Conveyancing in Oldham

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Conveyancing Solicitors Oldham

In-Deed is a country wide conveyancer offering 21st century legal services to buyers and sellers in Oldham. Our conveyancers work on a No Completion, No Fee arrangement so you only cover any legal costs if you move home. Whether you live in Oldham or anywhere in the country, our experienced solicitors will make your move simple.

Oldham Property Price Data

Greater Manchester House Prices (in £1000's)
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From 2010 to 2013, property prices in Greater Manchester have remained constant. Properties bought averaged £103, 528, from Land Registry data in October 2013.

Recent property transactions

  • Freehold Sale - Sawley Avenue, , OL4, £44, 000
  • Freehold Purchase - Birchenlea Street, Oldham, OL9, £84, 000
  • Freehold Sale - Park Avenue, Chadderton, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL9, £134, 950
  • Sale of Flat - Ashdene Rise, Oldham Greater Manchester, OL1, £135, 000
  • Freehold Sale - Sunfield Road, Oldham, OL1, £90, 000

Oldham Conveyancing Fees

Our approach is to offer you a full fixed fee conveyancing quote before you instruct for your Oldham home move.

Some solicitors hide additional charges in their terms of engagement. Often these charges are clearly necessary from the beginning. Check the terms details including sums to pay for dealing with a mortgage lender or for filling in an SDLT form.

Local Government in Oldham

Oldham is in Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council (Labour controlled). Council Tax bands for the tax year 2013 to 2014 are as follows; Band A - £1, 032, Band B - £1, 204, Band C - £1, 375, Band D - £1, 547, Band E - £1, 891, Band F - £2, 235, Band G - £2, 579, Band H - £3, 095.

The Oldham area

Nearby shops include Pound Bakery and Best In Bury butchers. The Trap Inn, the Tommyfield, the Snipe Inn, the Up Steps Inn and the Three Crowns are just some of the area's local pubs. Artists will appreciate Heaton Hall and Manchester Art Gallery.

The conveyancing process

  1. Deciding on a solicitor - While it is technically possible to perform the process yourself, most of us will not have the time or specialist legal knowledge, opting instead to instruct a property lawyer. Find fixed quotes that have a 'no sale, no fee' guarantee, but ensure that you check the terms and conditions for any additional hidden fees.

  2. Instructing your chosen solicitor - Once you have ascertained which property lawyer's conveyancing quote you would like to accept, the next step is to appoint them. You absolutely must take care to scour any terms of business for any hidden costs before you approve them.

  3. The draft contract stage - The draft contract sets out information about the transaction including the deposit and purchase price, and is sent to the buyer's conveyancing solicitor from the seller's. The final draft is agreed, and initial dates may be settled for exchange and completion.

  4. Instructing your Building Survey - Buyers are always urged to get a home survey as it can spot any structural issues like the presence of Japanese Knotweed or obvious electrical problems.

  5. Conveyancing searches in Oldham - The standard searches are Drainage and Water, Chancel Liability, Local Authority and Environmental. These searches cover issues including compulsory purchase orders. Possible additional non-standard searches for homes in Oldham include a Coal Mining Search.

  6. Exchanging contracts - When the seller and purchaser are satisfied with the contract, both sides sign. The buyer then transfers through their conveyancing solicitor the deposit (in general 10% of the sale price).

  7. Completion - Less the deposit, funds that are remaining are is transferred to the seller's solicitor, and the purchaser receives the keys to the property, with the title deeds and other documentation.

Help to Buy Conveyancing in Oldham

17, 000 home buyers purchased their new property with the Government's Help to Buy scheme since it launched. The Government's Help to Buy scheme aims to assist first-time buyers and home movers that have saved at least a 5% deposit.

Call the Money Advice Service, or your local Help to Buy agent if you would like additional information regarding Help to Buy. Plus Dane Housing Association (Tel: 0845 603 4559) is Oldham's local agent.

Conveyancing when Remortgaging a Oldham property

Our carefully selected conveyancing solicitors can assist home owners remortgaging a home in Oldham. Our Solicitors have invested in class leading systems enabling our CQS solicitors to give an efficient and individual service.

Online Conveyancing

It is easier than ever for both buyers and sellers to check how the conveyancing for their move is going, with online conveyancing tools including email and SMS updates and casetracking at their disposal.

That said, a critical component of a faster conveyancing transaction is a proactive solicitor, irrespective of the technology they use. Working with us, home movers get the benefit of online conveyancing technology and also the reassuring presence of a dedicated, high street conveyancing solicitor.