Find out more about conveyancing in Neath Port Talbot

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

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Conveyancing in Neath Port Talbot: A mover's guide

Long known as one of Wales's industrial powerhouses, the county of Neath Port Talbot is fast reinventing itself as an affordable housing hotspot.

In fact, in 2019, the town of Port Talbot - best known for its steelworks - saw property prices rise by 7.5 percent, almost five times the national average.

Never fear, homes here are still very much in the affordable bracket. So, if you're looking for a move to South Wales, we've got all the information you need on conveyancing in Neath Port Talbot.

What does conveyancing in Neath Port Talbot involve?

Conveyancing is simply 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 Neath Port Talbot, they will start the process, including requesting searches on the property for buyers, negotiating the price with the other party's solicitor, exchanging contracts and transferring funds. Homeward Legal only works with fully qualified solicitors for all conveyancing in Neath Port Talbot. Find out more about the conveyancing services we offer here.

How do I get a quote conveyancing in Neath Port Talbot?

With our online quote builder, you'll get a quote for conveyancing in Neath Port Talbot on screen in minutes. All we need is some information about your transaction, about you and the property. Our team is also available seven days a week on . Or, if you prefer, ask for a callback at a more convenient time.

How much does conveyancing in Neath Port Talbot cost?

There is no one-price-fits-all for conveyancing in Neath Port Talbot. The final bill will depend on several factors, such as the value of the property involved. A Neath Port Talbot conveyancing transaction will include solicitors' and Land Registry fees and costs for a surveyor and Land Transaction Tax for a buyer. The final bill will also include fees for searches and bank transfers. For an idea of conveyancing costs in Neath Port Talbot, check out our guide to average conveyancing fees.

The conveyancing process explained

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

Where are Neath Port Talbot's best home-mover destinations?

The main towns in the county are Neath, Port Talbot and Pontardawe. Neath is a historic market town that is the centre point for the five valleys that make up the county. Port Talbot is an industrial heavyweight of a town that is reinventing itself as a retail and cultural hub. Meanwhile, Pontardawe sits in the heart of the Swansea valley where its arts centre is considered one of South Wales's finest cultural venues.

More rural spots for home movers include Glynneath on the edge of Brecon Beacons National Park, Ystalyfera and the historic mining community of Seven Sisters.

How much does an average property cost in Neath Port Talbot?

While Port Talbot enjoyed that 2019 bounce in property prices, across the county houses are very much in the affordable category. The Land Registry compiles UK sold property prices monthly, and its most recent data shows the average home in Neath Port Talbot sells for £126,002. That's substantially below the Welsh average of £172,828 and almost half the UK average of £239,196.

Is conveyancing in Neath Port Talbot slower when buying a leasehold property?

With around four million leasehold properties across England and Wales, this popular property tenure can bring an added complication to conveyancing in Neath Port Talbot. In leasehold, a homeowner only owns the property itself but not the land on which it stands. Instead this land is leased for a specific period, often decades. When selling, the buyer must be certain of their legal rights and of how long they may be entitled to live in their new home. When instructed for Neath Port Talbot conveyancing for leasehold, a solicitor will ask the freeholder for a leasehold information pack. Any delay in providing that information can slow up the purchase transaction. Read more in our guide to buying leasehold.

Which council has control of schooling in Neath Port Talbot?

The local education authority is Neath Port Talbot Council. Log on to the website of Estyn, the education and training inspectorate for Wales, for more information on all schools and colleges across Neath Port Talbot.

Is there an increased flood risk for property in Neath Port Talbot?

All areas of Wales are susceptible to increased flooding, thanks to heavier rainfall and storms. With both a coastline and lots of communities in the valleys, home buyers in Neath Port Talbot need to take flood risk into account. Wherever you are buying, it makes sense to ask your Neath Port Talbot conveyancing solicitor to commission a flood-risk search. You can also consult the Natural Resources Wales website for information on all flood risks.

What searches do I need for Neath Port Talbot conveyancing?

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

  • Local authority search: Crucial for planning consents and information on conservation areas such as the village of Cilybebyll, Glynneath Woollen Mill and the garden village of Llandarcy.
  • Environmental search: Shows contaminated land and pollution, vital for areas around Neath Port Talbot with a heritage of heavy industry.
  • Mining search: A crucial search in Neath Port Talbot conveyancing because of historic coal mining activity in the South Wales coalfield, this search reveals the location of mine shafts and tunnels.
  • Chancel repair liability search: A historic charge related to responsibility for repairs to a Church of England parish church.

Did you know?

Waterfall Country, in the Vale of Neath, is a sequence of natural waterfalls where the deep gorges of the rivers Hepste, Mellte and Need Fechan join the river Neath.

At Easter 2011, Port Talbot-born actor Michael Sheen directed and starred in The Passion, a three-day public performance that involved more than 1,000 residents of his hometown and a finale on Aberavon beach.

Whether buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity from a property in Neath Port Talbot, 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:

Baglan, Bryncoch, Cimla, Crynant, Glynneath, Margam, Neath, Port-Talbot, Resolven, Seven-Sisters, Skewen