Conveyancing Solicitors in West Byfleet

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Conveyancing in West Byfleet

Conveyancing is when a solicitor transfers the legal ownership of a property from one individual to another. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in West Byfleet, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have years of experience helping homemovers in West Byfleet and throughout Woking handle their sale, purchase, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Camberley, Ewell and Guildford

West Byfleet Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in West Byfleet

Situated in Surrey, West Byfleet is an attractive village that perfectly combines rural charm with a convenient location. Offering a variety of shops, restaurants, and sporting facilities, West Byfleet has much to provide residents.

West Byfleet's station offers regular direct trains to London Waterloo, marking it as a great place for London commuters who desire a more peaceful living environment. The village's popular schools and abundance of local amenities further enhance its appeal. West Byfleet has a population of about 5,500.

West Byfleet house prices

The average price paid for a property in West Byfleet between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in West Byfleet (2023/24)

West Byfleet is in Woking Borough Council.

Band Amount
A £1,499.18
B £1,749.04
C £1,998.90
D £2,248.77
E £2,748.50
F £3,248.22
G £3,747.95
H £4,497.54

What do West Byfleet conveyancing solicitors do?

A conveyancing solicitor will take care of the technical side of the transaction. Your solicitor will perform required due diligence, including ordering property searches, raising questions about how the seller has used the property and ensuring necessary funds are correctly transferred.

In addition to standard searches, West Byfleet conveyancing solicitors would also undertake checks for issues affecting high-value listed buildings and properties within green belt areas.

Are you buying a property with a mortgage?

When you buy a property with a mortgage, the bank or building society will need to confirm that the property's value is enough to cover the amount of the mortgage.

If your conveyancer isn't accepted on your mortgage provider's panel, it could take weeks longer to complete your purchase.

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

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We have also helped buyers in West Byfleet with the conveyancing for:

Buying in a conservation area

When you purchase a flat or house in a conservation area, your property lawyer will check for planning approval issues, which could include lack of building regulations for alterations, and paint and colour scheme restrictions.

Conservation areas in West Byfleet and across the Woking local authority include:

  • St John's, Woking
  • Horsell Birch
  • Byfleet Village

Buying a listed building

Approximately half a million listed properties exist across the country - around 200 of which are in Woking Borough Council.

Listed buildings and properties in and near to West Byfleet include:

  • Broadoaks, Parvis Road, West Byfleet, Woking, Woking, Surrey
  • Broadoaks Model Dairy, Parvis Road, West Byfleet, Woking, Woking, Surrey

Owning a listed building brings its own set of challenges. Our expert solicitor panel will offer guidance on the obligations imposed by listed property ownership. Examples include consent for additions like solar panels, and an obligation to protect significant internal features like fireplaces.

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Buying a leasehold property

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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Selling property in West Byfleet

When selling a house or flat in West Byfleet, your conveyancer will prepare the necessary documentation, including assorted property information forms and the sale contract.

Responsibilities include sorting out potential snags and answering enquiries from the buyer's solicitor.

The solicitor will also coordinate with all parties, including agents, lenders and landlords, to make sure your property sale completes as soon as possible.

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.

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Remortgaging

The Bank of England's current base rate is 5.25% (15 July, 2024)

Before you instruct, double check your lawyer is on your chosen lender's panel.

Our partner panel solicitors can work with 99% of all banks and building societies. Whether you are changing to a discount mortgage with Halifax or moving to a flexible mortgage with Harpenden Building Society, we can help.

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Transfer of equity

Whether you are transferring the ownership of a property (in part or in full) to your children, adding a new partner to your property's title or inheritance tax (IHT) planning, you'll need the help of a transfer of equity specialist. Your property lawyer will complete all the necessary paperwork for a low, fixed fee.

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How much should I budget for conveyancing in West Byfleet?

Conveyancing quotes often include costs that might be new to many:

Solicitors' fees

Your solicitor's quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes. These fees are what your solicitor or conveyancer charges you for the legal services they provide.

Disbursements (third party costs)

Disbursements are third-party expenses incurred during the purchase, sale or other conveyancing transaction. Examples of disbursements include Local authority searches, Stamp Duty or a gypsum search.

Check for hidden costs

Watch out for undisclosed fees not included in your original quote, when you compare conveyancing quotes. Some firms set out additional charges in their terms and conditions, resulting in a higher-than-expected 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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