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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.

Bexley conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in London Borough of Bexley?

Bexley is situated in London Borough of Bexley. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band London Borough of Bexley Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1058.69
B £1235.14
C £1411.59
D £1588.04
E £1940.94
F £2293.84
G £2646.73
H £3176.08

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Bexley?

Conveyancing fees are comprised of the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the extra third-party costs incurred on your behalf, for example HM Land Registry fees or local authority searches. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Bexley are fixed, which means that for a standard transaction, what we quote is exactly what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Bexley home move

Our conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a home in Bexley which property searches will I require?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Chancel search liability

Sometimes the solicitor will advise additional searches , for example a flood search.

To find out the cost of searches on a Bexley property, use our calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

I am buying a leasehold property in Bexley - what do I need to know?

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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What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

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.

I am remortgaging a property in Bexley - do I need a solicitor?

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Bexley could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our conveyancers can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are moving to an interest-only mortgage with RBS or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Yorkshire Building Society, we can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender