Solicitors for Buying and Selling Property in Urmston

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Conveyancing Solicitors Urmston

Our Conveyancing Solicitors in Urmston have an in-depth knowledge of the process, and can walk you through the transaction seamlessly. We will explain any legal jargon to you in normal terms, and being accredited by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme, we are known as experts in the sector, having a high reputation within the law industry.

Our team understands how stressful moving house can be, which is why we aim to remove some of this burden by providing a tailored service to your specific circumstances. We will do what’s best for you.

Urmston has lots to offer. The area itself has received much investment over the past few years, and Trafford Council is currently looking for ways to maintain the borough as a “viable, sustainable and dynamic place over the next 15 years”. There is still much to come for the area, which makes moving here an appealing option to young families.

Our commitment to providing an unrivalled service means that we strive for excellence and have been successful in doing so for over 30 years. We regularly help clients with their conveyancing matters and will clearly explain your options so that you have the confidence to make decisions, as moving house is a huge step.

 


 

Our Property Legal Services in Urmston

Our dedicated Urmston Conveyancing Solicitors are here to help reduce any stress of selling or moving property. Whether it be commercial or residential, we are here to guide you through the process and simplify any complexities. Issues can crop up unexpectedly, which is why our team is constantly one step ahead, and will communicate frequently with you to inform you of what’s happening. The services that we specialise in include:

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

There are a variety of different properties available in Urmston, suitable for new-time buyers as well as those seeking family homes. If you need help with a conveyancing matter, get in touch today. We would be more than happy to help.

Local House Price Trends

Urmston is an up-and-coming area. The prices of property in the area are approximately 20% cheaper than Chorlton and Didsbury. According to Zoopla, the average price of a property was £327,023 in 2023 compared to £387,772 in Chorlton and £429,740 in Altrincham. However, because of this, properties are selling quickly, so you have to be proactive if you are looking to move to Urmston.

The price varied depending upon which property was sold:

  • Detached: £448,640
  • Semi-detached: £341,699
  • Terraced: £274,097
  • Flats: £192,295

Overall, the trend suggested that house prices in the area fell by 7.6% in 2023. At Clifford Johnston, we are your trusted conveyancing partner. With our high number of 5 star reviews, you can rely on us to deliver a smooth service.

Highlights of the Market

Education

In Urmston, the standard of education is generally higher than the national average. There are many good and outstanding schools in the area. For example, Ofsted noted how students at Davyhulme Primary School made ‘excellent progress from starting points’ and that most pupils made ‘better than expected progress each year as they moved through the school’. So much so, that ‘attainment at the end of Year 6 is well above average’. Equally, at St. Michael’s CofE (Aided) Primary School, ‘Year 6 achievement in reading in 2019 was among the highest in the country.’ The quality of education is therefore high in the area, with teachers having high expectations of their pupils, and assisting those who need extra help to achieve their goals.

The wide choice of secondary schools also makes Urmston a good area to move to for young families. As stated by Ofsted, Flixton Girls’ School ‘uses its principles of aspiration, empowerment, excellence’ to promote students personal development very effectively’. This was coupled with students making good academic progress in English and Mathematics. Similarly, at Wellacre Secondary School, parents noted how their children ‘feel a sense of belonging’ and that there is extensive help with the transition from primary school. One year 7 parent said how grateful they were for ‘all of the effort, commitment and dedication that all staff put into making Wellacre a fabulous school’, with another year 9 parent stating that they were ‘happy that they chose to send their child to this school.’

There are also plenty of supportive options if your child requires special educational needs. Egerton High School, rated as Good by Ofsted, is a local authority-maintained specialist school which helps students with a range of needs related to their social, emotional and mental health. Similarly, Urmston Grammar School’s SEND team uses specialist IDL software to improve literacy skills, which has been seen to increase reading and spelling ages of up to 2 years.

Education for post-16 and post-18 year olds is also widely available. For example, Urmston Grammar School offers a range of qualifications:

  • A-Levels: typically 22 subjects to choose from, including Art and Design, Biology, English Literature and Politics.
  • BTECs and other vocational courses
  • Apprenticeships at intermediate and advanced level
  • Employment with combined training

There are plenty of universities nearby Urmston, notably one of the world-leading universities (The University of Manchester), which has been ranked as the 7th best institution for employability in the 2022 Times Higher Education Global University Employability Ranking. Other options include Manchester Metropolitan University and The University of Salford which are within commutable distance to Urmston.

Our Conveyancing Solicitors have an unmatched knowledge of the Urmston community, and can assist you with any questions you may have about moving here.

Transport links

Urmston is well-placed for extensive transport links. In the centre, there is a train station where you can get a train every 30 minutes into Manchester city centre, with the journey only taking 14 minutes. There are also trains to Manchester Oxford Road, which is particularly useful if you are, or plan on, attending one of the universities in Manchester. Other stops northbound include Humphrey Park, Trafford Park and Deansgate. Whether you’re commuting or fancy visiting a new area, there are rail links to Liverpool Lime Street, Warrington, Sheffield, Doncaster and Cleethorpes all from Urmston.

There are also buses running from Urmston to Flixton in 12 minutes, and from Urmston to Manchester Piccadilly, through Stretford and Rusholme, in 45 minutes. There are also 118 cycling routes through Urmston, with £5.5 million being spent on new links to better segregate walkers from cyclists, including a new route to the Trafford Centre.

If you drive, there is easy access to the M60 motorway, which links to the M62 towards Liverpool, or the M56 heading towards Chester. The A57 will also lead you to the M6, heading either north towards the Lake District or south towards Birmingham.

