages of your conveyancing transaction and, once your file is opened, your conveyancer will take care of all of the legal details related to your transaction.
Whether you are moving to, from, or across Southampton, our conveyancing solicitors will be able to lend their expertise.
Get in touch with our conveyancing solicitors in Southampton
Used Bird & Co Conveyancing to be my legal team for the purchase of my new home. Victoria W and her team were fantastic throughout, always kept me in the know which was reassuring.Nathan P
Bird & Co have always been extremely efficient and unlike other conveyancing firms are very proactive. Seb & Donna always respond same day and they represent excellent value for money - they come highly recommended.Jake Margiotta