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

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Conveyancing in Gwynedd: A mover's guide

Arguably one of the most beautiful and unspoilt regions of Wales, the north-western county of Gwynedd is a treat for visitors but an even greater joy for home movers.

Within its boundaries are much of Snowdonia National Park, pristine beaches and historic sites but also bustling market towns and picturesque villages with the promise of a quiet life.

Want to know more about a home move and conveyancing in Gwynedd? Read on.

What does conveyancing in Gwynedd involve?

Conveyancing is the term used for all the paperwork and legal formalities involved when you buy, sell, remortgage or transfer equity from a property. For example, if you are buying a home in Gwynedd, a conveyancing solicitor will request searches, negotiate the price, exchange contracts and transfer the funds on completion day. Our Gwynedd conveyancing solicitors take care of all the legal work on your behalf. You can find more information on Homeward Legal's conveyancing services here.


How do I get a quote for conveyancing in Gwynedd?

For a quote for conveyancing in Gwynedd, head to our online quote builder. You'll get an instant quote on screen and confirmation via email. Or you can call Homeward Legal on seven days a week to talk direct to our team. You can also arrange a callback at a time that's convenient to you.


How much does conveyancing in Gwynedd 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 Gwynedd conveyancing bill will include solicitors' fees, surveyor costs, Land Registry fees, Land Transaction Tax and more. Check out our guide to average conveyancing fees in 2020 for an idea of the costs involved in conveyancing for a Gwynedd sale or purchase.

The conveyancing process explained

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

Where are Gwynedd's best home-mover destinations?

One of the most picturesque towns in Wales is Caernarfon, a World Heritage Site thanks to the 13th-century castle that dominates the landscape. Once a mediaeval walled town, today Caernarfon's narrow streets are bustling thanks to its redeveloped waterfront - the town is surrounded by the Menai Strait to the west and the River Seiont from the east. Just north-east of Caernarfon is the university town of Bangor, which is also a popular shopping destination.

Out on the beautiful Llyn peninsula, you'll find the picturesque towns of Aberdaron - Wales' Land's End - Abersoch and Nefyn. On the west coast, look to the likes of Barmouth, Aberdyfi, Porthmadog and Portmeirion.


How much does an average property cost in Gwynedd?

Property in Gwynedd is much sought after, and that's reflected in property prices. According to the Land Registry's recent analysis of sold house price data in the county, the average home sells for £165,659, below the average sold price across Wales of £172,828. Gwynedd prices are still well below the UK average sold price of £239,196.


Is conveyancing in Gwynedd slower when buying a leasehold property?

There are two main 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 Gwynedd 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 Gwynedd?

The local education authority is Gwynedd County Council. The website of Estyn, the education and training inspectorate for Wales, has more information on all schools and colleges in Gwynedd.


Is there increased flood risk in Gwynedd?

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. Gwynedd's coastline means a risk of coastal flooding, while banks on the Afon Dwyryd recently flooded farmland. Ask your Gwynedd conveyancing solicitor to instruct a flood-risk search, which will reveal any potential threat. For an assessment of long-term flood risk, go to the Natural Resources Wales website.


What searches do I need for Gwynedd conveyancing?

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

  • Mining search: Gwynedd's long history of copper, gold and slate mining makes this search crucial for identifying areas of shafts and tunnels.
  • Local authority search: Crucial for planning and information on conservation areas, such as Portmeirion, Caernarfon and Bangor.
  • 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?

More people speak Welsh in Gwynedd than in any other part of Wales, with around 65 percent of the population fluent in their native language. The county is home to the Welsh Language and Heritage Centre on Nant Gwrtheryn on the Llyn peninsula.

The university town of Bangor has religious roots going back to the sixth century. The town's 15,000 population doubles during term time thanks to the influx of students.

Making Gwynedd conveyancing easy

Whatever service you need for conveyancing in Gwynedd - 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:

Aberdaron, Aberdovey, Abersoch, Arthog, Bala, Bangor, Barmouth, Beddgelert, Bethesda, Blaenau-Ffestiniog, Borth-Y-Gest, Caernarfon, Carmel, Criccieth, Dolgellau, Dyffryn-Ardudwy, Fairbourne, Felinheli, Garndolbenmaen, Harlech, Llanallgo, Llanbedr, Llanbedrgoch, Llanbedrog, Llanberis, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Llwyngwril, Menai-Bridge, Morfa-Nefyn, Nefyn, Penrhyndeudraeth, Porthmadog, Pwllheli, Snowdonia, Talsarnau, Talybont, Tywyn, Y-Felinheli