Conveyancing Solicitors in Worthing
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Worthing we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Worthing, throughout West Sussex and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Worthing, selling a terraced house in Littlehampton, downsizing to a bungalow in Goring-By-Sea, or buying to let in Sompting, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Worthing?
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 Worthing, drainage and water fees in West Sussex or something else.
"The team always provided me with clear, pragmatic and commercially viable advice with efficient and focused communication."
We're a Conveyancing Quality Scheme accredited firm providing conveyancing to clients in Worthing. This is a guarantee that our processes and procedures have been approved, 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.
We are on the panel for most major lenders, and many smaller ones too. Whether you want to use your local Building Society in West Sussex or one of the larger corporates, chances are we have you covered.
In short, you get an excellent conveyancing service at an affordable price. You don't have the risk of going to the cheapest providers, most of whom aren't solicitors; instead you get a great service from proper lawyers.
Why don't you need a conveyancer based in Worthing?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Worthing, and all documents would be hand-produced and posted or delivered by hand.
That service came at a price, but the truth is that it is no longer needed. With modern technology such as scanning, emailing and even Skype or Facetime video calls there is no need to use your local solicitor. Your conveyancer can be based anywhere and still provide a great service - even if he or she is in an office many miles away from Worthing or perhaps not even in West Sussex.
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!
There will be no need for you to visit our offices or hand deliver documents. You need never leave Worthing - 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.
Online Conveyancing in Worthing
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Worthing, Littlehampton, Sompting 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.
Search Fees in Worthing
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Worthingand all over the country, knowing that we will get a product we're happy with and which we know is properly insured and protects your interests.
What is the process to instruct us for your conveyancing?
First, fill in our conveyancing quote form for conveyancing in Worthing. 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 Worthing 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 Worthing or away from Worthing to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Worthing
Our 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 on 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. However, the fee charged will be the same for a customer in Newcastle as it would be for someone in London, or indeed in Worthing.
There are some aspects of our conveyancing fees which we can't change. Fees charged by other bodies such as HM Land Registry, or by HMRC for Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) are out of our control.
Introduction to Worthing
Worthing is a large town and borough in West Sussex. According to the 2011 census, Worthing had a population of 104,600. The town is located at the southernmost point of the South Downs, and is also located just 10 miles from Brighton, and 18 miles from Chichester.
The area around Worthing has been mined for Flint since around 4000BC, and it was because of this mining industry that the town was originally able to develop. After this, Worthing's marine economy began to develop. Nowadays, Worthing's economy primarily revolves around the service industry, particularly finance. Major employers in the town include GlaxoSmithKline, HMRC and Southern Water.
Due to this prosperity, the town has undergone severe redevelopment and regeneration. For instance, a £150m development has been proposed for Telville Gate, in order to improve the town centre and seafront. This redevelopment is set to include two residential towers, a multiplex cinema and a hotel and conference centre. There are also further proposed redevelopment schemes for the town's sixth form college and the area around the museum, art gallery, library and town hall.
Despite the redevelopment, Worthing still maintains 213 listed building, three of which are Grade I.
On top of this, there are also a number of parks and open spaces, such as Beach House Park and Highdown Gardens which are popular amongst visitors. Other attractions which are popular amongst visitors include the Worthing Festival, which is held in the last two weeks of July, and entails a number of open air concerts as well as the erection of a fair ground along the town's promenade. Worthing Open Houses is another annual festival, based around arts and crafts.
There are also a number of sports clubs in the town, including cricket, three football clubs and a basketball club.
In terms of transport, the A24 road connects the town with London via Horsham, the A27 trunk road connects the town to Brighton, Chichester and Portsmouth, and the A259 follows a coastal route between Hampshire and Kent. On top of this, Stagecoach provides long distance bus services to similar areas such as Chichester and Horsham, whilst National Express coaches run to London Victoria Coach Station.
There are also five railway stations in the borough; one in East and West Worthing, Worthing itself, Durrington-on-Sea and Goring-by-Sea. All stations are situated on the West Coastway Line, managed by Southern Trains and provide frequent services to the likes of London, Gatwick Airport, Brighton, Littlehampton and Portsmouth.
Shoreham Airport is the nearest however in terms of services it is relatively inconvenient. It is however, the oldest airport in the UK, and the oldest commercial Airport in the world. Gatwick Airport is the nearest large airport, being only 28 miles away.