Guildford conveyancing FAQs

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

Guildford is situated in Guildford Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Guildford Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1228.84
B £1433.65
C £1638.45
D £1843.26
E £2252.87
F £2662.49
G £3072.10
H £3686.52

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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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 Guildford conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Guildford offer services on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's 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 our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Guildford remortgage solicitor could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our conveyancing solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a lifetime tracker mortgage with Barclays Bank or to a joint mortgage with the Darlington Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender