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Find out more about conveyancing in Carmarthenshire

If you are buying, selling or remortgaging a house or flat in Carmarthenshire, 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 Carmarthenshire, and our pragmatic approach means that we move you in the shortest possible time.

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Conveyancing in Carmarthenshire: A mover's guide

Known as the Garden of Wales, Carmarthenshire is a county of contrasts, from mountains to the coast.

The county that inspired poet Dylan Thomas, Carmarthenshire is also a paradise for those who love outdoor life.

If you have your eye on moving to south-west Wales, read on for all you need to know about conveyancing in Carmarthenshire.

What does conveyancing in Carmarthenshire involve?

When you buy, sell, remortgage or transfer equity from a property, conveyancing is the term used for the paperwork and legal formalities that are part of the process. For example, if you are buying a home in Carmarthenshire, a conveyancing solicitor will request searches, negotiate the price, exchange contracts and transfer the funds on completion day. Our Carmarthenshire conveyancing solicitors are all fully qualified professionals who do all the hard work on your behalf. Read more here on Homeward Legal's conveyancing services.


How do I get a quote for conveyancing in Carmarthenshire?

Use our online quote builder to get a quote for conveyancing in Carmarthenshire in minutes. Simply choose the transaction you need and a few details about yourself as well as the property involved. To talk through the quote, you can arrange a callback at a time that's convenient to you or call our team on . We're open seven days with late nights Monday to Friday.


How much does conveyancing in Carmarthenshire cost?

Each conveyancing transaction is unique, and the final bill will depend on things like the value of the property and whether it is freehold or leasehold. A Carmarthenshire conveyancing bill will include solicitors' fees, surveyor costs, Land Registry fees, Land Transaction Tax and more. Our guide to average conveyancing fees in 2020 will help you gauge the costs involved in conveyancing for a Carmarthenshire sale or purchase.

The conveyancing process explained

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

Where are Carmarthenshire's best home-mover destinations?

Regeneration has boosted the county town of Carmarthen, which boasts of being the oldest town in Wales and recently became home to the Welsh language TV channel S4C at the digital and creative Yr Egin hub. Carmarthen was named one of the UK's Best Places to Live by the Sunday Times in 2019, the judges praising the new shopping centre, St Catherine's Walk, for giving the town a “new lease of life”.

Other sought-after locations are the idyllic market town of Llandeilo and its bustling counterpart Newcastle Emlyn, and the coastal spots of Llanelli, Burry Port and Llansteffan. Follow in Dylan Thomas's footsteps with a move to Laugharne or look to the cultural hub of scenic Ammanford.


How much does an average property cost in Carmarthenshire?

Much of the available property in Carmarthenshire falls into the affordable bracket. According to the most recent sold house price data from the Land Registry, the average home costs £152,706 in the county. That compares to an average sold price across Wales of £172,828. The UK average sold price is £239,196.


Is conveyancing in Carmarthenshire slower when buying a leasehold property?

There are two popular types of property tenure in Wales: freehold and leasehold. Leaseholders own a property only, not the land on which it stands, which remains in the ownership of the landowner or freeholder. The land is then leased to the property owner, usually on a long-term basis last decades or even centuries. Buying leasehold can occasionally take longer to complete, especially if the lease is close to the end. Find out more about buying leasehold in our detailed guide. When you instruct a Carmarthenshire conveyancing solicitor through Homeward Legal, they will immediately request a leasehold information pack from the freeholder to kickstart the transaction process.


Which council has control of schooling in Carmarthenshire?

The local education authority is Carmarthenshire County Council. For more information on schools and colleges across Carmarthen, check out the website of Estyn, the education and training inspectorate for Wales.


Is there increased flood risk in Carmarthenshire?

The rise in flood events across all areas of the UK in recent years means anyone buying property should consider any increased risk of flood. Ask your Carmarthenshire conveyancing solicitor to instruct a flood-risk search, which will reveal any potential flood threat. For an indication of long-term flood risk, go to the Natural Resources Wales website.


What searches do I need for Carmarthenshire conveyancing?

A Carmarthenshire conveyancing solicitor will ask for a series of searches to complete your transaction. We've prepared a helpful guide. However, for conveyancing in Carmarthenshire, the following searches may be particularly relevant:

  • Mining search: Carmarthenshire's long history of mining makes this search crucial for identifying areas of old mining shafts and tunnels.
  • Local authority search: Crucial for planning and information on conservation areas, such as Cwmdu, Taf Estuary and Llandovery.
  • Environmental search: Reveals details of contaminated land and pollution, particularly on former industrial sites and brownfield land development.
  • Chancel repair liability search: A rare historic charge related to responsibility for repairs to the local Church of England parish church.

Did you know?

The Felinfoel brewery at Llanelli, founded in 1835, was the first domestic brewer to use beer cans in the 1930s.

Pioneering flyer Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly the Atlantic when she landed in Burry Port on a flight from Nova Scotia in 1928. Later famed for her solo flights, Earhart was in fact only an assistant pilot on the flight that cemented the Welsh town's place in flying history.

Making Carmarthenshire conveyancing easy

Whatever service you need for conveyancing in Carmarthenshire - buying or selling, remortgaging or transferring equity - we are here to make the process as simple and cost-effective as possible. Get an instant quote online now or call to talk to the Homeward Legal team. We're open late Monday to Friday and from 10am until 4pm every Saturday and Sunday.


Towns and areas within this district include:

Ammanford, Brecon-Beacons, Burry-Port, Carmarthen, Cross-Hands, Ferryside, Kidwelly, Llandeilo, Llandovery, Llanelli, Llanwrda, Llanybydder, Pencader, St-Clears, Whitland