Conveyancing Solicitors in Worcester
If you are buying a detached house in Worcester, selling a terraced house in Malvern, downsizing to a bungalow in Warndon, or buying to let in St Peters, we can help you with your conveyancing process.
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Worcester, we can help you through the entire process. We understand that the conveyancing process can often be complex, with plenty of legalities to consider. With our assistance, matters can be made straightforward, and delays can be sidestepped.
Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly residential conveyancing in Worcester, throughout Worcestershire and all over England, Wales and beyond.
At Bird & Co, we deliver a fast and efficient online conveyancing service. Our service allows us to reach a large pool of clients across the Worcester area as well as internationally.
How our conveyancing solicitors in Worcester can help you
Our outstanding team in Worcester have extensive expertise 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
We are on the panel for most major lenders and many smaller ones too. Whether you want to use your local Building Society in Worcestershire or one of the larger corporates, chances are we have you covered.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Worcester?
Our Bird & Co online conveyancing service is unique compared to other local firms in the area. It means that we can support clients no matter where they are located, even where they are on the other side of the world. We also provide our conveyancing services in person.
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 Worcester, drainage and water fees in Worcestershire or something else.
We're a Conveyancing Quality Scheme accredited firm providing conveyancing to clients in Worcester. This is a guarantee that our processes and procedures have been approved and 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. This accreditation means that 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 to this, we are also Lexcel accredited, recognising our outstanding client care and practice management.
Why don't you need a conveyancer based in Worcester?
- Our Worcester conveyancing solicitors understand the Worcester property market, like other local firms, but we have a unique selling point by having an in-depth knowledge of the national property.
- Our online systems have been developed with sensitive communication in mind. We recognise that our client’s legal documents need properly protecting. We do this through email encryption and having up-to-date malware protection in place.
- There will be no need for you to visit our offices or hand deliver documents. You need never leave Worcester - 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. This means we can get your conveyancing done quickly and efficiently.
- 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!
- Our firm is fully insured for your protection, and no matter whether you choose the traditional or online conveyancing route, our legal obligations do not change.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Worcester?
Our conveyancing 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 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. Whereas in comparison, where a transaction is more simple we will charge our clients a fixed fee, meaning they are aware of the cost from the outset.
There are some aspects of our conveyancing fees which we can't change, such as fees charged for actions such as disbursement and fees charged by other bodies such as HM Land Registry.
If you owe tax to HMRC for Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) or Capital Gains Tax, our solicitors can assist with calculating what you owe and filing the return.
What is online Conveyancing in Worcester?
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Worcester, Malvern, St Peters 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.
How does the conveyancing process work in Worcester?
During the conveyancing process, there are three main stages. These include:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
Once an offer has been accepted on a property, the buyer and seller agree to enter into a contract. Until the contract has been signed and exchanged by both parties, it is not yet legally binding, and both parties are able to back out should they wish to.
The buyer and their appointed conveyancing solicitor will be responsible for carrying out various checks on the property. These 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 also apply for their mortgage.
Once the property checks have been completed and there are no concerns to either the buyer or seller, the exchanging and signing of the contracts will happen. At this point, the property transaction becomes legally binding.
Once the transaction has been made official, this is known as completion. The buyer will need to register the property with HM Land Registry and can move into the property.
How long does conveyancing take in Worcester?
The conveyancing process can vary depending on each property, meaning it isn’t always possible to provide an exact timeframe. But despite this, on average, conveyancing takes between 12 and 14 weeks from offer acceptance to completion.
There is the possibility of your conveyancing facing a delay, and should this be the case, our team will keep you in the loop and advise on the options available.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Worcester?
If you are purchasing property in Worcester, the buyer and their chosen conveyancing solicitor will conduct several searches on the property.
There are three major 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
Should you require carrying out further searches on the property, our conveyancing solicitors in Worcester will inform you of this.
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Worcester and all over the country, knowing that we will get a product we're happy with and that we know is properly insured and protects your interests.
Is it better to use a conveyancing solicitor in Worcester or a conveyancer?
Whether it is better to use a conveyancing solicitor in Worcester or a conveyancer is entirely up to you. However, it is important to note some key differences between the two before making your final decision.
Both a conveyancing solicitor and a conveyancer have qualifications to manage property matters, but a conveyancing solicitor has further qualifications allowing them to handle other legal issues a conveyancer would not be able to deal with.
What documents does a property solicitor in Worcester need for conveyancing?
The documents required by your property solicitor Worcester will depend on whether you are buying or selling.
When you are carrying our Conveyancing in Worcester for buying a property, the types of documents your conveyancing solicitor will need include:
- Identification documentation, including passport or driving license and proof of address
- Proof of funds, such as bank statements
- The official offer of mortgage
For conveyancing in Worcester involving selling a property, the documents required 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 Worcester?
First, fill in our conveyancing quote form for conveyancing in Worcester. 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 Worcester 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 Worcester or away from Worcester to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.