Godalming conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Waverley Borough Council?

Godalming is situated in Waverley Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 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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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

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 our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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.

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?

The conveyancing for purchasing a new build property in Godalming is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

A conveyancer in Godalming must be able to deal with things like dealing with delays associated with off-plan, ensuring compliance with planning regulations and working with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and Q Assure.

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancers are experts in helping buyers get the best possible outcome and working to tight developer deadlines.

Read more:

Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

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 0.75% (Feb 2019). 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.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender