Online Conveyancing in Wirral
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Wirral, Wallasey, Greasby 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.
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What is the process to instruct us for your conveyancing?
First, fill in our conveyancing quote form for conveyancing in Wirral. 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 Wirral 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 Wirral or away from Wirral to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Wirral
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 Wirral.
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 Wirral
Wirral is a metropolitan borough located in Merseyside, with a population of 320,295, covering around 60 square miles. Its largest settlements include Birkenhead, Wallasey and Hoylake and there are smaller towns on the south side of the Wirral including Hoylake, West Kirby and Heswell. The area is a relatively new borough, being formed in 1974 after the collaboration of the boroughs of Birkenhead and Wallasey.
Despite the Wirral Borough still being in its early years, there are traces of human life found on the peninsula that are prehistoric. Parts of the Wirral have been settlements for the Celts, the Romans, and the Norman invaders of 1066. This is unsurprising due to its proximity to Chester and it being situated on the English West Coast. In fact, Chester was paramount to the development of the southern side of the Wirral during the Tudor period due to trade with Western Europe. Ships would dock in ‘the Dee’ when they wanted to avoid harsh weather. However, when Lancashire and Manchester became the center for the Industrial Revolution, the influence of the Wirral was reduced. Now, the area’s economy revolves mainly around the service industry, shortly followed up by heavy industry.
Birkenhead has a history that can be traced to the Twelfth Century where the Mersey Ferry first began operation. Some eight-hundred years later, the Ferry brought Birkenhead into the Industrial Revolution. It is partially due to the success of the Ferry that Birkenhead became one of the UK’s leading cities in the production of ships and iron works into the Twentieth Century.
Today, Birkenhead itself contains a number of landmarks, including places such as Birkenhead Park, an ideal location that attracts a number of visitors. Interestingly, it was the first publicly funded park in Britain. With beautiful views and architectural design based on some of the world’s most famous buildings, it is worth noting that it was Birkenhead Park that was a direct influence on New York’s Central Park.
The Wirral has many areas which are under the protection and preservation of the National Trust, including the beaches, proving that the urbanisation of the towns within the borough did not wholly erase their rich history. Bidston Hill and Ness Botanical Gardens (owned by the University of Liverpool) are a must-see attraction for anyone visiting the area. Bidston includes a windmill, a lighthouse and an observatory as its main attractions, the surrounding land is filled with ancient rock carvings and not to mention spectacular views. The Botanical Gardens have won numerous awards since the opening in the 1800s.
Due to the Wirral’s coastal location, there are a number of protected nature reserves, including Bidston Moss, Dibbinsdale, Heswall Dales, Hilbre Island and Thurstaston Common. All of the reserves are perfect for a woodland walk, allowing you to explore the breathtaking nature that the Wirral has to offer. You can also relax on one of the many beaches, perfect for a family day out.
Whilst the Wirral has many historical attractions that serve both residents and tourists, there is an array of activities that anyone can enjoy. There are many museums and art galleries open to the public, including the Wirral Tramway and Transport Museum, the Spaceport, a museum based in Wallasey that lets your inner astronaut run wild, and the Lady Lever Art Gallery, with stunning views both hung on the walls and in the surrounding landscape. There are opportunities to take a ride on the Ferry, responsible for the Borough’s success, or to take a cruise down the Manchester Ship Canal.
Golf features heavily on the Wirral where there are eleven golf courses on the peninsula; including, Caldy Bromborough, Heswall, Prenton, Wallasey and Royal Liverpool. The Royal Liverpool Golf Club located at Hoylake has a very rich history regularly featuring in the major golf tournaments calendar including eleven Open Championships. Rory McIlroy won the most recent Open at the club in 2014 winning with a score of 17 under par.
The area is exceptionally close to Liverpool, and provides a great amount of the Wirral’s commuting population. Whilst Liverpool is known for its large ‘Liverpool One’ shopping complex, the Wirral houses many excellent centres. ‘The Pyramids’ is the place to go for high street fashion, with both an indoor and outdoor pavilion and a number of restaurants to relax in when needing a place to wind down after a day of shopping. For something a little quieter, there is Brimstage Hall & Courtyard and its independent shops with everything from hairdressing to floral arrangements and arts and crafts shops. Shopping on the edge of The Wirral includes Chester and Ellesmere Port – both renowned for being particularly good shopping hotspots. Ellesmere Port is a popular tourist attraction for the Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, the Blue Planet Aquarium and the National Waterways Museum.
The Wirral boasts a number of excellent restaurants, pubs and eateries, catering in every cuisine. Lazaros Taverna is the place to go for a Greek dish, or the Kismat Balti for something a little more spicy. The Manor and Green Onions Cafe offer something for everyone, with excellent food and a vegan menu.
The Wirral is incredibly easy to access with the M53 running directly through the centre of the peninsula, connecting it to the medieval town of Chester. The M53 joins the M56 at Ellesmere Port, with the M56 being a major route to Manchester and also a connecting motorway to the M6. There are three tunnels that run underneath the River Mersey to link the Wirral with its neighbouring Liverpool, with one being a railway tunnel. There are also a number of bus services running in and around the Wirral, normally terminating at Birkenhead, Heswall or Woodside.
Education in the Wirral is divided between sixteen comprehensive secondary schools and six grammar schools, both having two schools which are Roman Catholic.
The main hospital on the Wirral, is the Arrowe Park Hospital, located centrally near the M53 and just three miles from Birkenhead.
The Wirral has played a role in creating some of Britain’s most famous sports and television stars including, Fiona Bruce (TV presenter) who went to school in Heswell, Daniel Craig (Actor in James Bond) who went to school in Hoylake, Chris Boardman (Influential Cyclist and TV Presenter) born in Hoylake and Paul Hollywood, born in Wallasey, who is chef and TV presenter on The Great British Bake Off. This list of influential Britain’s from the Wirral also includes Heswall born Sir Ian Botham (Cricketer), Wallasey born Austin Healey (Rugby Union) and Comedian Paul O’Grady born in Birkenhead. Wallasey, was also the residency of British Tennis legend, Fred Perry.
The Wirral also played host to the largest crowd in the UK that the Liverpool band ‘The Beatles’ ever performed for. The Borough has featured prominently in British literature, television and movies, with major productions being filmed in the Wirral including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One and the recent Meryl Streep film Florence Foster Jenkins. The hit drama ‘Peaky Blinders’ has also used the Wirral as a location in their filming.