Find out more about conveyancing in Newport

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

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Conveyancing in Newport: A mover's guide

Surrounded by some of Wales's most spectacular scenery and boasting excellent sports, retail and entertainment facilities, the county borough of Newport has great appeal for home movers.

The recent abolition of tolls on the Severn Bridge has only increased that appeal for a location within easy reach of Wales's biggest cities and its most beautiful attractions such as the Brecon Beacons and the Gower coast.

Read on to find out more about moving home and conveyancing in Newport.

What does conveyancing in Newport 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 a conveyancing solicitor in Newport. 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 Newport conveyancing solicitors take care of all the legal legwork on your behalf. Read more here Homeward Legal's conveyancing services.

How do I get a quote for conveyancing in Newport?

Our online quote builder will give you a quote for conveyancing in Newport in minutes. Simply choose the transaction you need and enter a few details about yourself as well as the property. If you want to talk through the quote, you can arrange a callback at a time that's convenient to you. Or call our team direct on seven days a week.

How much does conveyancing in Newport cost?

Each conveyancing transaction is unique, so the final cost will depend on such factors as the value of the property and whether it is freehold or leasehold. Depending on the transaction you're looking to complete, your Newport 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 Newport's best home-mover destinations?

Newport city centre has much to commend it to home buyers, in particular affordable traditional terraced properties, newbuild apartments and houses. A city-centre home will also give residents excellent access to the Friars Walk retail and leisure complex as well as excellent views of the River Usk.

Other city districts include Maindee and Baneswell, while suburbs such as Caerleon and St Julians boast much-desired period properties.

A major regeneration project at the former Llanwern Steelworks site at Glan Llyn will provide 4,000 new homes over a 15-year project, making this an appealing location for those looking for a newbuild family home.

Outside of the city boundaries and within the wider borough area, look to Christchurch, Langstone and Rogerstone.

How much is a typical property in Newport?

Newport has seen its property prices rise as the town and wider county become more popular for commuters thanks to the Severn Bridge toll abolition. The Land Registry's most recent update of sold house price data for Newport county puts the average sold price at £192,971. That's substantially higher than the average for the rest of Wales, which currently stands at £172,828. In the UK as a whole, the sold house price average is £239,196.

Will buying a leasehold property slow down conveyancing in Newport?

Leasehold and freehold are the two types of property tenure in England and Wales. With around four million leasehold properties - mostly flats but also many houses, too - leasehold is a popular tenure. Leasehold can complicate conveyancing in Newport because the land is not owned by the property seller but by the freeholder or landowner. We've created an informative guide to buying leasehold to tell you all you need to know. When buying property in Newport, a conveyancing solicitor will have to ask the freeholder for a leasehold information pack. Any delay in the response to this request can potentially slow down the transaction.

Which council is responsible for schools in Newport?

The local education authority is Newport City Council. All the information you need on schools and colleges across the county can be found on the website of Estyn, the education and training inspectorate for Wales.

Is there a flood risk to property in Newport?

The proximity of the Usk estuary to Newport means there is an increased flood risk in that area. Like all areas of the UK, Wales has seen an increase in flood events, including coastal, river and surface water flooding. It makes sense to ask your Newport 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 Newport?

A conveyancing solicitor for a Newport 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 Newport conveyancing:

  • Local authority search: Crucial for planning consents and information on conservation areas, such as the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Kensington Place and Tredegar House.
  • Environmental search: Shows contaminated land and pollution, vital for areas around Newport with a noted heritage of heavy industry.
  • Chancel repair liability search: A historic and rare charge that may mean a homeowner is responsible for paying for repairs to a Church of England parish church.

Did you know?

In 1913, Harry Houdini, the most famous escapologist in the world, jumped off the Newport Transporter Bridge into the River Usk while fully manacled. He naturally freed himself and swam to safety. Eight years earlier, he'd embarrassed Newport police by escaping from a locked cell.

Newport is home to one of the oddest clocks in the world. In The Nick Of Time was created for the 1992 garden festival at Ebbw Vale and features a mechanical display of skeletons, steel and angels. Today the clock stands near the Glan Llyn development.

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Towns and areas within this district include:

Bassaleg, Caerleon, Langstone, Llanmartin, Marshfield, Rhiwderin, Rogerstone