Conveyancing solicitors in Preston
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Preston we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Preston, throughout Lancashire and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Preston, selling a terraced house in Ashton-on-Ribble, downsizing to a bungalow in Cadley, or buying to let in Penwortham , we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Preston?
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 Preston, 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 Preston. 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 Preston?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Preston, 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 Preston 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 Preston - 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 Preston
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Preston, Ashton-on-Ribble, Penwortham 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 Preston
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Prestonand 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 Preston. 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 Preston 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 Preston or away from Preston to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Preston
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 Preston.
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 Preston
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 presence of cotton mills, which was a recurring theme in 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 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 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 transport facility, with a total of 9 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.