Online Conveyancing in Cumbria
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Cumbria, Carlisle, Whitehaven 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 Cumbria
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What is the process to instruct us for your conveyancing?
First, fill in our conveyancing quote form for conveyancing in Cumbria. 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 Cumbria 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 Cumbria or away from Cumbria to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Cumbria
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 Cumbria.
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 Cumbria
Cumbria is a non-metropolitan county in the North West of England. It borders the Scottish borders, as well as the counties of Lancashire, North Yorkshire, County Durham and Northumberland. As of mid-2014, the county has a population of 499,800, and much of this population can be found in the county's larger settlements, such as Carlisle, Workington and Whitehaven, however there are also a number of other towns which are significant in their own right.
Carlisle is a city and county town of Cumbria. It is also the administrative centre of the wider City of Carlisle borough. According to the 2011 census, the city has a population of 75,306, making it the largest settlement in the whole of Cumbria.
The city is also located at the confluence of the rivers Eden, Caldew and Petteril.
Like many northern settlements, Carlisle began to develop substantially during the Industrial revolution, mainly through the production of cotton. This increase in industry also led to an increase in population, as jobs shifted from rural farms to the city.
Nowadays, manufacturing has died down significantly, however notable manufacturing firms that still exist in the area include Carr's of Carlisle, Kangol and Crown Holdings.
The service sector is much more significant in the city than it had been previously. Eddie Stobart Ltd still have their HQ in Carlisle, and employ around 600 staff in the city. Other significant employers have also included Cavanagh & Gray, who are part of Northern Foods.
On top of this, there are also a number of light industrial estates and business parks located on the fringes of Carlisle.
Carlisle United is the most principal sports team in the city. They currently play in the Football League One, at their home ground, Brunton Park, which has a capacity of 18,202 people.
There are also other less professional football clubs in the area, as well as two rugby union clubs, a rugby league team, cricket clubs, golf clubs and a racecourse.
In terms of transport, Carlisle is linked with the country via the M6 motorway, and to Scotland via the M74A74 towards Glasgow. The A6 also links the city with Penrith and Luton.
Carlisle Railway Station is the principal station in the town, and is situated on the West Coast Main Line. There are 8 platforms at the station, and long distance services are operated by Virgin Trains. There are services to both London Euston and Glasgow. There are other services to Birmingham New Street, Newcastle Central and Leeds.
Whitehaven is a small town and port situated on the coast of Cumbria. Originally, Whitehaven was part of Cumberland, however now it is a part of the Copeland Local Government District. According to the 2001 census, the town has a population of 25,032.
The town originally began to thrive as a result of its coastal location. It is the site of an important port and harbour, which witnessed its highest prosperity during the late 19th century due to the discovery of haematite in a local area. Industry in the area has declined since then like much heavy industry in the area, however the harbour itself has undergone various regeneration schemes, including an £11.3 million regeneration development in 2003 and also £5.5 million in 2007. A 40m high crows nest has been developed as well as a new wave light feature that changes colour dependent upon the tide.
Another element of the town's industry revolves around the Sellafield Nuclear Complex, one of the largest in the country. Whilst the plant is not in Whitehaven itself, a large proportion of the town's population commute to it, and consequently it makes up a large proportion of the areas employment.
Furthermore, tourism plays a surprisingly large role in the town, which is exaggerated due to the bi-annual Maritime Festival. It started in 1999, and attractions within the festival include tall ships, air displays, firework displays and street entertainment. In 2013, the festival, attracted around 350,000 people.
Whitehaven also has an exceptionally rich railway history. Vast amounts of railway lines used to travel through the town and surrounding area in order to transport coal, iron and gypsum to the harbour, which, in turn, would be shipped around the world. As the industry declined, so did the railway links, and currently there are just two stations in the town: Whitehaven and Corkickle. Whitehaven serves the town itself, and provides services to areas such as Carlisle, Barrow-in-Furness, Lancaster and Newcastle, whereas Corkickle serves the suburbs of the town, and provides similar services to the likes of Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness.