By Frances Traynor
14th February 2018
"Teamwork is critical for an less stressful move."
Are you buying or selling your home? Or are you wanting to release some equity? Then you should instruct a conveyancing solicitor to complete the legal work.
Homeward Legal's property lawyers have years of experience in Bexleyheath and across Kent and Greater London. Our pre-emptive, speed-focused conveyancing methods mean we often complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Our conveyancing solicitors handle all the legal work for your move for a fixed fee.
If your London house move does not complete we do not charge you any conveyancing fees.
With local Bexleyheath conveyancing experience, our CQS solicitors will guide you through the legal process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Bexleyheath is served by the A2, A207 and A220. By rail: The nearest train station is Bexleyheath. By air: Bexleyheath is closest to these seven airports: London Biggin Hill Airport (12 miles), London City Airport (13), London Heliport (17), Rochester Airport (22), London Gatwick Airport (32), London Southend Airport (33), and London Stansted Airport (43).
Hospital: Upton Day, Upton Road, Bexleyheath, DA6 8LQ. Council: Metropolitan Borough of Bexley (www.bexley.gov.uk).
Attractions: Other than Bexleyheath’s proximity to London: Danson House and Park, Cut Rocking Comedy Club, and Red House.Q.
No. We will not charge any additional fees as we operate a fixed-fee system matched with our ‘No Completion, No Fee’ guarantee. Be aware that some solicitors do not give accurate quotes, only estimates, meaning that you could pay much more when you complete. For the best and clearest quote, why not try our quote calculator? Or, if you want to talk to someone, you could call our expert team on 0800 038 6699.Q.
Homeward Legal do not recommend you getting involved in any form of stamp duty avoidance scheme, as such schemes are highly expensive and very risky, and could cost you thousands of pounds in penalties later on. The government occasionally run schemes to assist in the purchase, such as a reduction in stamp duty for first-time buyers. Your solicitor can tell you if any such schemes are currently running, and whether you are eligible to take advantage of them.Q.
Following a campaign, English Heritage keeps a list of the condition of conservation areas throughout the country. Restrictions in Bexleyheath conservation areas, such as area development, loft extensions or neglected buildings, are overseen by the local authority (the London Borough of Bexley Council). Note, too, that conservation areas may also cover what you can or can’t do with trees and plants within the boundary of your property.Q.
Bexleyheath and the surrounding region has a legacy of chemical contamination. The level of known contamination will be identified by the environmental search ordered by your conveyancing solicitor. This search will also consider issues such as water contaminants by organic compounds, etc. This detailed data will be written up in the report on title.Q.
The key to speeding up the conveyancing process is to employ a proactive, diligent and communicative solicitor, like the ones we have on our panels at Homeward Legal. There are also several tasks that you as the buyer can do to get moving sooner. These include:
A qualified conveyancer in Bexleyheath will advise you to carry out thorough conveyancing searches, which will include a search of historical records regarding flooding in the location of your new property. If the search determines a significant flood-risk, a more in-depth search can be ordered, which is a disbursement and will be charged to you at cost.Q.
The Stamp Duty payable is dependent on the property's value, if it is more than £125,000. On a £851,000 house, stamp duty will be £32,550.Q.
The process can take anywhere from three weeks to three months. The duration is dependent on a number of things, like the efficiency of the seller's property solicitor, or absent parties. Homeward Legal's property solicitors are extremely focused on speed and communication, with a view to completing in as short a time as is practical. To discuss your needs and to obtain your free, fixed-fee, ‘No Completion, No Fee’-guaranteed quote, contact our team on 0800 038 6699.Q.
When you are applying for a mortgage the lender will expect these searches - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search and Environment Search, as well as any less common searches, like a British Waterways Search.Q.
It is advised that you order a home buyer survey. Buyers should be aware that there are a wide range of problems which have a negative impact on a property, which include settlement, and issues such as these are not likely to be investigated as part of the conveyancing itself.Q.
As a result of chancel repair liability, the owners of property in Bexleyheath which was once owned by a 'lay rectors' can be liable for upkeep of a medieval church. Indemnity policies can be arranged if chancel liability is likely to be enforced. The solicitor performing your conveyancing will confirm that a chancel search is appropriate. Church of England properties in this area where a chancel search may be appropriate include Barnehurst St Martin, Christ Church and St Peter's.Q.
Traditionally, it was usually straightforward for solicitors to act for both a buyer and their lender. House buyers need to be aware that some lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel', which may result in greater conveyancing costs for purchasers. Homeward Legal, fortunately, can act on behalf of most lenders.Q.
A qualified conveyancer in Bexleyheath will advise you to carry out thorough property conveyancing searches if the environmental searches determine a any kind of Bexleyheath flood risk.
For extra area background you could contact a neighbour of the property.Q.
An integral part of the legal process involves making enquiries of Bexley planning authority to establish conservation area status and the required consent for any developments. .Q.
Homeward Legal takes a speed focused approach to fulfilling conveyancing work for movers as quickly as possible.
With Homeward Legal, chosen solicitors always communicate through every part of the buyer and seller property chain and that always implement the very latest case and work flow systems to exchange on the sale of your property quickly.