Conveyancing Solicitors Leigh


We've helped over 50,000 people move home, and we'll treat your residential conveyancing like our own. With our excellent rating on Trustpilot, we know we can solve any property challenge along the way.


"Amazing service. Completed on a house sale in 28 days. Great communication and got the job done."

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Local knowledge
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On 99% of Lender Panels*
Conveyancing Quality Scheme

Conveyancing Quality Scheme**
No Sale No Fee Conveyancing

No Sale No Fee***

Look no further for your residential conveyancing solicitor in Leigh

Whatever your property challenge, we can solve it.

Selling property in Leigh

Your expert conveyancing solicitor's role when selling a property in Leigh, will include:

  • Draft contracts – Your conveyancing solicitor drafts the initial legal contract to be sent to the buyer's solicitor.
  • Responding to enquiries – your solicitor responds to any questions the buyer's solicitor may have (this is where you'll find out if you are missing documents, which can cause delays to your sale).
  • Investigating issues – your solicitor may need to complete further investigation to try and satisfy them.
  • Exchange contracts – once the buyer's solicitor has satisfied their enquiries, contracts are finalised and exchanged
  • On the day of completion – your solicitor receives the money for the sale, discharges the mortgage (if required), pays the estate agent, deducts their fee and then sends the net sale proceeds to you.
  • Post completion – your solicitor receives the DS1 discharge documents and, when leasehold, settles your liabilities for ground rent and service charges.

Our Leigh conveyancing solicitors' cost for selling a property starts from £723 INC VAT.

For Leigh buying

  • Draft contracts – Your solicitor reviews the draft contract sent by the seller's solicitor.
  • Raising enquiries – your solicitor will ask the seller's solicitor questions based on the contract, title, and property documents to protect you from any nasty surprises.
  • Exchange contracts – once your solicitor is satisfied with their enquiries, they agree with the seller to finalise and exchange contracts
  • Day of completion – on the day of completion, your solicitor transfers the money for the sale.
  • Post completion – following completion, your solicitor makes an application to HM Land Registry to register you as the new owner.

Our Leigh conveyancing solicitors' cost for buying a property starts from £723 INC VAT.

Add or remove someone from a property title in Leigh

With a Transfer of Equity, you can buy someone out of a shared property and remove them from the title, or add someone to the title to transfer ownership of a share of the property, making them a joint owner. This service includes:

  • Property solicitors fees including ID checks, office copies
  • HM Land Registration fees
  • (if party being removed) ID1 Form verification fee
  • (if mortgage) Change of mortgage fee
  • (if leasehold) Notice fee to freeholder

Our Leigh conveyancing solicitors' cost for a Transfer of Equity in Leigh starts at £399 INC VAT.

If someone is giving up their share of the property for less than market value, they may be required to get independent legal advice, which will be an additional expense.

Switch your mortgage deal in Leigh

Your remortgage solicitor will perform all the necessary checks, review your new mortgage offer, and update HM Land Registry post-completion. The process is similar to when you purchase but should take less time, as the solicitor doesn't need to raise any legal enquiries.

If you own a leasehold property, your solicitor must carry out extra work to investigate the lease terms. Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for a remortgage in Leigh starts at £363 INC VAT INC VAT.

Purchase the next chunk of your equity

When you're ready to buy the next chunk of the equity in your shared ownership property, a conveyancer will be required to handle:

  • The bank transfer;
  • obtaining a mortgage redemption statement from your existing lender;
  • receiving your new mortgage offer and confirming the lender terms;
  • receiving the memorandum of staircasing;
  • handling completion;
  • filing SDLT form (if required); and
  • registration at the Land Registry.

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for shared ownership staircasing in Leigh starts at £569 INC VAT.

If you need to add someone to the legal title, you will need to pay an additional fee for a transfer of equity.

Paying off your Help to Buy equity loan

You'll need a solicitor to:

  • Receive redemption letter;
  • review title for ownership and restrictions;
  • obtain Authority to Complete;
  • draft a deed of postponement for your current lender;
  • handling completion;
  • bank transfer; and
  • if repaid in full, removal of the loan restriction at the Land Registry.

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for Help to Buy loan redemption in Leigh starts at £333 INC VAT.

Price based on a freehold with the loan being repaid in full using savings.

Why buy a home in Leigh?

Leigh's industrial history spans dairy farming, spinning and weaving of silk and cotton, coal mining and tractor manufacture. It is characterised by historic red-brick mills but is now mainly residential with a retail based economy. Attractions include the Northwest Computer Museum, Pennington Flash Country Park, and Leigh Spinners Mill.

Leigh Hospital information

Leigh Infirmary, The Avenue, Leigh WN7 1HS

Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Rd, Farnworth, Bolton BL4 0JR

Trafford General Hospital, Moorside Road, Davyhulme, Manchester M41 5SL

Property Solicitors Leigh, Transport information

Leigh is just 14 miles from central Manchester and takes under an hour by public transport via Salford or Atherton. Leigh is connected to the M6 and M60 via the A580 to North, South or East.


AirportMiles by car
Manchester (MAN)13.7 miles
Liverpool (LPL)17.7 miles
Leeds Bradford (LBA)43.9 miles
Local Schools in Leigh

Leigh Central Primary School, Windermere Rd, Leigh WN7 1UY

Leigh C.E. Primary School, Henrietta Street, Leigh WN7 1LP

The Holden School, Firs Lane, Leigh WN7 4SB

Residential Conveyancing Solicitors in and around Leigh

Our Leigh conveyancing solicitors can help you with your conveyance locally or in any of the surrounding areas, including Wigan, Bolton, Eccles, St Helens, Warrington, Manchester and Bury.

Conveyancing Solicitors Leigh

We have many offices throughout England and Wales, so you can find a solicitor near you.

Recently completed properties in Leigh:
  • 73 Alderley Lane, Leigh, Lancashire, Manchester, WN7 3DW
  • 90 Bright Street, Leigh, Greater Manchester, WN7 5QN
  • 38 Tiverton Avenue, Leigh, Greater Manchester, WN7 5QG
  • 11 Baines Close, Leigh, Greater Manchester, WN7 4BP
  • 6 South Hey, Leigh, Greater Manchester, WN7 4TE

New build developers and developments in the area:
  • Highfield, Leigh, Greater Manchester, WN7 5HX
    A selection of 2, 3 & 4-bedroom family homes, developed by Seddon Homes.

Leigh Property Prices



Average property price in Leigh£174,395
Population of Leigh41,275


Property price data is sourced from the Land Registry House Price Index by Conveyancing Solicitors Leigh.

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Local conveyancing solicitor

Are online licensed conveyancing solicitors better than property lawyers near me?

Before the internet, finding licensed conveyancing solicitors in Leigh would have meant to consult your local phone book or just to take a walk down your local high street to find your conveyancer near me.

Before modern ID checking processes your local conveyancing solicitors would need to meet with you to confirm who you were as part of their money laundering and 'Know Your Client' checks. Solicitors previously used to use this time to talk through the transaction with you in person - a part of the service that was reflected within their conveyancing solicitors fees. Nowadays, the legal process can be completed without face to face meetings, using online ID checks and new ID process.


Old School?
We would argue that modern electronic checking procedures are more rigorous and reliable and certainly faster.

Although local knowledge becomes critical when choosing your RICS surveyor for a home buyers survey, your solicitor in all cases, whether they're a 'conveyancing solicitor near me' or based 200 miles away will carry out their work by processing documents and forms, virtually all of which can be obtained and/or transmitted electronically.

There is no need for them to be based locally and you'll usually find that conveyancer near me will charge extra for business conducted 'in person' - such as ID checking - and that their time is better spent focusing on the paperwork. We welcome queries from our clients and act as the vital link between you and your solicitor which means you're kept in the loop and your solicitor is fully engaged in getting your move completed as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Why choose SAM Conveyancing Solicitors in Leigh?

Whether you're buying, selling, remortgaging, extending a lease, staircasing shared ownership, or paying off your help to buy loan, you'll need a conveyancing specialist to handle the legal side of things. With SAM you get the benefit of dedicated conveyancing executive who'll guide you through the process, from start to finish, at no extra cost. Available Monday to Saturday to answer all your questions, we'll bridge the gap between you and your solicitor, with regular updates in plain English.

We have hand selected some of the best conveyancing solicitors Leigh has to offer, which are backed by a no sale no fee guarantee and the Leigh conveyancing fee we quote is broken down so you can see exactly what your quote includes. What we quote you is the fixed price you will pay for the agreed work. No unpleasant surprises.

You'll also benefit form our state of the art Online Conveyancing Process to track your progress and next steps along the way.

Affordable Housing Schemes

Several affordable housing schemes in Leigh help make buying a property more achievable. The work is more complex, and we have specialist conveyancing solicitors to handle the following:

  • Shared Ownership Solicitors
  • Right to Buy Solicitors Leigh - speak to Wigan Council to find out if you are eligible
  • Discount Market Sale Leigh - check with Wigan Council if they are running a DMS scheme


Leigh conveyancing solicitors

You can rest assured that you're in good hands with our Leigh Conveyancing Solicitors. They are skilled and experienced with complex property transactions from a simple purchase for a property in Leigh to a Sale and Purchase of a shared ownership property, executing a Deed of Trust simultaneously.

Are you buying or selling a short lease in Leigh?

If there are 80 years or less on the Leigh leasehold, it will be harder to mortgage. Whether you're buying or selling, you should consider extending the lease, which may be done before, during, or in some cases after the transaction.

Our specialist leasehold conveyancing solicitors have vast experience handling the extension of a short lease for the buyer or the seller in Leigh; speak to a SAM advisor for inclusive, fixed fee, conveyancing quotes for leasehold conveyancing or share of freehold conveyancing today. Property Challenges Solved.

Conveyancing FAQs: Property Lawyers Leigh



The average conveyancing cost in London can be slightly higher than in the rest of the country. Depending on the property's price and the transaction's complexity, you could pay several hundred to a couple of thousand pounds. Our conveyancing fees in Leigh are based on the purchase price, and start at £723 INC VAT.

Fill in our easy online form for a fixed quote tailored to your requirements.

Leigh conveyancing solicitor fees vary between online conveyancing solicitors, high street licensed conveyancers or housing solicitors introduced by your estate agent.



It's unnecessary to have a local property solicitor as the conveyancing process is the same throughout England and Wales. You should prioritise service and efficiency over proximity to Leigh, when choosing a good conveyancing solicitor for any property transaction.

Many factors can delay conveyancing in Leigh. A simple property transaction can be completed in less than two months, but the average is closer to 12-16 weeks.

CQS Accreditation

All our panel solicitors are CQS accredited. You can trust the Conveyancing Quality Scheme for the highest standards of conveyancing.

Fixed Fee

Don't bother with an 'estimate' fee. You want to make sure that your total fee is fixed (they can't charge you more later) and it includes all the necessary components. We build your quote based on each of the costs involved in a standard transaction based on the information you give us, with no sneaky extra fees. If you have additional requirements, speak with a helpful team member to ensure everything you need is covered within your quote.

No Sale No Fee

Choose conveyancing solicitors in Leigh who offer a No Sale No Fee Guarantee, like ours. If your first sale or purchase falls through, the money you've spent with us will go toward your next one. Terms apply.

Reviews

Check out their reviews to be sure they provide a good service and meet their timescales.

