A LAW firm in Bury has noted a near 30 per cent rise in conveyancing matters post-Brexit.

Bosses at Clough and Willis, in Manchester Road, had been comparing the first three weeks of February, following the January 31 departure, with the same period in 2019.

The main price bracket was homes between £200,000 and £300,000, with properties in Ramsbottom and Tottington chiefly figuring.

Lorraine Stratton-Webb, the firm's residential property head, said: “We knew the uncertainty of Brexit and December election was holding some people back from putting their properties on the market but this kind of upturn in sales and purchases was still unexpected."

The majority of purchasers were currently home owners with only a tiny fraction being first-time buyers or investors.