Conveyancing solicitors in Southampton

If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Southampton we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Southampton, throughout Hampshire and all over England, Wales and beyond.

If you are buying a detached house in Southampton, selling a terraced house in Northam, downsizing to a bungalow in Portswood, or buying to let in Maybush, we can help you with your conveyancing.

Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Southampton?

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 Southampton, drainage and water fees in Hampshire 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 Southampton. 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 Hampshire 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 Southampton?

In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Southampton, 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 Southampton or perhaps not even in Hampshire.

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 Southampton - 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.

 

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Online Conveyancing in Southampton

There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Southampton, Northam, Maybush 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 Southampton

Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Southamptonand 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 Southampton. 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 Southampton 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 Southampton or away from Southampton to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.

Fees for conveyancing in Southampton

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 Southampton.

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 Southampton

Southampton is the largest city in the county of Hampshire, with a population of 253,651.

Evidence suggest that the area has been populated since the stone age. However it was in the Middle Ages that Southampton's primary industry began to develop- shipbuilding. Many famous ships have come from the area, notably HMS Grace Dieu, and the city also has strong links with Titanic. 

Southampton is one of the few areas in England to be powered by geothermal energy- it is located over a large hot water aquifer, which provides private electricity to the Port of Southampton and hot water to many buildings including the WestQuay shopping centre. This renewable energy has allowed Southampton to be one of the lowest carbon emitting cities in the UK. 

Evidently, Southampton's economy predominantly revolves around its port, however other substantial employers include Ordnance Survey, John Lewis, Marks and Spencer and also the WestQuay Shopping Centre. Southampton contributes an estimated amount of around £4.2bn to the regional economy annually. 

Points of interest in the city also include the Southampton Boat Show, which is held in September each year and attracts a significant amount of tourists. There is also the Mayflower Theatre which has a capacity of around 2,300, and has hosted performances such as Les Miserables and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 

In terms of sport, the city is home to Southampton Football Club, who play at St Mary's Stadium, and are currently in the Premier League. Hampshire Cricket Club also play at the Rose Bowl, in the West End. 

The city is also home to both Southampton University and Southampton Solent University, who have a combined student population of over 40,000.