Find out more about conveyancing in Swansea
If you are buying, selling or remortgaging a house or flat in Swansea, 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 Swansea, and our pragmatic approach means that we move you in the shortest possible time.
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Conveyancing in Swansea: A mover's guide
It may not be South Wales' answer to LA's Venice Beach - yet - but Swansea is one of the up-and-coming places for homebuyers of all ages.
The Mumbles area of Wales' second-largest city has been named again in the Times' list of 2020's Best Places to Live, cementing Swansea's reputation as a desirable location. With five miles of sandy beaches on the Gower coastline on Swansea Bay, this is a destination that offers the best of all worlds.
Contemplating a move and need help with conveyancing in Swansea ? We answer all the crucial questions here.
What is involved in conveyancing in Swansea?
The paperwork and legal formalities for buying and selling property is known as conveyancing. Any current homeowner intending to remortgage or transfer equity from a property will also need a conveyancing solicitor in Swansea. Some of the legal work involved includes requesting searches, negotiating on the price, exchanging contracts and transferring the funds to complete the transaction. For Swansea conveyancing, we only work with fully qualified professional law firms. Read more about the conveyancing services Homeward Legal offers here.
How do I get a quote for Swansea conveyancing?
Our online quote builder gives you an instant quote for Swansea conveyancing services. All we need are a few details about you and the property involved in your transaction. You can also get a quote in minutes by calling our team on or request a callback for a time that suits you. We're open seven days.
Why should I choose a Swansea conveyancing solicitor through Homeward Legal?
There are lots of good reasons to choose Homeward Legal for your Swansea conveyancing. We always offer first-class customer service and competitive quotes. You can also expect:
- Clear and simple explanations in plain English of what's involved with no unnecessary legal jargon.
- An offer of no-completion protection so you won't be out of pocket if your transaction fails to complete for any reason.
- The legal fee you are quoted for conveyancing in Swansea will be exactly what you pay, with no hidden costs*.
- To deal with fully qualified solicitors who are regulated under the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.
- Premium customer service. Check out the hundreds of positive Trustpilot reviews that show Homeward Legal's excellent customer satisfaction ratings.
*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 Swansea cost?
The final bill for conveyancing will vary depending on a number of factors, such as the value of the property and whether the property is freehold or leasehold. Conveyancing in Swansea will include solicitors' fees, Land Registry fees, surveyor costs and Stamp Duty Land Tax***, plus search fees and bank transfer charges. Our guide to average conveyancing fees explains the costs involved in Swansea conveyancing.
The Stamp Duty Land Tax Holiday of up to £500,000 ended on the 30th June 2021. However, there is still temporary relief in place until 31st September 2021 up to £250,000, with the stamp duty rate ranging from 2% to 12% of the purchase price in England and Northern Ireland. After then, stamp duty will revert back to the normal threshold of £125,000.
The conveyancing process explained
Read our step-by-step guide to the conveyancing process.
How much does the average property cost in Swansea?
According to the most recent sold price data from the Land Registry, the average property sells for £148,641 in Swansea. Looking more closely at those sold prices, we can see that a detached home sells for an average £235,540 and a semi for £154,600. Terraced homes sell for £120,079 and maisonettes and flats for £91,840.
What will my council tax add up to in Swansea?
Swansea City Council sets the city's council tax rates, and these vary depending on which area of the city you move to. All residential property in Wales falls into one of nine bands depending on its valuation - check the valuation of your new home here.
As council tax varies area by area in Swansea, here's an example of what residents in the Mumbles area will pay in 2020-21:
How good are broadband speeds in Swansea?
Swansea enjoys some of the fastest broadband speeds in the country with 98 percent of the city benefiting from access to superfast high-fibre broadband. You can use your postcode in a broadband comparison checker to find out the available speeds where you intend to move.
How do schools rate in Swansea?
There are 62 primary schools in Cardiff and five church primary schools, along with 13 secondary schools. You can use the Welsh schools guide to find out how your chosen school is rated.
Swansea University is based in the city and welcomes around 21,000 students every academic year.
Is contaminated land an issue in Swansea?
Contaminated land is usually identified as former industrial sites. Swansea City Council has identified 289 potentially contaminated sites within the city boundaries, including those used for heavy industry, including mining, metal smelting, iron foundries, steel manufacture and tinplate. Any land identified as being contaminated must be remediated (cleaned up) before it can be reused. By law, the city council keeps a register of all contaminated land. When your Swansea conveyancing solicitor instructs an environmental search as part of your property purchase, this search will reveal any potential issue around contaminated land.
Should we ask for a chancel repair liability search when buying in Swansea?
Chancel repair liability is a historic charge dating back to the establishment of the Church of England. It involves a potential cost to those who own land or property within the boundaries of a Church of England parish. We've prepared a thorough guide to this liability. To protect your transaction, a conveyancing solicitor in Swansea will instruct a chancel repair liability search.
What conservation areas in Swansea should we be aware of?
Swansea currently has 31 designated conservation areas, including Mumbles and Port Eynon. These areas are considered to have special architectural or historical importance, which must be preserved or enhanced. Stricter planning rules apply in a conservation area, affecting everything from tree preservation to replacement windows. When you're buying in Swansea, your conveyancing solicitor will commission a local authority search, which will show any existing or historic planning consents related to your property purchase.
Should we instruct a conveyancing solicitor before we buy a property at auction in Swansea?
Our advice to anyone buying property at auction is always to instruct a Swansea conveyancing solicitor before making any bid. There's usually a short time frame to complete auction conveyancing, typically 28 days. Instructing early means your solicitor can access the lot's legal pack and get the transaction paperwork underway. Check out our detailed guide to conveyancing for auction property. The property law firms on our nationwide panel have vast experience in completing property transactions from auctions, including from the likes of Auction House London, Allsop (commercial and residential), Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Acuitus, Phillip Arnold Auctions, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers & Norris.
Did you know?
One of the best-known Welsh sites linked to King Arthur is a Neolithic tomb dating back to 2500BC at Reynoldston. Legend has it that Arthur found a pebble in his shoe while walking in Carmarthenshire, which he threw across the estuary. It had grown into a massive stone by the time it landed on Cefn Bryn common.
The Gower Peninsula was named the UK's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1956.
Swansea conveyancing is simple with Homeward Legal
Whatever service you need for conveyancing in Swansea, Homeward Legal can make the process simple and cost-effective. You can get an instant online quote or chat to our team on about conveyancing for a property purchase or sale, remortgaging a current home or a transfer of equity. We're open seven days for your convenience.
Areas within this city include:
Birchgrove, Brynmill, Clydach, Dunvant, Fforestfach, Gorseinon, Gower, Gowerton, Killay, Langland, Llansamlet, Manselton, Morriston, Mumbles, Penllergaer, Plasmarl, Pontardawe, Pontarddulais, Reynoldston, Sketty, Swansea-City, Swansea-East, Townhill, West-Cross, Ystalyfera