Conveyancing Solicitors in West Dorset
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in West Dorset we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in West Dorset, throughout Dorset and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in West Dorset, selling a terraced house in Dorchester, downsizing to a bungalow in Bridport, or buying to let in Sherborne, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in West Dorset?
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 Dorset, drainage and water fees in Dorset 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 Dorset. 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 Dorset 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 Dorset?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of West Dorset, 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 Dorset or perhaps not even in Dorset.
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 Dorset - 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 Dorset
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in West Dorset, Dorchester, Sherborne 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 Dorset
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in West Dorsetand 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 Dorset. 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 Dorset 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 Dorset or away from West Dorset to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in West Dorset
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 Dorset.
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 Dorset
West Dorset is a local government district in Dorset, with a population of 100,474, as of mid-2014. The districts council is based in Dorchester, which is also the largest settlement in West Dorset, with a population of over 19,000.
Like most British government districts, West Dorset was formed on the 1st April 1974, through a merger of the boroughs of Bridport, Dorchester and Lyme Regis, as well as the Sherborne urban district, and the rural districts of Beaminster, Bridport, Dorchester and Sherborne.
There are numerous places of interest in the district, and in 2006 the area was ranked as the 10th best place to live in the UK. Places of interest in the area include the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site which acts as a major tourist attraction. Sherborne Castle is also very popular. It is a 16th century Tudor Mansion, and its Gardens are open to the public most days, whilst the house itself is open most Saturdays. The house also hosts various special events, as well as concerts and firework displays.
Dorchester is the principal settlement in the area- and acts as the commercial and transport hub in the area. As well as being the home of various companies, Dorchester also accommodates many bar, restaurants and cultural facilities, as well as many retail areas. The Brewery Square redevelopment project now includes a number of retail outlets, residential units and more bars and restaurants.
In terms of transport, Dorchester South railway station provides services to areas such as Bournemouth, Southampton and London, and Dorchester West station provides services to Yeovil, Bath and Bristol. A bypass road was also created in 1988, which diverts traffic using the A35 and A37 roads away from the town centre.