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

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Conveyancing in Powys: A mover's guide

Named after an ancient Welsh kingdom and boasting the sort of mountain landscape from which legends are born, the county of Powys in the heart of Wales is a paradise for those who love the outdoor life.

Powys is the largest county in Wales but with the smallest population, ensuring home movers seeking a quiet location will be well satisfied.

Read on to find out more about a home move and conveyancing in Powys.

What does conveyancing in Powys involve?

Conveyancing is the term used for 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 Powys, they will get to work immediately on your behalf. For buyers, this will include requesting searches, negotiating the price, exchanging contracts and transferring funds. Homeward Legal works only with fully qualified solicitors for all conveyancing in Powys. Read about our expansive conveyancing services here.


How do I get a quote conveyancing in Powys?

Our online quote builder will give you an on-screen quote for conveyancing in Powys in minutes. Simply provide some information about your transaction, about you and the property. You can call our team seven days a week on . Or, if you prefer, ask for a callback at a more convenient time.


How much does conveyancing in Powys cost?

No one price fits all for conveyancing in Powys. As each transaction is unique, the final bill will depend on factors such as the value of the property involved. A Powys conveyancing transaction will include solicitors' and Land Registry fees, 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 Powys, check out our guide to average conveyancing fees in 2020.

The conveyancing process explained

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

Where are Powys's best home-mover destinations?

The biggest towns in Powys are Newtown, Ystradgynlais, Brecon and Welshpool, offering typical Welsh urban living. The market towns of Llanwrtyd Wells and Llandrindod Wells in the Cambrian Mountains are charming locations. On the border with Herefordshire is the cultural hotbed of Hay-on-Wye, renowned for its literary festival and arts and crafts.

Meanwhile, the tiny town of Crickhowell, in the Brecon Beacons, has become famous for its award-winning high street, named Britain's best in 2018, and Llanidloes is similarly hailed for its arts and crafts community.


How much does an average property cost in Powys?

Property prices in Powys are much higher than the Welsh average. According to the most recent sold house price data from the Land Registry, the average property in Powys costs £196,727, compared to the Welsh average of £172,828. Prices in Powys still compare very favourably with the UK sold property price average of £239,196.


Is conveyancing in Powys slower when buying a leasehold property?

Conveyancing for a leasehold home can occasionally be slower than for a freehold property. This is because the land in a leasehold property is not owned by the homeowner but by the freeholder (landowner). When buying leasehold, it's important for a buyer to ensure they know exactly how long the lease has left to run and how long they are entitled to remain in their property. Your Powys conveyancing solicitor will ask the freeholder for a leasehold information pack when starting the process. Any delay in responding to this request may hold up the transaction, which cannot complete without this crucial information. You can find out more about buying leasehold in our informative guide.


Which council has control of schooling in Powys?

The local education authority is Powys County Council. The website of Estyn, the education and training inspectorate for Wales, has all the information you need on schools and colleges across Powys.


Is there an increased flood risk for property in Powys?

As a mountainous area, Powys is used to flooding events, particularly following heavy rainfall and storms with the main road on the flood plain between Machynlleth and Dyfi Bridge regularly closed, and barriers locked. No matter where you are buying in the county, ask your Powys conveyancing solicitor to request a flood-risk search, which will identify potential issues. For more information, go to the Natural Resources Wales website.


What searches do I need for Powys conveyancing?

When you instruct a conveyancing solicitor for a Powys 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. Some that may be particularly relevant to Powys conveyancing are:

  • Local authority search: Crucial for planning consents and information on conservation areas, including Builth Wells, Montgomery and Knighton.
  • Environmental search: Shows contaminated land and pollution, often a result of heavy industry.
  • Mining search: A crucial search in Powys conveyancing because of historic lead mining activity, which will reveal 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?

Dolycoed Well at Llanwrtyd Wells was originally called Ffynnon Drowllyd or Stinking Spring because of its sulphurous smell. The discovery of the springs turned the town into one of the most popular Victorian spa towns before the spa fell out of favour in the mid-20th century.

Most of Brecon Beacons National Park lies within Powys, covering 519 square miles of mountain, moor, forest, pastureland, lakes and the Usk valley.

Whether buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity from a property in Powys, 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:

Brecon, Builth-Wells, Caersws, Crickhowell, Hay-On-Wye, Knighton, Llanbrynmair, Llandrindod-Wells, Llanfechain, Llanfyllin, Llangammarch-Wells, Llanidloes, Llanwrtyd-Wells, Llanymynech, Machynlleth, Montgomery, Newtown, Presteigne, Rhayader, Welshpool, Ystradgynlais