Conveyancing Solicitors in Warwickshire
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Warwickshire we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Warwickshire, throughout Warwickshire and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Warwickshire, selling a terraced house in Rugby, downsizing to a bungalow in Leamington Spa, or buying to let in Nuneaton, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Warwickshire?
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 Warwickshire, drainage and water fees in Warwickshire 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 Warwickshire. 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 Warwickshire 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 Warwickshire?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Warwickshire, 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 Warwickshire or perhaps not even in Warwickshire .
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 Warwickshire - 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 Warwickshire
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Warwickshire, Rugby, Nuneaton 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 Warwickshire
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Warwickshireand 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 Warwickshire. 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 Warwickshire 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 Warwickshire or away from Warwickshire to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Warwickshire
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 Warwickshire.
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 Warwickshire
Introduction to Warwickshire
Warwickshire is a non-metropolitan county in the West Midlands region of England, situated in what can be described as the Heart of England and made famous for being the birthplace of Elizabethan playwright William Shakespeare. It is divided into five districts which include: North Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedford, Rugby, Warwick and Stratford-Upon-Avon. The county boundaries also include Coventry, Solihull and Birmingham.
The region has a population of 546,500 as of mid-2014, and much of this population can be found in the larger towns of Nuneaton, Leamington Spa and Rugby. That said, there are also many other towns, such as Warwick, the county town, which are significant in their own right.
Nuneaton and Bedworth is a local government district with borough status in northern Warwickshire. As of mid-2014 it has a population of 126,174. The individual towns of Nuneaton and Bedworth make up a large majority of this population, with populations of 81,877 and 32,268 respectively. The administrative headquarters of the area is based in the Nuneaton, the largest town.
The district was formed on the 1st April 1974 through a merger of the municipal borough of Nuneaton and the urban district of Bedworth (which included Bulkington). Originally, the area was just known as Nuneaton, however, residents of Bedworth pressurised the government into renaming it Nuneaton and Bedworth. Being the largest town and home of the admin HQ, Nuneaton really acts as the commercial hub of the area. The town originally developed as a result of its textile and manufacturing industry but when these declined in the post war years, the town has become prosperous in other ways. Electronics and distribution acts as the focal industries, however, the automotive company MIRA Limited are based on a disused wartime airfield to the north of the town.
Retail also plays a big role, and in 2005 the Ropewalk Shopping Centre was opened, which is home to about 30 stores and services. A smaller centre, Abbeygate, was built in the 1960s, and is located in the town centre, housing stores such as Argos and Peacocks. Holland and Barrett also have their headquarters in the town.
In terms of transport, both Nuneaton and Bedworth provide good transport links. Both towns are classed as commuter towns for both Coventry and Birmingham, which is very possible through the good transport links. Nuneaton railway station has seven stations, and provides frequent services to areas such as Tamworth, Crewe, Stafford, Leicester, Rugby, London Euston, Milton Keynes Central and Warrington Bank Quay. Bedworth railway station provides similar services to areas such as Coventry and Nuneaton. The area is also served by the M6, M42 and M69 motorways as well as the A5. The A47 also links the town with Hinckley and Leicester.
Rugby is a market town in Warwickshire, on the River Avon. According to the 2011 census, the town has a population of 70,628, making it the second largest town in the county. It is also the largest town in the surrounding Borough of Rugby, which has a population of 100,500. Rugby is also 13 miles east of Coventry, and being a distinctively large city, many commute from Rugby to work there. That said, the local economy of Rugby is also strong. The town's economy is prominently industrial, being an engineering centre with a long history of producing gas and steam turbines at the GEC and the AEI, which provide a vast majority of the town's employment. Cement making is also renown in the town, especially at the Rugby Cement works, which is now owned by the Mexican company, Cemex. The works was expanded significantly during the 1990s, and production at the Southam and Rochester were moved to the Rugby plant, which is consequently one of the largest of its types in Europe. There are also a number of industrial estates in the town, and also within the borough is a Rolls-Royce engineering works, which is also a major employer.
The game of rugby supposedly began in the town, after William Webb-Ellis picked up the ball during a game of football at Rugby School, and decided to run with it. Because of this, the town attracts a moderate amount of tourism, and there is a museum in the town named the Webb Ellis Rugby Football Museum, which is one of the popular destinations for tourists.
Warwick which takes its place name from “dwelling by the weir” is the historic county town of Warwickshire. It is situated on the River Avon and is just west of Leamington Spa and Whitnash and a further 11 miles south of Coventry. The town dates right back to Neolithic times and was mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronical as the fortified home of Alfred The Great’s daughter, Ethelfleda - Lady of the Mercians. The early settlement served as an important strategic position in which to defend against attacks from the Danes. Most of the medieval town was later destroyed in The Great Fire of Warwick in 1694. Much of what exists of the town today was built during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries although some of the original medieval buildings on the outer edges of the town remain as they escaped the fire.
Warwick is perhaps most famous for its impressive medieval fortified castle that nestles beside the river Avon. It is a Grade I listed building and has been recognised for its historic and archeological importance with a Scheduled Ancient Monument Protection. The castle, built in 1068 during the Norman Conquest, was, for generations, home to the Greville family who were the earls of Warwick, until they sold it in 2007 for £1.2 million to the media and entertainment group Tussauds Group which then later merged with the Merlin Group who are the current owners. In recent years, Warwick Castle has transformed into one of the UK’s top visitor attractions, attracting over half a million visitors a year. It has gone on to win many top accolades including being voted Britain’s best castle by the Good Britain Guide and being named in Britain’s top 10 Historic Houses and Monuments by the British Tourist Authority.
Not far from Warwick is the historic market town of Stratford-Upon-Avon, set upon the banks of the River Avon within the rural landscape of Warwickshire. It is considered to be one of the top tourist destinations in the UK, being one of the most visited places outside of London because of its links to William Shakespeare and because it is the home of the world renowned Royal Shakespeare Company or RSC.
There are a number of sports teams in the region and, unsurprisingly, the majority of them are rugby teams. There are six rugby union teams in the town, including Rugby Lions, Rugby Welsh, Rugby St Andrews, Newbold, AEI and Old Laurentian RFC. Rugby Town F.C is the towns non-league football club, who play at Butlin Road, which has a capacity of 6,000.
In terms of transport, Rugby is served by a number of roads, including the M6, M1 and M45 motorways as well as the A45 road. Less important roads include the A426 and the A428.
Rugby railway station serves the town as well, and is a relatively large station with six platforms. It is situated on the West Coast Mainline. London Midland services provide three trains per hour to Birmingham New Street via Coventry, four trains per hour to London Euston and one train per hour to Northampton. There are also frequent services to areas such as Wolverhampton, Crewe and Stafford.