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Conveyancing in Wigston

Conveyancing is the legal process for transferring the ownership of property from one party to another, or the legal work involved in a transfer of equity or remortgage. If you're looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Wigston, you're in the right place. Get a fast & proactive solicitor from a nationwide panel of conveyancing experts.

We have helped clients in Wigston and throughout Oadby & Wigston 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: Hinckley, Leicester and Loughborough

Wigston Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Wigston

Located in Leicestershire, Wigston is a town that offers a mix of chain stores, independent shops, and a range of eateries. It also benefits from a good selection of local schools.

Regular bus services provide connections to Leicester city centre and surrounding areas. The nearby South Wigston railway station offers further commuting options. With its mix of suburban convenience and community feel, Wigston is an attractive choice for families and professionals alike. The population stands around 32,000.

Wigston house prices

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

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Council Tax in Wigston (2023/24)

Wigston is in Oadby & Wigston District Council.

Band Amount
A £1,416.43
B £1,652.50
C £1,888.57
D £2,124.64
E £2,596.78
F £3,068.92
G £3,541.07
H £4,249.28

What does a Wigston property lawyer do?

A conveyancing solicitor plays a pivotal role in a purchase, and helps you with the legal aspect of a home purchase. Your lawyer will order property searches, raise questions for the seller, review the contract of sale and fulfil post-completion formalities, including paying SDLT and HMLR registration.

Wigston conveyancing solicitors may also undertake searches related to former industry, including coal mining and textiles, and radon searches.

Are you buying a property with a mortgage?

When you purchase a property, your solicitor also needs to carry out some legal work for your bank or building society.

Lender panel approval means your solicitor can represent the interests of your lender.

More than 100 banks and building societies have approved our chosen panel lawyers. We can help you complete your Wigston transaction smoothly.

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Conservation area

When purchasing a home in a conservation area, your property lawyer will need to check for planning approval issues, including missing consents for basement work, and exterior paint restrictions.

Conservation areas in Wigston and across the Oadby and Wigston local authority include Midland Cottages, South Wigston and All Saints.

Buying a listed building

Approximately half a million listed properties exist across the country, 37 of which are in Oadby & Wigston District Council.

Listed buildings in and around Wigston include:

  • Yew Tree House, 3 Newgate End, Non Civil Parish, Wigston, Oadby And Wigston, Leicestershire
  • 42 And 44 Bushloe End, Wigston, Non Civil Parish, Wigston, Oadby And Wigston, Leicestershire
  • Bushloe House (District Council Offices), Station Road, Non Civil Parish, Wigston, Oadby And Wigston, Leicestershire
  • Avenue House, 1 Central Avenue, Wigston, Oadby And Wigston, Leicestershire
  • 10 Newgate End, Non Civil Parish, Wigston, Oadby And Wigston, Leicestershire

Listed buildings come with complex rules that the owner must adhere to. Examples of the obligations placed upon listed building owners include regular upkeep, and required consent for any alterations. Our expert solicitor panel will advise you on the commitments a listed building owner must make.

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New Build Conveyancing

The legal work for purchasing a new build property in Wigston can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A solicitor in Wigston will need to be qualified to handle things like handling deposits, working to builders' exchange timelines and working with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and HAPM.

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Leasehold property

Buying a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be very involved. The numerous common problems awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like and excessive freehold premiums.

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

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Selling a house or flat in Wigston

When you're looking to sell a Wigston house or flat, you can expect your solicitor to first prepare the necessary documentation, including the title deeds and the TA6 and TA10 property information forms, and help you fill out this paperwork.

The conveyancer's role involves responding to the buyer's solicitor's enquiries, dealing with complications like a flying freehold and taking charge of the mortgage redemption.

Your lawyer will communicate effectively with the other parties, like agents, lenders and landlords, to make sure your sale completes quickly.

I am selling a leasehold property in Wigston - what do I need to know?

The legal work for a leasehold property is quite a lot more technical than for a freehold property.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Wigston must carry out additional legal work, which could include getting an up-to-date service charge statement, through to looking into potential forfeiture proceedings.

In order to resolve any leasehold delays faster, It is highly recommended that the vendor contact a solicitor as soon as is practicable.

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Remortgaging a property in Wigston

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

Before you instruct a remortgage solicitor, your solicitor must be able to act for your chosen mortgage lender.

We work with remortgage solicitors who are on the legal panels of over 100 banks and building societies, so whether you are changing to a discount mortgage with Virgin Money or moving to an interest only mortgage with Swansea Building Society, our panel solicitors can guide you through the remortgage process.

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Transferring Equity in Wigston

If you are intending to restructure the ownership of a property, whether you are gifting a share of a property, inheritance tax planning or resolving joint ownership, a transfer of equity is required.

Your solicitor will complete the legal work for a low, fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Wigston?

Solicitors' fees

Your solicitor's quote will detail the fees for the legal work, including VAT, to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes. These fees are what your conveyancer charges you for the legal services they provide.

Disbursements (third party costs)

Your conveyancing quote should also itemise required third-party costs, or disbursements, including Stamp Duty and Land Registry fees.

Check for additional fees

When you compare conveyancing quotes, beware of hidden fees or extra charges. Some solicitors' quotes include additional fees in the small print, resulting in an inflated final bill.

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

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