Frimley Conveyancing: FAQs
We understand that the conveyancing process for buying or selling a home can be complex, so we have put together a list of questions our Frimley clients often ask. If you have a specific question about Frimley conveyancing that we haven't covered here, please call 0800 022 4108 to speak to a member of our team.
Buying property in Frimley
How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Surrey Heath Borough Council in 2022?
Frimley is situated in Surrey Heath Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:
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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Frimley?
Conveyancing searches are detailed enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Frimley conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.
How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Frimley?
Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. Purchasing a leasehold home typically takes longer than a freehold house as the landlord or managing agent are involved.
Examples of delays might include anything from incomplete managing agent information to out-of-date contact information for the freeholder.
Specialist leasehold solicitors complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.
Selling property in Frimley
Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?
Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The legal work for selling a leasehold house or flat typically takes longer.
The buyer's conveyancer must review this leasehold-related paperwork, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and details of any breaches by other leaseholders. Delays are usually the result of the time it takes your lawyer to get these documents together.
The seller's solicitor should commence this before a buyer has even been found, because this paperwork can take weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord or they are slow to respond.
Remortgaging in Frimley
I am remortgaging a property in Frimley - 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 1.25% (June 2022). A good Frimley remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.
Property solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Halifax or to a long-term fixed mortgage with the Allied Irish Bank, a remortgage specialist can help.
Transferring equity in Frimley
Can Quittance help with a transfer of equity on my Frimley property?
If you jointly own property with one or more other people and you wish to transfer ownership of your share in the property to someone else, you will need a solicitor to carry out a 'Transfer of Equity'. Your conveyancing solicitor will take care of all the legal work required for a transfer of equity for a low fixed fee (including remortgage work if required).
Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Frimley
Conveyancing fees and disbursements - What's the difference?
Legal fees are paid to your solicitor or licensed conveyancer for completing the legal work, including the unregistered land fee and acting for mortgage lender fee.
Disbursements are third-party costs, such as ID verification and Planning search fees.
How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?
To properly compare Frimley 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 Frimley property lawyers FAQs
How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Frimley?
Conveyancing fees are made up of the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.
Disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on your behalf, such as HMLR registration fees or property searches. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.
Your legal fees for buying or selling a house in Frimley are fixed, - for a standard transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no hidden extras
Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Frimley sale or purchase
Our online conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Frimley sale or purchase.
How we can help you
If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Frimley 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.
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- Fixed fee conveyancing service
- Frimley experts
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