Conveyancing Solicitors in Trowbridge
If you are purchasing, selling or remortgaging a property in Trowbridge or the surrounding area, having the assistance of a solicitor can help to streamline the process, reduce delays and keep stress levels to a minimum.
Over the years, our team of experienced property solicitors have guided clients through various conveyancing matters, from straightforward matters to those more complex.
When you work with the Bird & Co solicitors, you will receive a bespoke service, tailored exactly to your needs. Our specialists deliver clear advice and guidance you can trust.
By providing an online conveyancing service we can reach a large pool of clients in Trowbridge and both nationally and internationally in a quick and efficient manner.
How our conveyancing solicitors in Trowbridge can help you
Our specialist conveyancing team in Trowbridge have skill and expertise in all matters 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
At Bird & Co, we can help clients no matter their chosen lender, having worked with both national firms and local building societies.
Why Choose Bird & Co’s Conveyancing Solicitors in Trowbridge?
Our conveyancing service is unique to other firms, offer an entirely remote service no matter where you are located. However, should you wish to instruct our solicitors in person, we offer an outstanding traditional conveyancing route.
Our online conveyancing service is quick and convenient, delivered by a friendly and devoted residential property team.
When you choose to instruct the Bird & Co specialists, you will be appointed a property conveyancer to your case who will be responsible for managing your case and handling all communication.
Our service has been awarded the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. This means our team 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 have further been recognised for the outstanding client service and overall practice management after an in-depth audit by receiving the Lexcel accreditation.
Why instruct our online conveyancers instead of a conveyancer in Trowbridge?
- Unlike many other local firms, we offer a unique online conveyancing route meaning that we have in-depth knowledge of both the Trowbridge property market and the national property market.
- We appreciate that customer’s trust us to take care of their personal information when choosing us as their conveyancers, that’s why our online systems have been developed with sensitive communication in mind, with software including email encryption and malware protection.
- Our online conveyancing route means we can provide a quick and efficient service compared to the traditional conveyancing route.
- The traditional conveyancing route often requires additional steps and physical resources, with online conveyancing, this can be avoided meaning our service tends to be more cost-effective than other local firms.
- We have worked with clients from across the world, with our specialist solicitors being available through videoconferencing.
- No matter the conveyancing route you choose, whether online or traditionally, our solicitor’s obligations remain the same, and to ensure our client’s protection we are fully insured.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Trowbridge?
Our aim at Bird & Co is to be financially flexible, helping our clients to find the right funding option that suits their requirements. For this reason, we offer a range of flexible funding options.
Each conveyancing matter is different, that’s why for more straightforward matters, we may be able to offer our services on a fixed fee basis, meaning you have complete certainty over the costs from the beginning, allowing you to make a fully informed decision.
In addition to our conveyancer fees, you will be responsible for paying additional fees, called disbursements, these cover the cost of conveyancing searches and registering the transaction with HMLR.
Your transaction may also be subject to tax, such as Stamp Duty Land Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax. Our team will assist with advising if this is necessary and if so, help calculate and file a tax return with HMRC.
How does the conveyancing process work in Trowbridge?
In the conveyancing process, there are three main steps involved. These are:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
When a purchase offer is accepted, the parties enter into a verbal agreement, it is, however, not yet legally binding. This means that if for whatever reason, one of the parties needs to back out of the transaction they will not be faced with any financial penalty.
During the conveyancing process, property checks will need to be carried out. This will be handled by the buyer and their solicitor. Examples of what’s involved in a property check 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)
Should the buyer need a mortgage for the property, they can apply at this point.
Once the property checks have been carried out and there are no immediate concerns, the signing of the contracts will occur. At this point, the transaction becomes legally binding. While either party could retract their offer, they are highly likely to be faced with financial repercussions if they do so.
Completion occurs once the transaction is made official. The buyer will then be required to submit the property transaction registration with HMLR and can proceed to move into their new property.
How long does conveyancing take in Trowbridge?
Each property transaction incurs different delays and potential problems, which can mean that the conveyancing timeframe can vary significantly between transactions. Despite this, the average property transaction in the UK takes between 12 and 14 weeks to finalise, from offer to completion.
Should your transaction face any problems that delay completion, our conveyancing solicitors will advise you of the necessary next steps.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Trowbridge?
During the conveyancing process, a significant step involved is property searches. These searches are carried out to ensure that there are no immediate issues with the property or the surrounding land/area.
There are three standard conveyancing searches, 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
In certain property transactions, these three main searches may not be enough depending on the type of property and where it is located. Should additional searches be required, our team will keep you in the loop.
Is it better to use a conveyancing solicitor in Trowbridge or a conveyancer?
Whether it is better to use a conveyancing solicitor in Trowbridge or a conveyancer depends on your circumstances and personal budget.
While both conveyancing solicitors and conveyancers have the qualifications to carry out property transactions, a conveyancing solicitor additionally is qualified to handle further legal matters.
What documents does a property solicitor in Southampton need for conveyancing?
During the residential conveyancing process there are several documents required, but these will depend on whether you are buying or selling.
The documents needed when buying a property, 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 needed 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 Trowbridge?
When you meet with our solicitors, we will give you a clear understanding of the steps involved in the conveyancing process, ensuring you understand and are happy to proceed forward with our team. Should you decide to move forward, your appointed solicitor will handle all legal aspects of the transaction.
Whether you are looking to move to, from, or across Trowbridge, our conveyancing solicitors can provide proficient advice and the practical guidance you need for a smooth sailing transaction.