Our expert conveyancing solicitors will get you moving with the minimum of hassle.
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Liverpool we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Liverpool, throughout Merseyside and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Liverpool, selling a terraced house in Wirral, downsizing to a bungalow in St Helens, or buying to let in Knowsley, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Liverpool?
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 Liverpool, drainage and water fees in Merseyside 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 Liverpool. 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 Merseyside 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 Liverpool?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Liverpool, 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 Liverpool or perhaps not even in Merseyside.
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 Liverpool - 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 Liverpool
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Liverpool, Wirral, Knowsley 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 Liverpool
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Liverpooland 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 Liverpool. 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 Liverpool 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 Liverpool or away from Liverpool to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Liverpool
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 Liverpool.
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 Liverpool
The Liverpool City region cover the boroughs of Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens, Wirral and the City of Liverpool. The combined population of this area is around 1.5 million people and it forms the core of a more extensive economic zone of influence of over 2 million people that extends into West Lancashire, Warrington, West Cheshire and parts of North Wales.
As a major city, Liverpool has direct road links with many other areas within England. To the east, the M62 motorway connects Liverpool with Hull and along the route provides links to several large cities, including Manchester, Leeds and Bradford. The M62 also provides a connection to both the M6 motorway and M1 motorway providing indirect links to more distant areas including Birmingham, Sheffield, Preston, London and Nottingham. The other important roads near Liverpool include the M57 which connects the M62 to Knowlsey, Kirby and Aintree and to the M58, which runs inland to Bickerstaff and Skelmersdale.
Liverpool's local rail network is one of the busiest and most extensive in the country. The network consists of three lines: the Northern Line, which runs to Southport, Ormskirk, Kirkby and Hunts Cross. The Wirral Line, which runs through the Mersey Railway Tunnel and has branches to New Brighton, West Kirby, Chester and Ellesmere Port. The City Line begins at Lime Street and provides links to St Helens, Wigan, Preston as well as Warrington and Manchester.
Liverpool is connected to the The Wirral via three tunnels that run underneath the famous River Mersey, one being a railway tunnel and then two road tunnels, the Kingsway Tunnel and Queensway Tunnel. The tunnels are used by many commuters on a daily basis, and people will travel to the Wirral peninsula from Liverpool to visit their coastal resorts, golf courses and retail hotspots. Over in The Wirral, golf is major past time and there are eleven golf courses on the peninsula; including, Prenton, Wallasey, Caldy Bromborough, Heswall, and Royal Liverpool. The famous Royal Liverpool Golf Club which is located at Hoylake has a very rich history regularly featuring in the major golf tournaments calendar including eleven Open Championships. On the North side of the River Mersey, there are also many golf courses including links courses at West Lancashire Golf Club, Formby Golf Club, Hillside Golf Club and the famous Royal Birkdale Golf Club. The Royal Birkdale was granted Royal status in 1951 and the course, which opened in 1894, has hosted The Open Championship ten times, including most recently in 2018 when the major trophy was won by Jordan Speith.
Liverpool City is home to two cathedrals, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King. The iconic Cathedrals are popular tourist destinations and are very structured landmarks on the Liverpool skyline. The massive Gothic Tower of Liverpool Anglican Cathedral is the largest in the UK and has attracted large attendances of over 2,000 people to its events over the years. The Cathedral has taken many years to build having been started at the turn of the 20th Century and was only completed in 1978.
Liverpool city centre is also home to the shopping and leisure complex known as Liverpool One, located on Wall Street just a few hundred metres from both Liverpool James Street Station and Liverpool Lime Street Station. The shopping mall which has over 20 million visitors a year is the fifth largest in the UK and includes over 170 stores including Debenhams, John Lewis, Argos, GAP and Pandora. The complex, which was opened in 2008, contains an Odeon cinema, an adventure golf course, a Novotel hotel and The Hilton Liverpool. Entertainment and culture opportunities are plentiful and include the Tate Liverpool for touring modern art exhibitions, the RIBA award winning Everyman Theatre and The East Village Arts Club for music and live performances. Nightlife in Liverpool revolves around three main areas; the town centre, Lark Lane and the Baltic Triangle with hotspots including The Raz, Mojo and Salt Dog Slims.
