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Conveyancing in Bexley

Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring a property from one person to another or the process of securing a mortgage. If you're looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Bexley, you're in the right place. Get a fast & proactive solicitor from a nationwide panel of conveyancing experts.

We have helped Bexley and London clients with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Dartford, Gravesend, Swanley, South East London and London

Bexley Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Bexley

The London Borough of Bexley is on the outer fringe of the capital, south of the River Thames, yet only a 25 minute journey by train.

The borough owns and maintains more than 100 parks and open spaces and in 2016 was noted as the most affordable area of London in which to buy or rent a home. However house prices rose by 6.3% in 2017 compared with the rest of London at 0.5% and growth looks set to continue.

Our Bexley conveyancing guide will help answer your conveyancing questions, whether you are buying a home, selling a property, remortgaging or transferring equity.

Bexley house prices

The average price paid for a property in Bexley between March and April 2024 was £404,557 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Bexley (2023/24)

Band Amount
A £1,358.51
B £1,584.92
C £1,811.34
D £2,037.76
E £2,490.60
F £2,943.43
G £3,396.27
H £4,075.52

What does a Bexley conveyancing solicitor do?

A conveyancing solicitor plays a pivotal role in a purchase.

They will raise questions for the seller's solicitor, order searches, review the contract of sale, and fulfil post-completion formalities, such as HMLR registration.

Bexley conveyancing solicitors would also undertake checks for issues related to flats, such as spiralling ground rents.

Are you funding your home purchase with a mortgage?

Whether you are buying your first home or buying a property to let, your solicitor must also complete legal work for the bank or building society. If your solicitor isn't accepted on your bank's panel, it may take weeks longer to purchase your property.

Our chosen partner solicitors have established relationships with the majority of building societies, banks and lenders, so you can complete your purchase without delay.

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Conservation area

When buying a flat or house in a conservation area, your property lawyer will need to check for planning approval issues, including new boundaries, fences and railings or obligations towards property maintenance. Conservation areas in Bexley and the London local authority include:

  • Lloyd's Avenue
  • Eastcheap
  • St Helen's Place
  • Queen Street
  • Laurence Pountney Hill

Listed buildings

There are over half a million listed buildings in England and Wales, 123 of which are in London Borough of Bexley.

Bexley listed buildings include:

  • Workshop Range To South West Of Main Engine House Crossness Pumping Station, Belvedere Road, Belvedere, Bexley, Bexley, Greater London Authority
  • Orchard House, 62 Woolwich Road, Bexleyheath, Bexley, Bexley, Greater London Authority
  • Street Wall And Gateway To North Of Red House, Red House Lane, Bexleyheath, Bexley, Bexley, Greater London Authority
  • Dower House, North Cray Road, North Cray, Bexley, Bexley, Greater London Authority
  • The Manor House, Manor Road, Non Civil Parish, Bexley, Bexley, Greater London Authority

Buying and owning a listed property is not for the faint-hearted. Examples of the duties that listed building owners face include maintenance of historic features, consent for additions like solar panels and an obligation to protect significant internal features like fireplaces. Our expert solicitor panel will advise you on the commitments a listed building owner must make.

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Buying a Shared Ownership property

You will need shared ownership conveyancing, when purchasing a share in a house or flat from a not-for-profit housing association. Buying a shared ownership property is more complex than a straightforward purchase, because all shared ownership properties are leasehold.

With extensive specialist experience, our panel of specialist property lawyers will assist you with every step of the process.

Leasehold flats

Purchasing a leasehold flat in the UK can be complicated. The many potential traps lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like and leases with fewer than 80 years to run.

Your solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling a house or flat in Bexley

When you begin the process to sell a Bexley property, your conveyancing solicitor will first prepare the necessary documentation, including the contract of sale and the various property information forms.

Their role involves answering the buyer's solicitor's enquiries, overcoming hurdles such as a missing EIC and redeeming the mortgage.

In order to assure a smooth transfer of ownership, your solicitor will also work with both sides, such as agents, lenders and landlords.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Bexley?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold property is significantly more complicated compared to a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Bexley will need to conduct extra work, including collating the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to ascertaining if a license to assign is required.

In order to resolve any leasehold difficulties faster, It is highly recommended that you instruct a property lawyer as soon as is practicable.

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Remortgage in Bexley

The base interest rate is 5.25% (19 July, 2024)

Check your conveyancing solicitor is on your bank or building society's panel before you instruct your solicitor.

Our remortgage panel solicitors are on all major banks and building societies' panels, so whether you are changing to a 5-year fixed rate with TSB or taking out a guarantor mortgage from Buckinghamshire Building Society, our panel solicitors can guide you through the remortgage process.

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Transferring Equity in Bexley

Whether you are transferring the ownership of a property to your children, buying out a co-owner or estate planning, you'll need a solicitor or licensed conveyancer to carry out a transfer of equity.

Your lawyer will handle all the required documentation and register the new interest at HM Land Registry for a guaranteed fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Bexley?

Legal fees

These fees are what your conveyancing solicitor charges you for the work they carry out. The quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) that you pay when the property transaction is complete.

Disbursements (costs payable to third parties)

Disbursements are fees that your conveyancing solicitor will have to pay on your behalf for third-party services. Examples of disbursements include Stamp Duty and property searches.

Check for hidden costs

Some firms include additional fees in their terms and conditions. This can lead to a higher final bill. If you are comparing conveyancing quotes, watch out for additional charges.

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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