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

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Conveyancing in Torfaen: A mover's guide

A historic industrial valleys county that's now a centre for sport, the arts and outdoor activities, Torfaen is also an ideal location for those looking to commute to Newport and Cardiff.

Located in the South Wales Valleys, Torfaen boasts a World Heritage Site at Blaenavon and lots of property options for home movers.

Planning a move and want to know all about Torfaen and the conveyancing process? Read on to find out more.

What does conveyancing in Torfaen involve?

The term conveyancing describes all the paperwork and formalities that are part of the moving process. So, when buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity from a property in Torfaen, a conveyancing solicitor will take care of all the legal legwork for you. This will include requesting searches, negotiating with the other party on price, drawing up and exchanging contracts and much more. You can find out more about all the legal services Homeward Legal offers.


How do I get a quote for conveyancing in Torfaen?

Getting a quote for conveyancing in Torfaen is simple. Head to our online quote builder, select your transaction of choice and enter a few details about yourself as well as the property. You'll get an instant quote on your screen and confirmation of your quote via email. We are also available seven days a week on and you can even arrange a callback at a more convenient time.


How much does conveyancing in Torfaen cost?

Each conveyancing transaction is unique, meaning no single fee fits all. When it comes to conveyancing in Torfaen, the final fee 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 Torfaen's best home-mover destinations?

The biggest towns in the county of Torfaen are the new town of Cwmbran, Upper Cwmbran, Pontypool and Blaenavon.

Cwmbran has benefited from newbuild developments in recent years, while traditional terraced homes are among the most affordable across the county.


How much is a typical property in Torfaen?

Property prices in the county of Torfaen are substantially lower than the Welsh average. And in 2019, homes here sold faster than almost anywhere else in the UK, suggesting demand is far outstripping supply locally. According to the most recent house price data from the Land Registry, the average home sells in Torfaen for £154,601. For comparison, the average in Wales is £173,892 and in the UK, as a whole, it's £239,196.


Will buying a leasehold property slow down conveyancing in Torfaen?

There are two popular types of property tenure in Wales: freehold and leasehold. Leaseholders own a property only, not the land on which it stands. This remains in the ownership of the landowner or freeholder and the land leased to the property owner, usually on a long-term basis that can last for decades and even centuries. Buying a leasehold property can occasionally be slower, especially if the lease is close to renewal. When you instruct a Torfaen conveyancing solicitor through Homeward Legal, they will immediately request a leasehold information pack from the freeholder to ensure your purchase goes without a hitch. Find out more about what's involved in buying leasehold in our detailed guide.


Which council is responsible for schools in Torfaen?

The local education authority for the area is Torfaen County Borough Council. For more information on schools and colleges in Torfaen, go to the website of Estyn, the education and training inspectorate for Wales.


Is there a flood risk to property in Torfaen?

With its valleys location, Torfaen is - like all areas of Wales and the wider UK - at greater risk of flood events, including surface and river flooding. Regardless of where you are buying a property in Torfaen, your Torfaen conveyancing solicitor will commission a flood-risk search to reveal the threat from all types of flooding. Check out long-term flood risk on the Natural Resources Wales website.


What kind of searches will I need for conveyancing in Torfaen?

A conveyancing solicitor for a Torfaen 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 Torfaen conveyancing:

  • Local authority search: Crucial for planning consents and information on conservation areas, of which there are five in Torfaen: Blaenavon town centre, Pontypool town centre, Llantarnam, Upper Cwmbran and Cwmavon.
  • Environmental search: Shows contaminated land and pollution, vital for areas around the county, which has a noted heritage of heavy industry.
  • Mining search: A crucial search for any Torfaen property purchase because of historic coal mining activity, this will reveal the location of mine shafts and tunnels.
  • 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?

The Blaenavon Industrial Landscape was designated as a World Heritage Site in 2000, the site a testament to the area's miners and iron workers. The 33 square kilometres of the landscape pay tribute to Torfaen's industrial heritage.

Pontypool had renowned expertise in iron, dating back to 1425. Immigrants from the town are reputed to have built the first iron forge in the United States in 1652.

Are you planning to buy, sell, remortgage or transfer equity from a property in Torfaen? At Homeward Legal, we keep conveyancing simple and hassle-free. Get a quote online in a matter of moments, call us on or request a callback. Conveyancing in Torfaen doesn't have to be complicated, and we're here to help your move go through without a hitch.


Towns and areas within this district include:

Abersychan, Blaenavon, Croesyceiliog, Griffithstown, Henllys, Llantarnam, New-Inn, Ponthir, Pontypool