Conveyancing in Caterham

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Conveyancing Solicitors Caterham

In-Deed is a country wide conveyancing company providing leading edge property legal services to Surrey throughout Surrey. In-Deed works on a no completion no fee basis so you only have to pay any solicitor costs if and when your matter completes. Surrey has a number of conveyancing solicitors, however we think that no other firm can better In-Deed on our high levels of service.

Property Price Data in Caterham

Surrey House Prices (in £1000's)
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297 295 305 315

House prices have risen in Surrey over the last four years. The Land Registry recorded home purchases averaging £314, 880 in October 2013.

Property prices are expected to increase throughout 2014 by up to 8%. Likely reasons for the uptick include lower interest rates. Despite these predictions, property experts are recognising the signs of a bubble, with a correction due within years.

Recent property transactions

  • Freehold House Purchase - West Hall Park, Warlingham, Surrey, CR6, £140, 000
  • Freehold Sale - Parkside Mews, Warlingham, CR6, £570, 000
  • Leasehold Purchase - Lime Grove, Warlingham, CR6, £193, 000
  • Leasehold Purchase - Succombs Place, Warlingham, Surrey, CR6, £250, 000
  • Freehold Sale - Hillbury Road, Warlingham, Surrey, CR6, £290, 000

Conveyancing Fees In Caterham

We give you a thorough fixed fee quote before you commit for your Caterham purchase or sale.

Some solicitors bury fees in the terms of their conveyancing quote. Additional conveyancing fees to watch out for often include charges for commissioning searches beyond the local authority search or for simultaneous exchange and completion.

Local Government and Council Tax for Caterham

Caterham is in Tandridge District Council (Conservative controlled). The council tax bandings for tax year 13\14 are as follows; Band A - £1, 061, Band B - £1, 238, Band C - £1, 415, Band D - £1, 592, Band E - £1, 945, Band F - £2, 299, Band G - £2, 653, Band H - £3, 183.

The Caterham area

Caterham is situated in Surrey in South East England and is around 22 miles from the county administrative centre of Guildford. Local Caterham amenities include Coughlans bakery at Unit 40 Church Walk and Traditional Butchers. Pubs in the area include the Old Surrey Hounds, the Pilgrim, the Royal Oak and the King & Queen. Caterham is noted for Chartwell, Quebec House and The Old Mill.

Some local residents may shop at Caterham's Waitrose, on Station Avenue. Recent reports indicate that residences in areas with a Waitrose or where planning has been granted to build one increase in price by almost 50% in some areas. Some property specialists may be unconvinced by 'the Waitrose effect', even so it remains something to consider when you are buying in the area.

Conveyancing Process

  • Choosing a quote - Though you can perform the legal work yourself, most home movers do not have enough legal experience, and choose to instruct a legal professional. Be sure to check the terms and conditions for any hidden fees before you make a final decision.

  • Instructing a solicitor - Before a property lawyer is able to commence the conveyancing process for your Caterham move, you must formally instruct. You should always scour their terms of engagement for any extra charges like charges for acting on a leasehold property , before approving them.

  • The draft contract - Pre-contract enquires are made, which can include confirming that the seller has the right to sell the property. Also the draft contract itself will be drawn up by the seller's lawyer. The property buyer may get confirmation of the mortgage from their lender by this stage.

  • Instruct the RICS Home Buyer Report - Buyers are strongly advised to get a home survey as it will spot any serious issues e.g. ground heave or potential planning breaches. House longhorn beetle is one of a number of an area concern common in Surrey.

  • Caterham searches - There are four normal searches. These are Chancel Liability, Local Authority, Environmental and Drainage and Water, and these cover numerous factors including land contamination.

  • Exchanging contracts - When the buyer and seller are happy with the contract, both sides sign and send them to the other side. The buyer then transfers through their conveyancing solicitor the agreed 10% deposit.

  • On Completion - On an agreed date, the deeds are handed over to the buyer, after payment of the funds that is due is made. The keys to the property are collected.

  • Post Completion Formalities - Now you have taken possession of the property a conveyancing solicitor has a number of formalities to undertake such as sending deeds to your lender.

Buying with Help to Buy

Over 17, 000 home buyers acquired a property through the Government's Help to Buy programme already. Help to Buy enables participating lenders to purchase a guarantee, so they can then offer mortgages of up to 95% loan to value.

Contact the Money Advice Service, or your local Help to Buy agent if you need more information.

Are you Remortgaging in Caterham ?

Are you going to remortgage your house or flat in Caterham? Our team have invested in the latest systems letting our home moving lawyers offer a stress free but personal conveyancing service.

Online Conveyancing Quote

It is simpler than ever for home movers to see how the legal work their move is progressing, with conveyancing online tools such as email and SMS updates and casetracking at their disposal.

However, an essential component of a faster, easier move is finding a solicitor who is both efficient and who provides regular updates. Home movers will get, with our conveyancing solicitors, the benefit of 21st Century conveyancing solutions and additionally the support of a dedicated property lawyer.