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Updated: 19/10/16

Buying or selling a property in the area? Helpful local travel and services details:

The closest station to Bexley is Charing Cross, around 1 mile away. London City Airport is 7 miles from Bexley. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 15 miles, London Heliport Airport is 4 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 17 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 15 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 13 miles, Elstree Airport is 14 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 14 miles away.

Commuters are well served with Bexley being well placed with very good major road access nearby at about a couple of miles of the A40M.


Bexley attractions


Brixton London Windmill, London National Portrait Gallery Art Gallery and Temple Middle Temple Hall Historic Building are in Bexley.

The most convenient hospital for Bexley is Royal London Homeopathic.


We are trying to find a cheap solicitor to own a home. How do I get a quote?


Numerous firms advertise supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra costs can increase the final invoice. Extra charges listed in the terms ought to be reasonable and clear. Your Bexley conveyancing quote should state the disbursements to be paid.


We are buying a maisonette in the boundary of conservation areas, where does one find more data on the state of upkeep?


Conservation areas are created by the local authority (Bexley) who police things like public spaces to advertising hoardings.

English Heritage administer records of the state of repair of conservation areas.


Should you get searches for chancel liability? I am buying a home on the same street as a rectory built in the 13th Century in Bexley.


Repair costs resulting from chancel liability can total hundreds of thousands of pounds. Following the Land Registration

Act 2002, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. Your conveyancing solicitor will suggest an appropriate indemnity policy to address chancel liability. Churches in this area include St John The Evangelist and St Mary the Virgin.


Does your property lawyer in Bexley conduct any property searches on the London forties mid terrace property I am intending to purchase?


When you are taking out a mortgage lender will expect at least the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search and Environment Search,, and possibly specific local searches, like a Limestone Search.


Do we need a chancel search if I am buying in the parish of Hammersmith, near Bexley?


A Bexley conveyancing solicitor might recommend that a chancel search is taken out. Although some parish councils have chosen to charge chancel repairs on the current owners of affected property, a conveyancing solicitor cannot verify that a parish where repair costs have not been paid before will continue to be free from liability. For property in the parish of Hammersmith, it is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.


What kind of due diligence as respects the risk of flooding in the South East London region will a Bexley conveyancer report back on?


An important component in the conveyancing process involves a solicitor making an application for environmental searches that go into details about the potential Bexley flooding.


What can contaminate land in Bexley?


A broad range of contaminants caused by natural and human-influenced issues can impair land in Bexley, and an environmental search will confirm if a property may be impacted by Bexley contaminants such as sand or clay quarries or local historic industrial processes. Contamination can be caused by local landfill sites, including Manor Cottage, Manor Road, Kent, DA5 3LX.


Does 'fixtures and fittings' include things like paintings, pictures and mirrors?


In general, fixtures are 'fixed' to the property and fixtures are free-standing items, like curtain rails. Fixtures and fittings are frequently overlooked, which makes a fixtures and fittings form so useful.