Our expert conveyancing solicitors will get you moving with the minimum of hassle.
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in West Lancashire we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in West Lancashire, throughout Lancashire and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in West Lancashire, selling a terraced house in Ormskirk, downsizing to a bungalow in Skelmersdale, or buying to let in Burscough, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in West Lancashire?
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 West Lancashire, 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 West Lancashire. 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 West Lancashire?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of West Lancashire, 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 West Lancashire 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 West Lancashire - 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 West Lancashire
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in West Lancashire, Ormskirk, Burscough 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 West Lancashire
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in West Lancashireand 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 West Lancashire. 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 West Lancashire 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 West Lancashire or away from West Lancashire to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in West Lancashire
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 West Lancashire.
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 West Lancashire
West Lancashire is a non-metropolitan district and borough in Lancashire. As of mid-2014, the area has a population of 111,940, and the majority of this if found in the towns of Ormskirk and and Skelmersdale, which have populations of 24,196 and 38,813 respectively. Ormskirk is also the home of the district's administrative headquarters.
Like many British government districts, West Lancashire was formed under the Local Government Act 1972 in 1974, through a merger of the Ormskirk, Skelmersdale and Holland urban districts along with part of the West Lancashire Rural District and part of the former Wigan Rural District.
Being the largest towns in the district, Ormskirk and Skelmersdale also acts as the economic hubs for the area.
Ormskirk is mainly a retail centre, with a number of shops, and there is also an out of town business park known as The Hattersley Centre, which has shops such as Home Bargains, Netto, Howdens, Jewsons and Halfords.
The only significant manufacturing business remaining in Ormskirk, in 2015, are Atkinson & Kirby, who make hardwood floors, employing 80 people. Other businesses in the town are mainly professional and financial services, such as solicitors, estate agents, architects and accountants.
Skelmersdale's largest employers are the Co-operative bank, Asda, who have a distribution centre, P&G and Victorian Plumbing. There is also a Walkers snack food factory, and Turtle Wax also have their international headquarters and UK manufacturing centre in the town.
There is also a shopping centre in the town known as the Concourse Shopping Centre.
Ormskirk contains much of the significant transport facilities in the town, such as the railway station. It received a £1m refurbishment in 2009, and provides frequent services to areas such as Preston and Liverpool Central.
The A59 is the main road in the area, and provides access to Preston in the north and Liverpool in the south.