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Conveyancing in Oldham

34 cases completed in Oldham in the past 12 months

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Buying a house in Oldham

Lying less than seven miles from the centre of Manchester, Oldham is a large town in the northwest of England. With a population of over 100,000, there is a good range of property available in Oldham, from affordable terraces to larger detached homes. At My Home Move Conveyancing we have been developing our knowledge and expertise of the local area since 2002, allowing us to bring our clients an outstanding specialist, fixed fee conveyancing service.

When buying or selling property in Oldham, it will be necessary to instruct the services of a lawyer to complete the legal work on your behalf.

My Home Move Conveyancing possess an excellent reputation for providing our clients with exemplary, award winning customer service, as well as showcasing innovative use of technology and thorough knowledge of the local market in the North West. Our conveyancing service is fixed fee, so you’ll know exactly what you’ll pay from the start, with no hidden extra fees to worry about. What’s more, if you don’t end up moving, you won’t have to pay us anything.

We will assign a dedicated conveyancer to your case, who will look after you from start to finish and provide regular updates on your progress. At My Home Move Conveyancing we are proud to assist homebuyers across the Oldham area, from the bustling town centre to popular residential areas such as Chadderton, Lees and Royton.

Local statistics

The average house price in Oldham is £84,455. During the last year most sales involved terraced properties at an average price of £85,392, while semi-detached properties also sold well for an average of £133,651. Detached properties went for an average of £208,428, and flats for £83,551.

Essential info

The local authority responsible for properties is Oldham Council. They can be contacted on 0161 770 3000 or at the following address:

Oldham Council
Civic Centre
West Street
Oldham
OL1 1UT

The local area

Oldham experienced its largest growth as a boomtown of the Industrial Revolution, thanks to its prominence in textile manufacture. This expansion led to a further boom in coal mining, which helped to support Oldham’s important cotton industry. Nowadays it is a lively town that is currently seeing modern development and investment in its centre – such as with the Town Hall – it is also popular for its close proximity to Manchester.

The Greater Manchester tram network now provides a fast and simple link between the two, with a trip from Oldham Central to Victoria station taking just 25 minutes. The A62 provides easy road access to the northern part of Manchester’s city centre, while the M60 ring road and M62 motorway can be found close to Oldham, and Manchester Airport is around 15 miles away.

In addition to the nearby universities in Manchester, University Campus Oldham offers higher education in partnership with the University of Huddersfield. The Blue Coat School, Crompton House Academy and Hulme Grammar School rank among the area’s top secondary schools, while for families with young children St Joseph’s RC, St Chad’s C of E and Crompton Primary are among the primary options.

All properties in Oldham will fall within one of the following council tax bands.

Council tax band A

Property value range

up to £40,000

Council tax charge

£1,202.85

Council tax band B

Property value range

£40,001 - £52,000

Council tax charge

£1,403.33

Council tax band C

Property value range

£52,001 - £68,000

Council tax charge

£1,603.80

Council tax band D

Property value range

£68,001 - £88,000

Council tax charge

£1,804.29

Council tax band E

Property value range

£88,001 - £120,000

Council tax charge

£2,205.24

Council tax band F

Property value range

£120,001 - £160,000

Council tax charge

£2,606.20

Council tax band G

Property value range

£160,001 - £320,000

Council tax charge

£3,007.14

Council tax band H

Property value range

Over £320,000

Council tax charge

£3,608.58

About us

Established in 2001, we exclusively deal with the legal side of moving home. Last year alone, through our experienced conveyancers, we helped nearly 50,000 customers have a hassle-free experience. We are a truly national company, having completed transactions in each of the 109 postcode areas in England and Wales.

Our promise to you…

We understand that moving house can be stressful. So we make sure everything we do makes the process as easy and efficient as possible. We’ll give you an all inclusive fixed quote from the start so there won’t be any surprises. The price only changes if your instructions do.

