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

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Conveyancing in Conwy: A mover's guide

On the coast of North Wales, the county of Conwy is one of the most accessible areas of the country to move to and is blessed with stunning coastline, glorious mountains and evocative historical spots.

Conwy's proximity to the north-west's main cities of Liverpool and Manchester and their wider metropolitan areas makes this county a popular spot for commuters.

Planning a move and want to know all about Conwy and the conveyancing process? Read on to find out more.

What does conveyancing in Conwy 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 Conwy, they will begin the process, which includes essential property searches, negotiating the price, exchanging contracts and transferring funds. Homeward Legal works with fully qualified solicitors for all conveyancing in Conwy. Find out more about the conveyancing services Homeward Legal offers here.

How do I get a quote for conveyancing in Conwy?

For a quote for conveyancing in Conwy, 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.

How much does conveyancing in Conwy cost?

Each conveyancing transaction is unique, meaning no single fee fits all. For conveyancing in Conwy, 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.

The conveyancing process explained

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

Where are Conwy's best home-mover destinations?

The county town of Conwy has great appeal for home movers, thanks to its affordable property, bustling town centre, historic castle and city walls and easy access to the rest of Wales and across into Cheshire and beyond.

Other popular locations are the Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno, Deganwy with its stylish waterfront and the coastal towns of Towyn and Kinmel Bay.

Inland, follow the beautiful Vale of Conwy to villages such as Llanrwst, Dolgarrog and the former slate quarrying village of Bethesda where you'll enjoy some of North Wales's most dramatic mountain scenery.

How much is a typical property in Conwy?

The most recent data analysis on sold house prices from the Land Registry shows the average sold price of a property in Conwy in 2020 stands at £174,102. That compares to an average in the whole of Wales of £172,828. Across the UK, the average home sells for £239,196, according to the Land Registry.

Will buying a leasehold property slow down conveyancing in Conwy?

For homeowners in Wales, there are two main types of property tenure: 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 take longer, especially if the lease is close to renewal. When you instruct a Conwy conveyancing solicitor through Homeward Legal, they will request a leasehold information pack from the freeholder. Any delay in responding to this request can slow down the transaction. Find out more about what's involved in buying leasehold in our detailed guide.

Which council is responsible for schools in Conwy?

Conwy County Borough Council is the local education authority for the area. There is more information on all schools and colleges across Conwy on the website of Estyn, Wales' education and training inspectorate.

Is there a flood risk to property in Conwy?

North Wales has, in common with much of the UK, suffered serious recent flood events, including the River Conwy bursting its banks. Coastal, surface and river flooding are all potential problems for homeowners. That's why it's important to ask your Conwy conveyancing solicitor to instruct a flood-risk search, which will reveal any potential threat from all types of flooding. You can also check long-term flood risk on the Natural Resources Wales website.

What kind of searches will I need for conveyancing in Conwy?

A conveyancing solicitor for a Conwy 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 Conwy conveyancing:

  • Local authority search: Crucial for planning consents and information on conservation areas, including the likes of Old Colwyn, Llanrwst and Llandudno.
  • Environmental search: Shows contaminated land and pollution, vital for areas around Conwy with a noted heritage of heavy industry, including stone, copper and weaving.
  • Mining search: A crucial search for any Conwy property purchase because of historic copper and lead mining activity, this will reveal the location of mine shafts and tunnels.
  • Chancel repair liability search: A historic and rare charge that puts responsibility for paying for repairs to a Church of England parish church on to a homeowner.

Did you know?

The smallest house in the UK is in Conwy. The red house is part of a terrace below the castle and measures just 3.05 metres by 1.8 metres (10ft x 5ft). It was occupied from its construction in the 16th century until 1900. At that point the owner, a fisherman called Richard Jones who stood 6ft tall, had to move out when the tiny home, which his descendants still own today, was declared unfit for human habitation.

One of the longest-running Punch & Judy shows in the UK has been performed on Llandudno Pier by the Codmans for more than 150 years.

Whether buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity from a property in Conwy, conveyancing can seem like a complicated process. Here at Homeward Legal, our job is to remove any worry. Get a quote online or call us on . You can also request a callback at a time that suits you.

Towns and areas within this district include:

Abergele, Betws-Y-Coed, Capel-Curig, Colwyn-Bay, Deganwy, Dolwyddelan, Glan-Conwy, Kinmel-Bay, Llanddulas, Llandudno, Llanfairfechan, Llanrwst, Old-Colwyn, Penmaenmawr, Penrhyn-Bay, Rhos-On-Sea, Rowen, Towyn, Trefriw