Our expert conveyancing solicitors will get you moving with the minimum of hassle.
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Lancashire we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Lancashire, throughout Lancashire and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in LancashireLancaster, selling a terraced house in Blackpool, downsizing to a bungalow in Preston, or buying to let in Blackburn, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Lancashire?
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 Lancashire, drainage and water fees in Lancashire 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 Lancashire. 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 thatwhich 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 Lancashire 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 Lancashire?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Lancashire, 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 in a different part of Lancashire, or perhaps not even in Lancashire.
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 wWe once 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 Lancashire - 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 Lancashire
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Lancashire, Blackpool, Blackburn 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 Lancashire
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Lancashire and 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 Lancashire. 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 Lancashire 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 Lancashire or away from Lancashire to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Lancashire
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 on 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 Lancashire.
There are some aspects of our conveyancing fees thatwhich 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 Lancashire
Lancashire is a county in the north west of England. It has a population of around 1,485,000 according to mid-2016 estimate. Much of this population can be found in the larger towns of Blackpool, Preston and Blackburn, however there are also a number of other settlements that are significant in their own right, such as Lancaster, the county town.
Lancaster is a city and the county town of Lancashire with a population of 45,952. The wider City of Lancaster district has a population of 138,375 and includes several nearby settlements, including Morecambe.
Although Lancaster is the county town and the settlement after which the county is named, it is no longer Lancashire’s administrative centre, with this role now being fulfilled by Preston.
Lancaster is a city with a rich history, with one of the earliest known settlements being a Roman fort that was in place from at least the end of the 1st century AD. Sites of particular interest for history fans include Lancaster Castle, Lancaster Priory Church, Lancaster Cathedral and the Ashton Memorial (a folly built in the early 20th century by millionaire industrialist Lord Ashton).
Preston is a city and the administrative centre of Lancashire. It has a population of 122,719 according to the 2011 census. It is also the principal settlement in the City of Preston local government district.
Preston saw a drastic transformation from a small market town to a large industrial centre during the Industrial Revolution. It had a large numberpresence of cotton mills, which was a recurring theme inalong with many other parts of Northern England, especially Lancashire. The decline of the cotton industry was also a recurring theme, and this led to a sharp rise in unemployment in Preston.
Despite this, the city has recovered well, and its economy is strong nowadays. It is a major centre of the British defence aerospace industry, with including BAE Systems, the UK's principal military aircraft design, development and manufacture supplier. The Military Aircraft headquarters are located in nearby Warton.
Other notable employers in the area include Matalan Retail Ltd, Goss Graphic Systems Ltd, a global supplier of printing presses and Carphone Warehouse, who employ around 800 employees in the city.
Retail also plays a major role within Preston's economy, and there are two major shopping centres in the city: The Fishergate Shopping Centre, which accommodates tenants such as Debenhams, Argos and TK Maxx, and St George's Shopping Centre, which is home to 106 stores.
Preston is also home to Preston North End Football Club, which is one of the founding members of the Football League, and also the first team to be crowned English Football League champions. Their ground, Deepdale Football Ground, was the original site of the National Football Museum, and has a capacity of 23,404.
There is also a rugby union club, a hockey club, a mountaineering club and even a Speedway racing course.
In terms of transport, Preston accommodates four motorways that which terminate near the city. These include the M6, the M61, which provides a link to areas such as Bolton and Manchester, the M65 to Colne, via Blackburn, Accrington and Burnley and the M55 to Blackpool via Kirkham.
Preston Railway Station is also a distinctive major transport facilityhub, with a total of nine9 platforms. There are frequent services to areas such as Blackpool North and South, Liverpool, Manchester and York, as well as Glasgow, Birmingham and London Euston.
There is also a reliable bus service.
Burnley is a large market town in Lancashire, with a population around 73,500. The town is located just 21 miles north of Manchester and 20 miles east of Preston, at the confluence of the River Calder and the River Brun.
Due to its close proximity to the larger settlements mentioned above, Burnley does act as a commuter town, although its localised economy is both significant and renown. During the medieval period, the town began to show its first signs of development, due to its large market, which was held for over 700 years, as well as the presence of manor houses and royal forests. During the Industrial Revolution, the town witnessed its first evidence of prominent manufacturing, and promptly became one of Lancashire's main mill towns., and aAt its peak, it Burnley was one of the World's largest producers of cCotton cCloth, and a major centre for engineering.
Nowadays, Burnley has retained a lot of its industry, and in 2013, the town was awarded an Enterprising Britain award from the Government, for being the the 'Most Enterprising Area in the UK'.
Key employers today revolve around industries such as aerospace and automotives. Notable employers include Safran Aircelle, TRW Automotive, AMS Neve and the GE subsidiary Unsion Engine Components.
The town also has a strong retail economy, and the main shopping areas is are St James Street, as well as and the nearby Charter Walk Shopping Centre. There are also a number of independent shops, including specialist food shops, independent record shops and bookstores. There are also plans to develop a new shopping centre, called The Oval, which will include a wide range of shops and services, as well as a cinema and restaurants. The centre is set to open in 2016.
The town also has a strong sporting presence. The main sports club in the town is Burnley Football Club, who currently play in the Football League Championship, after being relegated from the Premier League in the 2014/15 season. . Their ground, Turf Moor, was built in 1883, and currently has a capacity of 21,401. The club is also only one of three English clubs to have been champions of all four professional league divisions.
There are also cricket clubs in the town, as well as a rugby club and even a sport's centre, known as St Peters, which offers swimming, squash courts and a fitness suite.
In terms of transport, Burnley has access to Junctions 9,10 and 11 of the M65 motorway, running to areas such as Accrington, Burnley and Preston (where it connects to the M6). There are also other important roads such as the A56, A679 and A671.
The town also houses four railway stations: Burnley Manchester Road, Burnley Central, Burnley Barracks and Rose Grove. From these stations, there are services to areas such as Blackpool North, Leeds and York, Manchester Victoria, Preston and Colne.
Burnley bus station also provides reliable local services, and there are also four international airports within one hour's travel: Manchester Airport, Liverpool John Lennon, Leeds Bradford Airport and Blackpool Airport.
Blackpool is a popular seaside resort located on the Irish Seas between the Ribble and Wyre estuaries. It had an estimated population of 142,065 at the time of the 2011 census. Blackpool is 15 miles northwest of Preston and 27 miles north of Liverpool and 40 miles northwest of Manchester.
Blackpool became a major tourist destination in the mid-1800s following the construction of a railway connecting it to the rest of Northern England. Popular tourist attractions today include the Blackpool Tower, the Pleasure Beach, Blackpool Zoo, Sandcastle Water Park, the Winter Gardens and the world-famous Blackpool Illuminations.
2009 saw the completion of regeneration work on Waterloo South in South Shore, turning the area into a modern shopping centre. A further regeneration project, the Talbot Gateway, is currently planned to transform the area around Blackpool North railway station with the intention to create a world-class area of office and retail space as well as a new public square.