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Conveyancing in Bexley Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/07/17

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

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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.

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

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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I am intending to purchase with Britannia - what will we need to be aware of?

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Over the last two years, some lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel', which may result in higher conveyancing costs for buyers. Homeward Legal, fortunately, can act on behalf of the majority of lenders, keeping buyers' legal costs to a minimum.

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How much does the searches be?

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With Homeward Legal, a purchase conveyancing client charged at a maximum £249 for a standard search bundle.

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

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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.

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How much is the council tax on a Sixties semi-detached Band D property in Bexley?

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You should be include your new house's band with the conveyancer's title report. The latest council tax rates for properties in Bexley are published at the Bexley local authority website. As of 20 July 2012 rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £957.00
  • Band B - £1,116.00
  • Band C - £1,276.00
  • Band D - £1,435.00
  • Band E - £1,754.00
  • Band F - £2,073.00
  • Band G - £2,392.00
  • Band H - £2,871.00

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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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