Local information

Situated 15 km south east of central London on the Prime Meridian, Bromley was historically a market town in Kent. Rapid growth led to it becoming a regionally significant commercial and retail district outside of London.

The London Borough of Bromley is geographically the largest in Greater London, occupying 153 square km, of which a large proportion is Metropolitan Green Belt land. With 30% of the land also farmland, Bromley is probably the most rural of the 32 London Boroughs, making it an attractive place to live and work and keeping property prices buoyant.

Bromley conveyancing FAQs

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

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

Band London Borough of Bromley Council Tax (2018/19)
A £968.47
B £1129.89
C £1291.30
D £1452.71
E £1775.53
F £2098.36
G £2421.18
H £2905.42

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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 Bromley?

Conveyancing fees include fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the extra third-party costs incurred on your behalf, e.g. Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) or management company information. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in Bromley are fixed, meaning for a standard conveyancing transaction, what we quote is exactly what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Bromley home move

Our conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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I'm buying a house in Bromley - what searches do I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Water search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

On occasion the solicitor will recommend specialist searches e.g. an HS2 search.

To find out how much searches will cost on a Bromley move use our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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

How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. The conveyancing for leasehold property can take weeks longer than a freehold house because leasehold transactions involve more work and more technical complexity exists.

Examples of delays might include anything from missing leasehold documents to an unresponsive landlord.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Yes, that's correct, it can take considerably longer to carry out the legal work to sell a leasehold property, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review several leasehold-related documents, including management company information. Delays are usually caused by the time required by the seller's conveyancer to get these documents together.

It can take a long time to gather this information if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent, so the solicitor should start this process as soon as possible.

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

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Bromley remortgage solicitor could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

A network of solicitors acting for all major lenders - so whether you are you are moving to a flexible mortgage with Barclays Bank or to a repayment mortgage with the Chelsea Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

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