By Frances Traynor
19th October 2017
"A team you can count on throughout your property transaction."
It is important to appoint a solicitor to look after the legal side of things for the purchase or sale of your Woking property.
The wealth of conveyancing experience in Woking and around Surrey of Homeward Legal’s solicitors, in addition to the speed-focused pragmatism in our approach, means we move you in the shortest time possible.
Conveyancing solicitors who handle all the conveyancing work for your move for a fixed price.
If for any reason your Surrey house move does not complete we do not charge you any property legal fees.
With their local experience, our solicitors will lead you through the details of your sale or purchase.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Woking is served by the M25, A3, A247, A320 and A324. By rail: The nearest train station is Woking. By air: There are several airports accessible from Woking: TAG London Farnborough (13 miles), London Heathrow (14), Blackbushe (16), White Waltham (20), Northolt Jet Centre (23), London Heliport (26), Wycombe Air Park (33), and London Gatwick (35).
Hospital: Woking Community, Heathside Road, Woking, GU22 7HS. Council: Woking Borough Council (www.woking.gov.uk).
Attractions: Brookwood Cemetery, Shah Jehan Mosque, Pyrford Lock, Lightwater Country Park, and Woking Park.Q.
You need to be careful when opting for a firm that appears to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes' either in the high street or online. Additional costs are often hiding in the small print of their terms, and these can catch harried buyers and sellers unaware. Such extra charges need to be fair and clearly stated. At Homeward Legal, we never hide any costs, and our quotes provide a clear statement of your legal fees and disbursements for a standard conveyancing transaction, so you know exactly what your final bill will be. Try our quote calculator, or call our team of conveyancing experts on 0800 038 6699 to discuss your needs.Q.
Almost always, the answer to that question is going to be: “As early as possible”! There are some who advocate holding off on appointing a conveyancer until an offer has been firmly agreed, but delays caused by the late involvement of your solicitor can risk the other side pulling out, particularly in times of uncertain market conditions.Q.
The publicity that disastrous floods have had in recent years is unsurprisingly making many house-movers nervous about the risk of flooding at their new property, particularly if they are unfamiliar with the area they are moving to. Your conveyancing solicitor will order a standard set of searches, which will include one for the environment, which covers the investigation into the level of risk there is for flooding at the location of your future property and its environs. If the results indicate a significant risk, a more rigorous search (Landmark) can be ordered, if required. You may also be able to get in touch with a next-door neighbour to get further local history. Or you could contact a Surrey flood-damage builder, such as:
There is no technical or legal requirement for you to employ a solicitor for your conveyancing work, and you could carry out the bulk of the tasks yourself if you so wanted. However, the process is time-consuming and sometimes complex. Where a solicitor might turn around the tasks in a short timescale, your inexperience may incur delays and put your move in jeopardy. Even more importantly, do-it-yourself conveyancers might come a cropper because you won’t have the applicable personal indemnity insurance that solicitors firms are obligated to carry to protect you. Give our team of conveyancing professionals a call on 0800 038 6699 for a fixed-fee quote and to discuss your concerns.Q.
While new buildings should be in a better structural state than some older properties, Homeward Legal strongly recommends hiring a chartered surveyor to carry out a structural review, regardless of the age of the property, because there could still be some defects that might disrupt the exchange of contracts.Q.
There are many horror stories about the interminable length of time that some solicitors take to complete their conveyancing work. Proactive lawyers can complete in as little as three weeks, while others can take as long as three months. This stretching out the duration is almost always down to the lack of
focus anywhere along the chain and unwillingness to speed up the communication process (e.g. preferring to use traditional methods such as letter-writing rather than email). With the experienced solicitors at Homeward Legal, every purchase is handled as fast as possible, without compromising on service, using solicitors who are highly proactive. We aim to complete the conveyancing work within six weeks. Give us a call on 0800 038 6699 for fixed-fee quote baked with our ‘No Move, No Fee, guarantee.Q.
Homeward Legal would always advise holding off on lining up a removals firm until you have exchanged contracts, because it is only at this point that the date for moving is firmly established. Otherwise, the date might move and you may have to pay a rearrangement levy that some firms charge. Some removals firms available in Woking include:
Homeward Legal have an extensive panel of solicitors who frequently work with lenders and brokers approved by the Council of Mortgage Lenders. This means that, where they have reduced their own solicitor panels, Homeward Legal can work for them so that any legal costs incurred are not passed on to you. Local mortgage lenders and brokers in and around Woking include:
Your solicitor should be able to state specific lenders' requirements. Give us a call on 0800 038 6699 for a fixed-fee quote and to discuss the legal aspects of obtaining a mortgage.Q.
The SDLT you must pay will rely on the valuation. For a home purchased for £998000, the rate will be £39920.Q.
Some lenders have reduced their 'solicitor panel', which may result in increased legal costs for purchasers. Homeward Legal, however, are able to act on behalf of many lenders to keep legal costs to a minimum.Q.
The cost of conveyancing searches appreciably varies, depending on the particular searches ordered. Other informative searches include a commons registration search.Q.
Woking is located in Woking Borough Council, Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6YL, contact: 01483 755 855Q.
An experienced lawyer will carry out standard protocol property conveyancing searches that will include Woking historical flood risk data. A more thorough conveyancing search (e.g. Landmark) could possibly be advised by a qualified Woking conveyancing solicitor if the results of the initial searches identify any risk of flooding.Q.
We have worked with all the major lenders providing financing to Woking homebuyers. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Accordia, 34 Pine Tree Hill, Woking, GU22 8LZ, Online Mortgage Co, 26 High St, Woking, GU21 6BW, and North Star Financial Services Ltd, Steward House/16a Commercial Way, Woking, GU21 6ET. Your solicitor should be able to state specific lenders' requirements.Q.
A degree of remediation is possible is some cases, although it can be expensive. For Woking, remediation is often the responsibility of local authorities to arrange. Speak to a local service provider e.g. King Acre Landscapes, Egley Rd, Woking, GU22 0NH for further information.