Farnham Conveyancing: FAQs
Conveyancing for buying or selling a property is complex. To help Farnham clients navigate the legal process, we have put together a list of common questions. If you have a specific question about Farnham conveyancing that we haven't covered here, please call 0800 022 4108 to speak to a member of our team.
Buying property in Farnham
What are the Council Tax bands in Waverley Borough Council in 2022?
Farnham is situated in Waverley Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:
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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.
Selling property in Farnham
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.
Remortgaging in Farnham
I am remortgaging a property in Farnham - do I need a solicitor?
Transferring equity in Farnham
Will I need a solicitor to transfer equity in my Farnham home?
If your property is owned by one or more people and you wish to transfer ownership the property to someone else, you will need a solicitor to carry out a 'Transfer of Equity'. Your conveyancing solicitor can complete the process quickly for a low fixed fee. Your solicitor can also complete the legal work on an associated remortgage at the same time.
Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Farnham
What's the difference between fees and disbursements?
Legal fees are paid to your solicitor or licensed conveyancer for completing the legal work, including the Right to Buy fee and acting for mortgage lender fee.
Disbursements are third-party costs, such as HMLR office copies and Planning search fees.
How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?
To properly compare Farnham conveyancing quotes, you must be aware of potential additional charges and hidden fees that could significantly increase the cost of your home move.
Our market research, carried out in July, 2022, shows the true cost of conveyancing varies considerably between solicitors.
General Farnham property lawyers FAQs
Are Farnham conveyancing fees fixed?
Some conveyancing solicitors in Farnham offer their services on a price per hour basis.
Some 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 a No Move, No Fee guarantee.
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.
How we can help you
If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Farnham and need an expert conveyancing solicitor, we can take care of the legal side of your move.
We work with a panel of specialist conveyancing solicitors to deliver a stress-free moving experience.
- No Move, No Fee Guarantee
- Fixed fee conveyancing service
- Farnham experts
- CQS-accredited panel solicitors
All-inclusive quote from £384 inc VAT