Our expert conveyancing solicitors will get you moving with the minimum of hassle.
If you are buying, selling or remortgaging a home in Stamford, our expert conveyancing solicitors can work alongside you to ensure that everything goes ahead as planned.
Moving homes is an exciting venture but, as you will be well aware, it does come with plenty of challenges. Our Stamford conveyancers can make sure those challenges are addressed in the right manner, carefully guiding you through the entire conveyancing process from start to finish.
At Bird & Co, we offer a reliable, efficient conveyancing service that makes the conveyancing process as straightforward as possible for our clients. We have an abundance of combined experience that we use to support 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 Stamford and are familiar with the local market. We are able to support our clients in and around Stamford including Market Deeping, Wittering and Ketton using our online conveyancing service.
How our conveyancing solicitors near Stamford can help you
Our expert team of conveyancers near Stamford have extensive expertise in a wide variety of 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 also on the panel for most major lenders. This means we can support your transaction if you are using a national firm or a local building society.
Why choose Bird & Co’s conveyancing solicitors near Stamford?
Our conveyancing service is simple and straightforward, which means you can complete your property transaction with minimal fuss.
Our conveyancing solicitors near Stamford are also able to carry out online conveyancing work. This means the entire process can be carried out remotely and you won’t need to visit our offices, unless you want to.
When you work with our team, you will always have a direct line of correspondence with us, including a direct email address for the solicitor you are working with.
Our property lawyers near Stamford have in-depth knowledge of the national property market, as well as the local Stamford market. This gives us 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.
You can choose to work with our Stamford team in person, or you can use our online conveyancing service. No matter which choice you make, 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 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
In addition to this, we are also Lexcel accredited by the Law Society. Lexcel is only awarded to firms which regularly demonstrate the highest levels of customer service and practice management.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Stamford?
We are able to offer fixed fees for straightforward conveyancing work. This way, you will have a clear idea of how much your transaction will cost from the outset, avoiding any unwelcome surprises. If additional costs are necessary 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 could include conveyancing searches or registering a transaction 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 file the return with HMRC.
How does the conveyancing process work in Stamford?
There are three main stages to the conveyancing process to be aware of. 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. This does not mean that the transaction is legally binding, as the contract is yet to be signed and exchanged.
In the wake of an accepted offer, the buyer will work alongside their conveyancer to carry out various checks on the property. 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)
Once the checks have been carried out and both parties are happy to proceed, contracts will be signed and exchanged. The transaction will now be legally binding and neither party can back out without receiving a penalty (unless they are able to provide a reasonable excuse).
Completion is when the transaction becomes 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 Stamford?
Conveyancing transactions can significantly vary in length depending on a number of factors. A typical transaction can take between 12-14 weeks to reach completion, though this timeframe can end up being extended, for example, if there is a delay further along the property chain.
If there are likely to be delays that have a substantial effect on your conveyancing transaction, your solicitor will let you know what options are available to you.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Stamford?
If you are buying a property in Stamford, your conveyancer will carry out various checks to make sure that there are no problems which need addressing.
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 will depend on the type of property in question and where it is situated. Your solicitor will let you know if this is the case.
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors near Stamford?
Our Stamford 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 Stamford, our conveyancing solicitors will be able to lend their expertise.
Get in touch with our conveyancing solicitors near Stamford
Online Conveyancing in Stamford
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Stamford, Market Deeping, Ketton 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 Stamford
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Stamfordand 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 Stamford. 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 Stamford 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 Stamford or away from Stamford to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Stamford
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 Stamford.
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 Stamford
Stamford is a Lincolnshire market town on the River Welland in Lincolnshire, It is 93 miles (150 km) north of London. The population is approximately 25,000.
The town has many 17th century stone buildings, older timber-framed buildings and 5 medieval parish churches. In 2013 The readers of the Sunday Times voted Stamford to be the best place to live in the United Kingdom.
For 600 years Stamford was the location of the Stamford Bull Run, held every year on the thirteenth of November until 1839. The Run was started by William de Warenne, 5th Earl of Surrey, after he saw two bulls fighting in the meadow beneath his castle. Some butchers came and attempted to part the combatants and one of the bulls ran into Stamford town. The earl mounted his steed and rode after the bull. The story goes that he loved the sport so much that he gave the meadow in which the fight started to the butchers of Stamford on the strict basis that they should provide a bull to be run every year!
Tourism and hospitality play a large partint he local economy. The George Hotelis famous for mile around and is popular with local residents and visitors.
Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Morrisons are all present in Stamford. There are two retail parks near the centre. Homebase DIY, Currys, Carpetright and McDonalds are on one site and on the other Sainsburys, Argos, Lidl and Halfords. The town has 3 building supplies outlets nd a number of fashion, antiques and specialist one-off retailers catering for the descerning shopper.
Close to Stamford is Burghley House, an Elizabethan mansion, vast and decadent, built by the First Minister of Elizabeth I, Sir William Cecil, later Lord Burghley. The house is the ancestral seat of the Marquess of Exeter. The tomb of William Cecil is in St Martin's Church in Stamford. The parkland of the Burghley Estate adjoins the town of Stamford on two sides. It is the site of the world famous Burghley Horse Trials.
Excellent rail links to London are not far away at Peterborough with a journey to London Kings Cross St Pancras taking less than an hour.
Stamford is situated close to the A1 and has good links to London, Leeds, Nottingham, Leicester and Northampton.
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