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The London Borough of Lewisham is in south London, forms part of Inner London. The borough is divided into 18 wards, including Lewisham, Catford, Blackheath, Brockley New Cross and Perry Green. Lewisham is an important transport hub for South London and has one of the largest commercial areas in south east London.

Ongoing and future planned regeneration of the area includes new residential developments and this, coupled with transport links through the Docklands Light Railway, should create a buoyant property market.

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Lewisham conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in London Borough of Lewisham?

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

Band London Borough of Lewisham Council Tax (2018/19)
A £998.73
B £1165.19
C £1331.64
D £1498.10
E £1831.01
F £2163.92
G £2496.83
H £2996.20

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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 Lewisham conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Lewisham offer services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Our panel of property lawyers work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your quote will set out exactly what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your house sale or purchase completes.

If, for whatever reason, your house sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a property in Lewisham - which searches will I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

Sometimes the location of the property will warrant further searches e.g. a specialist environmental search.

To find out the price of searches on a Lewisham purchase, 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 Lewisham - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be very involved. The many potential problems awaiting an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like costly and undisclosed major works and short leases.

A specialist leasehold 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 Lewisham?

Conveyancing for a leasehold property is significantly more difficult than for a freehold property.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Lewisham will need to conduct additional legal work, and this could include collating the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to a copy of the lease.

In order to resolve any leasehold issues faster, It is recommended that the seller instruct a solicitor as soon as the decision is made to sell.

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

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

A solicitor in Lewisham must be able to deal with things like dealing with delays associated with off-plan, confirming Section 38 agreements and working with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage HCI and CRL.

Our highly experienced team of new build conveyancers are highly experienced in helping buyers get the best outcome 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 Lewisham - do I need a solicitor?

Yes.

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

Our conveyancing solicitors are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to an offset mortgage with Britannia or to a joint mortgage with the Furness Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender