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Woking in north-west Surrey lies at the south-western edge of the Greater London Urban Area. Frequent trains and short journey times to central London make it a popular commuter town, plus it has a thriving manufacturing and IT industry.

A recent extensive redevelopment of the town centre has just been completed, which includes residential and shopping facilities. Despite its great transport links, property prices are competitive making it popular with young professionals, students and families and Woking was recently named as the 8th happiest place to live in the UK.

Woking conveyancing FAQs

What are the Council Tax bands in Woking Borough Council in 2021?

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

Band Woking Council Tax (2021/22)
A £1,351.66
B £1,576.94
C £1,802.21
D £2,027.49
E £2,478.04
F £2,928.60
G £3,379.15
H £4,054.98

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

Conveyancing fees are comprised of legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on your behalf, e.g. HMLR registration fees or Office Copies. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

Your fees for buying or selling a house in Woking are fixed, which means that what you are quoted is exactly what you pay

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Our conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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

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

Almost all flats are leasehold. The conveyancing for a leasehold flat typically takes longer than a freehold home because there is more to prepare.

Varied factors, such as absent freeholders or slow delivery of managing agents' documents, can lead to serious delays.

Leasehold specialists handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

I am selling a leasehold property in Woking - what do I need to know?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat or house is significantly more complicated compared to a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Woking will need to conduct additional work, and this could include requesting an up-to-date service charge statement, through to a copy of the insurance policy schedule.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold property, It is highly recommended that the vendor contact a solicitor as soon as the property is marketed, if not before.

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

The conveyancing for buying a new build home in Woking .

A good solicitor in Woking must be able to deal with things like handling reservation fees, confirming building regulation compliance and .


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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.

I am remortgaging a property in Woking - do I need a solicitor?


The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.1% (Apr 2021). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Woking might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Conveyancing solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a cashback mortgage with Britannia or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Leeds Building Society, a remortgage specialist can help.

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Will I need a solicitor in order to transfer equity in my Woking home?

Transferring equity in a residential property can be complicated. A conveyancing solicitor specialising in equity transfers can advise you on the right approach, handle the legal work for the transfer, register the new owners and handle stamp duty formalities. For more information, speak to one of our experts now. Alternatively, you can get a transfer of equity quote online.

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