Our expert conveyancing solicitors will get you moving with the minimum of hassle.
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Sunderland we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Sunderland , throughout Tyne and Wear and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Sunderland , selling a terraced house in Deptford, downsizing to a bungalow in Thornhill, or buying to let in Castletown, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Sunderland?
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 Sunderland , drainage and water fees in Tyne and Wear 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 Sunderland . 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 Tyne and Wear 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 Sunderland ?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Sunderland , 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 Sunderland or perhaps not even in Tyne and Wear .
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 Sunderland - 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 Sunderland
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Sunderland , Deptford, Castletown 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 Sunderland
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Sunderland 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 Sunderland . 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 Sunderland 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 Sunderland or away from Sunderland to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Sunderland
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 Sunderland .
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 Sunderland
Sunderland is a city and metropolitan borough in Tyne and Wear, North East England. The city itself lies on the mouth of the River Wear. The city has a population of 174,286 according to the 2011 census.
Due to its coastal location, the city has been able to develop over the centuries, trading port, coal and salt. In recent years, heavy industry has declined quite significantly, and manufacturing including electronic, chemical, paper and motors has taken over. A notable example of this is Nissan's car plant, which has over 6,000 employees. Due to this recent economic success, Sunderland has undergone mass regeneration since the 1980s. Examples of this regeneration include the development of the University of Sunderland's St Peter's Campus, The Stadium of Light and the Aquatic Centre containing the only Olympic sized swimming pool between Edinburgh and Leeds. In 2000, The Bridges shopping centre was also extended towards Crowtree Road and the former Central Bus Station, creating a pulling effect upon many new high street stores.
Due to this regeneration, further revenue has been added through tourism. The Stadium of Light, which has a capacity of 49,000, is the home to Sunderland Athletic Football Club, who currently play in the premier league. The stadium is also renown as being a significant music venue, with bands such as Take That and Oasis playing there in the past.
The Sunderland Empire Theatre, which opened in 1907, is the largest theatre in between Edinburgh and London. Its capacity is sufficient enough to accommodate many of the larger West End Productions, and many come from far and wide to attend performances there.
In terms of transport, the most notable form is the port. It is primarily used for trade, with a total of 17 quays processing large amounts of imports and exports.
Sunderland railway station has also shown signs of development in recent years. It was first opened in 1879, but during the 1966 football world cub it was completely redesigned and refurbished in order to accommodate growing numbers of football fans. Since then little architectural change has occurred, however further artistic redevelopment is soon to occur. There are regular trains to Liverpool Lime Street, Durham, Darlington, York, Leeds and Manchester, and from December 2015 there will be a direct train to London Kings Cross through Virgin Trains East Coast.
Aside from the city's railway, there is also a reliant Metro system, as well as four A roads, and a multi-million pound bus system.