Find out more about conveyancing in Pembrokeshire
If you are buying, selling or remortgaging a house or flat in Pembrokeshire, 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 Pembrokeshire, and our pragmatic approach means that we move you in the shortest possible time.
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Conveyancing in Pembrokeshire: A mover's guide
Pembrokeshire, in west Wales, is fast becoming one of the most desired locations for home movers, attracted by glorious beaches and a wild coastline and a quieter pace of life.
This is a county where you can live in splendid isolation yet be within easy reach of Wales's biggest towns and cities.
Primed for Pembrokeshire? Read on to find out more about a home move and conveyancing in Pembrokeshire.
What does conveyancing in Pembrokeshire involve?
When you buy, sell, remortgage or transfer equity from a property, conveyancing is the term used for the paperwork and legal formalities that are part of the process. For example, when buying a home in Pembrokeshire, a conveyancing solicitor will request searches, negotiate the price, exchange contracts and transfer the funds on completion day. The conveyancing solicitors we work with in Pembrokeshire are fully qualified professionals whose job is to do all the legal work on your behalf. Find out more on Homeward Legal's conveyancing services here.
How do I get a quote for conveyancing in Pembrokeshire?
Getting a quote for conveyancing in Pembrokeshire could not be simpler. Head for our online quote builder, enter a few details about yourself, the transaction and the property, and you'll receive an instant quote. Or you can call us direct on to chat through your conveyancing options. For your convenience, we are open seven days a week and can arrange to call you back at the best time for you.
Why should I choose a Pembrokeshire conveyancing solicitor through Homeward Legal?
Whatever transaction you need, conveyancing can often seem complicated. We are here to guide you through the process and ensure your Pembrokeshire move runs as smoothly as possible. Here is why you can depend on us:
- The legal fee you are quoted for conveyancing in Pembrokeshire will be exactly what you pay. There are no hidden costs. *
- Should your move fall through, our offer of no-completion protection ensures there are no legal feels to pay.
- We only work with fully qualified professionals regulated by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers or the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
- We explain everything in plain English with no jargon, so you understand each part of the conveyancing process.
- We are delighted to have received hundreds of positive reviews on Trustpilot, showing how highly our customers value what we do for them.
*Your quote from Homeward Legal will cover common conveyancing costs in line with the information you've provided to us. Depending on the specific circumstances of your transaction, and after discussion with your solicitor, there may be additional non-standard fees which would be in addition to the fee quoted by Homeward Legal.
How much does conveyancing in Pembrokeshire cost?
There is no simple answer to this question because the final price will depend on factors such as the value of the property or if it is leasehold or freehold. The final fee for conveyancing in Pembrokeshire 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 in 2020.
The conveyancing process explained
Read our step-by-step guide to the conveyancing process.
Where are Pembrokeshire's best home-mover destinations?
Two of Pembrokeshire's finest locations have been recognised in the 2020 Sunday Times' Best Places to Live in the UK list. The seaside resort of Tenby and the market town of Narberth wowed those compiling the annual list. Narberth was lauded for its “high-class high street” and described as “captivating”. Meanwhile, Tenby's “picture-perfect harbour bobbing with boats, topped by brightly painted high-rise Georgian houses” wowed the compilers.
The county town of Pembroke boasts a mighty castle in which Henry VII was born; the harbour town of Milford Haven sits on the biggest estuary in Wales, and St Davids is the UK's smallest city and the birthplace of Wales's patron saint.
How much is a typical property in Pembrokeshire?
Its natural beauty and unspoilt location means property in Pembrokeshire is more expensive than the average for Wales. According to the Land Registry's most recent analysis of sold house price data, the average home in the county sells for £185,454, compared to an average in the whole of Wales of £172,828. Pembrokeshire property prices are still well below the UK average of £239,196.
Will buying a leasehold property slow down conveyancing in Pembrokeshire?
Wales has two main types of property ownership tenure: freehold and leasehold. In leasehold, the property owner owns only the building and not the land on which it stands. This land is instead leased for a specific period, usually decades but sometimes much shorter. Conveyancing for leasehold can be held up by a slow response to the solicitor's request for a leasehold information pack from the freeholder (landowner). We explain more about conveyancing for leasehold in our informative guide. When you instruct a Pembrokeshire conveyancing solicitor through Homeward Legal, they will ask about the property's tenure and explain what is required to ensure the transaction can proceed smoothly.
Is there a flood risk to property in Pembrokeshire?
Coastal flooding is a particular issue in Pembrokeshire, though - in common with the rest of the UK - the county has seen a rise in the number of flood events from river and surface water. That's why it's important to ask your Pembrokeshire conveyancing solicitor to instruct a flood-risk search, which will reveal any potential threat from all types of flooding. Look to the Natural Resources Wales website for information on all flood risks.
What kind of searches will I need for conveyancing in Pembrokeshire?
A conveyancing solicitor for a Pembrokeshire 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 Pembrokeshire conveyancing:
- Local authority search: Crucial for planning consents and information on the 24 conservation areas in Pembrokeshire, including Fishguard, Haverfordwest and Pembroke Dock.
- Environmental search: Shows contaminated land and pollution, vital for areas with a heritage of heavy industry.
- Mining search: A crucial search for any Pembrokeshire property purchase because of historic mining activity, this search 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?
Coasteering was invented in Pembrokeshire in the early 1980s by surfers who found the scramble along cliffs and rock pools as invigorating as chasing waves.
Pembrokeshire National Park covers almost all of the county's coast and islands and is one of the UK's smallest national parks.
Conveyancing in Pembrokeshire made easy with Homeward Legal
Towns and areas within this district include:
Boncath, Broad-Haven, Clarbeston-Road, Clynderwen, Crymych, Fishguard, Goodwick, Haverfordwest, Hermon, Kilgetty, Little-Haven, Llanfyrnach, Milford-Haven, Narberth, Pembroke, Saundersfoot, Solva, St-Davids, Tenby