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Horley Conveyancing: FAQs

Conveyancing for buying or selling a property is complex. To help Horley clients navigate the legal process, we have put together a list of common questions. If you have a specific question about Horley conveyancing that we haven't covered here, please call 0800 022 4108 to speak to a member of our team.

Buying property in Horley

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

The legal work for buying a new build in Horley is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A good solicitor in Horley must be able to deal with things like handling deposits, checking that any contracts allow for future 'common parts' maintenance and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and Aedis.

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

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

How much Council Tax must I pay for a property in Reigate and Banstead Borough Council in 2022?

Horley is situated in Reigate and Banstead Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Reigate and Banstead Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,448.38
B £1,689.77
C £1,931.17
D £2,172.57
E £2,655.36
F £3,138.16
G £3,620.95
H £4,345.14

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Are you paying more Council Tax than you should be?

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

Property searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Horley 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?

Selling property in Horley

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes, that's correct, it can take much longer to complete the legal work on leasehold houses or flats,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The buyer's solicitor will want to see several leasehold-related documents. These could include a current statement of service charges and management company information. The time it takes the solicitor to gather this paperwork is usually the cause of these delays.

It can take weeks to collect this paperwork if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond, so the solicitor ought to start this process before a buyer has even been found.

Read more:

Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

Remortgaging in Horley

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Horley property?

Yes.

The base rate is now at 1.25% (June 2022). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Horley can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Conveyancers on the panel for all major lenders - so whether you are you are changing to a lifetime tracker mortgage with the NatWest or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Furness Building Society, we can help.

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Transferring equity in Horley

I want to transfer equity in my Horley home - how does this work?

A transfer of equity happens when one or more joint owners of a property transfer or sell their share in the property to a new owner (or owners) of that property. A conveyancing solicitor can carry out the legal process, register the new owners of the property and handle any Stamp Duty (SDLT) formalities.

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Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Horley

What's the difference between fees and disbursements?

Legal fees are paid to your solicitor or licensed conveyancer for completing the legal work, including the Help to Buy ISA fee and Help to Buy fee.

Disbursements are third-party costs, such as HMLR registration and SDLT.

How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

To properly compare Horley conveyancing quotes, you must be aware of potential additional charges and hidden fees that could significantly increase the cost of your home move.

Our market research, carried out in July, 2022, shows the true cost of conveyancing varies considerably between solicitors.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Horley property lawyers FAQs

Are Horley conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Horley offer their services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Some property lawyers work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your quote will explain what you will pay when your house sale or purchase completes.

If, for whatever reason, your house sale or purchase does not go ahead, you would be covered by a No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The legal work for a leasehold home will usually take more time than a freehold property because there is more to prepare and there are more parties involved.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from uncontactable landlords to incomplete managing agent information.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

How we can help you

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Horley 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
  • Horley experts
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