Virginia Water conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Runnymede Borough Council?

Virginia Water is situated in Runnymede Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Runnymede Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1204.97
B £1405.79
C £1606.62
D £1807.45
E £2209.11
F £2610.76
G £3012.42
H £3614.90

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Are Virginia Water conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Virginia Water offer their services on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.

Our solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your conveyancing quote will set out exactly what the fees and disbursements will be when your house sale or purchase completes.

If, for whatever reason, your house sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Move, 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 Virginia Water?

Conveyancing searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Virginia Water conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage 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 in Virginia Water?

Almost all flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. The conveyancing for leasehold property will usually take more time than a freehold property as leasehold transactions involve more work and the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from uncontactable landlords to slow delivery of managing agents' documents.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold property can result in long delays.

The buyer's solicitor must review several leasehold-related documents, such as three years' filed accounts for the property management. Typically, delays are due to the time needed by your solicitor to source this information.

Your solicitor should start this process before a buyer has even been found, as these details can take a long time to gather if the managing agent or landlord is slow or difficult to contact.

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

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

The legal work for purchasing a new build home in Virginia Water can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A good solicitor in Virginia Water will need to be qualified to handle things like dealing with fast exchange timeframes, ensuring compliance with planning regulations and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage and BOPAS.

Our highly experienced team of new build conveyancers are experts in helping buyers get a successful transaction and working to tight developer deadlines.

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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.

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Virginia Water remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our conveyancing solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a 95% mortgage with Santander or to a variable-rate mortgage with Virgin Money, Quittance can help.

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