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Reasons to use our Wigan conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Our site is the only site offering you the facility to ensure that your conveyancing in Wigan will be carried out by a conveyancer on your lender’s member panel.
  • 2 Wigan conveyancer are the key to a successful Wigan conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Wigan is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 The companies listed on our directory have a variation of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 5 The Wigan conveyancing practitioners that are identified are dedicated to supplying value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and investors in Wigan

Examples of recent conveyancing in Wigan since June 2022*

Acquisition

of flat Acton Street WN1 2AH, purchased for £100,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion

Disposal

of apartment Trafalgar Road WN1 2BB, at purchase sum of £290,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of terraced premises, Thompson Street, WN1 3PH completing on 24/06/2022 at a price of £100,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, setting up the completion formalities

Purchase

of apartment Glebe End Street WN6 7DF, sold for £106,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, ordering official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Wigan

I am helping my step-mother sell her property in Wigan. Does the solicitor commission an EPC or do I organise this?

After the abolition of HIPs, energy assessments remained a compulsory component of selling a house. An EPC needs to be commissioned prior to the property being put on the market. This is not a task that lawyers ordinarily arrange. Where you are instructing a Wigan conveyancing solicitor they may help arrange energy assessments given their relationships with reputable local accredited person

A friend informed me that in purchasing a property in Wigan there may be a number of restrictions prohibiting external alterations to a property. Is this right?

There are anumerous of properties in Wigan which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to execute external alterations. Part of the conveyancing in Wigan should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

Can I be sure that the Wigan conveyancing solicitor on the Principality panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Wigan obtaining recommendations is a good start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always recommend that you speak with the solicitor carrying out your transaction.

What will a local search inform me concerning the house I am purchasing in Wigan?

Wigan conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company such as Onsearch The local search is essential in every Wigan conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any unpleasant surprises after you move into your property. The search should reveal information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen topic areas.

I used Wolstenholmes a few years ago for my conveyancing in Wigan. I now require my papers however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Wigan of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I opted to have a survey completed on a property in Wigan prior to retaining lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. My surveyor has said that some mortgage companies may not give a mortgage on such a home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different instructions for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to call us we can check via the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Wigan. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Wigan to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

In scouring the internet for the term conveyancing in Wigan it shows results of many property lawyersin the area. With so much choice what is the best way to find the right solicitor for purchase transaction?

The preferential way of choosing a suitable conveyancer is through a personal testimonial, so ask friends and family who have acquired a property in Wigan or the respected estate agent or mortgage broker. Costs for conveyancing in Wigan differ, so it's sensible to request at least three estimates from different conveyancers. Make sure that you know that the fees are fixed.

We recently become aware that one of the directors of the solicitors acting on the purchase conveyancing in Wigan is related to the vendor. Is this acceptable?

As long as there is no conflict of interest this is allowable. Where you are needing mortgage finance then the bank may have a say as many mortgage companies have specific instructions on this. For example for Chelsea Building Society as of 20/9/2022, the requirements read as follows :

1.15- May your firm act if the person dealing with the transaction or a member of his immediate family is the borrower?

Yes, provided that:
* there is no conflict of interest and none arises during the transaction
* the firm is a partnership
* the conveyancer acting is not the borrower or a member of the borrower's immediate family.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Wigan regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Wigan but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Alker Ball Healds, 29-33 King Street, Wigan, Lancashire, WN1 1EG
  • Simpson Heald Pearson, Suite 4, Bank Chambers, 1 Library Street, Wigan, Lancashire, WN1 1NN
  • Platt & Fishwick, 47 King Street, Wigan, Lancashire, WN1 1DB
  • Hilton Norbury, 6-8 Upper Dicconson Street, Wigan, Lancashire, WN1 2AD
  • Vincent & Co, 13 Bridgeman Terrace, Wigan, Lancashire, WN1 1SX

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Wigan

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Wigan with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Alker Ball Healds, 29-33 King Street, Wigan, Lancashire, WN1 1EG
  • Vincent & Co, 13 Bridgeman Terrace, Wigan, Lancashire, WN1 1SX
  • Mccarthy Bennett Holland Solicitors, 26 Bridgeman Terrace, Wigan, Lancashire, WN1 1TD
  • Houghton Pigot & Co, 25 Bridgeman Terrace, Wigan, Lancashire, WN1 1TD
  • Greenhalgh Kerr Solicitors Ltd, Olympic House, 8 Beecham Court, Smithy Brook Road, Wigan, Lancashire, WN3 6PR

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Wigan regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Wigan but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Bernadette Kearns Limited, 20 Upper Dicconson Street, WN1 2AD
  • Amity Conveyancing Limited , 17 Lee Lane, BL6 7BP
  • Tq Property Lawyers Limited, 54 Church Street, WN7 1AZ

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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