Conveyancing Solicitors in Swansea
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Swansea we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Swansea, throughout West Glamorgan and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Swansea, selling a terraced house in Cwmbwria, downsizing to a bungalow in Fforest-fach, or buying to let in Bon-y-maen, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Swansea?
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 Swansea, drainage and water fees in West Glamorgan 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 Swansea. 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 West Glamorgan 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 Swansea?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Swansea, 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 Swansea or perhaps not even in West Glamorgan.
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 Swansea - 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 Swansea
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Swansea, Cwmbwria, Bon-y-maen 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 Swansea
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Swanseaand 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 Swansea. 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 Swansea 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 Swansea or away from Swansea to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Swansea
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 Swansea.
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 Swansea
Swansea is a coastal city and the second largest in Wales, with a population of 239,000, and 685,051 in the wider bay area. It is situated within the historic county boundaries of Glamorgan.
During the 19th century the city really developed due to its industrial activity, especially through its copper processing plants, earning the city the name 'Copperopolis'.
Nowadays, over 90% of the population working within Swansea are employed in the service sector, notably education and health, banking and public administration. In recent times, Employment and economic activity in the city have been above the Welsh average although slightly lower than the UK average. For instance, in 2005, Swansea's GVA was £14,302; 4% above the Welsh average but 20% below the UK average. Some of the primary employers in the city are DVLA, who employ around 6,000 people in the city, and whose headquarters are based in Morriston. Other major firms include Admiral Group, HSBC, Virgin Media and Amazon.
The City centre is also currently undergoing a £1bn transformation scheme. This includes the demolition of the St. David's Shopping Centre, 13% of the central retail space, and the Quadrant Shopping Centre. The Tesco superstore is also set to be relocated
Swansea is home to a number of high profile sports teams. Swansea City A.F.C currently play at the Liberty Stadium which has a capacity of around 20,000. They currently play in the premier league, after being promoted in the 2010/11 season.
The Ospreys Rugby Union Team are also from Swansea, and The St Helens Rugby and Cricket Ground is also home to Glamorgan County Cricket Club.
In terms of transport, Pembrey Airport is located just 17 miles away and provides flights to a few European locations. Swansea Railway Station offers connections to areas such as Cardiff and Shrewsbury, as well as London Paddington.