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Buying a house in Surrey
Among England’s most historic and picturesque regions, Surrey is one of the south’s famous Home Counties, spanning swathes of land to the capital’s south west. With desirable towns like Epsom, Woking and Chobham falling within its borders – not to mention the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – it’s no surprise that there’s a thriving property market in the area. At My Home Move Conveyancing, we’ve been building our expertise in market’s like the one in Surrey since 2001, enabling us to give each of our clients an award winning conveyancing service.
Our Conveyancing Service
• Fixed Fee Conveyancing
• No Move, No Fee
• Transparent Costs
If you’d like to purchase or sell a property in Surrey – or anywhere in the UK for that matter – you’ll need the help of property lawyers, who will complete all the legal work on your behalf.
At My Home Move Conveyancing, we’re delighted to bring our clients in the area a fixed fee conveyancing service. When you choose us, there’s never any unexpected costs waiting down the line, and with our ‘No Move, No Fee’ policy you won’t have to pay us if the sale or purchase falls through. As your Surrey Conveyancers, we’ll always go the extra mile, allowing us to complete an average of 21 days sooner than our competitors.
From day one, you’ll be assigned a dedicated conveyancer who’ll oversee everything for you, taking care of your case from start to finish. As your consistent point of contact they’ll be on hand whenever you need them, alongside access to an online account where you can keep an eye on progress. Combining our superb knowledge of the local market with our innovative technology, we’ll get things right first time round. At My Home Move Conveyancing, we’re delighted to provide our conveyancing services in Surrey throughout the region; from Oxted in the east to Farnham in the west – and everywhere in between.
Over the past year, properties in Surrey went for an average price of £541,117. The most expensive part of the region was Wentworth, where homes cost an average of £1,554,860, compared with £320,157 in cheapest area Whyteleafe. Flats made up the largest share of sales, at an average of £354,560.
Surrey County Council are the local authority responsible for property in the region as a whole. They can be contacted online through their website, or at the following address:
Kingston upon Thames
As Surrey is a large and highly-populated region, governance is largely devolved to a number of borough councils, but with some responsibilities remaining in the hands of Surrey County Council. That means that council tax rates will vary depending on which district of Surrey you choose to live in.
The local area
Surrey is, without doubt, one of England’s most desirable regions. Conveniently close to the capital, the county retains its rural charms and offers its residents a lifestyle-enhancing balance of urban amenities and open countryside. Many of the area’s settlements date back to Roman times, including Kingston upon Thames and Ewell, a history that is furthered through the remains of several iron age hillforts in the area. Today, Surrey is a well-connected and thriving part of the country, with attractions including Hampton Court palace and Thorpe Park Resort.
Being as close to the capital as it is, Surrey is well served for both public and private transportation. There’s a vast local rail network with regular services into London, while the city’s orbital M25 motorway cuts through the county east to west, as the A24 and M23 branch through it north to south. The nearest airports to Surrey are Gatwick Airport or Heathrow Airport, both lying immediately outside the county’s borders at opposite ends.
You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to primary and secondary schools, with some of the country’s highest regarded private and state institutions found in the area. For higher educational needs, the University of Surrey can be found in Guildford.
Established in 2001, we exclusively deal with the legal side of moving home. Last year alone, through our experienced conveyancers, we helped nearly 50,000 customers have a hassle-free experience. We are a truly national company, having completed transactions in each of the 109 postcode areas in England and Wales.
Our promise to you…
We understand that moving house can be stressful. So we make sure everything we do makes the process as easy and efficient as possible. We’ll give you an all inclusive fixed quote from the start so there won’t be any surprises. The price only changes if your instructions do.
You’ll have access to our unique, easy to use, online case management service to track your case. And dedicated conveyancing experts who’ll be on hand to guide you through the whole process.
We know you’re busy, so we’re open 8am until 8pm most weekdays, and open at weekends too!
Finally, if your move falls through, through no fault of your own, we won’t charge you a penny in legal fees.
Multiple industry awards
See why our unique conveyancing service (My Home Move and its wholly owned law firm) has been recognised as an industry leading, award-winning conveyancing company.
Best Legal Services Provider
Future of Legal Services Innovation
Most Innovative Use of Technology
Best Conveyancing Provider
National Conveyancing Firm of the Year
Best Legal Services Provider
Once you have your offer accepted, it’s time to get the ball rolling on legally transferring the ownership to you. Here’s how we do things at My Home Move Conveyancing.
First, your estate agents will send us a copy of the Memorandum of sale, which provides the details of the property, the amount offered and the name of the sellers and buyers and their conveyancers. You will be asked to complete your details and provide to us your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill.
If you are selling a house, you will need a Conveyancer to act for you – that’s where we come in!
You will be asked by us to complete your details and provide your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill. You will also be asked to fill in a Property Information form including some specific details about the property, its boundaries, any alterations to the property etc. If you have any additional paperwork such as planning permissions or notices, then these will be required by us to send with the contract papers. We will also ask you to complete a Fixtures, Fittings and Contents form to say what you will be taking and leaving behind. If the property is leasehold, you will be asked for information about who you pay ground rent and services charges to…
After we have received your instructions to act we will check the legal issues and title to your property to ensure it offers a satisfactory security for your new lender, as this is the essence of a mortgage.
We will also check the amounts outstanding on any current mortgage registered on the property as these will have to be repaid at completion. The amounts will be confirmed with you.
Usually, we will not carry out Local, Drainage or Mining (if appropriate) searches as we will put in place an insurance which will protect your lender. This is less expensive for you and quicker. Some lenders still require that searches are made and will not rely on insurance. If this is the case the searches will have to be made and the cost will show on the Financial Statement sent to you.
At about the same time that you receive your Mortgage Offer we receive a copy together with the lender’s instructions to act for them. We will consider the Offer to ensure that we do those things required of us as the solicitors and to check what other conditions have to be satisfied.
We will then send you the Mortgage Deed to sign and any other documentation that may be required by your lender. We shall need to have this back from you as soon as possible and certainly by the day before we complete. Otherwise there will be a delay.
You need to check that the Mortgage Offer is acceptable to you. For example, is the mortgage amount and mortgage product correct? Is it the correct method of repayment? Are there any early repayment fees?
We target a completion date for 7 days after we receive our copy of the Mortgage Offer but our being able to complete depends on the terms of the Offer and any peculiarities of your transaction.
If the new mortgage amount is less than the amount we have to pay to your existing lender, we will ask for the difference from you, before the completion date.
Following completion we deal with the registration formalities to ensure the mortgage security is perfected for your lender and any deeds will then be sent to your lender for safe-keeping.
Note – If your property is leasehold, we also:
Request your landlord to confirm that all ground rent, service charges and insurance premiums (if applicable) have been paid to date and that there is no known breach of the lease.
Have to approve the wording of the lease.
Have to serve on the landlord a notice of discharge of your existing mortgage and a notice that a new mortgage has been given to your new lender.
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If you would like to discuss a quotation you have received please call our Quotation Team on
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If you would like to speak to someone about your case please call our Conveyancing Team on
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