Find out more about conveyancing in Monmouthshire

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

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Conveyancing in Monmouthshire: A mover's guide

The stunningly beautiful border county of Monmouthshire is one of the most desirable places in Wales to live.

This is a county that wears its history well, from atmospheric Tintern Abbey to the fortified Monnow Bridge, but has so much to commend it to the modern home mover.

Mesmerised by a move to Monmouthshire? We have all you need to know property and conveyancing in Monmouthshire.

What does conveyancing in Monmouthshire involve?

Conveyancing is the term used to describe all the paperwork and formalities that are part of the moving process. So, when buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity from a property in Monmouthshire, a conveyancing solicitor will take care of all the legal legwork for you. This will include requesting searches, negotiating with the other party on price, drawing up and exchanging contracts and much more. We have more information on all Homeward Legal's conveyancing services here.

How do I get a quote conveyancing in Monmouthshire?

Getting a quote for conveyancing in Monmouthshire could not be easier. Our online quote builder asks for a few details about you, the transaction and the property. You'll then get an instant quote on screen and a follow-up email. You can also call us direct on to chat through your conveyancing options. For your convenience, we are open seven days a week and can arrange a callback at the best time for you.

How much does conveyancing in Monmouthshire cost?

No one-price-fits-all for conveyancing in Monmouthshire, and the final bill will depend on several factors, such as the value of the property involved. A Monmouthshire conveyancing transaction will, for example, include fees for solicitors and Land Registry, costs for a surveyor and Land Transaction Tax for a buyer. Any final bill for a property purchase will also include fees for searches and bank transfers. For an idea of conveyancing costs in Monmouthshire, check out our guide to average conveyancing fees.

The conveyancing process explained

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

Where are Monmouthshire's best home-mover destinations?

Monmouthshire is a county with a lot of desirable home mover locations. The charming county town of Monmouth is blessed with excellent schools, a historic centre and lots of interesting property options. Abergavenny, close to the Brecon Beacons, is another hotspot and has become a foodie haven in recent years with a number of specialist outlets.

At the southern edge of the county, close to the Bristol Channel, is the horse-racing town of Chepstow, a historic market town with excellent commuter links to Bristol, Cardiff and Swansea. Other top Monmouthshire mover options are Caldicott, Usk and Raglan.

How much does an average property cost in Monmouthshire?

The popularity of Monmouthshire is reflected in its property prices, which are well above the Welsh average. According to the most recent sold house price data from the Land Registry, home movers will pay on average £294,386 for a home in Monmouthshire. For comparison, the average sold house price across Wales is £172,828, while the UK sold property price average is £239,196, again lower than the Monmouthshire price.

Is conveyancing in Monmouthshire slower when buying a leasehold property?

There are two types of property ownership in Wales that affect most home buyers: freehold and leasehold. Leasehold property means an owner only ever owns the building and not the land on which it stands. Instead the land is leased for a specific period, usually decades but often longer. When you instruct a Monmouthshire conveyancing solicitor for a leasehold property purchase, they will request a leasehold information pack from the freeholder (landowner). Any delay in responding to this request may hold up your transaction. We explain more in our conveyancing for leasehold guide.

Which council has control of schooling in Monmouthshire?

The local education authority responsible for all state education is Monmouthshire County Council. For information on all schools and colleges across Monmouthshire, go to the website of Estyn, the education and training inspectorate for Wales.

Is there an increased flood risk for property in Monmouthshire?

All areas of Wales are susceptible to increased flooding, thanks to heavier rainfall and storms. Its location in the lower Wye Valley means Monmouthshire is at risk from river flooding. No matter where you are buying in the county, ask your Monmouthshire conveyancing solicitor to commission a flood-risk search. The Natural Resources Wales website has information on all flood risks across the county.

What searches do I need for Monmouthshire conveyancing?

When you instruct a conveyancing solicitor for a Monmouthshire property purchase, they will conduct a series of searches to complete your transaction. We've produced a helpful guide that explains all you need to know. Here are some that may be particularly relevant to Monmouthshire conveyancing:

  • Local authority search: Crucial for planning consents and information on conservation areas, including parts of Abergavenny, St Arvans and Tintern.
  • Environmental search: Shows contaminated land and pollution, often a result of heavy industry.
  • Mining search: A crucial search because of historic mining activity that will reveal the location of mine shafts and tunnels in the South Wales coalfield that is beneath Monmouthshire.
  • Chancel repair liability search: A historic charge related to responsibility for repairs to a Church of England parish church.

Did you know?

The atmospheric ruins of Tintern Abbey have been immortalised in paintings and poetry since the 18th century when the Cistercian monastery, abandoned when Henry VIII ordered the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1536, was rediscovered by the likes of Turner and Wordsworth.

The Monnow Bridge in Monmouth is the only Norman fortified bridge left standing in the UK, its gate tower standing on the bridge's midway point over the River Monnow.

Whether buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity from a property in Monmouthshire, conveyancing can seem complicated. Here at Homeward Legal, we ensure your conveyancing is simple and effective every time. 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:

Abergavenny, Caerwent, Caldicot, Chepstow, Cwmbran, Cwmcarn, Gilwern, Little-Mill, Magor, Monmouth, Raglan, Rogiet, Shirenewton, Tintern, Undy, Usk