Conveyancing Solicitors in Amesbury
Where you intend to complete any type of conveyancing transaction, be it buying, selling, remortgaging, or anything else, it is important to instruct an expert conveyancing solicitor to support you.
Moving home is undoubtedly an exciting time, but it can also come with plenty of potential risks and complications, which is why it is important to take every possible measure to prevent any delays where possible.
At Bird & Co, we provide a straightforward, efficient, and accessible conveyancing service to help you secure a swift transaction with minimal fuss. Our team can take you through the entire process from start to finish and handle any queries you have along the way.
We also provide a unique online conveyancing service which allows to access a wider pool of clients, both in Amesbury and further afield.
How our conveyancing solicitors in Amesbury can help you
Our team of conveyancing solicitors in Amesbury have expertise in all means 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
Our team are on the panel for many major lenders. We can therefore support your transaction whether you are working with a national firm or a local building society in Amesbury.
Why Choose Bird & Co’s Conveyancing Solicitors in Amesbury?
At Bird & Co, we offer all of our clients an online conveyancing service. This is in place to ensure that all of the work we complete can be done remotely, and you will not be required to meet us in person at our office locations.
We provide a modern and friendly conveyancing service and our goal is to ensure your transaction is as straightforward and stress-free as possible.
Whenever you need the support of our team, you will have a direct line of correspondence and will be appointed an individual solicitor who will be able to answer any questions you have regarding your case.
We are proud to have received the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation. This means 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 Law Society Lexcel accredited. This recognises our high-quality customer service and practice management.
Why instruct our online conveyancers instead of a conveyancer in Amesbury?
There are several benefits to instructing our online conveyancers, including:
- We have a comprehensive understanding of both the local Amesbury property market, as well as the national property market. This gives us an edge over other firms which may only handle local transactions.
- We take the necessary steps to make sure our clients are protected. Our online systems have been developed with sensitive communication in mind. We achieve this by taking steps such encrypting emails and implementing up-to-date malware protection.
- Remote conveyancing is more straightforward and includes fewer steps. This means that we can get your conveyancing done quickly and efficiently.
- Traditional conveyancing is often more expensive and less cost-effective than online conveyancing.
- Our solicitors have expertise in helping clients across the country and even for those who are on the other side of the world in some cases.
- We are fully insured, and no matter whether you choose the traditional or online conveyancing route, our legal obligations remain the same.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Amesbury?
Our team provide a range of flexible fees for our conveyancing services in Amesbury. Depending on the relative complexity of the case, fixed fees may be put in place, which will give you a clear cost estimate from the outset of your case. In some cases, additional fees may be necessary, but you will be informed in due course if this applies.
Additional fees may be applied for actions such as registering a property at HM Land Registry and conducting conveyancing searches. These are known as disbursements.
Property transactions often incur tax, such as Stamp Duty Land Tax and Capital Gains Tax. Where this is applicable, our team will assist you with making the necessary calculations and help you to file the return with HMRC.
How does the conveyancing process work in Amesbury?
During the conveyancing process, there are three main steps to be aware of:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
When a buyer submits an offer which is then accepted by the seller, both parties will agree to enter into a contract. At this stage, nothing is considered legally binding and either party can pull out without being penalised.
At this stage the buyer and their conveyancer will look to conduct various checks on the property. These will 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)
The buyer will also apply for a mortgage at this stage if required.
When the buyer and seller happy to proceed, they will proceed to sign and exchange contracts. After this, the transaction is considered to be legally binding and neither party will be able to pull out.
When the transaction is official, this is known as ‘completion’. Completion is where the transfer deed is submitted to HM Land Registry and the buyer is able to move into the new property.
How long does conveyancing take in Amesbury?
The time it takes to complete a conveyancing transaction will vary depending on a variety of circumstances, including whether there is a chain. Generally, it will take between 12-14 weeks from the original acceptance of an offer to reach completion.
Delays are sometimes unavoidable. If they are likely to impact your transaction, your solicitor will keep you informed on your options.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Amesbury?
Searches need to be conducted on a property to ensure that there are no issues which need to be dealt with, or will affect the value of the property.
There are three main conveyancing searches, and these include:
- 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
If any further checks are required, your solicitor will inform you in due course.
Is it better to use a conveyancing solicitor in Amesbury or a conveyancer?
It is up to you whether you choose to work with a conveyancing solicitor in Amesbury or conveyancer. There are some important differences between the two that you should be made aware of.
While both conveyancing solicitors and conveyancers are qualified to instruct clients on their property transactions, conveyancing solicitors can provide assistances with a range of additional legal matters. This can be very beneficial where the transaction is complex or there are any disputes somewhere along the line.
What documents does a property solicitor in Amesbury need for conveyancing?
There are various documents which are required to complete a conveyancing transaction. The documents that are required will depend on the type of transaction you are carrying out.
The documents usually required when buying a property in Amesbury 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 documents required when selling a property 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 Amesbury?
Our conveyancing solicitors will take you through each stage of the process and advise you with a breakdown of the expected fees. Should you pursue the transaction with our firm, we will take care of all the legal details involved.
Whether you are moving to, from, or across Amesbury, our property transaction solicitors will lend their expertise.