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Updated: 20/07/17

Regional transport information

Merthyr Tydfil's closest train station is Merthyr Tydfil at 1 mile s. Merthyr Tydfil's closest airport is Cardiff Airport.

St Tydfils General Merthyr Tydfil is the closest hospital to Merthyr Tydfil.


How do we get fixed rate conveyancing in Merthyr Tydfil?


Numerous firms advertise supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however extra charges are frequently hidden in the terms. Any additional fees needs to be fair. Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


Property conveyancing searches are estimated from past information and when you consider recent climactic events e g the serious river flooding in Wales are they in fact the ideal way t report sufficient information about the changing risk of flooding in Merthyr Tydfil?


Conveyancing searches handled by a conveyancer in Merthyr Tydfil will also include a more thorough Landmark flood search if required.

If you are apprehensive you could speak to a neighbour.


In what ways can my Merthyr Tydfil property solicitor report back on the risk of possible flooding to properties in Merthyr Tydfil for a Fifties home I am intending to buy?


The conveyancing lawyer makes an application for conveyancing and environmental searches that should include Merthyr Tydfil historical flood risk data.


Might it be foolish to enact the conveyancing on a DIY basis on my own.

Legally speaking there is absolutely no argument why a home mover cant opt to carry out the greater majority of the legal work on your own. The truth is however that a conveyancer juggles a huge number of jobs ranging from applying for office copies of lease and other land reg docs or applying for searches most of which need training.


I am planning on buying a unique flat in one of the Merthyr Tydfil conservation area, how do I lay my hands on details about the standard of upkeep?


Local conservation areas are specified by the local Merthyr Tydfil planning authority, who maintain everything from whether trees can be cut down to the thwarting of poorly maintained public spaces. English Heritage, a government body, maintain details in relation to the state of conservation areas along with the vulnerability.


What is the council tax on a Forties converted house in Merthyr Tydfil?


More often than not a conveyancing report on title will give detail the relevant Merthyr Tydfil council tax band. The latest tax charges for Merthyr Tydfil are listed online at the Merthyr Tydfil council website. As at, 09 August 2012, rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £918.06
  • Band B - £1,071.07
  • Band C - £1,224.08
  • Band D - £1,377.09
  • Band E - £1,683.11
  • Band F - £1,989.13
  • Band G - £2,295.15
  • Band H - £2,754.18


The property seller appears to have added dormer windows on the maisonette in Merthyr Tydfil which might infringe conservation area guidelines


The conveyancing solicitor will always determine whether the property is inside a conservation area and whether any modifications have appropriate permission from the local council. If no suitable consents be produced, your solicitor will recommend the alternatives which include seeking an indemnity insurance policy or seeking retrospective permission from the planning authority.


Do I need to get a property survey?


The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors strongly advise that home buyers arrange a house surveyor when you plan to buy in Merthyr Tydfil. There are many concerns that will impact a property, such as roof damage.