Solicitors for Buying and Selling Property in Ashton-under-Lyne

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Conveyancing Solicitors Ashton-under-Lyne

Our Conveyancing Solicitors in Ashton-under-Lyne have helped clients moving house in the area for more than 30 years. We have in-depth knowledge around the housing market and can guide you through the transaction seamlessly.

We understand that the process of moving house can be a stressful one. That’s why we take the weight off your shoulders, providing a trusted service.

We are accredited by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme,  and are well known within the industry for our expertise, transparency and excellent communication.

Ashton-under-Lyne has a lot to offer, from frequent transport, an extensive tram network and a lot of countryside to explore. It also benefits from more affordable housing and is one of the more sought after commuter towns.

We are best placed to be your choice of Conveyancing Solicitors, with our knowledge of the local area, contacts and exceptional service that we provide. Get in touch today and we would be more than happy to help.



Our Property Services in Ashton-under-Lyne

Our Conveyancing Solicitors are experienced in dealing with both residential and commercial property transactions. We offer a service that you can rely on, being both professional and reliable. Our team can help you with:

  • Commercial property conveyancing
  • Remortgages
  • Buy To Let
  • Managing the transfer of funds
  • Leases
  • Shared ownership
  • Right to buy

We want to make the process run as smoothly as possible, which is why we will explain any complex legal jargon to you so that you have the confidence to make decisions.

Our conveyancing service is tailored to every client’s needs, and we stay up-to-date on the law to ensure that we give you the latest advice.

Local House Price Trends

House prices in Ashton are relatively low, compared to other areas in the UK. In the past year according to Rightmove, the average price of a property in Ashton-under-Lyne was £193,082. Most of these sales were terraced properties, which sold for an average price of £153,356. Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £220,265 and detached properties went for £341,500.

The general trend suggests that the price of houses in the area has risen, 2% up on last year’s prices and 26% up on 2020 where the average price was £153,379. Prices vary depending on the area in Ashton-under-Lyne, for example a terraced house on Penny Meadow is £90,000 whereas on Broadoak Road, the price is £275,000.

At Clifford Johnston, we have excellent relationships with agents which helps to smooth the process, so get in touch with us today and one of our team will get back to you.

Highlights of the Market


Ashton-under-Lyne has a range of outstanding schools as rated by Ofsted. For example, Treetops Brookbank, a pre-school, was ranked outstanding in all quality areas and standards in the Ofsted inspection. Also, St. Marys RC Primary School boasts a student-teacher ratio of 19:1, with 71% of pupils achieving a higher standard in reading, writing and maths at key stage 2.

Mossley Hollins High School is rated outstanding and has a Snobe grade of A+ for academics, based on GCSE, EBacc scores and the Ofsted inspection report. Similarly, Cromwell School was rated outstanding as a special educational needs school with a student-teacher ratio of 9:1.

Ashton Sixth Form College also provides an outstanding quality education to 16-19 year olds, with tailored support and a huge variety of enrichment opportunities to help students reach their goals. It has a choice of more than 50 vocational courses and A-Levels, and has been ranked the top college in the area for the fourth year (DfE, 2020).

There are a range of educational opportunities in the Ashton area, which is one of many reasons why people choose to move to the area. We have a large number of 5 star reviews which means we are your trusted conveyancing partner.

Transport links

Ashton-under-Lyne has an extensive transport network. In just 12 minutes, you can catch a train from the area into Manchester city centre. The extension of the M60 means that joining the motorway is just minutes from the town centre, which leads towards north Manchester and the M62 towards Leeds, or South Manchester and the M56.

The introduction of an Ashton-under-Lyne tram stop next to the bus station  in 2013 has meant that you can easily commute towards Eccles, north of Manchester, and towards Media City in Salford. Services operate frequently, arriving every 12 minutes.

