Farnham conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Waverley Borough Council?

Farnham is situated in Waverley Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Waverley Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1255.10
B £1464.28
C £1673.47
D £1882.65
E £2301.02
F £2719.38
G £3137.75
H £3765.30

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Farnham conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Farnham offer their services on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's property lawyers work on a fixed fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your detailed quote will explain in detail what the fees and disbursements will be when your house purchase or sale completes.

If, for whatever reason, your house purchase or sale does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Move, 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 Farnham?

Conveyancing searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Farnham conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage 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?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Farnham?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Purchasing leasehold property can take weeks longer than a freehold home because there is more work involved and the landlord or managing agent are involved.

Varied factors, such as an absent freeholder or slow delivery of managing agents' documents, can lead to serious delays.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The legal work for selling leasehold houses or flats typically takes longer.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review this leasehold-related paperwork, including a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. Typically, delays are due to the time it takes to source this information.

It can take weeks to collect the managing agent's information if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent, so the solicitor should commence this even before you have found a buyer.

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

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

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

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Farnham will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our property solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Royal Bank of Scotland or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Manchester Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

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