Dorking conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Mole Valley Council?

Dorking is situated in Mole Valley Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Mole Valley Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1219.57
B £1422.84
C £1626.10
D £1829.36
E £2235.88
F £2642.41
G £3048.93
H £3658.72

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

Are Dorking conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Dorking provide legal services on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.

Our solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your detailed quote will set out exactly what you will pay when your property sale or purchase goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your property sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

Will I need property searches when buying a property in Dorking?

Conveyancing searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Dorking conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

I am buying a leasehold property in Dorking - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential complications lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like overpriced managing agent packs and marriage value issues.

A specialist leasehold solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. Sale conveyancing for leasehold houses or flats can result in long delays.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will want to see these documents, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and an up-to-date statement of service charges. The time needed by your lawyer to get these documents together is usually the cause of these delays.

It could take several weeks to collect this information if the landlord or managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so your lawyer should commence this before a buyer has even been found.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

I am buying a new build property in Dorking - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing for buying a new build property in Dorking .

Your solicitor in Dorking must be able to deal with things like dealing with fast exchange timeframes, confirming Section 38 agreements and .

Our highly experienced team of new build conveyancing solicitors are highly experienced in representing buyers to achieve the best outcome and working to tight developer deadlines.

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Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

I am remortgaging a property in Dorking - do I need a solicitor?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Dorking might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancing solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a 100% mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a flexible mortgage with Virgin Money, we can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender