Conveyancing Solicitors in Calne
If you are in the process of purchasing, selling or remortgaging a Calne property, seeking the support of a Bird & Co conveyancing solicitor in Calne is essential to ensure a smooth sailing process.
Property transactions can be a significant moment in your life, especially if you are a first-time buyer, but whether this is your first home or tenth, there are a number of potential issues to be aware of. Our solicitor’s outstanding expertise, knowledge and skill can help sidestep any issues you may face and navigate you through the entire process from start to finish.
Our conveyancing service at Bird & Co is fast, efficient and cost-effective, delivered by friendly and approachable solicitors, who are always available to answer any concerns or queries you may have.
Our online conveyancing service allows us to reach clients in Calne, Ratford and Mile Elm, nationally and internationally.
How our conveyancing solicitors in Calne can help you
Our specialist conveyancing team in Calne have experience and skill in assisting clients with all types of conveyancing matters, 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
At Bird & Co, our law firm is on the panel for most major UK lenders, including both national firms and small local building societies. What this means for you is that we can support your purchase no matter who you choose as your lender.
Why choose Bird & Co’s conveyancing solicitors in Calne?
At Bird & Co, we offer clients a unique online conveyancing service. What this means is that our team can deliver advice and guidance on the conveyancing process wherever you are located in if it is not in the country. We also offer the chance for you to attend our physical offices should this be better suited to you.
We are proud to provide a modern and approachable conveyancing service delivered by specialist conveyancing solicitors.
If you choose to instruct the Bird & Co conveyancing solicitors, you will be appointed an individual solicitor who will handle your entire case and be your point of contact, always available to answer your queries.
Our expertise has been awarded through the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme, meaning we always:
- 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
In addition, we are also Lexcel accredited by the Law Society. This accreditation assesses how we deliver our legal services to clients and the overall management of our practice.
Why instruct our online conveyancers instead of a conveyancer in Calne?
You choose to instruct our Calne property solicitors for many reasons, including:
- While our team have extensive knowledge of the local Calne property market, our property solicitors have an in-depth knowledge of the national property market. This gives us a unique edge over other local firms.
- Our team recognise the significance of protecting our client’s legal documents during the residential conveyancing process. To do this, our online systems have been developed with sensitive communication in mind. We do this through email encryption, securing devices and having up-to-date malware protection.
- The online conveyancing process is entirely done online, meaning there is less chance of delays. Meaning at Bird & Co, we can get your conveyancing done quickly and efficiently.
- Online conveyancing doesn’t involve as many additional costs like the traditional route often does. What this means is that we can get your conveyancing done quickly and efficiently.
- Our team work with clients nationally and even with clients who are across the world. We do this through videoconferencing, such as Zoom.
- Whether you choose to meet us in person or online, our legal obligations do not change. We are also fully insured.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Calne?
At Bird & Co, we are able to offer our clients a variety of flexible funding options for our conveyancing in Calne. For example, our law firm is able to offer fixed fees for more straightforward property transactions. This means that our clients will have complete certainty over the cost of their conveyancing service from the start.
It’s important to be aware that during a property transaction, there are additional fees which are known as disbursements. These cover property registration and conveyancing searches.
Other additional costs you may face include taxes owed to HMRC, including Stamp Duty Land Tax and Capital Gains Tax. Our team will assist with calculations and filing tax returns.
How does the conveyancing process work in Calne?
During property transactions, there are three main steps, these include:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
When a seller accepts an offer submitted, they will enter into a verbal agreement with the buyer. Until the other stages of the transaction have been carried out and the parties sign and exchange the contract, the transaction is not yet legally binding. Either party can back out of the transaction should they wish without facing a financial penalty.
The buyer and their instructed lawyer will conduct a number of property checks. These generally include:
- 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)
At this stage, the buyer can apply for their mortgage if it’s needed.
Once the property checks are complete, the signing and exchanging of contracts will be done, making the property transaction legally binding.
When the transaction is official, this is known as completion. The buyer will need to submit a transfer deed to HM Land Registry, the seller will need to vacate, and the buyer can move into their new property.
How long does conveyancing take in Calne?
The conveyancing process can completely vary, meaning it is not always possible to pinpoint an exact timeframe. However, most property transactions take an average of 12 to 14 weeks to finalise, from offer to completion.
There are certain situations where delays in the process are unavoidable, but if this applies to your transaction, our solicitors will make you aware of this and advise you of the options available moving forward.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Calne?
Searches are made on properties to check that there are no issues that need addressing. These will be carried out by the buyer and their conveyancer.
During the process there are three main types of searches, including:
- 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
Should any further property checks need to be made, our team will keep you informed.
Is it better to use a conveyancing solicitor in Calne or a conveyancer?
Conveyancing solicitors and conveyancers are different but have many similarities, which often means that many individuals mistake them for being the same thing. Both have the qualifications to handle property matters, but only a conveyancing solicitor has additional qualifications to manage other legal issues.
Whether it is better to use a conveyancing solicitor in Calne or a conveyancer entirely depends on which you would prefer. This is usually dependent on budget.
What documents does a property solicitor in Calne need for conveyancing?
The type of documents you need entirely depends on whether you are buying or selling a property.
The type of documents that are needed for residential conveyancing when buying a house include:
- Identification documentation, including passport or driving license and proof of address
- Proof of funds, such as bank statements
- The official offer of mortgage
The type of documents that are needed for residential conveyancing when selling a house include:
- Proof of ownership
- Seller’s Property Information Form
- Certificates, guarantees and planning permission documentation
- Fitting and contents form
- Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
- Leasehold or freehold information
- Details of the mortgage
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors in Calne?
If you choose to instruct our solicitors at Bird & Co we will manage the entire legal process for you, as well as making sure you are aware of the steps involved. Sould you need to get in contact with us, we will always be available to answer your questions or address your concerns.
Our conveyancing solicitors can provide advice and guidance whether you are moving to, from or within the Calne area.