Conveyancing solicitors in Halton
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Halton we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Halton, throughout Cheshire and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Halton, selling a terraced house in Runcorn, downsizing to a bungalow in Widnes, or buying to let in Hale, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Halton?
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 Halton, drainage and water fees in Cheshire 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 Halton. 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 Cheshire 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 Halton?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Halton, 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 Halton or perhaps not even in Cheshire.
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 Halton - 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 Halton
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Halton, Runcorn, Hale 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 Halton
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Haltonand 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 Halton. 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 Halton 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 Halton or away from Halton to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Halton
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 Halton.
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 Halton
Halton is a local government district in the county of Cheshire. Halton holds borough status and is also administered by a unitary authority. As of mid-2014, the district has a population of 126,354.
The district was created on the 1st April 1974 through a collaboration of the Runcorn urban district and part of the Runcorn Rural District, as well as the borough of Widnes and the parish of Hale from the Whiston Rural District in Lancashire. It became an independent unitary authority on the 1st April 1998.
The main towns in the borough are Runcorn and Widnes, which have populations of 70,000 and 58,300 respectively. Consequently, they act as the commercial hubs of the area. Runcorn has a significant industrial history, however much of this has declined, except from its chemical industry. One notable employer in the area is Ineos, who manufacture chemicals in the area such as chlorine, and chlorine derivatives, as well as heavy chemicals including alkalis and fluorine-containing compounds. There are also strong distribution firms, as well as a strong base in retail. The town has two shopping centres. One is Runcorn Shopping Centre, which was previously known as Halton Lea, and is the larger of the two malls, with around 130 stores and services, and the capacity for 250. The other mall is Trident Park, a smaller shopping facility, which consists of various shopping outlets as well as a cinema.
Widnes also maintains a similar style of industry to Runcorn, again with strong chemical and retail industries. Widnes Shopping Park is one of the prominent shopping developments, as is The Greenoaks Centre.
Areas such as Widnes and Runcorn also maintain the strong transport links in the town. Runcorn's road links include the A533, which links the town to the north, The A56, which links the town to Warrington, and there are also road links to junctions of the M6 and the M62.
Runcorn also has two railway stations: Runcorn Mainline and Runcorn East. Runcorn Mainline provides frequent services to areas such as Liverpool Lime Street, Birmingham New Street and London Euston, whereas the other station Runcorn East, provides more local services to areas such as Warrington, Manchester and Chester.
The Halton is also very close to both the Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester Airport, which are located 8 miles and 22 miles away respectively.