Conveyancing solicitors in Thanet
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Thanet we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Thanet, throughout Kent and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Thanet, selling a terraced house in Margate , downsizing to a bungalow in Ramsgate , or buying to let in Broadstairs, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Thanet?
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 Thanet, drainage and water fees in Kent 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 Thanet. 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 Kent 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 Thanet?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Thanet, 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 Thanet or perhaps not even in Kent.
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 Thanet - 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 Thanet
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Thanet, Margate , Broadstairs 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 Thanet
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Thanetand 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 Thanet. 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 Thanet 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 Thanet or away from Thanet to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Thanet
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 Thanet.
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 Thanet
Thanet is a local governmental district in Kent, with a population of 138,410 as of mid 2014. It is a predominantly coastal town, with the sea on its north and east sides. On the west, it is bordered by the City of Canterbury, and to the south is Dover. The main towns in the district are all coastal: Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs.
Like many British governmental districts, Thanet was formed in 1974.
Thanets economy is largely touristic due to its coastal location, and employment is most apparent in coastal areas such as Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs, where there are numerous shops an shopping centres. That said, inland Thanet has received exstensive re-development in recent years, and in 2005 saw the opening of the Westwood Cross Shopping Centre, which accommodates an array of national high street shops.
Thanet has also proved to be exceptionally sustainable in recent years. The Thanet Offshore Wind Project began operating in 2010, and soon the project is expected to generate a total capacity of 300 MW, which consequently would be able to power 240,000 homes per year with green energy. There is also another sustainable project, known as Thanet Earth. It is the largest greenhouse development in the UK, covering 91 hectares, with 7 greenhouses, each the size of 10 football pitches.
In terms of transport, the principal railway line in the area is the Chatham Main Line, through Margate to Ramsgate, however the Ashford to Ramsgate line is also large. In 2009, new high speed links to London began. There are frequent services from Margate to London St Pancras.