Our expert conveyancing solicitors will get you moving with the minimum of hassle.
If you are carrying out any sort of conveyancing transaction in West Bridgford, you will need the support of an expert conveyancer who can help you move in confidence.
Whether you are buying, selling or remortgaging a home, you need to make sure that every detail is taken care of to ensure that your transaction goes ahead exactly as intended. Our conveyancing team can carefully guide you through every stage of your case, making sure that the process remains as straightforward as possible.
At Bird & Co, we offer a friendly, reliable and efficient conveyancing service for both individuals and families. We can offer simple, sincere advice, irrespective of your personal circumstances and guide you through the entire conveyancing process from start to finish.
Our physical offices are based in Grantham, Newark and Lincoln, but we regularly work with clients from West Bridgford and are familiar with the local market. We are able to support our clients in and around West Bridgford, including Edwalton, Gamston and Wilford, by offering an online conveyancing service.
How our conveyancing solicitors near West Bridgford can help you
Our team of expert conveyancing solicitors near West Bridgford have a wide range of expertise, 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 on the panel for the majority of lenders, which means that we will be able to support you whether you are using a national firm, or a local building society.
Why Choose Bird & Co’s Conveyancing Solicitors near West Bridgford?
We provide a modern, friendly conveyancing service, which has been designed to make the process as easy as possible for all of our clients.
Our conveyancing solicitors near West Bridgford are able to carry out online conveyancing work where necessary, which means the conveyancing process can be carried out remotely.
When you choose to work with us, you will have direct correspondence with our team as well as a direct email address for the conveyancer handling your case. Whenever you have a question, you can sure that you will be able to find a quick answer.
Our property lawyers near West Bridgford have in-depth knowledge of both the national property market and the local West Bridgford market. Many other firms only deal with local transactions, limiting their scope of expertise.
We have previously worked with a wide range of clients across the UK and around the world, keeping in touch with them using video conferencing.
Whether you work with our West Bridgford conveyancers in person, or you use our online conveyancing service, our legal obligations to you will remain the same. There are no differences in the level of service you receive, and we are fully insured just in case.
We are accredited with the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme. This means that 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 also Lexcel accredited by the Law Society. Lexcel is only awarded to firms that demonstrate the highest levels of customer service and practice management.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in West Bridgford?
We offer a range of flexible fees for our conveyancing work, including fixed fees for straightforward work. If there are occasions where additional fees are required to complete your transaction, your conveyancer will keep you informed and discuss the options available to you.
The additional costs associated with the conveyancing process are known as disbursements, which will be broken down in your initial quote. Examples of disbursements include registering transactions at HM Land Registry and conveyancing searches.
You may also need to consider the possibility that your transaction will be affected by tax, such as Stamp Duty Land Tax and Capital Gains Tax. Your conveyancer can help to clarify whether this is the case and subsequently calculate how much is owed and file the return with HMRC.
How does the conveyancing process work in West Bridgford?
There are three main stages to the conveyancing process. These are:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
When the seller accepts the buyer’s offer, the two parties will agree to enter into a contract. The transaction is not legally binding until a later stage, when the contract is signed and exchanged.
The buyer will then carry out several checks on the property with the assistance of their conveyancer. This could involve:
- 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)
The buyer will apply for a mortgage at this stage, if needed.
Once the conveyancing searches have been carried out and the buyer is happy to proceed, the contracts are signed and exchanged. From this point on, the transaction is legally binding and neither party can pull out.
Completion is when the transaction becomes official. A transfer deed will be submitted to HM Land Registry and the seller will be required to leave the property, ready for the buyer to move in.
How long does conveyancing take in West Bridgford?
The time it takes to reach completion will depend on a number of factors, which makes it difficult to estimate an exact time frame. If everything goes ahead as planned, with no complications, then you can expect a typical transaction to take around 12-14 weeks to complete, but there is every chance that this can be extended.
Delays can happen at any time, such as if there is an issue further along the property chain. If a delay appears to be likely, then your conveyancer will keep you informed and explain what the next steps will be.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in West Bridgford?
If you are buying a property in West Bridgford, then your conveyancer will carry out several checks, making sure that there are no issues that need to be addressed.
The three main types of conveyancing searches are:
- 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
Further checks and recommendations may be required, such as a mining report if there is historical mining activity in the area. If this the case, your solicitor will keep you informed.
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors in West Bridgford?
First, fill in our conveyancing quote form for conveyancing in West Bridgford and a member of our team will get in touch with you.
Our West Bridgford conveyancing team will be able to run through the initial stages of your conveyancing transaction and, once your file is opened, your conveyancer will take care of all of the legal details related to your transaction.
Whether you are moving to, from, or across West Bridgford, our conveyancing solicitors will be able to lend their expertise.
Get in touch with our conveyancing solicitors in West Bridgford
Used Bird & Co Conveyancing to be my legal team for the purchase of my new home. Victoria W and her team were fantastic throughout, always kept me in the know which was reassuring.Nathan P
Bird & Co have always been extremely efficient and unlike other conveyancing firms are very proactive. Seb & Donna always respond same day and they represent excellent value for money - they come highly recommended.Jake Margiotta