Conveyancing Solicitors in Welwyn Hatfield
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Welwyn Garden City we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Welwyn Garden City, throughout Hertfordshire and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Welwyn Garden City, selling a terraced house in Hatfield, downsizing to a bungalow in Welwyn Garden City, or buying to let in Woolmer Green, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Welwyn Garden City?
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 Welwyn Garden City, drainage and water fees in Hertfordshire 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 Welwyn Garden City. 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 Hertfordshire 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 Welwyn Garden City?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Welwyn Garden City, 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 Welwyn Garden City or perhaps not even in Hertfordshire.
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 Welwyn Garden City - 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 Welwyn Garden City
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, Woolmer Green 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 Welwyn Garden City
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Welwyn Garden Cityand 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 Welwyn Garden City. 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 Welwyn Garden City 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 Welwyn Garden City or away from Welwyn Garden City to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Welwyn Garden City
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 Welwyn Garden City.
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 Welwyn Garden City
Welwyn Garden City is a city situated within the Borough of Welwyn Hatfield, a local government district in southern Hertfordshire, England. As of mid-2014 the district has a population of 116,024, and the city itself has a population of 43,252.
The district consists of the towns of Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield, along with numerous smaller settlements. Each of the towns has a railway station on the East Coast Main Line and they are close to the A1 road. It borders the London Borough of Enfield.
The district was formed on 1 April 1974, through a collaboration of the Welwyn Garden City urban district, with the Hatfield and Welwyn rural districts. It was not until 2005 when the district was granted borough status by the privy council.
In April 2006 a charter conferring borough status was granted, and the title of the council officially changed to Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council on 22 May 2006.
Set within the London green belt, the towns still retain much of their own identities. Welwyn Garden City is widely renown as being one of the two garden cities in the country, and is also the only settlement in the country to be both a garden city and a new town. They act to some extent as dormitory towns for householders who work in London. The Welwyn Viaduct is a locally important landmark.
Following a proposal put forward by the Welwyn Garden Heritage Trust, Andres Duany, the internationally renowned town-planner, has suggested that designated 'Garden Villages' could be built within Hertfordshire to relieve some of the pressure for new homes, with perhaps a third Garden City to follow.
Ever since the as a 'garden city', Welwyn Garden has developed a strong commercial base, including a number of economic sectors. Notable employers in the city include Xerox, Tesco and Ocado, who all have large scale presence in the area. Tesco has a head office at Shire Park, a business park in the north of the town, including a full-size supermarket mock-up for store planning. Furthermore, there are also a number of other supermarkets in the area, and also, due to the city's proximity to London, it acts as an important commuter town.