Conveyancing Solicitors in Godalming

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Conveyancing in Godalming

Conveyancing refers to the legal and administrative process required to transfer property from one person to another. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Godalming, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped clients in Godalming and throughout Waverley with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Aldershot, Cranleigh and Haslemere

Godalming Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Godalming

A town in Surrey, Godalming is known for its historic architecture, the Winkworth Arboretum, and the nearby Surrey Hills. Godalming has a railway station, providing links to Guildford and London Waterloo. Godalming has a population of approximately 22,000.

Godalming house prices

The average price paid for a property in Godalming between February and March 2024 was £282,776 (updated June 2024).

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Council Tax in Godalming (2023/24)

Godalming is in Waverley Borough Council.

Band Amount
A £1,508.52
B £1,759.94
C £2,011.36
D £2,262.78
E £2,765.62
F £3,268.46
G £3,771.30
H £4,525.56

What does a conveyancing solicitor do?

A solicitor assists you with the legal aspect of buying a property. This means carrying out comprehensive due diligence on the property, like applying for searches from local authorities (e.g. Waverley Council), raising questions about how the seller has used the property and HM Land Registry paperwork.

Godalming conveyancing solicitors may undertake checks for issues affecting high-value listed buildings and properties within green belt areas.

Are you financing your purchase with a mortgage?

If you are getting a mortgage, your solicitor will also need to act for the mortgage lender.

Lender panel approval means your solicitor can represent the interests of your chosen mortgage provider.

More than 100 building societies, banks and lenders have approved our chosen panel solicitors. We can help you complete your Godalming transaction smoothly.

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We can assist Godalming home buyers with the conveyancing for:

Conservation areas

When buying a home in a Godalming conservation area, your conveyancing solicitor will check for planning approval issues, e.g. an unapproved loft conversion, and solar panel restrictions.

Conservation areas in Godalming and across the Waverley local authority include:

  • Ewhurst
  • Bramley
  • St Marys, Dunsfold
  • Witley

Buying a listed building

There are more than 500,000 listed buildings in England and Wales - around 1,770 of which are in Waverley Borough Council.

Listed buildings and properties in and near to Godalming include:

  • 90A, 90 And 92 Ockford Road, Godalming, Waverley, Surrey

Our expert solicitor panel will explain to you the commitments a listed building owner must make. Examples include consent for additions like satellite dishes or external lighting, and public access to certain areas.

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Buying a leasehold property

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. Purchasing leasehold property can take weeks longer than a freehold property because there is more to prepare.

Examples of delays might include anything from slow receipt of the managing agent information to absent freeholders.

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

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Selling a house or flat in Godalming

When selling homes in Godalming, your lawyer will prepare vital paperwork, including the draft contract and assorted property information forms, and will help you answer these forms. The conveyancer's role involves addressing snags like a neighbour dispute and responding to enquiries from the buyer's solicitor.

In order to facilitate a faster completion, your lawyer will also liaise with key parties, such as agents, lenders and landlords.

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

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat or house is much more complex than for a freehold property.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Godalming will usually undertake additional work, and this could include collating the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to finding out if there are any payment arrears.

In order to resolve any leasehold difficulties faster, It is recommended that the vendor contact a lawyer as early as possible.

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Remortgaging

The Bank of England's current base rate is 5.25% (24 June, 2024)

Before you appoint a solicitor to handle your remortgage, your solicitor must be able to act for your bank or building society.

Our partner panel solicitors are members of all major lenders' panels, so whether you are switching to a standard variable rate mortgage from Halifax or taking out a first time buyer mortgage from Secure Trust Bank, we can help you.

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Transfer of equity in Godalming

Whether you are buying out an ex-spouse after a divorce, inheritance tax (IHT) planning or giving a property to a family member, a transfer of equity is required. Your solicitor will complete the legal work for a guaranteed fixed fee.

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Conveyancing costs in Godalming: What to expect

Conveyancing solicitors fees

The conveyancing quote should clearly detail the legal fees, including VAT, that you pay when the property transaction is complete. These legal fees are paid to your lawyer for the legal work that they complete.

Disbursements (third party costs)

Disbursements are fees that your lawyer will have to pay on your behalf for third-party services. Third-party disbursements include Local authority searches, Stamp Duty or a managing agent information pack.

Check what's included in your quote

Make sure you question any charges not set out in your initial quote, if you are comparing quotes. Some firms include extra costs in their terms and conditions. This can lead to a higher final bill.

Article by Completely Moved authors

The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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