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A transfer of equity occurs when a property owner wishes to change the legal ownership of the property. Reasons include marriage, divorce and tax planning.

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Conveyancing in Wigan Q & A's

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Updated: 17/10/16

As calculated by the UK census, Wigan, has a population of 308,483 spread over an area of 51,999 acres (21,043 hectares) which equals a density of residential population of 5.9 people per acre (14.7 per hectare).

The nearest station to Wigan is Wigan Wallgate. The closest airport to Wigan is Eccles, Barton Aerodrome Airport. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 17 miles, Blackpool International Airport is 24 miles, Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 20 miles, Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 20 miles and Eccles Airport is 12 miles away.

Wigan is under 3m of the M6 junction entry 26 Northbound.

Wigan, Royal Albert Edward Infirmary is a nearby hospital.


We need a cheap Wigan solicitor to buy a home. What do we need to check for?


The confusion over what is, and is not, included in a 'cheap' quote leaves many home owners paying out more than they anticipated in the end. Many solicitors offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately additional costs are often hiding in the solicitor's terms. A conveyancing quote ought to define any disbursements to be paid. Any extra fees which are listed in your solicitor's terms should be reasonable. Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


Do your solicitors look after the conveyancing for auction properties in Wigan?


Yes - Our recommended conveyancing solicitors often act for auction buyers and sellers. Our auction team solicitors have previously worked for countless buyers and sellers at local residential property auctions including Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Clever bidders will get a good lawyer asap for a detailed review of the sellers legal pack in advance of the auction day itself. Q.

Do you recommend that I get a chancel search if we are buying a Wigan residence by a church furlong?


Some owners in Wigan can be required to contribute towards repairs to nearby church land. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a Wigan property, but an indemnity policy may be available to protect the new owners. Wigan ecclesiastical properties where a chancel search may be appropriate include St Catharine, St Catharine, St George and Worsley Hall Community Church.


Has copper ever contaminated land in Wigan?


Soil contamination is monitored closely. Metal contamination of topsoil in Wigan is more likely to occur near former industrial sites. Data on other contaminants, like groundwater contaminants like petrol and chlorine, will also be included in an environmental search.


We are going to buy in Wigan. Is it that significant that property searches are performed?


Searches are a typical collection of queries requested by the purchaser's conveyancer through particular authorities, and refer to the legal condition of the property's title.


Is contaminated land in Wigan a concern for most homes?


Several contaminants caused by environmental concerns can ruin land in Wigan. Contaminants including limestone or gypsum quarrying should be reported on during conveyancing searches. Land/premises At, Chorley Road, Lancashire, WN1 2TXcould be a local cause of land contamination in Wigan.


The property being purchased is in Leigh Central. Will the house be eligible for stamp duty relief?


Disadvantaged areas in Wigan are identified by council ward. Disadvantaged areas in Wigan include Atherton, Hindley, Ince, Abram, Newtown, Leigh Central, Norley and Whelley. Update: As of the 2013/14 tax year, stamp duty relief for disadvantaged areas is no longer available.


Is a building survey required when purchasing property?


It is advised that Wigan buyers arrange an inspection. Buyers should be aware that there are a range of defects that affect a property, which include roof spread or blocked drains.