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Godalming Conveyancing: FAQs

Our Godalming experts tackle some of the conveyancing questions we are often asked. Whether you are buying your first home in Godalming, selling a property, remortgaging or transferring equity.

Buying property in Godalming

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

What are the Council Tax bands in Waverley Borough Council in 2022?

Godalming is situated in Waverley Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2022 are as follows:

Band Waverley Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,458.76
B £1,701.88
C £1,945.01
D £2,188.14
E £2,674.39
F £3,160.65
G £3,646.90
H £4,376.28

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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.

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

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.

Selling property in Godalming

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.

Remortgaging in Godalming

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 1.25% (June 2022). 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.

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Transferring equity in Godalming

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).

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Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Godalming

What's the difference between fees and disbursements?

Legal fees, such as the Right to Buy fee and Help to Buy fee, are paid to your solicitor or conveyancer for the work they do.

Disbursements are third-party costs, like Flood Risk reports or Lawyer Checker fee.

How much will my conveyancing legal fees be in 2022?

When you compare conveyancing quotes for your Godalming home move, check the fine print for potential extra fees and costs. An online quote should reflect everything required for standard conveyancing. Potential hidden fees could add £100s to your final bill.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Godalming property lawyers FAQs

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.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

How we can help you

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Godalming 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
  • Godalming experts
  • CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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