You’ll have access to our unique, easy to use, online case management service to track your case. And dedicated conveyancing experts who’ll be on hand to guide you through the whole process.

We know you’re busy, so we’re open 8am until 8pm most weekdays, and open at weekends too!

Finally, if your move falls through, through no fault of your own, we won’t charge you a penny in legal fees.

Multiple industry awards

See why our unique conveyancing service (My Home Move and its wholly owned law firm) has been recognised as an industry leading, award-winning conveyancing company.

Best Legal Services Provider

Future of Legal Services Innovation

Most Innovative Use of Technology

Best Conveyancing Provider

National Conveyancing Firm of the Year

Best Legal Services Provider

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What's involved

Once you have your offer accepted, it’s time to get the ball rolling on legally transferring the ownership to you. Here’s how we do things at My Home Move Conveyancing.

First, your estate agents will send us a copy of the Memorandum of sale, which provides the details of the property, the amount offered and the name of the sellers and buyers and their conveyancers. You will be asked to complete your details and provide to us your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill.

Read our Home Buying Process guide

If you are selling a house, you will need a Conveyancer to act for you – that’s where we come in!

You will be asked by us to complete your details and provide your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill. You will also be asked to fill in a Property Information form including some specific details about the property, its boundaries, any alterations to the property etc. If you have any additional paperwork such as planning permissions or notices, then these will be required by us to send with the contract papers. We will also ask you to complete a Fixtures, Fittings and Contents form to say what you will be taking and leaving behind. If the property is leasehold, you will be asked for information about who you pay ground rent and services charges to…

Read our Home Selling Process guide

After we have received your instructions to act we will check the legal issues and title to your property to ensure it offers a satisfactory security for your new lender, as this is the essence of a mortgage.

We will also check the amounts outstanding on any current mortgage registered on the property as these will have to be repaid at completion. The amounts will be confirmed with you.

Usually, we will not carry out Local, Drainage or Mining (if appropriate) searches as we will put in place an insurance which will protect your lender. This is less expensive for you and quicker. Some lenders still require that searches are made and will not rely on insurance. If this is the case the searches will have to be made and the cost will show on the Financial Statement sent to you.

At about the same time that you receive your Mortgage Offer we receive a copy together with the lender’s instructions to act for them. We will consider the Offer to ensure that we do those things required of us as the solicitors and to check what other conditions have to be satisfied.

We will then send you the Mortgage Deed to sign and any other documentation that may be required by your lender. We shall need to have this back from you as soon as possible and certainly by the day before we complete. Otherwise there will be a delay.

You need to check that the Mortgage Offer is acceptable to you. For example, is the mortgage amount and mortgage product correct? Is it the correct method of repayment? Are there any early repayment fees?

We target a completion date for 7 days after we receive our copy of the Mortgage Offer but our being able to complete depends on the terms of the Offer and any peculiarities of your transaction.

If the new mortgage amount is less than the amount we have to pay to your existing lender, we will ask for the difference from you, before the completion date.

Following completion we deal with the registration formalities to ensure the mortgage security is perfected for your lender and any deeds will then be sent to your lender for safe-keeping.

Note – If your property is leasehold, we also:

Request your landlord to confirm that all ground rent, service charges and insurance premiums (if applicable) have been paid to date and that there is no known breach of the lease.

Have to approve the wording of the lease.

Have to serve on the landlord a notice of discharge of your existing mortgage and a notice that a new mortgage has been given to your new lender.

Read our Remortgaging Process guide

Get in touch

Quotation Team

If you would like to discuss a quotation you have received please call our Quotation Team on

0333 234 4425

Monday - Tuesday

9am

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7pm

Wednesday - Friday

Open

9am

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5pm

Conveyancing Team

If you would like to speak to someone about your case please call our Conveyancing Team on

0333 234 4396

Monday - Thursday

8am

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8pm

Friday

Open

8am

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7pm

Saturday

9am

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4pm

Sunday

10am

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3pm