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Wigan Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Wigan conveyancing is Restrictive Covenant
  • 2 Average Land Registry Fee for last year was £190
  • 3 Average time frame of 44 days for registration of title in Wigan
  • 4 Average time from start to completion was 80 days for conveyancing in Wigan
  • 5 Percentage of cases in Wigan that are buy to let is 30%

Examples of recent conveyancing in Wigan since March 2023*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Wigan

Why would I instruct a Wigan conveyancing solicitors firm given that internet based alternatives are less overpriced?

By all means make sure that you shop around for conveyancing costs in Wigan and you should seek a competitive quote but don’t expend your energy sourcing the lowest priced Wigan conveyancer. Finding the right conveyancer can be the distinction between a smooth and a frustrating move. You need to ensure that you have expert guidance from a trusted solicitor. An e-mail can never take the place of a telephone call and can never replicate a one to one meeting. Our partner firms will allocate you a qualified and trusted conveyancing solicitor that will handle your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, giving the sort of continuity that you rarely receive from an online conveyancer. He or She will update you on any developments and keep you informed. If you ever need to call the office you will be sure who to ask for and they will be sure you are kept fully informed.

We note that you have a search directory listing solicitors on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a commission if I instruct them for our own conveyancing in Wigan?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Wigan.

I am assisting my mother sell her property in Wigan. Will the conveyancer commission an energy performance certificate or should I organise this?

Following the demise of HIPs, energy assessments remained a compulsory element of selling a house. An energy assessment should be to hand prior to the property being advertised. This is not as aspect of the sale process that lawyers ordinarily arrange. If you are using a Wigan conveyancing solicitor they might be able to arrange EPC’s due to their contacts with reputable local providers

Is there a list of Principality panel conveyancers in Wigan on the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook Website?

Unfortunately not yet. There is no such tool on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association sites. A small selection of banks make their panel listings viewable online. If you are seeking to appoint a Wigan solicitor on the Principality please make the most of our tool.

We have agreed to purchase a house in Wigan. One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. RBS have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?

As your lender is RBS your lawyer must follow the formal requirements set out in Section two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for RBS. The CML Handbook sets out minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to RBS where a lease fails to comply with these specifications. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not isolated to Wigan.

My colleague recommended that if I am purchasing in Wigan I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?

A search of this type is usually included in the estimate for your Wigan conveyancing searches. It is a large report of about 40 pages, listing and setting out significant information about Wigan around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Wigan Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Wigan Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information regarding Wigan.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Wigan. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Wigan

    The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified.

My husband and I are new on the property ladder - had an offer accepted, yet the selling agent advised that the seller will only issue a contract if we instruct their preferred lawyers as they are insisting on a ‘quick sale’. My instinct tells me that we should use a family conveyancer accustomed to conveyancing in Wigan

It is highly unlikely the vendors are driving this. Should the vendor require ‘a quick sale', turning down a genuine purchaser is counter productive. Speak to the vendors direct and make the point that (a)you are genuine buyers (b)you are ready to progress, with mortgage lined up © you do not need to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you are going to instruct your own,trusted Wigan conveyancing lawyers - as opposed tothe ones that will give their negotiator at the agency a kickback or meet his conveyancing thresholds pre-set by HQ.

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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 will likely include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Wigan regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Wigan with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • Hcb Widdows Mason Limited, 3 - 5 King Street, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 4LP

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

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