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Conveyancing Solicitor in Stockton-on-Tees
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Stockton-on-Tees we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Stockton-on-Tees , throughout County Durham and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Stockton-on-Tees , selling a terraced house in Fairfield , downsizing to a bungalow in Hartburn , or buying to let in Norton, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Stockton-on-Tees?
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 Stockton-on-Tees , drainage and water fees in County Durham 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 Stockton-on-Tees . 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 County Durham 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 Stockton-on-Tees ?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Stockton-on-Tees , 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 Stockton-on-Tees or perhaps not even in County Durham .
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 Stockton-on-Tees - 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 Stockton-on-Tees
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Stockton-on-Tees , Fairfield , Norton 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 Stockton-on-Tees
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Stockton-on-Tees 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 Stockton-on-Tees . 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 Stockton-on-Tees 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 Stockton-on-Tees or away from Stockton-on-Tees to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Stockton-on-Tees
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 Stockton-on-Tees .
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 Stockton-on-Tees
Stockton-on-Tees is a market town in the Tees Valley Region in North East England. It is also the unitary authority in the borough of Stockton-on-Tees, as well as the largest settlement, with a population of 83,490.
Historically, Stockton developed as a shipbuilding town, due to its location on the River Tees. This was especially apparent in the 17th and 18th centuries, however smaller scale industries also began to develop in this time as well, such as rope, brick and sail making. As the industrial revolution progressed, the town's iron making industry also developed, mainly due to the discovery of iron in the Eston Hills. In 1822, the railway reached the town, which meant Stockton could develop to its full extent. It grew so much that the population increased from 10,000 in 1851 to over 50,000 in 1901.
Despite this prosperity, Stockton, like many northern towns, witnessed its heavy industry decline dramatically in the years after the industrial revolution, and since the 1980s, the service industry has become the main source of revenue in the area. the south bank of the river is lined with call centres and offices, as well as the large Teesdale Business Park.
The Durham University Queen's Campus is also located in the area.
Currently, there is also a £300m development scheme on the north bank of the river called the Northshore Scheme, which will include the new offices, leisure facilities, housing, a 150 bedroom hotel and a new campus for Durham University.
Attractions in the town include the leisure facility called Splash, as well as white water rafting centre. There is also a number of theatres, cinemas and other entertainment venues. The Globe Theatre is the most famous, having hosted performers such as The Rolling Stones, Cliff Richard and The Beatles.
In terms of transport, the town is linked with the A66 road, which connects Stockton directly to Middlesbrough and Darlington, and the A19 connects the town with York, Peterlee and Sunderland.
Stockton railway station also serves the town, providing services to large settlements such as Sunderland, Newcastle and Middlesbrough.