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.
Juno Property Lawyers Ltd, 43-51 New North Road, London, N1 6LU
Juno are a team of licensed conveyancers who will help you when you want to buy or sell a house.
"We are delighted with Juno's services as a conveyancing solicitor for a property in the Brighton area. Positives: Clear and transparent quote - clearly detailing inclusions/exclusions, sticking to the quote religiously (meaning, no additional demands were made), completely online dealing - we had to physically deal with maybe 1-2 pages (!), very clear instructions in non-legal language, decent communication through the process (like chasing us up when our inputs were needed) and responding (mostly) promptly to our emails - overall the process ran extremely smoothly and efficiently, to the extent we were caught off-guard and had to move sooner than we were anticipating! Even the sellers estate agent appreciated how smooth the process was for them they said Juno was the best online solicitor they ever worked with!Things that could be better: The entire thing feels like a black box, in that we were hearing from 5-6 individuals through the process and you miss a bit of a human connection - potentially a catch-up call mid-way through the process would have been good. Overall, we are completely satisfied and recommend this company whole-heartedly!"
Ross Coates Solicitors
Ross Coates Solicitors, Unit 5-7 Alpha Business Park, Ipswich, IP1 5LT
Ross Coates Solicitors have over 25 years providing our professional and trusted residential conveyancing service across Wales and England.
Alexander Grace Law
A G Law, 7 Kestrel Court, Burnley, BB11 5NA
Alexander Grace Law is an award-winning residential conveyancer, winning ESTAS Best Conveyancer in the North West and County in both 2018 and 2019.
"They were on top of matters. The team were always helpful and kept me informed on most issues. The only slight criticism is I found it hard sometimes to actually speak to someone on the phone which may well be a fault of mine as I am not good with online communication but we got through it."
Connect2law, 5 Kew Road, Richmond, TW9 2PR
Muve Conveyancers are proud to provide our expert conveyancing service across England and Wales.
"Fathima Nusra and Ann Caldera , were very helpful .There help was invaluable, they pushed and chased to get our completion on time .Thank you "
Moving Direct Property
Suffolk Enterprise Centre, Felaw Maltings, Ipswich, IP2 8SJ
Moving Direct Property can offer an expert and professional conveyancing service all across the UK. We specialise in helping with the sale of a property.
My Home Move Conveyancing
My Home Move Ltd, 5 Barton Close, Leicester, LE19 1SJ
At My Home Move Conveyancing, we understand that buying, selling and remortgaging a house can be a stressful process - that is why we provide professional conveyancing services to make the process clearer, easier and better for every client.
"Great! Would definitely recommend to friends and family. Ria was brilliant, always on hand to help. "
Taylor Rose MW
Stuart House, St Johns Street, Peterborough , PE15DD
With a 100 year heritage, Taylor Rose MW are one of the leading law firms in England and Wales.
D P A Law LLP, 10 Queen Victoria Road, Llanelli, SA15 2TN
DPA Law is a firm of home and property solicitors based in Wales, with offices in Cardiff, Llanelli and Ammanford. We cover the majority of South and South-West Wales, including Cardiff, Swansea and Newport and the surrounding areas.
Patchell Davies, 183 High Street, Blackwood, NP12 1ZF
With six offices in the United Kingdom and representation across the globe, CJCH Solicitors offer their conveyancing service across Bristol, Cardiff, Newport, Bath and Swansea.
16 Prescot Street, London, E1 8AZ
Based in London, Ackroyd Legal are proud to provide their conveyancing services across the whole of the UK. Born from one of the fastest-growing, city-based law firms in recent times, brings together the best of the best.
Eden Conveyancing, Unit 7.19, Paintworks, Bristol, BS4 3EA
Eden Conveyancing are proud to help with the legal side of selling and buying a house.
Le Gros Solicitors
Le Gros Solicitors, 22 Windsor Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BY
Le Gros Solicitors are Cardiff-based conveyancers serving clients across England and Wales in areas such as London, Manchester, and Liverpool. We were established in 2011 and our experienced staff offer services across the residential and commercial sectors.
Henriques Griffiths LLP, 18 Portland Square, Bristol, BS2 8SJ
Henriques Griffiths is a professional and qualified law firm that was established in Bristol in 1973.
Conveyancing Marketing Services Ltd
Active Business Centre Ltd, St. Andrews Castle, Bury St. Edmunds, IP33 3PH
Here at Conveyancing Marketing Services Ltd, we aim to provide a top-quality conveyancing service to our clients. We cover many areas of England and Wales, such as Eastern London, Leicester, Luton, Nottingham, and Peterborough.We manage a panel of qualified conveyancers that will offer you a fixed price that’s reasonable. Customer service is at the heart of our business, and we aim to provide an efficient and accurate service.Whether you’re looking to hire a conveyancer for sale, purchase or both, we are here to help. Our conveyancers ensure everything is kept on track and that your purchase or sale runs smoothly. We talk you through the entire process so you’re always aware of the next steps.
National Accident Law, Bevan House, Kettering, NN15 6XR
Homeward Legal is a nationwide panel of conveyancing solicitors and property lawyers. We pride ourselves on our efficiency and work closely with all parties to ensure that your move goes smoothly with minimal delay.
Gateway 2 Conveyancing
Suite 1, 8th Floor, Eastgate House, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0AB
Gateway 2 Conveyancing is a Cardiff-based conveyancer serving areas across the country including Newport, Crewe, Brighton, and Blackpool. We have a team of legal professionals who are highly experienced to exceed your expectations.
Right Legal Solicitors
Suite 5, Office 8, Thornbank, 38 Moorgate Road, Rotherham, S60 2AG
Right Legal Solicitors are residential conveyancing specialists serving customers across York, Leeds, Sheffield, Wakefield, Doncaster, Hull, Harrogate, Lincoln.
Bespoke Law Services
Bespoke Law Services, Burns House, Harlands Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 1PG
Bespoke Law Services is a professional conveyancing company based in West Sussex. We cover many areas of the UK, such as St Alban’s, Chester, Croydon, Hull, and Cardiff. We help to ensure your house-buying process goes smoothly, and we handle all the legal aspects and documentation surrounding this.With years of experience in the field, you can rest assured that we can complete your case with ease, and our conveyancers are on hand to assist you with any queries or concerns you may have. We have helped thousands of clients who are satisfied and happy with the services we have provided.
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:
There may be additional steps if you are buying or selling a leasehold property.
Data taken from UK House Price Index
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
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
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.