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Guildford conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Guildford Borough Council in 2021?

Guildford is situated in Guildford Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2021 are as follows:

Band Guildford Council Tax (2021/22)
A £1,327.60
B £1,548.87
C £1,770.13
D £1,991.40
E £2,433.93
F £2,876.47
G £3,319.00
H £3,982.80

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Are Guildford conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Guildford offer services on a price per hour basis.

Some solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your detailed quote will explain what you will pay when your transaction goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your transaction does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with a No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2021?

I'm purchasing a home in Guildford - which searches will I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

On occasion the initial search results will recommend additional searches such as a transport search.

To see the cost of searches on a Guildford purchase, try our conveyancing cost calculator.

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

I am buying a leasehold property in Guildford - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold flat in the UK is more complicated than buying a freehold. The many potential problems lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and unreasonable lease extension premiums.

An experienced leasehold conveyancer will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Guildford?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are uncommon) is a great deal more difficult than it is for a freehold home.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Guildford must undertake additional legal work, such as sourcing all relevant freeholder information, through to ensuring that leasehold forms are completed.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related problems sooner, It is highly recommended that the vendor contact a solicitor as early as possible.

I am remortgaging a property in Guildford - do I need a solicitor?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.1% (Apr 2021). A good Guildford remortgage solicitor could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

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Will I need a solicitor to transfer equity in my Guildford home?

If your property is owned by one or more people and you wish to give or transfer your share of the property to someone else, you will need a conveyancing solicitor to carry out a 'Transfer of Equity'. Quittance's panel of property solicitors can complete the process quickly for a low fixed fee. Your solicitor can also complete the legal work for a remortgage at the same time.

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If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Guildford, 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.

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  • Fixed fee conveyancing service
  • Guildford experts
  • CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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