Our expert conveyancing solicitors will get you moving with the minimum of hassle.
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Lancaster we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Lancaster, throughout Lancashire and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Lancaster, selling a terraced house in Aldcliffe, downsizing to a bungalow in Scotforth, or buying to let in Stodday, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Lancaster?
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 Lancaster, 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 Lancaster. 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 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 Lancaster?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Lancaster, 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 Lancaster 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 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 Lancaster - 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 Lancaster
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Lancaster, Aldcliffe, Stodday 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 Lancaster
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Lancasterand 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 Lancaster. 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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster or away from Lancaster to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Lancaster
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 Lancaster.
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 Lancaster
Lancaster is the county town of Lancashire, north west England. It is located on the River Lune, and has a population of nearly 50,000. It is also located within the wider City of Lancaster, a local government district.
Nowadays, Lancaster's economy mainly revolves around the service sector. However it does also have a strong manufacturing base in both past and present, with products such as animal feed, textiles and farm machinery all being produced in the town. Reebok also have their European Headquarters in Lancaster.
Lancaster also hosts a number of cultural attractions. It has retained a lot of historic (mainly Georgian) architecture from its heritage, including Lancaster Castle, The Priory Church of St Mary and the Edwardian Ashton Memorial, all of which are popular amongst visitors.
The Lancaster Grand Theatre is also one of the oldest theatres in Britain, and its 457 capacity allows for a formidable number of guests.
There is also a number of annual festivals, including a jazz festival as well as a large Chinese New Year Festival. The Town also hosts one of the largest fireworks displays in the north west every November.
There are a number of sports clubs in the town. One of the biggest is Lancaster City Football Club, who play in the Northern Premier League Division One North. Their home ground, the Giant Axe, has a capacity of around 3,500.
There are also rowing clubs, golf clubs and sports centres.
In terms of transport, the M6 motorway passes to the east of Lancaster, and the A6 road passes through the city, connecting it to areas such as Preston, Manchester and Carlisle.
Lancaster is also served by the West Coast Main Line, which passes through Lancaster railway station. Services are also offered from the station to areas such as London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester and Leeds.
There is also a reliable bus service, and the nearest airport is Blackpool International, 21 miles away.