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Buying a house in Skelmersdale

Sitting on the banks of the River Tawd, Skelmersdale is a town in West Lancashire. It has a population of around 40,000 and a range of affordable housing that’s great if you’re a first time buyer or looking to stick to a tight budget. At My Home Move Conveyancing we’ve been developing our knowledge of local markets like Skelmersdale’s since 2001, allowing us to bring a specialist, fixed fee conveyancing service to our clients in the town.

If you want to buy or sell property in Skelmersdale, you’ll have to instruct property lawyers to complete the legal work for you.

At My Home Move Conveyancing we’ve revolutionised the customer experience you’ll enjoy by combining an innovative use of technology with exceptional customer care and unrivalled expertise. Choose us as your Skelmersdale conveyancers and take advantage of our award winning, market-leading service. For total peace of mind, we offer a ‘no completion – no fee’ policy, so if you don’t end up moving for some reason, you won’t have to pay us anything in legal fees.

We assign a dedicated conveyancer to each of our clients, who’ll look after your case from start to finish. You’ll have regular updates on your progress, as well as online access to your account. At My Home Move Conveyancing, we adopt a positive approach in everything we do, and take pride in getting things right first time round. We’re delighted to provide our conveyancing services in Skelmersdale to homebuyers across the area, from those looking to be in the town centre, in neighbourhoods such as Birch Green and Elmer’s Green, or close to Upholland train station to the southeast of town.

Local statistics

The average house price in West Lancashire is £174,009, while in Skelmersdale the overall average sale price during the last 12 months was significantly lower than this at £120,259. Terraced properties were involved in the most sales during this period, averaging at £78,037, while detached houses fetched £192,133 and semis sold for £115,692.

Essential info

The local authority responsible for properties is West Lancashire Borough Council. They can be contacted on 01695 577 177 or at the following address:

West Lancashire Borough Council
PO Box 16
52 Derby Street
Ormskirk
L39 2DF

The local area

With an Old Norse name that was recorded as Skalmeresedel back in 1136, these days Skelmersdale is known locally as ‘Skem’. The town increased in size in the latter part of the 19th century thanks to the area’s coal mining industry, although there’s not much that now remains of this part of Skelmersdale’s past. Local amenities include the Concourse Shopping Centre, while there’s also a number of other smaller shopping areas such as Sandy Lane and Digmoor Parade. 

Skelmersdale has a good location within the North West of England, not far from Wigan, Liverpool and Preston, with Manchester under 30 miles away too. Trains from Upholland station take just over ten minutes to Wigan, while it’s 40 minutes to Preston, 45 minutes to Liverpool and just under an hour to Manchester. The M58 passes just to the south of town, heading towards Liverpool in the west and to the M6 in the east. When you want to go on holiday Liverpool John Lennon Airport is less than 25 miles away, while it’s a touch further to Manchester Airport. 

If you’re looking to send your youngsters to school, you’ll be pleased to learn there’s an excellent range of primary schools in the local area, including Holland Moor Primary, Trinity CofE, St Richard’s Catholic Primary and Woodlands Community Primary. Our Lady Queen of the Peace Catholic Engineering College and West Lancashire Community High School are among the secondary options, while Glenburn is a specialist sports college and Lathom High is a technology college.

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

Council tax band A

Property value range

up to £40,000

Council tax charge

£1,158.21

Council tax band B

Property value range

£40,001 - £52,000

Council tax charge

£1,351.25

Council tax band C

Property value range

£52,001 - £68,000

Council tax charge

£1,544.28

Council tax band D

Property value range

£68,001 - £88,000

Council tax charge

£1,737.32

Council tax band E

Property value range

£88,001 - £120,000

Council tax charge

£2,123.39

Council tax band F

Property value range

£120,001 - £160,000

Council tax charge

£2,509.46

Council tax band G

Property value range

£160,001 - £320,000

Council tax charge

£2,895.53

Council tax band H

Property value range

£320,001 and above

Council tax charge

£3,474.64

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

Open

8am

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8pm

Friday

8am

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7pm

Saturday

9am

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4pm

Sunday

10am

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3pm