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Moving to Cardiff? Save on Your Property Conveyancing Costs

If you’re moving in or around Cardiff, you’ll need to hire a trusted conveyancer to handle the legal side of your property purchase. Compare My Move can connect you with up to 5 Cardiff-based conveyancers, helping you save up to 70% on your conveyancing fees.

Our partners are experienced experts who have gone through our verification process. Every conveyancing partner that enters our network is regulated by either the SRA, CLC, LSS, LSNI, or CILEX.

Your chosen conveyancer aid you with the legal aspects of the sale. They will also organise essential searches and explain any legal jargon you may not immediately understand. Compare conveyancing quotes today to ensure you’re matched with the best in the business.

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    FAQs About Conveyancers in Cardiff

    Our research showed that the average conveyancing fees in Cardiff are £1,320 when buying a property and £1,270 when selling a property. The conveyancing process takes approximately 129 days to complete.

    We also found that whilst radon gas is not a major concern, there are certain hotspots on the outskirts of Cardiff that users should be aware of. Subsidence shouldn’t be a major concern for Cardiff movers. However, the risk of other forms of ground instability may appear due to the city’s industrial history. 

    Why Hire a Cardiff Conveyancer?

    Your conveyancer will be able to guide you through the legalities of the buying or selling process. They will also conduct conveyancing searches that reveal any defects with the property.

    Over the last year, 4,954 existing properties and 85 new builds were sold in the Cardiff area, according to the UK House Price Index. Detached properties increased the most in price, rising by 16.2% in December 2021.

    Once your offer has been accepted, it's best to instruct your conveyancer as soon as possible. This will ensure that your sale or purchase goes smoothly. Here are some of the jobs that your conveyancer should complete during the process:

    • Checking through the contracts and raising any enquiries
    • Conducting relevant conveyancing searches
    • Liaising with other parties
    • Arranging the exchange of contracts and completion day
    • Paying disbursements on your behalf such as Stamp Duty Land Tax

    There may be additional steps if you are buying or selling a leasehold property.

    Data taken from UK House Price Index

    How Much are Conveyancing Solicitor Fees in Cardiff?

    The average house price in Cardiff is £249,938. This means that the average conveyancing fee when buying a freehold property is £1,320 and £1,490 when buying leasehold properties. When selling a property, the conveyancing fees are £1,270 for freehold and £1,420 for leasehold.

    The total conveyancing cost will consist of legal fees, disbursements, and searches. Factors such as property location can also play a big role in the final amount.

    You will need to make sure that a full Local Authority Search is conducted during the process. According to the Cardiff Council website, a full Local Authority Search costs £125 including VAT.

    Data taken from Compare My Move’s Moving House Calculator

    How Long Does Conveyancing Take in Cardiff?

    In Cardiff, the conveyancing process takes approximately 129 days. This is 27 days less than the national average across England and Wales. The conveyancing process is quick in Cardiff, taking up less of the entire process.

    The process from the day of initial listing to completion day takes approximately 273 days. This is one day under the England and Wales national average. Since the conveyancing process takes a lot less time than in most places, properties are likely to be on the market for a longer period of time.

    The total timescale will depend on the difficulty of the transaction. For example, those who are part of a property chain may experience delays due to the extra documentation.

    Data taken from Get Agent

    What to Expect From Conveyancing Searches in Cardiff?

    Your chosen conveyancer will have to organise the relevant conveyancing searches. These searches will highlight any risks or issues in the area that can affect the property. The results will be essential to your property purchase, so it’s important you find a trusted and experienced conveyancer for the job.

    Due to the presence of the River Taff, the Ely River, Cardiff Bay, and other bodies of water, many Cardiff properties will be at risk of flooding. Cardiff Council does have a Flood Risk Management Plan in place and a document explaining Coastal Risk Management.

    Geobear’s UK Subsidence Map depicts a small area of Cardiff being at medium risk of subsidence, showing a small amount of ground instability. Your conveyancer will arrange a Ground Stability report to be undertaken on the property you’re viewing and its surrounding area.

    Whilst Cardiff’s centre has low levels of emissions, the areas surrounding it have between a 1-5% chance of experiencing medium to high levels.

    Data taken from Get The Data and Geobear's Subsidence Map

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