Our expert conveyancing solicitors will get you moving with the minimum of hassle.
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Staffordshire we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Staffordshire , throughout Staffordshire and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Staffordshire , selling a terraced house in Stoke-on-Trent, downsizing to a bungalow in Stafford, or buying to let in Lichfield, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Staffordshire?
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 Staffordshire , drainage and water fees in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire . 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 Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Staffordshire , 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 Staffordshire or perhaps not even in Staffordshire.
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 Staffordshire - 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 Stafford
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Staffordshire , Stoke-on-Trent, Lichfield 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 Staffordshire
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire . 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 Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire or away from Staffordshire to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Staffordshire
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 Staffordshire .
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 Staffordshire
Staffordshire is a county in the West Midlands of England. It borders Cheshire to the north west, Derbyshire and Leicestershire to the east, Warwickshire to the south east, West Midlands and Worcestershire to the south and Shropshire to the west. As of 2014, Staffordshire has a population of 1,098,300, and much of this population can be found in the larger towns of Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Lichfield and Tamworth, however there are also a number of other towns which are significant in their own right.
Stafford is the county town of Staffordshire, in the West Midlands. According to the 2011 census, the town has a population of 68,472. The town lies approximately 16 miles north of Wolverhampton, 18 miles south of Stoke-on-Trent and 24 miles north-west of Birmingham. Stafford is also the principal settlement in the wider borough of Stafford, a local government district.
Stafford's economy is renown for revolving around shoe making, which has been recorded in the town as far back as 1476, however the manufacturing process was introduced in the 1700s. Despite this, the shoe industry gradually died out. In more recent times, industries such as heavy electrical engineering have become increasingly prominent. Notable employers include, Siemens, English Electric, GEC and GEC Alsthom.
The town is also home to many computer science and IT companies, as well as the computer science and IT division of Staffordshire University.
Retail does also play a large role in the town, and the Guildhall shopping Centre is the town's main shopping venue, and boasts around 40 retail outlets including Boots, Topman and Topshop and River Island. There are also three major superstores in the town: Asda, Tesco Extra and a Sainsbury's.
Stafford is also home to a number of sporting associations, including three association football clubs; Stafford Rangers F.C, Brocton F.C and Stafford Town F.C, however none of them play at full professional level.
There are also two rugby union clubs, a hockey club, a rifle club, as well as Stafford Cricket and Hockey Club. The cricket and hockey club was formed in 1864, and is therefore the oldest sporting association in the town. In 1999 the club was awarded a £200k lottery grant, which was completed in 2000.
In terms of transport, Stafford railway station is one of the main transport links in the town. It has 5 platforms, and offers services to areas such as Birmingham New Street, London Euston, Bournemouth, Coventry, Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Piccadilly amongst others.
There is also access to the M6 motorway in the town, allowing easy access to Birmingham and Manchester. Roads such as the A518 provide access to Telford and Uttoxeter, and the A449 provides a link to Penkridge and Wolverhampton.
Stoke on Trent is the 8th largest city in the United Kingdom and the commercial centre for The Potteries and the wider North West Midlands region. The city is located in North Staffordshire, approximately 45.5 km (28.5 miles) south of Manchester, 64 km (40 miles) north of Birmingham and 226 km (141 miles) north west of London. Stoke on Trent has an urban area population of approximately 260,000, increasing to 386,400 within 10 km (6 miles) and 612,000 within 20 km (12 miles).
Stoke on Trent is comprised of six towns, namely Stoke, Burslem, Tunstall, Longton, Fenton and Hanley. Stoke on Trent is the principal commercial centre for Staffordshire and the wider North Midlands region. The city is the centre of the UK’s pottery industry and boasts a strong manufacturing history, hosting world renowned names such as Royal Dalton, Wedgwood and Minton. The town’s strong manufacturing base has now diversified into an established service and distribution economy, which has kept unemployment at consistently low levels and helped maintain a robust local economy.
Hanley is the commercial and administrative centre for the city and is home to major cultural facilities such as The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Victoria Hall, Regent Theatre and the studios of BBC Radio Stoke.
Stoke on Trent benefits from an excellent transport infrastructure, with Junctions 15 (3.2 miles) and 16 (6.3 miles) of the M6 motorway located to the west of the city centre (via the A500 dual carriageway) and providing direct access to the national motorway network beyond. In addition, Stoke on Trent Railway Station is located on the West Coast Main Line and provides a frequent, direct, service to London Euston, with a fastest journey time of 1 hour 36 minutes.