Conveyancing Solicitors in Chislehurst

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Conveyancing in Chislehurst

Conveyancing is defined as the work a solicitor or licenced conveyancer does to transfer a property from one party to another. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Chislehurst, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have years of experience helping homemovers in Chislehurst and throughout Bromley handle their sale, purchase, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Bromley, Orpington, Sidcup, South East London and London

Chislehurst Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Chislehurst

A suburban district in southeast London, Chislehurst is known for its commons, ponds, and the Chislehurst Caves. Popular areas to live include Royal Parade and Elmstead Woods. Chislehurst is served by its railway station with connections to London Charing Cross. Chislehurst has a population of approximately 20,000.

Chislehurst house prices

The average price paid for a property in Chislehurst between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Chislehurst (2023/24)

Chislehurst is in London Borough of Bromley.

Band Amount
A £1,228.13
B £1,432.81
C £1,637.50
D £1,842.19
E £2,251.57
F £2,660.94
G £3,070.32
H £3,684.38

What do conveyancing solicitors do?

A conveyancer or solicitor plays a key role after an offer has been accepted, and assists the buyer with the legal side of transferring ownership from the seller to the buyer. Your lawyer will order property searches, raise questions for the seller's solicitor, review the contract of sale and ensure that post-purchase requirements, such as paying SDLT and registering the property ownership with the Land Registry, are completed.

In addition to standard searches, Chislehurst conveyancing solicitors may undertake checks for issues related to flats, such as spiralling ground rents.

Buying with a mortgage?

When you buy a house, your solicitor also needs to carry out some legal work for the lender. Acceptance on a lender's panel will mean your solicitor can act on behalf of your mortgage provider.

We work with lawyers who can represent the vast majority of banks and specialist lenders, from major banks like Santander to smaller, specialist lenders including Gatehouse - ensuring your transaction will complete without delay.

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We can help home movers in Chislehurst with the conveyancing for:

Buying in a conservation area

When purchasing a flat or house in a Chislehurst conservation area, your conveyancer will need to check for restrictive covenants, which could include rubbish disposal issues, and heritage access.

Conservation areas in Chislehurst and the Bromley local authority include Shortlands, Chancery Lane, Beckenham, Elm Road, Nash and Copers Cope.

Buying a listed building

Roughly 500,000 listed properties exist across the country - around 420 of which are in London Borough of Bromley.

Listed buildings in and around Chislehurst include:

  • Folly To West Of Morland House, Susan Wood, Chislehurst, Bromley, Greater London Authority
  • Folly To North Of Morland House, Susan Wood, Chislehurst, Bromley, Greater London Authority
  • Norman Cottage, Morley Road, Chislehurst, Bromley, Bromley, Greater London Authority
  • Pair Of Wrought Iron Gates At Geffrey's Homes (Almshouses), Mottingham Lane, Chislehurst, Bromley, Mottingham, Bromley, Bromley, Greater London Authority
  • Walton Lodge, Royal Parade, Chislehurst, Bromley, Bromley, Greater London Authority

Owning a listed building can be a challenge for the unwary. Examples of the obligations placed upon listed building owners include use of traditional methods and materials for maintenance, consent for additions like solar panels and an obligation to preserve or restore original windows and doors. Our specialist panel of property solicitors will explain to you what commitments you are making as a listed building owner.

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Shared Ownership Conveyancing

Shared ownership conveyancing is the service you will need, when purchasing a share in a house or flat from a not-for-profit housing association. Shared ownership conveyancing is more complex, as all properties are leasehold.

Whether you are staircasing shares in your current home, or buying a shared ownership property, our panel of specialist solicitors will walk you through every step of the process.

Buying a leasehold property

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat can be very involved. The numerous common problems lying in wait for an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and leases with fewer than 80 years to run.

A good property lawyer will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling a house or flat in Chislehurst

For the sale of a Chislehurst home, your solicitor will compile key documents, such as the draft contract and property information forms, and help you complete these forms.

The solicitor's role involves overcoming hurdles such as a boundary dispute, responding to the buyer's solicitor's enquiries and redeeming the mortgage.

The solicitor will work with all parties, including estate agents, landlords and lenders, so your sale completes as soon as possible.

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Chislehurst?

The legal work for a leasehold flat is much more complex in comparison with a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Chislehurst must carry out additional legal work, such as sourcing the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to ascertaining if any excess payments are anticipated.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related problems sooner, It is highly recommended that you instruct a property lawyer as soon as possible, ideally before putting the property on the market.

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Remortgage conveyancing

Latest Bank of England base rate now at 5.25% (16 July, 2024)

Before you instruct a remortgage solicitor, don't forget to verify your remortgage solicitor's lender panel status.

We work with remortgage solicitors who are on the legal panels of over 100 banks and building societies, so whether you are switching to a 2-year fixed rate from Halifax or taking out a lifetime mortgage from Swansea Building Society, our panel solicitors will make the process as simple and stress-free as possible.

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Transferring Equity

If you want to make changes to the ownership of your home, whether you are buying out an ex-partner, estate planning or transferring the ownership of a property (in part or in full) to your children, you'll need to carry out a transfer of equity. Your conveyancer will handle all the required documentation for a guaranteed fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Chislehurst?

Conveyancing quotes often include costs that might be new to many:

Solicitors' fees

Your solicitor's quote should clearly detail the legal fees, including VAT, that you pay when the property transaction is complete. These legal fees are paid to your lawyer for the work they carry out during your transaction.

Disbursements (third party costs)

Your conveyancing quote should also itemise required third-party costs, or disbursements, such as Local authority searches, Stamp Duty or a pre-completion search.

Check for hidden costs

Some firms may include additional charges in their terms and conditions, leading to a total cost that's much higher than the initial quote. When comparing quotes, watch out for undisclosed fees missing from the original quote.

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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