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If you are buying, selling or remortgaging a house or flat in Blaenau Gwent, you will need to appoint a lawyer to carry out the legal work for you. Our property lawyers have many years’ experience helping home buyers and sellers in Blaenau Gwent, and our pragmatic approach means that we move you in the shortest possible time.

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Conveyancing in Blaenau Gwent: A mover's guide

On the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park but with easy access to Wales's biggest towns and cities, Blaenau Gwent's affordable property makes it an intriguing prospect for home movers.

Part of South Wales's mighty industrial heritage, today the county has been part of major regeneration projects and a switch from a manufacturing economy to a service one with tourism becoming increasingly important for the area.

We've got all you need to know about a home move and conveyancing in Blaenau Gwent.

What does conveyancing in Blaenau Gwent involve?

Conveyancing is the term used for the process of buying and selling property, including all the paperwork and legal formalities for buying, selling, remortgaging and transferring equity. When you instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Blaenau Gwent, they will start the process, including requesting searches on the property for buyers, negotiating the price with the other party's solicitor, exchanging contracts and transferring funds. Homeward Legal works with fully qualified solicitors for all conveyancing in Blaenau Gwent. Find out more about the conveyancing services Homeward Legal offers here.


How do I get a quote for conveyancing in Blaenau Gwent?

Our online quote builder will give you an instant quote for Blaenau Gwent conveyancing services you need. Simply provide a few details about you and the property involved in your transaction and get a quote in minutes. You can also get a quick quote by calling our team on or request a callback for a time that suits you. We're open seven days.


How much does conveyancing in Blaenau Gwent cost?

There is no simple answer to how much conveyancing in Blaenau Gwent will cost. As each transaction is unique, the final bill will depend on factors such as the value of the property involved or whether it is leasehold or freehold. Depending on the transaction you're looking to complete, your Blaenau Gwent conveyancing costs could include searches, Land Registry fees, solicitors' fees, bank transfer fees, Land Transaction Tax and more. Read more in our guide to average conveyancing fees in 2020.

The conveyancing process explained

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

Where are Blaenau Gwent's best home-mover destinations?

There are four main urban centres in Blaenau Gwent: Ebbw Vale is the biggest town in the county; Abertillery; Brynmawr; and Tredegar.

In all the towns, terraced houses form a big part of the property portfolio, but there are also newbuild estates in each, too, making them an appealing choice of families.

For more rural locations, look to the likes of Nantyglo and Trefil, officially the highest village in Wales.


How much is a typical property in Blaenau Gwent?

Property prices in the county of Blaenau Gwent are well below the average for Wales and for the UK as a whole. The most recent data on sold property prices from the Land Registry shows that the average home in Blaenau Gwent sells for £99,327. For comparison, the average in Wales is £172,828 and in the UK as a whole, it's £239,196.


Will buying a leasehold property slow down conveyancing in Blaenau Gwent?

Two popular types of popular property tenure in Wales are freehold and leasehold. Leaseholders own a property only, not the land on which it stands. This remains in the ownership of the landowner or freeholder and the land leased to the property owner, usually on a long-term basis that can last for decades and even centuries. Buying a leasehold property can occasionally be slower, especially if the lease is close to renewal. When you instruct a Blaenau Gwent conveyancing solicitor through Homeward Legal, they will immediately request a leasehold information pack from the freeholder to ensure your purchase goes without a hitch. Find out more about what's involved in buying leasehold in our detailed guide.


Which council is responsible for schools in Blaenau Gwent?

The local education authority is Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council. Go to the website of Estyn, the education and training inspectorate for Wales, to get all the information you need on schools and colleges in Blaenau Gwent.


Is there a flood risk to property in Blaenau Gwent?

The topography of Blaenau Gwent includes three valleys, which means flood risks are increased through heavy rainfall and storms. No matter where you are buying a property, ask your Blaenau Gwent conveyancing solicitor to instruct a flood-risk search, which will reveal any potential threat from all types of flooding. The Natural Resources Wales website has lots of information on long-term flood planning.


What kind of searches will I need for conveyancing in Blaenau Gwent?

A conveyancing solicitor for a Blaenau Gwent property purchase will conduct a series of searches to complete your transaction. Our helpful guide explains all you need to know, but here are some that may be particularly relevant to Blaenau Gwent conveyancing:

  • Local authority search: Crucial for planning consents and information on conservation areas. Blaenau Gwent has two conservation areas, both in Tredegar: Bedwellty Park and Garden and the Southern Town Area.
  • Environmental search: Shows contaminated land and pollution, vital for areas around Blaenau Gwent where there is a noted heritage of heavy industry.
  • Mining search: A crucial search for any Blaenau Gwent property purchase because of historic coal mining activity, this will reveal the location of mine shafts and tunnels.
  • Chancel repair liability search: A historic and rare charge that may mean a homeowner is responsible for paying for repairs to a Church of England parish church.

Did you know?

Ebbw Vale hosted the Garden Festival of Wales in 1992 and the last of the UK's festivals of all things outdoors. The festival site was created on the grounds of the town's former steelworks and has since been transformed into a shopping centre and retail park.

A 20-metre high steel figure named the Guardian is part of a memorial to the 45 men and boys killed in the Six Bells Colliery disaster near Abertillery in 1960. The sculpture was created by artist Sebastien Boyesen and unveiled on the 50th anniversary of the accident.

Are you planning to buy, sell, remortgage or transfer equity from a property in Blaenau Gwent? Get a quote online in a matter of moments, call us on or request a callback. Conveyancing in the East Riding doesn't have to be complicated, and we're here to help your move go without a hitch.


Towns and areas within this district include:

Abertillery, Beaufort, Brynmawr, Ebbw-Vale, Nantyglo, Tredegar