Conveyancing solicitors in Test Valley
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Test valley we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Test valley, throughout Hampshire and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Test valley, selling a terraced house in Andover, downsizing to a bungalow in Romsey, or buying to let in Stockbridge, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Test valley?
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 Test valley, drainage and water fees in Hampshire 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 Test valley. 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 Hampshire 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 Test valley?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Test valley, 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 Test valley or perhaps not even in Hampshire.
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 Test valley - 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 Test Valley
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Test valley, Andover, Stockbridge 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 Test Valley
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Test valleyand 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 Test valley. 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 Test valley 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 Test valley or away from Test valley to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Test Valley
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 Test valley.
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 Test Valley
Test Valley is a local government district and borough in Hampshire, with a population of 119,332, as of mid-2014. Its council is based in Andover, the economic hub of the district. The name of the district is derived from the River Test, which also runs through the district.
Like many British government districts, Test Valley was formed on the 1st April 1974 through a merger of the boroughs of Andover and Romsey, as well as the Andover Rural District and the Stockbridge Rural District.
Test Valley covers nearly 250 square miles of western Hampshire, and stretches from the boundaries of the city of Southampton to the south and Newbury in the north. The area is mainly rural, with the only distinctively large settlement being Andover. Test Valley also stretches into the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
The River Test was a key element in the districts history, allowing for transportation and development in historic times. In more recent years, the river has many other uses, including recreational. It is well known for its fishing, including salmon and trout. It is also the home of the Houghton Fishing Club, an exclusive and prestigious fishing club which was formed in 1822.
An interesting characteristic about the district was outlined by Sport England in 2006. They published a survey stating that residents of the area were the 8th most active in England in sports and other fitness activities. Supposedly 26.9% of the population participate in a sporting activity at least 3 times a week for 30 minutes.
In 2012 another survey was published outlining the area's prestige. Halifax ranked the area the 14th best rural area to live out of 119 local authority areas in Great Britain. This was based on factors including employment, income levels, weather, health, life expectancy, education, crime and broadband access.