Conveyancing solicitors in Spalding
If you are carrying out any property-related transaction in or around Spalding, our expert conveyancing solicitors can give you the advice and support that will make it a success.
Buying, selling or remortgaging your home is an exciting time, but it can also be fraught with difficulties if the right approach is not taken. By consulting a conveyancing solicitor you trust to get the job done quickly and efficiently, you can rest assured that your transaction will go ahead as smoothly as possible.
At Bird & Co, we offer convenient, reliable and friendly conveyancing to both individuals and families across Spalding. No matter what your transaction is likely to involve, our team will be able to lend their expertise and tailor their advice to suit your needs.
Our physical offices are based in Grantham, Newark and Lincoln, but we regularly work with clients from Spalding and are familiar with the local market. We are able to support our clients in and around Spalding, including Pinchbeck, Deeping St James and Gosberton, by offering a straightforward online conveyancing service.
To get in touch with a member of our conveyancing team in Spalding, give us a call and a member of our team will be in touch with you very shortly, or get an online conveyancing quote.
How our conveyancing solicitors near Spalding can help you
Our team of fully qualified conveyancing specialists have extensive experience in supporting a wide range of clients with conveyancing transactions. Our team’s expertise includes:
- 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
In addition to this, we are also on the panel for lenders of all sizes. This means that we can be there to support you, regardless of whether you are working with a local building society or a national firm.
Why Choose Bird & Co’s Conveyancing Solicitors near Spalding?
We provide a modern, friendly and efficient service that is designed to make the conveyancing process as straightforward as possible. Every member of our team is an expert in their field, so we can give you the exact advice you need.
Our conveyancing solicitors near Spalding are also able to carry out online conveyancing work, which means the entire conveyancing process can be carried out remotely.
You will have direct line of correspondence with your legal team at all times, as well as a direct email address for the lawyer who will be dealing with your individual transaction. You’ll be able to reach the right people, at the right time, no matter what you query is about.
Our property lawyers near Spalding have in-depth knowledge of the national property market, as well as the local Spalding market. This gives us an edge over other firms which exclusively deal with local transactions.
We are also able to deal with transactions right around the country and we frequently use video conferencing to speak to clients outside of the UK.
Whether you work with our Spalding team in person, or you use our online conveyancing service, our legal obligations to you remain the same. The service you receive remains the same, and we are fully insured.
We are proud to be a Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme accredited firm. This means 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
Bird & Co is also Lexcel accredited by the Law society. Lexcel is awarded to firms that promote the best standards of client care and legal practice management.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Spalding?
We provide a range of flexible fees for our conveyancing services in Spalding. For straightforward cases, we can provide fixed fees, which outline exactly what you will have to pay from the outset. If any additional fees are due to arise during the conveyancing process, you will be consulted and the reasons for those additional fees will be fully explained.
There are other costs involved in the conveyancing process, which are referred to as disbursements. This could involve conveyancing searches or registering transactions at HM Land Registry. If there are any disbursements involved in your transaction, they will be broken down in your initial quote.
Buying or selling a home can also incur tax payments. In England, this can include Stamp Duty Land Tax or Capital Gains Tax. If any tax needs to be paid, we will work alongside you to calculate the exact amount and file the return with HMRC.
How does the conveyancing process work in Spalding?
There are three main stages to buying or selling a home:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
When an offer is accepted on a home, the buyer and seller both agree to enter into a contract. At this stage, the transaction is not legally binding, and it is still possible for either party to pull out.
If the buyer’s offer is accepted, then they should seek out all the information they need about the property, with the assistance of their conveyancing solicitor. The information 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 need to apply for a mortgage at this stage.
If the buyer approves of the checks, they are able to exchange contracts with the seller and pay the deposit. The transaction then becomes legally binding, which means it is not possible for either party to pull out without incurring a penalty – unless they can provide a reasonable explanation.
Completion is when the sale and purchase is deemed to be official. A transfer deed will be submitted to HM Land Registry and the seller will be required to leave the property on the completion date.
How long does conveyancing take in Spalding?
The time it takes to complete any conveyancing transaction is dependent on individual circumstances but, if there are no complications, the process tends to take around 12-14 weeks. This is from the date the offer is accepted and conveyancing solicitors are instructed.
Unfortunately, not every transaction is straightforward, and issues can arise which will delay the entire process. If this is likely to be the case, your solicitor will work alongside you to provide tailored advice about how long your transaction is likely to take.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Spalding?
If you are buying a home, your conveyancer will undertake enquiries known as conveyancing checks. These are done to assess whether there are any immediate problems with the property that need to be addressed. There are three main types of searches:
- 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
Your conveyancing solicitor will inform you if any further checks are required.
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors near Spalding?
Our expert conveyancing team will guide you through the initial stages of your transaction and, once your file is opened, your Spalding conveyancer and their team will deal with the legal details related to your transaction.
Whether you are moving to or from Spalding, our conveyancing team will be on hand to support you every step of the way.