Our expert conveyancing solicitors will get you moving with the minimum of hassle.
If you are thinking about buying, selling or carrying out any other transaction related to a residential property, our conveyancing solicitors are on hand to make sure that everything goes ahead exactly as planned.
We know all too well that moving homes is an exciting venture that also comes with plenty of potential stumbling blocks. Our conveyancers will work to help you navigate those sticking points, addressing any potential challenges proactively, while carefully guiding you through the conveyancing process from start to finish.
At Bird & Co, we offer a reliable conveyancing service that is designed to make the entire process as straightforward and stress free as possible. We have a wealth of combined experience and expertise that we put to good use, supporting our clients on a wide range of conveyancing matters.
Our physical offices are based in Grantham, Newark and Lincoln, but we frequently work with clients from Southwell and are very familiar with the local market. We support clients in around Southwell, including Normanton, Westhorpe, and Maythorne using our online conveyancing service.
How our conveyancing solicitors near Southwell can help you
Our conveyancers near Southwell have a wide range of expertise in 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
Our team are on the panel for most major lenders. This means that we can support your transaction whether you are using a national firm or a local building society.
Why Choose Bird & Co’s Conveyancing Solicitors near Southwell?
Our conveyancing service is specially designed to be as straightforward as possible. This means that you can complete your transaction with minimal fuss.
Our conveyancing solicitors near Southwell are also able to carry out online conveyancing which means you can complete your transaction from the comfort of your home.
When you work with us, you will always be able to get in touch with the team handling your case, as well as having a direct email address for the solicitor you are working alongside.
Our property lawyers near Southwell have an in-depth knowledge of the national property market, as well as the local Southwell market. This means we have an edge over other firms which only deal with local transactions.
We are also able to deal with transactions around the country and we frequently use video conferencing to speak to clients outside of the UK.
Regardless of whether you work with our Southwell conveyancers in person, or through our online conveyancing service, our legal obligations to you remain the same. There are no differences to the service you receive, and we are fully insured just in case.
We have been accredited with the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme. This assures 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 regularly demonstrate the highest levels of client care and practice management.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Southwell?
We offer fixed fees for straightforward conveyancing work. This means that you will have a clear idea how much your conveyancing will cost from the outset, allowing you to plan out your budget accordingly. In circumstances where additional fees are required to complete your transaction, your conveyancer will let you know well in advance.
Additional costs associated with the conveyancing process are referred to as disbursements. Examples of disbursements may include conveyancing searches or registering transactions at HM Land Registry.
You may also need to consider how tax will affect your property transaction, such as Stamp Duty Land Tax or Capital Gains Tax. Your solicitor can help you to clarify whether you will owe tax, calculate the amount that needs to be paid and help you file the return with HMRC.
How does the conveyancing process work in Southwell?
There are three main stages to the conveyancing process that you need to be aware of. These are:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
When a seller accepts an offer on a home, they will agree to enter into a contract with the buyer that sets out the terms of the transaction. Note that, until this contract is signed and exchanged (which happens further down the line), the transaction is not legally binding and can be halted by either party.
Following the acceptance of an offer, the buyer will then work alongside their conveyancer to carry out various checks on the property. Checks may 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)
Once these checks are complete and both parties are ready to proceed, the contracts will be signed and exchanged. The moment this step is complete, the transaction is legally binding and pulling out will incur a penalty.
Completion is when the transaction is deemed official. A transfer deed is submitted to HM Land Registry and the seller is required to leave the property.
How long does conveyancing take in Southwell?
The time it takes to complete a conveyancing transaction will depend on a number of factors, which is why it is often difficult to provide an accurate time scale. If everything goes ahead without complications, a typical transaction can take between 12-14 weeks to reach completion, but this can be extended for a number of reasons, such as if there is an issue further along the property chain.
If a delay is likely to occur while your transaction is ongoing, your conveyancer will keep you informed and let you know what options are available.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Southwell?
If you are buying a property in Southwell, your conveyancer will need to carry out various checks to ensure that there are no problems which need to be addressed.
The three main types of conveyancing checks are:
- Local authority checks – to check the surrounding area for planning, pollution, highway 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
Further checks may be required, but this is dependent on the type of property in question and where it is located. Your conveyancer will talk you through the details when the time comes.
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors near Southwell?
Our Southwell 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 Southwell, our conveyancing solicitors will be able to lend their expertise.
Get in touch with our conveyancing solicitors near Southwell
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