Find out more about conveyancing in Wales
If you are buying, selling or remortgaging a house or flat in Wales, 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 Wales, and our pragmatic approach means that we move you in the shortest possible time.
Fixed price cost for your Conveyancing
Our solicitors carry out all the conveyancing work for your house move for a fixed fee.
No-Completion protection as standard†
You will not be charged any solicitors fees, if for any reason your transaction does not complete.
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With local experience, our solicitors will lead you through the whole of your sale or purchase.
Conveyancing in Wales: A mover's guide
Wales has never been more desirable to anyone looking to move home. Its affordable property ticks the No.1 spot on every buyer's wish list, while its stunning mountain landscape, vibrant cities and glorious coastline offer a little bit of everything.
That coastline alone makes Wales a highly desirable spot to live. Uniquely, its 870-mile national walking trail follows the entire coastline, making Wales a world first.
Those magnificent beaches, all 170 of them, are not the only appealing amenity on offer for a Welsh home move. Buzzing city life is on offer in the capital Cardiff and in nearby Swansea, alongside such bigger towns as Aberystwyth, Newport and Wrexham where the cost of living is much lower than in comparable English towns.
And if you'd rather get away from it all, Wales has a myriad of locations in its valleys and more remote coastal spots that more than fit the bill. In fact, wherever you choose to live in Wales, you'll find yourself outnumbered three to one by sheep.
Got your heart set on Wales? Read on for all you need to know about conveyancing in Wales.
What does conveyancing in Wales 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 Wales for a property purchase or sale, they will start the process including requesting searches on the property for buyers, negotiating the price with the other party's solicitor, exchanging contracts and transferring funds. Homeward Legal works with fully qualified solicitors for all conveyancing in Wales. Find out more about the conveyancing services Homeward Legal offers here.
How do I get a quote for conveyancing in Wales?
Getting a quote for conveyancing in Wales is perfectly simple and can be done in just a matter of moments. All you need to do is head to our online quote builder, enter a few details about yourself, the transaction and the property, and you'll receive your quote instantly.
Why should I choose a Wales conveyancing solicitor through Homeward Legal?
With first-class customer service and competitive quotes, Homeward Legal is the best option for all conveyancing services in Wales. There are some other excellent reasons to choose Homeward Legal, such as:
- We always keep things simple, explaining everything in plain English with no unnecessary legal jargon to complicate conveyancing.
- We protect your finances with our no-completion protection. This means you won't pay any legal fees if your transaction fails to complete for any reason.
- The legal fee you are quoted for conveyancing in Wales will be exactly what you pay, with no hidden costs*.
- All the conveyancing solicitors on our nationwide panel are fully regulated under the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.
- We put customers first every single time. And we've got hundreds of positive Trustpilot reviews from satisfied customers who appreciate our care and service.
*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 Wales cost?
There is no one-size-fits-all price for conveyancing in Wales will cost. As each transaction is unique, the final bill will depend on factors such as the value of the property involved or whether it is leasehold or freehold. Depending on the transaction you're looking to complete, your Wales 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.
How much is a typical property in Wales?
Property prices across Wales are well below the average for the UK as a whole. According to the most recent data from the Land Registry, which compiles sold property prices for all areas of the UK, the average home sold for £173,892 in Wales in 2020. In the UK as a whole, the average sold price is £240,453. The county in which you buy will dictate prices with property in cities such as Cardiff and Swansea - as well as homes in sought-after destinations including the Vale of Glamorgan and Monmouthshire - more expensive than those in, for examples, the South Wales valleys.
Will buying a leasehold property slow down conveyancing in Wales?
There are two popular types of popular 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 then leased to the property owner, usually on a long-term basis for decades and even centuries. Buying leasehold can sometimes be a slower process, especially if the lease is close to renewal. When you instruct a conveyancing solicitor for a Wales property purchase 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.
Who is in charge of education in Wales?
The Welsh Government, based in Cardiff, has overall responsibility for all state education funding and policy in Wales. Local councils are responsible for individual schools and further education colleges within their boundaries. A National School Categorisation System is used to show how well a school is performing with all data held on the website of Estyn, the education and training inspectorate for Wales. The Independent Schools Council has details on all private schools across Wales.
What is property flood risk like in Wales?
Like every area of the UK, Wales has suffered more flood events, including surface, coastal and river flooding thanks to adverse weather conditions. With mountains, valleys and a long coastline to factor in, any property buyer should ask their Wales conveyancing solicitor to instruct a flood-risk search. This search will reveal any potential threat from all types of flooding. Check out the Natural Resources Wales website, which provides detailed information on long-term flood planning.
What kind of searches will I need for conveyancing in Wales?
A conveyancing solicitor for a Wales 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 Wales conveyancing:
- Local authority search: Crucial for planning consents and information on conservation areas.
- Environmental search: Shows contaminated land and pollution, vital for many areas of Wales with a noted heritage of heavy industry.
- Mining search: A crucial search for any Wales 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.
Conveyancing in Wales made easy with Homeward Legal
Whatever service you need for conveyancing in Wales - buying or selling, remortgaging or transferring equity - Homeward Legal is here to make the process as simple and cost-effective as possible. Get an instant quote online now or call to talk to our team. We're open late Monday to Friday and from 10am until 4pm at the weekend.