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Conveyancing in Bexley Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/10/17

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.

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Bexley attractions

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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.

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

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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.

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Is a property in Thamesmead East eligible for stamp duty relief?

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There are around two thousand disadvantaged areas in the UK. Areas in Bexley are Thamesmead East. Update: As of the 2013/14 tax year, stamp duty relief for disadvantaged areas is no longer available.

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Which local authority is responsible for Bexley?

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Bexley is located in London Borough of Bexley Council, Civic Offices, Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7LB, contact: 020 8303 7781

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The estate agent we are using in Redbridge has referred a solicitor that they have used before. Should I use this solicitor?

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If you opt for a solicitor referred this way, you the agent can use their influence to move the conveyancing process along. However, if they are paid a referral fee, some agents may 'recommend' the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not a firm with local expertise and a solid reputation.

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I am bidding at a property auction and need guarantee fast conveyancing, what should we do?

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Instructing a experienced solicitor is crucial to a faster move. There are several tasks you, as the purchaser, can do to accelerate the legal work, such as, quickly answering your solicitor's questions, keeping in regular contact with your solicitor and organising your finances, including arranging a mortgage.

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In respect to the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since records began, I am worried that environmental searches won't be exacting enough?

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Conveyancing and environmental searches applied for by your lawyer in Bexley will also include the more detailed flood search if required.

If you remain still concerned why not visit a local resident.