Our expert conveyancing solicitors will get you moving with the minimum of hassle.
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Westminster we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Westminster, throughout Greater London and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Westminster, selling a terraced house in Pimlico, downsizing to a bungalow in Mayfair, or buying to let in Knightsbridge, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Westminster?
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 Westminster, drainage and water fees in Greater London 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 Westminster. 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 Greater London 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 Westminster?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Westminster, 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 Westminster or perhaps not even in Greater London.
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 Westminster - 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 Westminster
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Westminster, Pimlico, Knightsbridge 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 Westminster
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Westminsterand 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 Westminster. 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 Westminster 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 Westminster or away from Westminster to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Westminster
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 Westminster.
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 Westminster
Westminster is an Inner London borough, situated on the north of the River Thames. It consists of a large amount of the central area of Greater London, including most of the West End.
As of mid-2014, Westminster has a total population of 233,292, and the majority of this can be found in areas such as Soho, Covent Garden, Pimlico, Knightsbridge and Mayfair. MAny of the areas in Westminster, however, are shared with boroughs such as Kensington and Chelsea and Camden.
Other than being one of the most central points of London, there are a number of reasons as to why Westminster is witnessing an increasing tourist footfall and an attraction of residential visitors. It is the home of a number of notable landmarks, including St Jame's Palace, Buckingham Palace, The Houses of Parliament and 10 Downing Street. All of these are incredibly popular amongst tourists. There are also a number of popular shopping areas, such as Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly Street and Bond Street. Soho is generally regarded as being one of the principal night time entertainment districts.
Other notable locations in the area include the borough's famous parks and green spaces, such as Green Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Regent's Park and St James's Park.
Aside from tourism, there are a number of businesses in the area which also contribute to the local economy. For instance, BP, Economist Group, Rolls-Royce Group, AstraZeneca, Pret a Manger and BAT all have their head offices in Westminster.
Furthemore, Westminster is well known for having substantial education and transport facilities.
In terms of transport, there are a number of National Rail stations including London Charing Cross, London Paddington, London Marylebone and London Victoria. The City of Westminster is also served by 27 tube stations.
In terms of education, notable institutions in the area include The University of Westminster, who have their three campuses in the borough, King's College London, whose Strand campus is in Westminster and The London School of Economics. The borough is also home to Westminster School, a leading British public school.