Conveyancing solicitors in Tonbridge
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Tonbridge we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Tonbridge, throughout Kent and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Tonbridge, selling a terraced house in Royal Tunbridge Wells, downsizing to a bungalow in Maidstone, or buying to let in Sevenoaks, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Tonbridge?
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 Tonbridge, 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 Tonbridge. 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 Tonbridge?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Tonbridge, 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 Tonbridge 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 Tonbridge - 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 Tonbridge
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Tonbridge, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks 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 Tonbridge
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Tonbridgeand 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 Tonbridge. 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 Tonbridge 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 Tonbridge or away from Tonbridge to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Tonbridge
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 Tonbridge.
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 Tonbridge
Tonbridge is a market town in Kent, in the South East region of England, with a population of around 30,000 according to the 2007 census. The town is located on the River Medway, about 4 miles north of Royal Tunbridge Wells, 12 miles south west of Maidstone and 29 miles south east of London.
Despite the rapid expansion of the town, it has largely retained its market town atmosphere, and now hosts many attractions to accommodate for visitors, such as the consistently maintained Castle Gatehouse, a large country park and activities based around the river. There are also a number of sports facilities, including an outdoor/indoor swimming pool, a leisure centre and a large sportsground.
In terms of retail, many of the town's shopping facilities are situated on the High Street, which spans around a mile through the town centre. Nearby shopping centres can be found in nearby Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone and Stone, the latter of which houses the Bluewater shopping centre, one of the biggest in the country, having over 330 shops and services.
Other major economic sectors present in the area include light engineering, printing and publishing, distribution and financial services.
Tonbridge offers a wide range of public facilities, include both educational and leisure. The town is the home of Tonbridge School, one of the country's leading public schools, which boasts a variety of notable alumni. Furthermore, there are a number of grammar schools and colleges.
Tonbridge also has an impressive sporting presence. There are a number of sports clubs, including Tonbridge Cricket Club, an athletic club and a rugby union club.
In terms of transport, Tonbridge railway station is one of the busiest in Kent. At present, frequent current services run to the likes of London Charing Cross, London Cannon Street, London Bridge, Hastings, Tunbridge Wells, Redhill and Strood.
There are also a number of reliable bus services, and major roads in or near the town include the A21, the A26, the A228, the A229, the M23, the M25, the M2, the M26 and the M20.