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

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Conveyancing in the Vale of Glamorgan: A mover's guide

Home to classic seaside resorts and some of South Wales's finest scenery, the Vale of Glamorgan is the ideal spot for home movers looking for a great commute and lots to do.

The Glamorgan Heritage Coast is one of the area's biggest draws, but there's much more to entice home buyers.

Read on to find out more about a move and conveyancing in the Vale of Glamorgan.

What does conveyancing in the Vale of Glamorgan 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, if you are buying a home in the Vale of Glamorgan, a conveyancing solicitor will request searches, negotiate the price, exchange contracts and transfer the funds on completion day. Our Vale of Glamorgan conveyancing solicitors are all fully qualified professionals who do all the hard work on your behalf. Read more here on Homeward Legal's conveyancing services.

How do I get a quote conveyancing in the Vale of Glamorgan?

Use our online quote builder to get a quote for conveyancing in the Vale of Glamorgan on screen in minutes. All we need is 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 convenient time.

How much does conveyancing in the Vale of Glamorgan cost?

No one-price-fits-all for conveyancing in the Vale of Glamorgan, and the final bill will depend on several factors, such as the value of the property involved. A Vale of Glamorgan 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 the Vale of Glamorgan, check out our guide to average conveyancing fees.

The conveyancing process explained

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

Where are the Vale of Glamorgan's best home-mover destinations?

The best-known town in the Vale of Glamorgan is Barry, the one-time coal port reinvented as a seaside destination and given cult status by the hit comedy Gavin & Stacey. But home movers might be tempted by Penarth, just five miles south-west of Cardiff and named as one of the UK's Best Places to Live in 2020 by the Sunday Times, thanks to its “salty sophistication”. Llandough, north of Penarth, has great appeal, too.

The unspoilt village of Dinas Powys is another excellent commuting choice, just over five miles from Cardiff and boasting an excellent village centre, while Sully - between Penarth and Barry - has much to commend to home movers.

How much does an average property cost in The Vale of Glamorgan?

Its proximity to Cardiff and excellent options for all types of home buyers means that property in the Vale of Glamorgan is among the most expensive in Wales. According to the latest sold property price data from the Land Registry, the average home sells here for £237,363, compared to a Welsh average of £172,828. Those Vale property prices are much more in tune with the average property price across the UK, which is currently £239,196, according to the Land Registry.

Is conveyancing in The Vale of Glamorgan slower when buying a leasehold property?

For homeowners in Wales, there are two main types of property tenure: leasehold and freehold. Leaseholders own a property only, not the land it stands, which remains in the ownership of the landowner or freeholder. The land is then 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 a complicated process, especially if the lease has less than 30 years to run. Read more about buying leasehold in our detailed guide. When you instruct a Vale of Glamorgan conveyancing solicitor through Homeward Legal, they will immediately request a leasehold information pack from the freeholder.

Which council has control of schooling in the Vale of Glamorgan?

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

Is there an increased flood risk for property in the Vale of Glamorgan?

All areas of Wales are susceptible to increased flooding, thanks to heavier rainfall and storms. And with its long coastline, the Vale of Glamorgan has specific issues. No matter where you are buying in the county, ask your Vale of Glamorgan conveyancing solicitor to commission a flood-risk search. You can also find out more about flood risks across the county on the Natural Resources Wales website.

What searches do I need for The Vale of Glamorgan conveyancing?

When you instruct a conveyancing solicitor for a Vale of Glamorgan 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. These may be particularly relevant to Vale of Glamorgan conveyancing:

  • Local authority search: Crucial for planning consents and information on conservation areas, including the likes of Dinas Powys, St Brides Major and St Hilary.
  • Environmental search: Shows contaminated land and pollution, often a result of heavy industry.
  • Mining search: While the Vale of Glamorgan's role in Welsh mining history was one of transport, depending on where you intend to buy a home, your conveyancing solicitor may advise that a mining search is essential. This will reveal the location of historic tunnels and shafts.
  • Chancel repair liability search: A historic charge related to responsibility for repairs to a Church of England parish church.

Did you know?

The Vale of Glamorgan is home to two award-winning vineyards. Yes, you read that correctly. Wine is made in South Wales. Glyndwr at Llanblethian was established in 1982 and has more than 6,000 vines. And visitors to Llanerch at Hensol can learn to cook with the Cariad Welsh wine made there.

Nash Point Lighthouse was the last manned lighthouse in Wales, its lighthouse keepers only leaving the historic building for the last time in August 1998. Today the lighthouse and its cottages are open to the public.

Whether buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity from a property in The Vale of Glamorgan, 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:

Barry, Barry-Island, Cowbridge, Dinas-Powys, Llanbradach, Llandough, Llantwit-Major, Ogmore-By-Sea, Penarth, Rhoose, St-Athan, Sully, Wenvoe