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Conveyancing Solicitors Wigan

We are a national conveyancer offering professional property legal services for Wigan in Greater Manchester. Our lawyers work on a no completion no fee promise so you only incur any legal fees if and when your matter completes. Our conveyancers make the conveyancing fast and efficient.

House Price Data in Wigan

Greater Manchester House Prices (in £1000's)
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House values in Greater Manchester have remained constant over the last four years. Properties bought averaged £103, 528, according to the Land Registry in October 2013.

Tyldesley conservation area homes sell for up to 20% higher asking prices.

Recent property transactions

  • Freehold Purchase - Sinclair Place, , WN5, £69, 000
  • Freehold Sale - Melbreck, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8, £385, 000
  • Freehold Purchase - Stuart Close, Wigan, WN2, £169, 000
  • Freehold Sale - Coronation Road, Standish, Lower Ground, Wigan, WN6, £99, 950
  • Leasehold Sale - Skipton Avenue, Wigan, WN2, £126, 000

Wigan Solicitors Legal Fees

In-Deed offer you a firm fixed fee conveyancing quote up front for your Wigan transaction.

Some conveyancing property lawyers hide conveyancing fees in the small print of their quote. Things to look into often include costs for obtaining copy documents from third parties or for repaying a mortgage on the sale of your property.

Compare conveyancing quotes from Wigan solicitors

Comparing Wigan solicitor conveyancing quotes is much more tricky than you might conceive. We have a useful list of which highlights the things to search for in the small print when you check for any hidden conveyancing fees .

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Local Government for Wigan

Wigan is in Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council (Labour controlled). Council tax bands for 2013\2014 are as follows: Band A - £913, Band B - £1, 065, Band C - £1, 217, Band D - £1, 369, Band E - £1, 674, Band F - £1, 978, Band G - £2, 282, Band H - £2, 739.

The Wigan area

For essentials, local shopping includes P & P Butchers and Pound Bakery at 28 Market Place. Drinking spots in the area include the Silverwell, the Amberswood Tavern and the Swan & Railway. Local excursions include Astley Hall and Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive.

The conveyancing process

  1. Getting a conveyancing quote - The first step in the process is selecting a conveyancer to carry out the work. Ensure that you check the terms for any additional fees before you make a final decision.

  2. Instructing a solicitor - As soon as you have decided upon the firm you would like to do the legals for your Wigan sale or purchase you will have to formally engage their services. To do this you should always scour any fine print accompanying the quote for any hidden conveyancing charges before you agree to them.

  3. The initial phases - The seller's lawyer agrees the draft contract with the buyer's conveyancing solicitor. Also enquires are undertaken. The buyer should also receive their formal mortgage offer by this stage.

  4. Instruct your Home Buyer Survey - A survey is required to help identify any potential structural issues, for instance bulging walls or drainage problems.

  5. Searches - The common searches are Local Authority, Environmental, Drainage and Water, and Chancel Liability. These searches cover a range of issues, including environmental issues. Possible additional searches in Wigan can include a Coal Mining Search (Con29M) Search.

  6. Exchanging contracts - Contracts are signed and exchanged. The buyer and seller are obliged to sell and buy the property.

  7. Completion - The funds that is due are transferred to the seller's solicitor, and the purchaser receives the keys.

Help to Buy in Wigan

17, 000 home buyers bought their new property with the help of the Government's Help to Buy scheme already. There are two Help to Buy schemes, the Equity Loan and Mortgage Guarantee. Each supports home movers and first-time buyers with a 5% deposit, but are otherwise quite different. The Equity Loan comprises a 20% equity loan from the Government, which can be repaid at any time. The Mortgage Guarantee enables lenders to offer up to a 95% mortgage.

Contact the Money Advice Service, or your local Help to Buy agent for further detail. Plus Dane Housing Association (Tel: 0845 603 4559) is Wigan's local agent.

Conveyancing when Remortgaging a Wigan property

Our efficient conveyancers can assist home owners remortgaging a Wigan property. Our team of conveyancing solicitors can act for all mortgage lender panels, from Saffron Building Society to the Nationwide Building Society. Our Lawyers approach can mean faster processes which may save you a lender payment at the older higher rate.

Online Conveyancing

It is easier than ever for home movers to review the progress of their conveyancing, with conveyancing online tools including case management systems at their disposal.

The key to a faster conveyancing transaction is a proactive and communicative solicitor. Buyers and sellers will enjoy Working with our solicitors the benefit of both online conveyancing and additionally the presence of a dedicated, high street conveyancing solicitor.