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Conveyancing Solicitors in Whitehaven

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

If you are buying a detached house in Whitehaven , selling a terraced house in Bransty , downsizing to a bungalow in Sandwith, or buying to let in St Bees, we can help you with your conveyancing.

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

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 Whitehaven , drainage and water fees in Cumbria 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 Whitehaven . 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 Cumbria 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 Whitehaven ?

In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Whitehaven , 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 Whitehaven or perhaps not even in Cumbria.

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 Whitehaven - 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 Whitehaven

There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Whitehaven , Bransty , St Bees 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 Whitehaven

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

Fees for conveyancing in Whitehaven

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 Whitehaven .

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 Whitehaven

Whitehaven is a small town and port situated on the coast of Cumbria. Originally, Whitehaven was part of Cumberland, however now it is a part of the Copeland Local Government District. According to the 2001 census, the town has a population of 25,032.

The town originally began to thrive as a result of its coastal location. It is the site of an important port and harbour, which witnessed its highest prosperity during the late 19th century due to the discovery of haematite in a local area. Industry in the area has declined since then like much heavy industry in the area, however the harbour itself has undergone various regeneration schemes, including an £11.3 million regeneration development in 2003 and also £5.5 million in 2007. A 40m high crows nest has been developed as well as a new wave light feature that changes colour dependent upon the tide.

Another element of the town's industry revolves around the Sellafield Nuclear Complex, one of the largest in the country. Whilst the plant is not in Whitehaven itself, a large proportion of the town's population commute to it, and consequently it makes up a large proportion of the areas employment.

Furthermore, tourism plays a surprisingly large role in the town, which is exaggerated due to the bi-annual Maritime Festival. It started in 1999, and attractions within the festival include tall ships, air displays, firework displays and street entertainment. In 2013, the festival, attracted around 350,000 people.

Whitehaven also has an exceptionally rich railway history. Vast amounts of railway lines used to travel through the town and surrounding area in order to transport coal, iron and gypsum to the harbour, which, in turn, would be shipped around the world. As the industry declined, so did the railway links, and currently there are just two stations in the town: Whitehaven and Corkickle. Whitehaven serves the town itself, and provides services to areas such as Carlisle, Barrow-in-Furness, Lancaster and Newcastle, whereas Corkickle serves the suburbs of the town, and provides similar services to the likes of Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness.