Conveyancing solicitors in Oldham
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Oldham we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Oldham, throughout Greater Manchester and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Oldham, selling a terraced house in Chadderton, downsizing to a bungalow in Featherstall, or buying to let in Moorside, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Oldham?
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 Oldham, drainage and water fees in Greater Manchester 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 Oldham. 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 Greater Manchester 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 Oldham?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Oldham, 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 Oldham or perhaps not even in Greater Manchester.
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 Oldham - 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 Oldham
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Oldham, Chadderton, Moorside 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 Oldham
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Oldhamand 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 Oldham. 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 Oldham 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 Oldham or away from Oldham to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Oldham
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 Oldham.
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 Oldham
Oldham is a relatively large town in Greater Manchester, with a population of 98,609, according to the 2011 census. It is located within the Pennines, and lies just 5.3 miles south east of Rochdale, and 6.9 miles north east of Manchester. It is surrounded by many smaller towns which cumulatively form the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham.
Like many northern towns, Oldham grew extensively during the Industrial Revolution, as it became one of the most important centres of cotton and textile industries in the country. and at its peak it produced more cotton than France and Germany combined. Despite this, its industry began to decline in the mid 20th century, and by 1998 its last mill had been closed. Since then its localised economy has not been as substantial, and it now acts as a primarily residential town, with a large majority of the population commuting to areas such as Manchester.
Other bases of revenue in the town nowadays include retail, with the shopping hubs of the town in areas such as the Town Square, or The Spindles, a modern shopping centre, with over 40 retailers. Park Cake Bakeries, who are based in Hathershaw, employ over 1,600 people.
The Oldham Carnival is also another source of income to the town. It started in 1900, and then fell out of favour in the late 1900s, however in 2006 it was resurrected by community volunteers, and hosts many brass, military and jazz bands. It takes the form of a parade, and makes its way down King Street and ends up as a party in Alexandra Park.
Oldham Athletic Football Club represent the largest sporting team in the town, and their ground, sportsdirect.com park (formerly known as Boundary Park) has a capacity of over 13,000, and attracts many visitors, both from Oldham and outside.
There are schools in nearly every part of Oldham, with around 10 serving age 13+. The own also accommodates University Campus Oldham, which is a sister campus of the University of Huddersfield.
In terms of transport, Oldham railway station provides frequent services to Manchester, through the Oldham Loop Line, and from there connections can be made into Scotland, as well as down to London. The £3.3m Bus Station also provides frequent services to important areas such as Manchester and Huddersfield.
There are major A roads connecting the town to Ashton-Under-Lyne, Huddersfield, Manchester and Rochdale, and the town is also only 4 miles south of the M62 Motorway.