Conveyancing Solicitors in West Devon
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in West Devon we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in West Devon, throughout Devon and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in West Devon, selling a terraced house in Tavistock, downsizing to a bungalow in Okehampton, or buying to let in Chagford, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in West Devon?
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 West Devon, drainage and water fees in Devon 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 West Devon. 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 Devon 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 West Devon?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of West Devon, 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 West Devon or perhaps not even in Devon.
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 West Devon - 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 West Devon
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in West Devon, Tavistock, Chagford 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 West Devon
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in West Devonand 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 West Devon. 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 West Devon 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 West Devon or away from West Devon to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in West Devon
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 West Devon.
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 West Devon
West Devon is a local government district and borough in Devon. As of mid 2014 it has a population of 54,260. Much of this population can be found in Tavistock, the area's largest town, with a population of around 12,000. Tavistock is also home to the district's admin HQ. Other notable settlements include Okehampton and Chagford, which have populations of 7,160 and 1,449 respectively.
Like most British government districts, West Devon was formed on the 1st April 1974 through a merger of the former municipal borough of Okehampton, the Okehampton Rural District and the Tavistock Rural District.
Being the largest town in the district, Tavistock has historically been the economic hub for West Devon and the surrounding area. Mines of copper, manganese, lead, silver and tin previously provided the economic basis for the town, as well as retail, as it was a market town. Nowadays, the town is a centre for the West Devon and Dartmoor tourist trade, and the market continues to operate in the large covered market building, and there are also a number of craft fairs and antiques fairs.
The district has a strong cultural base. Again, towns such as Tavistock has a number of events which attract tourists from all over. It also has a large sports presence- Tavistock A.F.C is the largest club in the area and its ground has a capacity of 2,000, which is relatively large for a town of its size. Furthermore, there are also a number of other clubs, including smaller rugby and football clubs.
West Devon has OK transport links- the principal railway station in the area is located in Okehampton- and it provides services to most areas around Devon. A new station, based in Tavistock, has also been proposed for the near future.
Major roads in the area include the A386 and the A30, which provide good service for many of the reliable bus services in the area.