Our expert conveyancing solicitors will get you moving with the minimum of hassle.
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Trafford we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Trafford, throughout Greater Manchester and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Trafford, selling a terraced house in Stretford, downsizing to a bungalow in Urmston, or buying to let in Sale, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Trafford?
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 Trafford, 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 Trafford. 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 Trafford?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Trafford, 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 Trafford 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 Trafford - 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 Trafford
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Trafford, Stretford, Sale 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 Trafford
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Traffordand 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 Trafford. 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 Trafford 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 Trafford or away from Trafford to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Trafford
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 Trafford.
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 Trafford
Trafford is a metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, with a population of around 232,458, as of mid-2014. It was formed in 1974 through a collaboration of the former boroughs of Altrincham, Sale and Stretford, as well as the former urban districts of Bowdon, Hale and Urmston.
Historically, Trafford's economy revolved primarily around agriculture, which was sustained until after the industrial revolution, as the area's textile industry did not develop as quickly as Manchester's. However, more recently, industry overcame agriculture, especially with the emergence of Trafford Park in 1897. In 1945 the park was employing 75,000 people, however nowadays it is more like 40,000 to 50,000. After this, in 1998, The Trafford Centre opened. It is now North West England's largest indoor shopping complex, and receives around 30 million visitors annually, with 235 stores and 55 restaurants. Employment opportunities such as the above have led to the borough being quite affluent. It is the only borough in Greater Manchester to be above the national average for weekly income.
Apart from the Trafford Centre, there are many reasons why the borough can attract visitors. To start with, Trafford has 6 Grade I and 11 Grade II* buildings, including beautiful landmarks such as Dunham Massey Hall, which is situated near Dunham Park which is popular amongst visitors. There are a total of 21.2 square miles (51.8%) in the borough.
Old Trafford football ground is the home of Manchester United Football Club, with a capacity of around 75,000. As Manchester United is such a prominent and widely known football club, Old Trafford acts as a significant tourist magnet, and greatly helps the local economy. Old Trafford is also the name of a cricket ground, home to Lancashire Cricket Club, which also attracts tourists.
In terms of education, there are 73 primary schools, 17 secondary and 6 special needs schools in Trafford, all of which perform to a decent level.
The Manchester Metrolink provides transport services around the area, however the Warrington Central Line provides more widespread services, stretching out towards Liverpool.