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Conveyancing in Wigan

30 cases completed in Wigan in the past 12 months

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Buying a house in Wigan

Sitting halfway between Liverpool and Manchester, on the banks of the river Douglas and crossed by the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Wigan is a relatively large town in the north west. With a population of some 104,000, its excellent access to both the north’s most important cities and pleasant open countryside means there’s a very active property market to be found here. At My Home Move Conveyancing, we’ve been tailoring our expertise of property market’s like Wigan’s since 2001, bring every one of our clients an industry leading, fixed fee conveyancing service.

 

Our Conveyancing Service

  • Fixed Fee Conveyancing
  • No Move, No Fee
  • Transparent Costs

If you’d like to buy or sell a home in Wigan, you’ll need to instruct property lawyers to help you with the necessary legal work.

At My Home Move Conveyancing, we combine an award winning level of customer service with local knowledge and all the latest technology. Not only does this mean we complete 21 days sooner than the industry average, but it’s also allowed us to remain England and Wales’ most recommended conveyancer. What’s more, all the work we do is fixed fee, so there are never any unwanted surprises. And, if you end up not moving for some reason, you won’t need to pay us anything at all.

Once you start your journey with us, we’ll assign you your own conveyancer who will be the consistent point of contact for the duration. They’ll only ever be a phone call away, always providing you with updates when anything changes and ensuring things move forward as swiftly as possible. Not to mention, you can check how things are going at any time, via your online account. At My Home Move Conveyancing, we’re pleased to bring our conveyancing services in Wigan to buyers or sellers all over town, whether you’re looking in the centre or out in hotspots like Whelley and Goose Green.

Local statistics

Over the last 12 months, properties in Wigan sold for an average price of £135,802. Among those sales, semi-detached homes were the most popular, with these fetching £137,982 on average. That compares to £95,287 for terraced houses and £226,678 for detached ones.

Essential info

Wigan Council are the local authority responsible for property in the town. They can be contacted through their website, or at the following address:

Town Hall
Library St
Wigan
WN1 1YN

The local area

Sitting on the site of a Roman settlement named Coccium, Wigan was historically a Lancashire town, but today finds itself inside the borders of Greater Manchester. It’s this proximity to the city that saw Wigan boom in the industrial revolution, becoming a mill town – a history still evident in the area’s architecture today. In more modern times, central Wigan offers lots of amenities like trendy bars and high street restaurants, while the surrounding landscapes offer up golf courses and country parks, including Haigh Woodland and Winstanley Park. 

Wigan is well connected if you need to travel out of and into town on a regular basis. The M6 motorway passes to the town’s west, while the M58 provides fast access to Liverpool. The two central rail stations provide frequent services to both Manchester and Liverpool, as well as onto the capital via the West Coast Mainline. Manchester and Liverpool’s airports are almost equal in distance from Wigan, however travelers may wish to take advantage of the long-haul routes served at the former.

For those with kids, you’ll be pleased to hear there are lots of good schools in the area. ‘Outstanding’ options at primary level include Bickershaw CofE and Garrett Hall, while Golborne High and Standish Community High are among the best secondary options. For higher education, Wigan and Leigh College run three campuses in the town. 

Every property in Wigan will fall into one of the following council tax bands:

A

Property value range

up to £40,000

Council tax charge

£1,021.51

B

Property value range

£40,001 - £52,000

Council tax charge

£1,191.76

C

Property value range

£52,001 - £68,000

Council tax charge

£1,362.01

D

Property value range

£68,001 - £88,000

Council tax charge

£1,532.28

E

Property value range

£88,001 - £120,000

Council tax charge

£1,872.78

F

Property value range

£120,001 - £160,000

Council tax charge

£2,213.29

G

Property value range

£160,001 - £320,000

Council tax charge

£2,553.79

H

Property value range

£320,001 and above

Council tax charge

£3,064.56

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

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