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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 in 2021?

Bexley is situated in London Borough of Bexley. Council tax bands in 2021 are as follows:

Band Bexley Council Tax (2021/22)
A £1,163.09
B £1,356.94
C £1,550.79
D £1,744.64
E £2,132.34
F £2,520.03
G £2,907.73
H £3,489.28

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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.

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

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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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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 0.1% (Apr 2021). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Bexley could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

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.

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Will I need a solicitor in order to transfer equity in my Bexley property?

The equity transfer process can be complex. Most people complete the transfer process with the help of a conveyancing solicitor.

A solicitor will advise on the various options for joint ownership, complete the registration process, deal with Stamp Duty (SDLT) and handle the legal work for a remortgage if required.

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