With such a vibrant culture, nightlife and affordable living, Liverpool has become one of the best loved student cities in the UK, attracting over 70,000 students per year who attend its three universities; The University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University and Liverpool Hope University. There is also the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts as well as Liverpool Community College in the city centre.
Liverpool has a rich sporting history and, in a sporting sense, is probably best known for its football teams; Everton FC and Liverpool FC. Liverpool were established in 1892 and Everton in 1878 and their stadiums are less than one mile apart separated only by Stanley Park and Walton Lane. The clubs enjoy the longest running top-flight derby having been played twice a year, every year since the 1962/63 season.
Liverpool FC are the second most successful club in England, having won 61 major trophies including winning the Champions League five times and the top-flight league eighteen times. The list of famous players emanating from the club runs into the hundreds but fan favourites include, Steven Gerrard, Kenny Dalgleish, Kevin Keegan, Robbie Fowler, Alan Hanson, Michael Owen and local hero Jamie Carragher, from Bootle.
Everton FC are the seventh most successful club in England having won twenty-four major trophies including winning FA Cup nine times and the top-flight league nine times. The list of famous players and managers from the club includes Howard Kendall, Neville Southall, Leighton Baines, Gary Lineker, Paul Gascoigne and Wayne Rooney. Bill Kenwright (former west end producer and director) has been a major shareholder and Chairman for Everton for many years and has ambitions of moving the club from their present home at Goodison Park to Bramley Moore Dock. The proposed £350million investment in a new stadium will be a catalyst to a £5billion regeneration of North Liverpool which will include a new waterfront leisure complex and new ferry terminals on the River Mersey.
Liverpool is also home to the Aintree Racecourse which lies about five and a half miles North of Liverpool and every year hosts the world famous Grand National horse race. The horse race has been running since 1839 and in 2017 was considered the most valuable jump race in Europe with prize fund of £1million.
The world-famous band The Beatles were formed in Liverpool in 1960 with members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The band are widely regarded as the most influential band of the rock era and are a major tourist pull to the city. Fans and music lovers can take a magical mystery tour bus for a guided trip around the city visiting the childhood homes of The Beatles, the locations which inspired their lyrics and will finish their tour at the famous Cavern Club, on Mathew Street.
A number of city bus tours start at Albert Dock, which is located on Liverpool’s World Heritage Site Waterfront. The collection of dock buildings and warehouses, just off Strand Street, is the largest complex of Grade I listed buildings in Britain. The buildings originally opened in 1846 have gone from being busy industrial and commercial premises to complete dereliction and then in recent decades to a modern tourist hotspot. The docks are home to a number of hotels, restaurants and bars, including a Miller and Carter Steakhouse and the pirate themed Smugglers Cove as well as several museums and galleries. Visitor attractions include the award winning The Beatles Story, the Tate Liverpool, The Merseyside Maritime Museum and The International Slavery Museum. Entertainment venues on the dock include Liverpool Comedy Central and the Echo Arena, an 11,000-capacity venue for exhibitions and live music gigs.
Another iconic building on the waterfront is the Royal Liver Building at Pier Head, it was constructed in 1908 as one of the first buildings in the world to be built out of reinforced concrete. The building is a Grade I listed building used today by fifteen commercial tenants including ITV, Grant Thornton, and HSBC.
There are a number of places of interest in and around Liverpool for day trips including, the Fort Perch Rock coastal defence battery in New Brighton, Williamson Art Gallery, Blue Coat Chambers and Knowlsey Safari Park.
Knowlsey Safari Park is located 8 miles from the city centre at Prescot. Most visitors will travel out of the city on Liverpool Road or by exiting the M67 at Junction 2. The Park is 550 acres in size and includes a five-mile road which runs through the park to allow the visitors to see up 700 different wild animals from the comfort of their own car. The popular visitor destination includes a safari walk through a Bat Forest and includes getting up close and personal to Giraffe’s at the Giraffe Tower.
Another local popular visitor attraction is the Spaceport located at Seacombe near Wallasey, which educates visitors on space and space travel, and the Blue Planet Aquarium at Cheshire Oaks is another educational experience learning about marine and freshwater species.
Liverpool has something for everyone. With a unique history, famous sporting clubs and venues, outstanding shopping destinations and a rich culture, it explains why it was named the European City of Culture in 2008.