Godalming conveyancing FAQs
What are the Council Tax bands in Waverley Borough Council in 2021?
Godalming is situated in Waverley Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2021 are as follows:
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Are Godalming conveyancing fees fixed?
Some conveyancing solicitors in Godalming carry out the conveyancing on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.
Your solicitor will work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your conveyancing quote will explain what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your property sale or purchase goes through.
If, for whatever reason, your property sale or purchase does not go ahead, you are covered by a No Sale, No Fee guarantee.
I'm buying a home in Godalming - what searches do I need?
The search pack for a standard property includes:
- Regulated Local Authority Search
- Regulated Water Search
- Residential Environmental Search
- Chancel search liability
Occasionally the location of the property will warrant additional searches e.g. a flood search.
To check how much searches will cost on a Godalming purchase you can use our our conveyancing cost calculator.
How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Godalming?
Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. Purchasing leasehold property can take weeks longer than a freehold property because there is more to prepare.
Examples of delays might include anything from slow receipt of the managing agent information to absent freeholders.
Our specialist leasehold solicitor team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.
I am selling a leasehold property in Godalming - what do I need to know?
The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat or house is much more complex than for a freehold property.
The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Godalming will usually undertake additional work, and this could include collating the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to finding out if there are any payment arrears.
In order to resolve any leasehold difficulties faster, It is recommended that the vendor contact a lawyer as early as possible.
I am buying a new build property in Godalming - what do I need to know?
Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Godalming property?
Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.
The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.1% (Apr 2021). A good Godalming remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.
Conveyancers on the panel for all major lenders - so no matter whether you are changing to a tracker with the NatWest or to a flexible mortgage with the Monmouthshire Building Society, we can help.
Will I need a solicitor if I am transferring equity in my Godalming home?
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).
Your next step
If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Godalming, we can help you find an expert conveyancing solicitor.
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
- Godalming experts
- CQS-accredited panel solicitors
All-inclusive quote from £384 inc VAT
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Frequently asked questions:
- How do I speed up the conveyancing process?
- How much Stamp Duty (SDLT) will I need to pay in 2021?
- Why do I need to check my conveyancer's lender panel status before instructing?
- What do buyers need to know about conveyancing in 2021?
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