Conveyancing Solicitors in Orpington

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Conveyancing in Orpington

Conveyancing is the legal process a solicitor follows to ensures the proper transfer of property from one owner to another. If you're looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Orpington, you're in the right place. Get a fast & proactive solicitor from a nationwide panel of conveyancing experts.

We have helped clients in Orpington and throughout Bromley 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: Bromley, Croydon, Edmonton, South East London and London

Orpington Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Orpington

A suburban town in south-east London, Orpington offers a peaceful lifestyle with easy access to the city via train. Known for its high street, good schools, and nearby High Elms Country Park, it has a population of approximately 15,000.

Orpington house prices

The average price paid for a property in Orpington between February and March 2024 was £282,776 (updated June 2024).

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Council Tax in Orpington (2023/24)

Orpington 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 does an Orpington property lawyer do?

In a property purchase, a lawyer will take care of the technical side of the transaction. They will order searches, raise questions for the seller, review contracts and complete any post-sale actions, such as HMLR registration.

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

Are you purchasing a home with a mortgage?

When purchasing property with a mortgage, it is a requirement for your solicitor to also act for the bank.

If your conveyancer isn't accepted on your bank or building society's panel, it could take weeks longer to buy your house.

Over 100 lenders have approved our chosen partner solicitors, so we can help you complete your Orpington transaction without delay.

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We have also helped Orpington home buyers with the legal work for:

Buying in a conservation area

When purchasing a flat or house in a conservation area, your conveyancing solicitor will need to check for restrictions on how you can use the flat or house, which could include rights of way or restrictions on animal ownership. Conservation areas in Orpington and the Bromley local authority include:

  • Elm Road
  • Bromley Town Centre
  • The Broadoaks Estate
  • Bromley Common
  • Farnborough Village

Listed buildings

Approximately half a million listed properties exist across the country, and around 420 of which are in London Borough of Bromley.

Orpington listed buildings and properties include:

  • Coal Taxpost By Entrance To Recreation Ground, Chelsfield Lane, Orpington, Bromley, Greater London Authority
  • Coal Taxpost 3/4 Mile North Of Chelsfield, Skibbs Lane, Orpington, Bromley, Greater London Authority
  • Wellhurst, 95 High Street, Orpington, Bromley, Green Street Green, Bromley, Bromley, Greater London Authority
  • Coal Taxpost At Junction With Farnborough Hill, Sevenoaks Road, Orpington, Bromley, Greater London Authority
  • Coal Taxpost In Garden Of No 153A, Warren Road, Orpington, Bromley, Greater London Authority

Our expert solicitor panel will explain to you the commitments a listed building owner must make. Examples include regular upkeep, and required consent for any alterations.

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Shared Ownership

When purchasing a share in a property from a not-for-profit housing association, you will need shared ownership conveyancing. Shared ownership conveyancing can be more involved than buying your home outright.

If you need conveyancing to purchase a shared ownership property, or for staircasing, our panel solicitors will work with you to complete the process.

New Build Conveyancing

The legal work for buying a new build home in Orpington can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A conveyancing solicitor in Orpington will need to be qualified to handle things like handling the uncertainties of buying off plan, spotting incomplete agreements for roads and sewers and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and Q Assure.

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Selling a property in Orpington

For the sale of an Orpington property, your lawyer will arrange all the necessary documentation, such as the contract of sale and assorted property information forms, and will help you answer these forms.

The conveyancer's duties entail overcoming hurdles such as a flying freehold and responding to the buyer's solicitor's enquiries.

By taking action to liaise with key parties, like agents, lenders and landlords, your lawyer will help make sure your sale completes without delay.

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The conveyancing for selling leasehold properties typically takes longer.

The buyer's solicitor must review this leasehold-related paperwork, including a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. Typically, delays are due to the time needed by to source this information.

Your conveyancing solicitor should start this process as soon as possible, because these details could take several weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond.

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Remortgage conveyancing

Latest Bank of England base rate now at 5.25% (24 June, 2024)

Before instructing, your solicitor must be able to act for your lender.

We work with remortgage solicitors who can act for over 100 lenders. Whether you are changing to a fixed rate mortgage with NatWest or moving to a 10-year tracker rate with Swansea Building Society, we can help take care of the legal side.

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Transfer of equity in Orpington

Whether you are inheritance tax (IHT) planning, taking over the share of another owner or transferring the ownership of your property to a child, you'll need the help of a transfer of equity solicitor or licensed conveyancer.

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

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How much does conveyancing cost in Orpington?

Getting an online conveyancing quote is simple - but knowing what the quote does and does not include can be tricky.

Conveyancing legal fees

These fees are what your conveyancer charges you for the legal services they provide. The conveyancing quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes.

Conveyancing disbursements

Disbursements are third-party costs paid by your solicitor on your behalf. Third-party disbursements include Stamp Duty, property searches and a bankruptcy search.

Check the T's & C's

Some solicitors' quotes may include additional charges in the small print. This can mean a higher final bill. If you are comparing conveyancing quotes, double-check for additional fees or charges.

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The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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