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Moving to Guildford? Save on Your Property Conveyancing Costs

Our team at Compare My Move connects you with verified conveyancers in Guildford. We can match you with up to 6 licensed conveyancers in your local area, helping you save up to 70% on your conveyancing fees.

Every partner that enters our network must pass our stringent verification process. All of our conveyancing partners specifically must be regulated by either the SRA, CLC, LSS, LSNI, or CILEx.

Whether you’re buying or selling a property, you’ll require the help of a licensed and qualified conveyancer to ensure the transaction is legal. They will guide you through the legal jargon and conduct vital conveyancing searches.

Our Guildford Conveyancing Solicitors

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    FAQs About Moving to Guildford

    Our research shows that the average conveyancing costs in Guildford are £1,750 when buying and £1,640 when selling. It takes approximately 159 days to complete the conveyancing process.

    We also found that Guildford has a medium risk of flooding with properties located close to the River Wey being most at risk. The town is also viewed as a raised radon area, meaning there will be some streets prone to levels of radon gas that are higher than average. However, it appears that Guildford does not have a high risk of subsidence.

    Why Hire a Guildford Conveyancer?

    Conveyancers guide you through the legal side of property sales. They can provide legal advice and ensure that all documentation is submitted correctly and on time on your behalf.

    Over the last year, 2,200 existing properties and 50 new builds were sold in Guildford, according to the UK House Price Index. The price for all property types has fluctuated over the last year with detached properties reaching the highest price increase of 4.4% in October 2021.

    Here are the services that your conveyancer will carry out once instructed:

    • Conducting conveyancing searches
    • Arranging a completion date
    • Liaising with your mortgage lender
    • Carrying out the exchange of contracts
    • Paying disbursements such as Stamp Duty Land Tax

    While this list is not exhaustive, there may be additional steps that need to be taken when dealing with a leasehold property.

    Data taken from UK House Price Index

    How Much Are Conveyancing Solicitor Fees in Guildford?

    The average house price in Guildford is £509,366. This means that the average freehold conveyancing fees are £1,750 while leasehold conveyancing fees are £1,860 when buying a property. When selling, the average freehold conveyancing fees are £1,640 and the leasehold conveyancing fees are £1,780.

    Your total conveyancing cost will be determined by factors such as the property location, whether the property is freehold or leasehold, and whether you are buying or selling.

    Your conveyancing cost will be a combination of your conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements. This means you'll also need to account for a Local Authority Search. A full Local Authority Search in Guildford costs £164.33, according to the Guildford Borough Council.

    Data taken from Compare My Move’s Moving House Calculator

    How Long Does Conveyancing Take in Guildford?

    The average time it takes to complete the conveyancing process in Guildford is 159 days. This matches the national average which is also 159 days.

    The process from the initial listing to completion takes approximately 259 days in Guildford. The amount of time it takes for an offer to be accepted is longer in Guildford. This means that hiring a conveyancer at the start of the process will ensure that the process runs smoothly and quickly.

    Various factors can influence the speed of the conveyancing process such as the property being freehold or leasehold. This is because leasehold properties require more paperwork than freehold.

    Data taken from Get Agent

    What to Expect From Conveyancing Searches in Guildford?

    Conveyancing searches are one of the most important duties your conveyancer will carry out. They help to identify any potential environmental issues that can damage the property.

    Many properties within Guildford do not have a high risk of flooding. However, those located close to the rivers flowing through the town will have an increased risk.

    Guildford properties are not at high risk of subsidence. Subsidence often occurs in densely populated areas such as London. The added pressure of multiple buildings will weaken and dry out the ground below.

    Guildford has a medium risk of radon gas. The majority of the town contains the typical levels of radon gas found in the UK, but there are a few streets where the risk slightly increases.

    Data taken from Get The Data and Geobear's Subsidence Map