Communication

Not knowing what is going on is the most frustrating thing for a client. Many solicitors are too busy doing legal work to answer all their clients call for updates. With SAM Conveyancing, you'll have a dedicated conveyancing executive available Monday to Saturday. They'll keep you in the loop on progress, translate the legal jargon, chase your solicitor when required and email you about milestones.

Value

Get a fully comprehensive quote covering all your needs so you can accurately compare your options to ensure you're paying a good price.

Online conveyancing is just as safe as you protect your data on the internet as you would in any other transaction. Online conveyancing means speedier turnaround times on documents, more convenient meetings and lower running costs for the firm. We pass our savings on to you.

Yes, if you're buying and selling simultaneously, the same conveyancing solicitor can handle both transactions, saving you money, as you'll only have to do the 'new client' admin once.

1. Get a mortgage in principle

Know what you can afford to save wasting time on any false starts.

2. Instruct your conveyancing solicitor before you make your offer

Waiting until your offer is accepted can delay your transaction. As early as possible, inform them of any details, such as gifted deposits. An online service reduces snail mail delays and waiting for physical meetings, which can be conducted by video call.

3. Apply for your mortgage quickly

You can submit your application as soon as your offer is accepted. An independent broker can help speed this along.

4. Order your searches and surveys

Ordering these early can speed up your conveyancing process, especially if local authorities face delays. However, it is usually considered prudent to time this with the rest of your chain if a transaction falls through.

5. Get your building insurance ready

You'll need insurance from the exchange so research & compare insurance quotes, once your solicitor is instructed.

6. Paperwork (When selling)

Ensure you have your paperwork, including energy performance & FENSA certificates.

Greater Manchester Conveyancing Solicitors for local buying, selling, transfer of equity and remortgage Greater Manchester, created in April 1974, is a metropolitan county in North West England. It has ten metropolitan boroughs: Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, and the cities of Manchester and Salford.

The county is a mix of high-density urban areas, suburbs, semi-rural and rural locations. Surrounding counties include Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire, Yorkshire and Derbyshire.

The main motorway in the area is the M62, with the M66, M61 and M60 (a fully orbital motorway) branching off it. The M6 skirts the county to its west. The county has an international airport: Manchester Airport, the third busiest in the UK, which is also a rail hub. There are 98 train stations in the county at the most recent count.

The county has 5 universities: Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Bolton, the University of Law, the University of Manchester and the University of Salford.

The county has the highest number of theatre seats per head of population outside London and theatres include the Royal Exchange Theatre, the Apollo Theatre, the Palace and the Opera House. There are four professional orchestras, including The Hall?, which is the UK's oldest symphony orchestra and is based at the Bridgewater Hall. The Manchester Arena hosts more than 21,000 people and is the largest indoor arena in Europe, having been voted the most popular venue in the world.

 

Greater Manchester Property Market Reports

*Mortgage lenders choose which solicitors they will or won't work with. Our panel solicitors are on 99% of mortgage lender panels. Our panel solicitors are currently not on the panel for Kent Reliance (when buying through Shared Ownership) and the Islamic Development Bank. Tell us who your lender is and we will assign you an approved panel solicitor.
**Our panel of solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and conveyancing work is accredited with the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme.
***No Sale No Fee applies to any sale or purchase quote except auction and right to buy. Read our No Sale No Fee Policy.

What are the conveyancing costs?

Leigh Conveyancing Solicitor fees vary between online conveyancing solicitors, high street conveyancers or housing solicitors introduced by your estate agent.

The actual conveyancing costs, outside of the legal work, should be fixed, including:

For buyers: stamp duty, land registration, property searches, ID searches and leasehold charges (if buying a leasehold property).

For sellers: office copies, title plan and management information (if selling a leasehold property).

Make sure to budget for all of the above conveyancing costs and to get a fixed fee conveyancing quote from several firms, to compare value.

Making the right choice of solicitor is key to the whole process: