Conveyancing Solicitors in Marlborough
The process of buying, selling or remortgaging a property in Marlborough has the potential to face all types of challenges, but with a solicitor’s assistance, the process can be smooth sailing.
We understand that property transactions are often an exciting but stressful moment of your life, especially if you are a first time buyer, but with our wealth of expertise helping clients, we can reduce stress levels and carefully guide you through the process.
Our solicitors will handle your conveyancing case from start to finish, ensuring you are aware of what’s involved in the process and always being available to answer any questions.
We are also able to offer clients that can’t reach us in person a convenient online conveyancing service. What this means is that we can help a large pool of clients in Marlborough, Manton and Mildenhall, as well as nationally.
How our conveyancing solicitors in Marlborough can help you
Our conveyancing solicitors in Marlborough are proficient in all types of property transactions, 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 law firm is on the panel for many major lenders nationally, including national firms and local building societies, meaning we can provide you with expert advice and guidance no matter what.
Why choose Bird & Co’s conveyancing solicitors in Marlborough
Our conveyancing service is unique, offering an online service which allows us to reach clients wherever they are located, whether it is in person or across the world.
We believe in providing our clients with a high-quality service, tailored to their circumstances and needs. We ensure your stress levels are kept to a minimum by keeping the process as simple as possible.
Should you choose our conveyancing team to assist with your property transaction, our solicitors will provide a first-class service where you will be appointed an individual conveyancing solicitor who works directly with your case and will be available to answer any queries you may have.
The residential conveyancing team’s expertise has been recognised through the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme. What this means is that we will 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
We are also recognised for our excellent client care and management of the practice through the Law Society Lexcel accreditation.
Why instruct our online conveyancers instead of a conveyancer in Marlborough?
- Like many of the local Marlborough firms, we have considerable knowledge of the local Marlborough market and in-depth knowledge of the national property market.
- Your legal documents will be kept safe during the entire process, and our online systems have been developed with sensitive communication in mind to ensure this. We do this by encrypting our emails and putting malware protection in place.
- At Bird & Co, we can get your conveyancing done quickly and efficiently. This is due to the online conveyancing route having less steps involved, meaning the potential for delays is often lessened.
- The traditional conveyancing route often requires additional costs due to the requirement of physical resources. Without these resources, the online conveyancing route tends to be more cost-effective.
- Our specialist team have assisted all types of clients no matter their background or where they are located. We have even helped clients who are on the other side of the world, through videoconferencing software.
- Whether you choose to meet with us in person or online, our legal obligations remain the same, and for your protection, we are fully insured.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Marlborough?
Our solicitors at Bird & Co understand how important your finances are during the purchase of a home. That’s why we offer our clients a range of flexible fees.
Where your conveyancing case is straightforward to resolve, we are able to offer our services on a fixed fee basis. What this means for our clients is that we will be able to provide a clear quote from the outset, and should anything change, we will be quick to update you.
During the conveyancing process, any other costs are referred to as disbursements. These include property registration and conveyancing searches.
Some transactions also incur tax, such as Stamp Duty Land Tax or Capital Gains Tax. If this applies to your transaction, our solicitors will assist with calculations and filing the return.
How does the conveyancing process work in Marlborough?
During a property transaction, there are three main stages in the conveyancing process, these include:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
When the seller accepts an offer, the seller and buyer agree to later enter into a legally binding contract. Until this point, they have only entered a verbal agreement, and either can back out of the agreement without facing any financial issues.
The buyer will need to carry out a number of conveyancing searches with their solicitor. Examples of the standard checks 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)
If the buyer needs a mortgage for the transaction, they will be able to apply at this stage.
If the parties are happy to move forward with the transaction and there are no issues with the property, the contracts can be exchanged and signed, making the transaction legally binding.
Once the transaction is official, this is known as competition, and the property will need to be registered with HM Land Registry. Once this has been done, the seller will need to leave the property ready for the buyer to move in.
How long does conveyancing take in Marlborough?
It is not always possible to pinpoint an exact timeframe for how long a property transaction can take due to each transaction having it’s own set of challenges. Despite this, most average property transactions take between 12 to 14 weeks to finalise.
In certain situations, delays may be unavoidable, making the process longer than usual, but should this occur in your case, we will keep you informed.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Marlborough?
During the conveyancing process, there are three main searches carried out. 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
Some conveyancing transactions need additional searches. If further checks are required on your transaction, our conveyancing solicitors in Marlborough will let you know.
Is it better to use a conveyancing solicitor in Marlborough or a conveyancer?
Conveyancers and conveyancing solicitors are often mistaken as the same, but a conveyancing solicitor has additional qualifications that a conveyancer does not have, meaning they can handle other legal matters.
Whether it is better for you to use a conveyancing solicitor in Marlborough or a conveyancer is down to personal choice, you may base this decision on budget or your situation.
What documents does a property solicitor in Marlborough need for conveyancing?
The required documents will depend on whether you are purchasing or selling a home.
For property purchases, the documents you need are:
- Identification documentation, including passport or driving license and proof of address
- Proof of funds, such as bank statements
- The official offer of mortgage
For property sales, the documents needed are:
- 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 Marlborough?
When you instruct our Marlborough residential conveyancing solicitors, we will guide you through all the stages of the conveyancing process and handle the legal aspects related to your transaction.
Our solicitors can provide expert assistance whether you are moving, selling or remortgaging in the Marlborough area.