Conveyancing solicitors in Merseyside
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Merseyside we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Merseyside, throughout Merseyside and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Merseyside, selling a terraced house in Liverpool, downsizing to a bungalow in St Helens, or buying to let in Birkenhead, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Merseyside?
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 Merseyside, 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 Merseyside. 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 Merseyside?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Merseyside, 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 Merseyside 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 Merseyside - 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 Merseyside
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Merseyside, Liverpool, Birkenhead 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 Merseyside
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Merseysideand 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 Merseyside. 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 Merseyside 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 Merseyside or away from Merseyside to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Merseyside
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 Merseyside.
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 Merseyside
Merseyside is a metropolitan county in north west England, with a population of 1.38 million as of mid-2014. Much of this population can be found in the larger settlements such as Liverpool, St Helens and Birkenhead, however, there are also a number of other towns which are also significant in their own right, such as Speke, Runcorn and Southport. 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.
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 City is home to two cathedrals, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King. Both Cathedrals are iconic in design and structure and are landmarks on the Liverpool skyline.
Recognisable from afar, by its huge Gothic Tower, is Liverpool Anglican Cathedral which is the largest in the UK and which has attracted large attendances of over 2,000 people, on several occasions, to its events over the years. The Cathedral build was started after the turn of the 20th Century and was not completed until 1978.
Liverpool is well known for its footballing pedigree and has the famous Merseyside Derby each year, being played by the two Premier League teams Everton FC and Liverpool FC. It is the longest running top-flight derby having been played twice a year, every year since the 1962/63 season. Some of the most famous people from Merseyside have been footballers, including, Wayne Rooney (from Croxteth), Steven Gerrard and Robbie Fowler (both from Toxteth), Jamie Carragher (from Bootle) and Joey Barton and Peter Reid (both from Huyton).
Six miles north of the city centre along the A59 is the Jockey Club’s Aintree Racetrack, which hosts the world famous Grand National horse race. The Racecourse is just one mile from the M57 and M58 which link to the M62 and the M6.
The world-famous band The Beatles were formed in 1960 with members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr all being born in Liverpool.
Liverpool’s famous Albert Dock is located on Liverpool’s World Heritage Site Waterfront, the largest complex of Grade I listed buildings in Britain. The collection of dock buildings and warehouses opened in 1846 have gone from complete dereliction to a complete regeneration and transformed in to one of the UK’s top tourist hotspots. The docks are home to a number of hotels, restaurants and bars, including Italian Gusto and the pirate themed Smugglers Cove and several museums and galleries including the award winning The Beatles Story, the Tate Liverpool, The Maritime Museum and The International Museum. Popular nightlife entertainment includes PANAM and Liverpool Comedy Central.
Whatever you like to do, Liverpool will have something for you and with such a rich culture and history, it explains why it was named the European City of Culture in 2008.
St.Helens is another large town in Merseyside, in the north west of England. It is also the largest town and the administrative centre of the Municipal Borough of St Helens, and has a population of 102,629. The wider area spanning the borough has a population of 177,188. The town is located just 11 miles east of Liverpool and 23 miles from the centre of Manchester. St. Helens, like many towns in the north west, developed extensively during the Industrial Revolution as a result of its industry, notably coal mining and glass making. The coalfields were especially substantial, and it became St. Helens first source of trade, as the coal was often transported out of the town towards areas such as Liverpool for its shipping and steel works. However, like a lot of the north, St.Helens's mining industry began to decline rapidly and by 1992 all mines in the area had been shut.
Nowadays, employment in the town revolves mainly around the service sector. However, whilst the glass industry is not as extensive as it used to be, it still employs over a thousand people in the town. The Pilkington Brothers glass firm still produces all of the UK's output of flat glass. The town's industry also revolves around retail to a large extent. The principal shopping area is near the Parish Church of St.Helens, where the original market used to be located. There are two shopping centres; Church square and The Hardshaw Centre, both of which accommodate a wide range of high street chains such as Boots, Topshop and M & S. On top of this, there are a number of retail parks and supermarkets to suit the consumer.
In order to allow the town to develop in terms of business, St.Helens has been the subject to a wide variety of regeneration schemes, including the construction of new housing and the redevelopment of retail sites.
St Helens also has a number of other attractions which help its economy. The Citadel Arts Centre is the town's main theatre, and is a popular venue for live music, theatre, community arts etc. Another theatre, the Theatre Royal, is also popular. There is also a wide range of parks and open spaces, as well as a particularly vibrant nightlife scene.
St Helens is also well known for its sport. St Helens Rugby League Football Club are the most famous in the town, as they play in the Super League and have won the title numerous times. They currently play at Langtree Park which has a capacity of around 18,000. There is also a number of Rugby Union teams in the area, notably Liverpool St Helens F.C.
In terms of transport, St Helens is served exceptionally well by road links. It has access to the M58 and M62 motorways. In 2010, St Helens was ranked as the UK's most car friendly town, being measured on elements such as petrol prices, parking costs and the number of speed cameras. There is also a central bus station which provides frequent services to nearby areas. St Helens Central is the local and main train station, and is situated on the Liverpool to Manchester line, and there are also direct trains to areas such as Morecambe, Preston and Blackpool.
Southport, which lies on the coast of the Irish Sea is 16 miles North of Liverpool, is a popular seaside destination. Every year visitors flock to Southport, to the promenade, piers and beaches, or to attend popular annual events such as the Southport Airshow and the Southport Flower Show in Victoria Park.