West Byfleet conveyancing FAQs

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

West Byfleet is situated in Woking Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Woking Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1254.21
B £1463.25
C £1672.28
D £1881.32
E £2299.39
F £2717.46
G £3135.53
H £3762.64

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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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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in West Byfleet?

Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, for example HM Land Registry fees and landlord's notice fees. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in West Byfleet are fixed, meaning for a standard conveyancing transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no nasty surprises

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your West Byfleet property sale or purchase

Our online conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your West Byfleet sale or purchase.

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I'm buying a home in West Byfleet - what searches do I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

Sometimes the results of the standard searches will necessitate specialist searches such as an HS2 search.

To check the cost of searches on a West Byfleet house or flat, use our conveyancing 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 West Byfleet - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold house or flat in the UK is more complicated than buying a freehold. The many potential complications awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like and short leases.

A specialist leasehold solicitor 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?

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

The conveyancing process for a leasehold property is significantly more time-consuming than for a freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves additional work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in West Byfleet, and this could include getting an up-to-date service charge statement, through to details of any disputes with the current leaseholder.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is highly recommended that you instruct a lawyer as soon as possible.

I am remortgaging a property in West Byfleet - do I need a solicitor?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in West Byfleet might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a lifetime tracker mortgage with the Royal Bank of Scotland or to a flexible mortgage with the Manchester Building Society, we can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender