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Conveyancing in Oldham: A mover's guide

Oldham is a large town in Greater Manchester, England, amid the Pennines and between the rivers Irk and Medlock, 5.3 miles southeast of Rochdale and 6.9 miles northeast of Manchester. It is the administrative centre of the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, which had a population of 237,110 in 2019.

Find out all you need to know about conveyancing in Oldham below.

What does conveyancing in Oldham involve?

Conveyancing covers the paperwork and legal processes involved with buying, selling, remortgaging and transferring equity from a property. 

Whether you are buying, selling or remortgaging, a conveyancing solicitor in Oldham will complete all the necessary legal formalities involved with your transaction. This could include requesting property searches, negotiating on price, exchanging contracts and transferring funds on completion day. 

All the solicitors we work with for conveyancing in Oldham are experienced and qualified professionals. Find out more about our conveyancing services.    

How much does conveyancing in Oldham cost? 

The bill for your conveyancing in Oldham will depend on a range of factors including the value and tenure of the property, the nature of the legal work required and any necessary disbursements. Charges could include: 

  • Solicitors' fees
  • Surveyors' fees
  • Property searches
  • Land Registry fees
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax 
  • Bank transfer fees
  • VAT at 20% 

With Homeward Legal, you can get an instant Fixed Legal Fee** quote from some of the best conveyancing solicitors in Oldham - with no hidden costs to worry about.

The conveyancing process explained

Read our step-by-step guide to the conveyancing process.

What are average house prices like in Oldham?

Data from the Land Registry shows that the average property price in Oldham in October 2021 was £168,221. Detached houses averaged £302,851 in value, while semi-detached houses reached £188,809 and terraced houses £136,897. The average flat and maisonette meanwhile was priced at £117,430.  

How much does council tax cost in Oldham?

Oldham Council sets council tax rates for Oldham. Residential property is allocated into one of eight council tax bands depending on value. You can check the band of your property on the government website.

The 2021-2022 council tax bands in Oldham are:

Council tax evaluation bandRanges of valueCharge


£40,000 and under



£40,001 to £52,000



£52,001 to £68,000



£68,001 to £88,000



£88,001 to £120,000



£120,001 to £160,000



£160,001 to £320,000



More than £320,000


How are schools rated in Oldham?

There are 92 primary schools in Oldham, 32 secondaries and 14 sixth form and further education colleges within a 3 mile radius. 15 of that total are currently rated as outstanding by Ofsted. You can find out how your chosen school rates on the government website.

University Campus Oldham also provides higher-level education, while Manchester's three universities are all nearby.

How are broadband speeds in Oldham?

Oldham's connectivity is ideal for residents and businesses and is improving too. Recent investment in Oldham's broadband infrastructure means that over 99% of premises now have access to superfast broadband through fibre-enabled street cabinets

Should I request a chancel liability search when buying in Oldham?

A chancel repair liability search can identify any financial responsibility for maintenance or repairs relating to properties within the boundaries of historic Church of England parishes. 

If you're buying a property, your conveyancing solicitor in Oldham will advise you if a chancel liability search is required. And if there is a liability, they'll explain your options - which could include taking out indemnity insurance.

Read more about chancel repair liability searches.

Does Oldham have conservation areas?

There are currently conservation areas in Oldham.

Conservation areas are designated as having special architectural or historic interest and are governed by strict rules for preservation purposes. There are limits on development and planning for property owners in these areas, so you'll need to know what alterations have been made previously and what can be done in the future. 

Your conveyancing solicitor in Oldham will order a local authority planning search on your behalf to clarify where you stand. 

Could contaminated land affect my Oldham property purchase?  

Oldham's past makes it possible that some areas of land will contain elements of pollution or contamination that, even after redevelopment, may be harmful to humans, wildlife and the environment. 

Oldham Council are legally required to keep a record of all identified contaminated land within the town's boundaries. Your conveyancing solicitor in Oldham will order an environmental search from the council to reveal any contaminated land close to your property.

Can conveyancing solicitors in Oldham help if I'm buying a property at auction? 

Yes, we can help with property auction conveyancing in Oldham. Our nationwide panel of premium property lawyers have expertise in all areas of conveyancing, and have completed auction property transactions from sales at:

  • Auction House London
  • Allsop (commercial and residential)
  • Award Property
  • Barnett Ross
  • Acuitus
  • Phillip Arnold Auctions
  • Countrywide Property Auctions
  • Drivers & Norris

It's best to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Oldham before the auction as this allows them time to review the lot's legal pack and get a head start on the 28-day transaction deadline. Read our full guide to buying property at auction.

Will HS2 affect buying property in Oldham?

A HS2 search will reveal if a property is on the route of the proposed high-speed rail link connecting London to cities in mid and northern England. Any property on the proposed route may be subject to compulsory purchase order, so it's worth speaking to your conveyancing solicitor in Oldham about a HS2 search for peace of mind.

Did you know?

Oldham is home to many historic buildings, such as the beautiful Parish Church and Grade II listed Old Town Hall, and offers high quality cultural attractions such as Gallery Oldham, Oldham Coliseum, Shaw Playhouse, and Saddleworth Museum.

Residents can enjoy a wide variety of shopping experiences on their doorstep, from high street chains in the Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre, to independent shops, boutiques and a range of traditional and specialist markets.

Whether you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity, we're here to connect you with reliable conveyancing solicitors in Oldham and help the process go smoothly. Get an instant no-obligation quote online or call our friendly team on . We're open seven days a week until 8pm on most weekdays, and 4pm on weekends.

No Completion No Fee is our promise that in the unfortunate event that your property transaction falls-through you will not be liable for any of the conveyancer’s fixed legal fees for the work completed.

To secure this benefit a fee, already included in your quote, is taken upon on deciding to go ahead with your transaction.

Should your transaction fall through, for whatever reason, we can hold this amount on account for your next transaction or provide a refund.

Your Fixed Legal Fee** quote from Homeward Legal ensures that you pay no more than we have quoted you for and is based on the information you’ve provided to us being true and accurate.

There are specific circumstances on a minority of transactions that may require additional charges that could not be foreseen at the outset.

A list of those charges and explanations can be found here with details of the potential cost. These will only be charged following discussion with your conveyancer with a clear explanation of what they are for.