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Bexleyheath Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 June was the busiest month and May was the next busiest month while October was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Bexleyheath
  • 2 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £10,644
  • 3 76% freehold and 24% leasehold conveyancing in Bexleyheath for this year to date
  • 4 237 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Bexleyheath
  • 5 Average time frame of 18 days for registration of title in Bexleyheath

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bexleyheath since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bexleyheath

The Bexleyheath conveyancing firm handling our Bexleyheath conveyancing has spotted a difference between the information in the home valuation report and what is revealed within the title deeds. My lawyer says that he needs to check that the lender is OK with this discrepancy and is still content to lend. Is my lawyer’s course or action correct?

Your conveyancer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

How up to date is your search tool for Bexleyheath conveyancing solicitors on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel? Do Clydesdale send you an updated list?

Bexleyheath conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Clydesdale directly.

We are purchasing a property in Bexleyheath. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a solicitor? On the day of competition we have to put our life savings into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our deposit?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

I am selling my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in July 2006, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's mortgage company, Coventry BS are being a right pain. The Bexleyheath solicitor who is on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Coventry BS are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Coventry BS have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Coventry BS have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Coventry BS may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

Co-operative have agreed my home loan in principle, my bid on a house in Bexleyheath has been accepted, what are the next steps?

The estate agent will wish to be advised as to your conveyancing practitioner's details (be sure the lawyers are on the bank’s approved list). Telephone Co-operative or your financial adviser and finalise any appropriate paperwork. Co-operative will appoint a valuer who will get in contact with the selling agent or seller to schedule a slot for the valuation to occur. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes approximately a week to receive the mortgage offer. Co-operative will issue the offer to you and your lawyers. The legal work will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Bexleyheath.

My company is looking to lease a unit on the high street. Can you recommend conveyancers offering fixed costs for non-domestic conveyancing in Bexleyheath for less than £2000?

We can recommend firms who host a wealth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Bexleyheath, including the sale and acquisition of businesses as well as simply property. Whether you are hoping to buy or dispose of a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a whole business we can put you in touch with the right solicitor. Regarding the fees this will depend on the structure and nuances of the deal. Let us have your details or telephone us so that we may supply you with comprehensive commercial conveyancing calculation.

I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing solicitor in Bexleyheath for my purchase. Is there any facility to check a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?

Anyone can search for documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For records Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. International callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could monitor telephone calls for training requirements.

Can you offer any advice when it comes to choosing a Bexleyheath conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?

If you are instructing a solicitor for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Bexleyheath conveyancing firm) it is most important that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We recommend that you speak with several firms including non Bexleyheath conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions could be of use:

    What volume of lease extensions have they carried out in Bexleyheath in the last 12 months?

I inherited a basement flat in Bexleyheath. In the absence of agreement between myself and the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the sum payable for a lease extension?

Most definitely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Bexleyheath conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Bexleyheath flat is Various @ Colombus Square in January 2012. the Tribunal calculated the premiums to be paid for new leases for each of the flats in Mariners Walk to be £3822 and the premium to be paid for the new lease of 2 Knights Court to be £4439. This case was in relation to 13 flats. The unexpired term was 76 years.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Bexleyheath

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Bexleyheath specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Chancellors Lea Brewer Llp, 246 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8BB
  • Thos Boyd Whyte, 287-289 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AJ
  • Thomas Boyd Whyte, 302 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AB
  • John T Wigginton Limited, C/o T G Baynes, Broadway House, 208 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7BG
  • Simon C Potts Limited, C/o T G Baynes, Broadway House, 208 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7BG

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Bexleyheath regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Bexleyheath but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Cain Associates Llp, 297 The Broadway, DA6 8DG
  • Ducat Law Ltd, TMS House, BR5 3QB

Planning law solicitors in Bexleyheath regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Bexleyheath with expertise in planning law. This should include advice on making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Apex Law Llp, 3 The Pantiles, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5HH
  • Hadfield & Co, 1 Central Avenue, Welling, Kent, DA16 3AX
  • Beverley Morris & Co, 35 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Villiage, London, SE3 0TJ

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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