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Bexleyheath is a town in the London Borough of Bexley. With affordable homes and great parks and gardens it has become a popular area for families to settle long-term.

There is a wide variety of property, from Georgian built to new houses and flats, and the commute into central London is only around half an hour. The market is one of the most buoyant in London, with southern Bexleyheath's proximity to the popular Bexley village area raising local house prices.

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Bexleyheath conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in London Borough of Bexley?

Bexleyheath is situated in London Borough of Bexley. Council tax bands 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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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Bexleyheath conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Bexleyheath offer services on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Our panel of property lawyers work on a fixed fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your conveyancing quote will set out exactly what you will pay when your property sale or purchase goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your property sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

Will I need property searches when buying a property in Bexleyheath?

Searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Bexleyheath conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Bexleyheath?

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. Buying a leasehold flat can take weeks longer than a freehold house as there are more parties involved.

Causes of numerous delays can range from missing leasehold documents to absent freeholders.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The conveyancing for selling leasehold houses or flats can be seriously delayed.

The buyer's solicitor must review these documents, including a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time needed by your lawyer to gather this paperwork is the common cause of such delays.

It can take a long time to gather this information if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond, so your solicitor should get this underway even before a sale has been agreed.

Read more:

Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

I am buying a new build property in Bexleyheath - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for acquiring a new build in Bexleyheath is more complicated than buying an existing property.

Your solicitor in Bexleyheath will need to be qualified to handle things like checking the suitability of new build insurance, checking planning conditions have been fulfilled and working with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and Ark Residential.

Our specialist team of new build solicitors are experts in representing buyers to achieve a stress free move and working to tight developer deadlines.

Read more:

Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

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

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Bexleyheath will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our conveyancing team are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a 100% mortgage with Lloyds Bank or to a two-year discount with the Darlington Building Society, we can assist.

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