Find out more about conveyancing in Bridgend
If you are buying, selling or remortgaging a house or flat in Bridgend, 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 Bridgend, and our pragmatic approach means that we move you in the shortest possible time.
Fixed price cost for your Conveyancing
Our solicitors carry out all the conveyancing work for your house move for a fixed fee.
No-Completion protection as standard†
You will not be charged any solicitors fees, if for any reason your transaction does not complete.
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With local experience, our solicitors will lead you through the whole of your sale or purchase.
Conveyancing in Bridgend: A mover's guide
Conveniently located between Cardiff and Swansea, the county of Bridgend has great appeal for home movers.
The Glamorgan Heritage Coast is within easy reach, there are lots of retail opportunities and property prices are well within the affordable range.
Planning a move and want to know all about Bridgend and the conveyancing process? Read on to find out more.
What does conveyancing in Bridgend involve?
The term conveyancing describes all the paperwork and formalities that are part of the moving process. So, when buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity from a property in Bridgend, a conveyancing solicitor will take care of all the legal legwork for you. This will include requesting searches, negotiating with the other party on price, drawing up and exchanging contracts and much more. You can find out more about all the legal services Homeward Legal offers.
How do I get a quote for conveyancing in Bridgend?
Getting a quote for conveyancing in Bridgend is simple and only takes a few minutes. Head to our online quote builder, select your transaction of choice and enter a few details about yourself as well as the property. You'll get an instant quote on your screen and confirmation of your quote via email. We are also available seven days a week on and you can even arrange a callback at a more convenient time.
Why should I choose a Bridgend conveyancing solicitor through Homeward Legal?
Whether you're buying or selling in Bridgend, conveyancing can feel complicated and frustrating. Homeward Legal is here to ensure your move runs as smoothly as possible. Here is why you can depend on us:
- The legal fee you are quoted for conveyancing in Bridgend will be exactly what you pay. There are no hidden costs, and we are always up front on costs.
- Should your move fall through, you'll pay no legal fees thanks to our offer of no-completion protection.
- We only work with fully qualified professionals regulated by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers or the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
- We always explain everything in plain English with no jargon, so each part of the conveyancing process is easy to understand.
- We're the proud recipients of hundreds of positive reviews on Trustpilot - a sure sign of the high standards of customer service we reach.
*Your quote from Homeward Legal will cover common conveyancing costs in line with the information you've provided to us. Depending on the specific circumstances of your transaction, and after discussion with your solicitor, there may be additional non-standard fees which would be in addition to the fee quoted by Homeward Legal.
How much does conveyancing in Bridgend cost?
As each conveyancing transaction is unique, there is no single fee that fits all. So, when it comes to conveyancing in Bridgend, the final fee will depend on factors such as the property's value or whether it is freehold or leasehold. Depending on the transaction you're looking to complete, your 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 Bridgend's best home-mover destinations?
The biggest town in the county is Bridgend itself, with a variety of property styles to choose from, including traditional terraces, modern apartments and newbuilds, Victorian and Edwardian villas, and 1920s and 1930s homes.
Pretty Porthcawl is the seaside heart of the county, with the likes of Ogmore, Tondu and Brackla popular for families. Coity and Tanybryn are other locations home buyers should consider.
How much is a typical property in Bridgend?
Property in the county of Bridgend is very much below average for Wales and for the UK as a whole. According to the most recent data on sold property prices from the Land Registry, the average home in Bridgend sells for £163,058. 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 Bridgend?
There are two types of popular property tenure in Wales: 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 Bridgend 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 Bridgend?
Bridgend County Borough Council is the local education authority for the area. Parents looking to find out more information on schools and colleges across Bridgend can check out the website of Estyn, the education and training inspectorate for Wales.
Is there a flood risk to property in Bridgend?
Like all areas of the UK, parts of the county Bridgend are at risk of flooding, particularly from the rivers Ogmore and Ewenny. Regardless of where you are buying a property in Bridgend, ask your Bridgend conveyancing solicitor to instruct a flood-risk search, which will reveal any potential threat from all types of flooding. You can check long-term flood risk on the Natural Resources Wales website.
What kind of searches will I need for conveyancing in Bridgend?
A conveyancing solicitor for a Bridgend 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 Bridgend conveyancing:
- Local authority search: Crucial for planning consents and information on conservation areas, such as Merthyr Mawr Village, Coity and Nantymoel.
- Environmental search: Shows contaminated land and pollution, vital for areas around Bridgend with a noted heritage of heavy industry.
- Mining search: A crucial search for any Bridgend 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?
German prisoners-of-war staged their own “great escape” from Bridgend's Island Farm PoW camp on March 10, 1945. A total of 86 prisoners crawled to freedom through a 70-foot long tunnel, but all were recaptured.
The promenade on Porthcawl seafront was built in 1887 to mark the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria, and the town's Grand Pavilion built in 1932.
Conveyancing in Bridgend made easy with Homeward Legal
Are you planning to buy, sell, remortgage or transfer equity from a property in Bridgend? Conveyancing can feel daunting, but here at Homeward Legal, we keep it simple and hassle-free. Get a quote online in a matter of moments, call us on or request a callback. Conveyancing in Bridgend doesn't have to be complicated, and we're here to help your move go through without a hitch.
Towns and areas within this district include:
Brackla, Maesteg, North-Cornelly, Ogmore-Vale, Pencoed, Porthcawl, Pyle, St-Brides-Major