Eating out

There are plenty of food options in and around Urmston. There is something for everyone’s taste buds, whether that be Indian, Chinese or Italian cuisine all the way to traditional pub food. Adrak boasts 4.7 stars on Google, with customers saying that the food was great and the waiters were ‘attentive and friendly’. Close to the centre, Wing Wah also has good Google ratings, with swift delivery, great prices and ‘amazing food’.

The Barking Dog goes the extra mile with dining. Known as an icon in Urmston, its menu is innovative, specialising in pies and using locally sourced ingredients where possible. It used to be a post office until it was refurbished as a pub in 2017, and still has many of the original post office features at the bar, giving it a traditional feel. They also have a snug area which caters for larger parties of up to 20 people.

For some lighter food, the area has many smaller coffee shops and cafes to grab lunch or a sweet drink. One Four Five is a family-friendly cafe offering a variety of food and drinks, with many saying that they enjoyed the afternoon tea and that the breakfast is served in huge portions, with one noting how it was the ‘best eggs I’ve had in a long time’. Similarly, there are lots of happy customers at Jacora Coffee Co Urmston, with people saying it is reasonably priced and a must-go for coffee lovers.

Whatever food you are into, Urmston can offer it. If you are planning to move here and need help with Conveyancing in Manchester, get in touch with our team today. We deliver excellent customer service and can advise you on what your options are.

Shopping

In 2009, the Eden shopping centre was completed. It is an impressive shopping complex, which is easily accessible with almost 500 car park spaces, bus stops, a taxi rank and is located next to Urmston train station. With Sainsbury’s as its largest food superstore, it has more than 100 shops to choose from; perfect for shopaholics. From Boots to the Card Factory and Costa, it has all of the favourites for you to shop and get a bite to eat.

Urmston Artisan Market also has a lot to offer. It takes place once a month across the whole year, and gives you an opportunity to browse products from nearly 100 artisan traders. These traders are picked carefully to ensure that only the highest quality goods make the cut. There is an emphasis on authenticity, and they are all produced locally and ethically. No matter the occasion, from the perfect gift for a friend to collecting unique goods that aren’t found on the shelf, this market is worth a visit.

One of the major advantages to living in Urmston is its close proximity to the Trafford Centre. Being only an 8 minute drive and 11 minute bus ride away, it has a lot to offer and is the third biggest shopping centre in the UK. The world-renowned shopping destination is finished to a high standard, with fancy lighting and a finesse which is hard to compete with. It is well-maintained, and has a whopping 200 stores to choose from, including Zara, Tommy Hilfigher, John Lewis, Selfridges, Apple and Calvin Klein.

History

Urmston was originally known as Wermeston in 1194, which meant ‘farmstead or habitation belonging to a man called Wyrm’. When this land was given to Orme Fitz Seward towards the end of the 12th century, it became known as Orme Easton (river settlement). This then changed several times to Ormestun, Ormeston and Urmyston until the modern day Urmston was settled.

Urmston Old Hall was where the manorial lord resided, who had a large presence in the middle ages. It was rebuilt in the 16th century, and New Croft Hall was home to a wealthy freeman and the building was moated. The area was only one of three manors in Trafford to have 2 halls, along with Hale and Timperley. However, unfortunately neither halls made it to the present day.

In the early 19th century, farming was the most common occupation, as weaving grew in prevalence and around 80% of the land was being farmed. It was originally within the Flixton parish, being a member of the Chorlton Poor Law Union from 1841 to 1849, and Barton upon Irwell Poor Law Union from 1849 to 1930. It soon transformed into a commuter town with infrastructure changes brought about by the industrial revolution, and the building of the railway in the 1870s. The population grew by 650% between 1871 and 1901. It wasn’t until 1974 that Urmston became a part of the Trafford Borough in Greater Manchester.

The rich heritage of Urmston gives people another reason to move here. Many of our clients go on to refer us to someone else, so you can trust us to get the job done as effectively as possible.

Leisure activities

Urmston is surrounded by nature. Whilst the town is busy, Urmston Meadows offers peace and quiet, with various different local flora and fauna to observe during the spring and summer months. It’s the perfect place for a picnic with friends and family. Similarly, Golden Hill Park has lots of greenery to enjoy a leisurely stroll, and they also have community events which is a great way to get in the community spirit and network with other locals.

The leisure centre also has a myriad of activities for you to enjoy. There’s a sport for everyone, from swimming, to fitness classes. You can also get involved in a game of badminton or table tennis, and there is also lots of family-friendly entertainment.

The Trafford Centre also has a range of things to do for all ages. The ODEON cinema has all the latest films showing, with deals and fairly priced food and drinks. There is also a laser quest, for an adrenaline-pumping experience, with interactive bridges and ramps and sci-fi sound effects to round it off. For children and adults, the sea life centre is a must, not only is it fascinating to see the different types of fish and the jellyfish tank which changes colour, it is also educational.

Contact our Conveyancing Solicitors in Urmston

Our Conveyancing Solicitors in Urmston are equipped with the knowledge, experience and expertise to handle your conveyancing case. We stay on top of changes in the housing market, and can use this to give you the best possible advice, whether you are moving into or selling your property.

At Clifford Johnston, we prioritise communication and will always keep you up to date on any changes or progress, and will be transparent with costs throughout. There will be no hidden surprises.

We act swiftly but accurately, helping to complete the transaction as soon as possible, and will always be responsive to any queries that you may have.

If you have a conveyancing matter that you would like help with, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation, and one of our team would be more than happy to help.

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