Property transactions can be complicated no matter your circumstances, so if you’re looking to buy, sell or remortgage your property, seeking legal expertise with the Bird & Co team is a necessity.
Our team of conveyancing solicitors can guide you through the entire process, helping to ensure mistakes are sidestepped, and unnecessary delays are avoided.
Whether your transaction is straightforward or complex, our team have years of combined expertise, meaning we can help with anything. The team will take the time to carefully understand your position and needs and provide tailored advice for a smooth transaction, keeping stress levels kept to a minimum.
At Bird & Co, we are proud to provide expert online conveyancing assistance to a range of clients in the Thame and surrounding areas in a friendly, fast, and convenient manner.
How our conveyancing solicitors in Thame can help you
Our team of residential property solicitors in Thame have expertise in all manner of conveyancing 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 proud to be on the panel for most major mortgage lenders across the country. What this means for our clients is that we are able to provide assistance whether you choose to use a national firm or local building society.
Why Choose Bird & Co’s Conveyancing Solicitors in Thame?
We take pride in being able to offer a completely remote conveyancing service for those who would prefer working remotely with our team. We do this via videoconferencing software, such as Zoom, and through telephone calls.
As a team, we understand the sheer importance of communication when offering clients our conveyancing service. From the outset, our commitment is shown by creating a direct contact with a case manager, who will be assigned to you and is on hand to answer any queries you may have, in addition to being your point of contact with important matters such as updates.
Our team are accredited by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme, meaning 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
We are proud to be acknowledged by the Law Society with the Lexcel accreditation, acknowledging our conveyancing team’s dedication to delivering clients a top-quality client service and practice management.
Why instruct our online conveyancers instead of a conveyancer in Thame?
- Besides knowing the local Thame property market extremely well, we further have an in-depth knowledge of the national property market, giving us an edge over other local firms in the Thames area.
- Our online systems have been developed with sensitive communication in mind. Our client’s sensitive data is important, and we have very strict procedures in place, such as encrypted emails and regularly updated software, to keep them protected.
- Traditional conveyancing often incurs delays, but we can get your conveyancing done quickly and efficiently. Online conveyancing helps to shorten the process significantly.
- Traditional conveyancing usually requires additional fees due to physical resources being an essential matter. This means our online conveyancing tends to be more cost-effective, as it’s not necessary.
- We regularly use video conferencing software, such as Zoom, to help clients nationally, even for clients who are on the other side of the world.
- Our legal obligations for online conveyancing remain the same as if we were meeting in person. There are no differences to the overall conveyancing process, and we are fully insured just in case.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Thame?
At Bird & Co, are able to offer our conveyancing services on a range of flexible fees, including fixed fees where possible, which enables transparency and certainty over the expected costs from the outset.
Any additional costs are known as disbursements. These types of fees include conveyancing searches and the registration of the property with HM Land Registry. During your initial consultation, you will receive a breakdown of the fees.
If your transaction is impacted by tax, including Stamp Duty Land Tax or Capital Gains Tax, our solicitors will calculate the total and file the return with HMRC.
How does the conveyancing process work in Thame?
During the conveyancing process, there are three main steps involved, including:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
When the buyer and seller agree on an offer, this is a verbal agreement. The agreement is not yet legally binding, and either party are able to back out from the agreement without a financial penalty.
Once the offer has been selected, the buyer and their conveyancer can begin the process of checking the property. These checks 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)
Should the buyer need a mortgage, they will apply at this stage.
Once the checks have all been finalised, the next stage of the transaction can happen where the buyer and seller will exchange the contracts and sign them, making it legally binding. At this stage, neither party can pull out without a reasonable reason, otherwise, they will face a financial repercussion.
When the transaction becomes official this is called completion. The next stage is for the transfer deed to be submitted with HM Land Registry. This means the buyer is now the legal owner and can move into the property.
How long does conveyancing take in Thame?
Each property conveyancing process can take an entirely different time frame depending on the circumstances involved. However, most straightforward transactions take between 12 to 14 weeks for completion.
If your property transaction is expected to face delays, your conveyancing solicitor in Thame will keep you updated.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Thame?
Upon purchasing property, certain checks need to be done to ensure no immediate issues need addressing. There are three types of checks, and these include:
- Local authority checks – to check the surrounding area for planning, pollution, highway pollution 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
It is possible that additional checks might be required on the property, but whether this happens entirely depends on the property in question and exactly where it is situated. Should this be necessary, you can be confident in your conveyancer keeping you informed.
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors in Thame?
When you choose to work with the Bird & Co conveyancing team, we will take the time to walk you through the entire process in clear, plain English, so you have a full understanding. Upon opening your case with the team, we will assign you a solicitor who will take care of all the legal details, in addition to being your direct point of contact.