As part of the Bee network introduced by mayor Andy Burnham, a new Ashton-under-Lyne Interchange has opened. This was created in partnership between Transport for Greater Manchester and Tameside Council. This has created improved facilities for passengers in the area, including easier integration between walking, cycling, tram and train and live bus departure displays.

Eating out

In Ashton-under-Lyne town centre, there are many options to eat out. For example, there are some well-known restaurants such as Chiquitos, which offers some Tex-Mex favourites, beer and cocktails. TGI Fridays is also available, which is a chain restaurant offering a wide range of American-style food, beer and cocktails. Frankie & Benny’s is in the centre, which serves Italian and American comfort-food classics and has a family-friendly atmosphere.

A little further away from the centre, you can find Mottram Wood, which is a pub and carvery, offering a sports area, and soft play and tots club for children. The Heroes of Waterloo is a Gastropub which many 5* reviews stating that the food was ‘stunning’ and there was ‘fantastic service’.

There are also fast food options in the town centre, including KFC and Mcdonalds in Ashton Retail Park. With a food scene which is varied, Ashton is an appealing place to move to. At Clifford Johnston, we are highly rated within Greater Manchester, and we can guide you through the conveyancing process.


There are a variety of shopping centres in Ashton-under-Lyne. The Arcades Shopping centre accommodates 40 stores, from JD to Superdrug and the Card Factory. It also has a multi-storey car park. Ashton Retail Park is also near to the centre, where you can find Puregym, Poundstretcher and Subway. Snipe Retail Park also has Dunelm, Currys PC World and Argos, and is located adjacent to the M60.

Ashton Market is one of the oldest and largest markets in the region, and has a lot of visitors from different places. It has a variety of stalls, both indoors and outdoors, selling a variety of items, from fresh produce , jewellery and antiques. As well as the regular markets, there is a traditional farmers market on the last Sunday of every month.

Andie’s Boutique has also received many 5 star reviews and offers personalised designs for clothing and gifts. Ashton-under-Lyne is also home to IKEA, which is a much loved Scandinavian furniture store. It also has its own restaurant, and attracts people from all over the Greater Manchester Region.


Ashton-under-Lyne came to life during the cotton trade in 1769. The Industrial Revolution which increased the rate of textile manufacture and production in factories, caused a sudden urbanisation of the area. So much so, that by the 19th century, Ashton became known as a mill town as canals and railways were constructed. This transport network allowed an economic boom involving cotton, weaving and coal mining where it gained borough status in 1847.

The town continues to thrive as a centre of commerce with Ashton market which is one of the largest in the whole of the UK, and in 2018, further improvements were made to Ashton centre where a new campus was made for Tameside college and new council office and a library were built.

The town has a thriving history since the industrial revolution, which means there is much to see. Many of our clients go on to refer others to us so you can count on us to provide an excellent service.

Leisure activities

There are many leisure activities in Ashton-under-Lyne, which are fun for all of the family. For example, The Skate Station is a sports complex and has many good reviews with people stating that it was fun, and birthday parties also available to book.

If history interests you, there is Portland Basin Museum which celebrates Tameside’s past for the previous 200 years and discusses topics such as people, events and industries. There is also a replica street where there is an old-fashioned pub, schoolroom and terraced house from the 1920s in Ashton-under-Lyne. It is next to a canal, and there are regular canal trips.

There are also a lot of activities involving the countryside. Daisy Nook Country Park is only an 8 minute drive from the Ladysmith centre in Ashton-under-Lyne, and has over 40 hectares of countryside including woodlands, meadows and a lake.

Contact our Conveyancing Solicitors in Ashton-under-Lyne

From our office in Burnage, we offer a reliable conveyancing service. We are transparent with costs throughout, so you will never be left in the dark.

Our solicitors have in-depth knowledge of Ashton-under-Lyne and its demographics,  and provide you with regular communication to keep you updated on the progress.

All of our Conveyancing Solicitors are thorough and responsive to clients, and we clearly explain all options to you.

Get in touch today for your free, no obligation consultation. One of our trusted team will get back to you.

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