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Conveyancing solicitors in Tameside

If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Tameside we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Tameside, throughout Greater Manchester and all over England, Wales and beyond.

If you are buying a detached house in Tameside, selling a terraced house in Ashton-under-Lyne, downsizing to a bungalow in Mossley, or buying to let in Hyde, we can help you with your conveyancing.

Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Tameside?

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 Tameside, 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 Tameside. 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 Tameside?

In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Tameside, 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 Tameside 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 Tameside - 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 Tameside

There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Tameside, Ashton-under-Lyne, Hyde 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 Tameside

Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Tamesideand 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 Tameside. 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 Tameside 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 Tameside or away from Tameside to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.

Fees for conveyancing in Tameside

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 Tameside.

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 Tameside

Tameside is a metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, North West England. It has a population of 220,771, as of mid-2014. Its name is derived from the River Tame, of which its course flows through the borough, specifically through towns such as Ashton-under-Lyne, Mossley and Hyde. Tameside has a relatively large commuting population, as its western border is located just 4 miles from Manchester's city centre. Other nearby locations include, Derbyshire, to the east, Oldham to the north and Stockport to the south.

Tameside's vast history explains the 300 listed buildings in the area, as well as the three Scheduled ancient Monuments (including a castle).

At present, there are three Grade I Listed buildings,19 Grade II* and 289 Grade II. Tameside also contains three of Greater Manchester's Sites of Special Scientific Interest, including Boar Flat. On top of this, there are eight designated Local Nature Reserves, all of which are popular amongst both residents and visitors.

In more recent history, Tameside was greatly effected by the Industrial Revolution, and its previously dominant agricultural industry was rapidly transformed into a milling industry. Towns such as Ashton and Mossley are often described as some of the most famous mill towns in the North West.

Nowadays, Tameside's industry is much more local, with facilities such as the Ashton Arcades shopping centre having recently been built, containing over 40 high street shops. In 2006, furniture giants IKEA also opened up a new store, after failing to obtain permission to build one in Stockport.

Education in the borough has not always been strong, however in 2007 the Tameside council announced a £180m plan to refurbish the borough's schools. Part of this involves the closure of six schools and the opening of six new ones. Audenshaw School is reported to be the most successful school in the borough at both GCSE and A level, with 64% of students gaining five or more GCSEs at A*-C level (including maths and English). There are a further 14 schools in the area.

In terms of transport, there are 13 railway stations in the borough. Many of these, including Broadbottom and Godley, are on the Glossop to Manchester line, and stations such as Ashton-under-Lyne and Mossley are on the Huddersfield line. Connections to Manchester allow for direct services to London.

The Manchester Metrolink tram service is undergoing an extension programme which began in 2008. The extension, costing £260m, has brought the tram service to Droylsden, however further extension plans are set to bring it to the centre of Ashton.

On top of this, there is also set to be a bypass, connecting the M67 and the A628.