Conveyancing Solicitors in Leigh

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Conveyancing in Leigh

Conveyancing is when a solicitor transfers the legal ownership of a property from one individual to another. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Leigh, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped clients in Leigh and throughout Wigan with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Leicester, Melton Mowbray, Sale and Manchester

Leigh Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Leigh

A town in Greater Manchester, Leigh is known for its Leigh Sports Village, Pennington Flash Country Park, and the nearby Chat Moss. Leigh is well-served by bus routes to Manchester. Leigh has a population of approximately 44,000.

Leigh house prices

The average price paid for a property in Leigh between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Leigh (2023/24)

Leigh is in Wigan Metropolitan Borough.

Band Amount
A £1,221.15
B £1,424.68
C £1,628.20
D £1,831.73
E £2,238.78
F £2,645.83
G £3,052.88
H £3,663.46

What does a property lawyer do?

In a property purchase, the solicitor will take care of the technical side of a home purchase.

Your lawyer will raise enquires of the seller's solicitor, order property searches, review the lease (if applicable) and handle post-completion tasks, including registering the property ownership with the Land Registry and paying Stamp Duty Land Tax.

Leigh conveyancing solicitors may carry out searches for historic industrial activity and land contamination.

Buying a home with a mortgage?

As part of the house buying process, your solicitor also has to handle legal due diligence on behalf of the bank arranging your mortgage. If your lawyer is not on your chosen lender's panel, your purchase could take weeks longer and cost more.

We work with lawyers who can represent the vast majority of mortgage lenders, including HSBC, Keystone Finance and Nottingham Building Society, ensuring your transaction will complete without delay.

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Buying a home in a conservation area

When you buy a home in a Leigh conservation area, your solicitor will need to check for restrictions on how you can use the home, e.g. tree preservation orders (TPOs) or business use restrictions. Conservation areas in Leigh and the Wigan local authority include:

  • Bridgewater Canal, Leigh
  • Leigh Bridge
  • Astley Village, Tyldesley
  • Tyldesley Town Centre

Listed buildings

There exist around half a million listed properties in England and Wales - around 370 of which are in Wigan Metropolitan Borough.

Leigh listed buildings and properties include:

  • The Old Boys School And Schoolhouse And Attached Privies, Leigh, Church Leigh, East Staffordshire, Staffordshire
  • Charcotts Farmhouse, Leigh, Charcott, Sevenoaks, Kent
  • Burys Court And Attached Walled Garden, Flanchford Road, Leigh, Mole Valley, Surrey
  • Barn East Of Stumblehole Farmhouse, Dean Oak Lane, Salfords And Sidlow, Leigh, Reigate And Banstead, Surrey
  • Leigh Fire Station, Windermere Road, Leigh, Wigan

Buying a listed building is not a decision to be taken lightly. Examples of the duties faced by listed property owners include regular upkeep, consent for additions like solar panels and an obligation to protect significant internal features like fireplaces. Our expert conveyancing solicitor panel will explain to you the additional legal obligations your planned listed building purchase will entail.

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Leasehold property

Purchasing a leasehold flat in the UK requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The numerous common problems lying in wait for an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like and onerous clauses in the lease.

Your solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling property in Leigh

For the sale of property in Leigh, your conveyancing solicitor will arrange all the necessary documentation, such as the draft contract and ID forms, and help you fill out this paperwork.

The conveyancer's role involves resolving issues like restrictive covenants, answering the buyer's solicitor's questions and handling the mortgage redemption.

In order to facilitate a faster completion, your conveyancer will coordinate with both sides, such as agents, lenders and landlords.

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Leigh?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are uncommon) is quite a lot more complex than it is for a freehold home.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Leigh must carry out additional tasks, for example sourcing an up-to-date service charge statement, through to a copy of the insurance policy.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related delays sooner, It is highly recommended that you instruct a property lawyer as soon as possible.

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Remortgage in Leigh

The current Bank of England base rate is 5.25% (15 July, 2024)

You should always confirm your conveyancing solicitor's lender panel status before you instruct your solicitor.

We work with solicitors who are approved members of the majority of mortgage lenders. Whether you are switching to a standard variable rate mortgage from Bank of Scotland or moving to a home reversion mortgage with Swansea Building Society, our panel solicitors can guide you through the remortgage process.

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Transfer of equity

Whether you are buying out an ex-partner, transferring the ownership of a property to your children or tax planning for the future, you will need to work with a solicitor who specialises in transfers of equity. Your property lawyer will complete the legal work for a guaranteed fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Leigh?

Conveyancing quotes often include costs that might be new to many:

Legal fees

Conveyancing fees are paid to your solicitor or conveyancer for the work they complete. Your conveyancing solicitor's quote should clearly detail the legal fees, including VAT, that you'll pay when your transaction completes.

Disbursements

The quote will include necessary third-party costs, called disbursements, including Stamp Duty, property searches and a plan search.

Check for hidden costs

Some firms list extra charges in their terms and conditions. This can mean a final bill that is higher than the original quote. Double-check for additional fees or charges, when comparing quotes.

Article by Completely Moved authors

The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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