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

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Conveyancing in Merthyr Tydfil: A mover's guide

In the heart of the south Wales valleys lies Merthyr Tydfil, one of Wales's most historically vital locations and today one of its most affordable for home movers.

Its history as an industrial powerhouse may be behind the borough county of Merthyr Tydfil, but its stunning location and easy access to Welsh cities make the county an interesting option for commuters.

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

What does conveyancing in Merthyr Tydfil involve?

Conveyancing is the term that covers all the paperwork and legal formalities for buying and selling property. Anyone who intends to remortgage or to transfer equity from a home will also require an Merthyr Tydfil conveyancing solicitor. As part of the conveyancing process, a conveyancing solicitor requests searches, negotiates on price, arranges to exchange contracts and transfers the funds on completion day. Our Merthyr Tydfil conveyancing solicitors take care of all the legal legwork on your behalf. You can find out more here on Homeward Legal's conveyancing services.

How do I get a quote for conveyancing in Merthyr Tydfil?

Use our online quote builder to get a quote for conveyancing in Merthyr Tydfil in minutes. Simply choose the transaction you need and enter a few details about yourself as well as the property. To talk through the quote, you can arrange a callback at a convenient time or call our team direct on seven days a week.

How much does conveyancing in Merthyr Tydfil cost?

As each conveyancing transaction is unique, the final cost of conveyancing in Merthyr Tydfil will depend on such factors as the value of the property and whether it is freehold or leasehold. For conveyancing in Merthyr Tydfil, 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 Merthyr Tydfil's best home-mover destinations?

Merthyr Tydfil itself is the biggest town in the county. It offers typical terraced properties but also a large selection of modern and newbuild properties that have been built in the last few years.

Other popular locations for home movers include Pant, Dowlais and Twyn, along with Aberfan, Treharris and Pentebach.

How much is a typical property in Merthyr Tydfil?

The one word that comes to mind when talking about property in Merthyr Tydfil county is affordable. Houses here sell for substantially less than the average in the rest of Wales and far below that of the UK average. According to the latest sold house price data from the Land Registry, the average home in Merthyr Tydfil sells for £106,880. For comparison, in Wales, the average property sells for £172,828. Across the UK, the average home sells for £239,196.

Will buying a leasehold property slow down conveyancing in Merthyr Tydfil?

There are around four million leasehold properties in England and Wales - mostly flats but also many houses, too. In leasehold, a property owner only owns the property and not the land, which 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 Merthyr Tydfil 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 Merthyr Tydfil?

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

Is there a flood risk to property in Merthyr Tydfil?

The South Wales valleys are, like much of the rest of the UK, at a higher risk of flooding, thanks to increased rainfall and more severe storms. The River Taff runs through Merthyr Tydfil, making river flooding a potential problem. It's crucial to ask your Merthyr Tydfil 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 Merthyr Tydfil?

A conveyancing solicitor for a Merthyr Tydfil 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 Merthyr Tydfil conveyancing:

  • Local authority search: Crucial for planning consents and information on conservation areas, including Cwmfelin and Dowlais.
  • Environmental search: Shows contaminated land and pollution, vital for areas around Merthyr Tydfil with its noted heritage of heavy industry.
  • Mining search: A crucial search for any Merthyr Tydfil property purchase because of historic 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?

In 1804, the world's first steam locomotive to run on rails travelled from the Merthyr Tydfil Ironworks to the Glamorganshire Canal at Abercynon nine miles away. Today the historic track is a cycle and walking trail named after locomotive engineer and inventor Richard Trevithick.

Keir Hardie, who became the first leader of the modern Labour Party in 1906, was elected the junior MP for Merthyr Tydfil Boroughs in 1900.

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Towns and areas within this district include:

Blaina, Treharris