Haslemere conveyancing FAQs

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

Haslemere is situated in Waverley Borough Council. Council tax bands 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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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 Haslemere conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Haslemere offer services on a price per hour basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Our panel of property lawyers work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your quote will explain in detail what the fees and disbursements will be when your house purchase or sale completes.

If, for whatever reason, your house purchase or sale does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

Will I need property searches when buying a property in Haslemere?

Searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Haslemere conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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

How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. Purchasing a leasehold flat can take weeks longer than freehold property because leasehold transactions involve more work and there are more parties involved.

Varied factors, such as an unreachable freeholder or slow delivery of managing agents' documents, can lead to serious delays.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Haslemere?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat or house is a great deal more difficult in comparison with a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Haslemere must undertake additional legal work, including collating the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to looking into potential forfeiture proceedings.

In order to resolve any leasehold issues faster, It is recommended that you instruct a lawyer as soon as possible.

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

The conveyancing for acquiring a new build property in Haslemere is more complicated than buying an existing property.

An experienced solicitor in Haslemere must be able to deal with things like handling the uncertainties of buying off plan, confirming right of way over drains and sewers and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and Aedis.

Our specialist team of new build solicitors are experts in working with buyers towards the best 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 Haslemere property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Haslemere could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Nationwide Building Society or to a long-term fixed mortgage with the Harpenden Building Society, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender