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Your conveyancing solicitor will handle all the legal aspects of your property purchase in Bexley. Additionally, they will be responsible for organising essential searches on the home and land.

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    FAQs About Conveyancing in Bexley

    Our team found that the average conveyancing fee in Bexley is £1,390 when buying and £1,340 when selling. The conveyancing process takes approximately 159 days to complete. 

    Your solicitor will arrange essential searches that can provide details about the property you are looking to buy. These are a key part of the conveyancing process and can highlight concerns with regard to the home and the surrounding area. 

    Why Hire a Bexley Conveyancer?

    Your conveyancer will guide you through the legalities of the buying or selling process. They will also conduct conveyancing searches to identify defects in the property.

    According to the UK House Price Index, 3,306 existing properties and 142 new builds were sold in Bexley over the past year. The highest increase in price was seen in detached properties which rose as much as 10.8% in November 2021.

    Instructing your conveyancer as soon as your offer is accepted will ensure that your experience is more efficient. You can expect your conveyancer to carry out the following:

    • Conduct conveyancing searches
    • Liaise with other relevant parties
    • Pay disbursements such as Stamp Duty
    • Arrange the exchange of contracts and completion date

    There may be additional steps to consider if you’re buying or selling a leasehold property.

    Data taken from UK House Price Index

    How Much are Conveyancing Solicitor Fees in Bexley?

    Bexley has an average house price of £387,129. The average conveyancing fees when buying a property are £1,390 for freehold and £1,560 for leasehold. When selling a property, the fees are £1,340 for freehold properties and £1,490 for leasehold properties.

    Your final conveyancing cost will be made up of legal fees, disbursements, and search fees. The cost will be dependent on various factors including whether the property is leasehold or freehold and the location.

    One of the searches you must pay for is a Local Authority Search. According to the Bexley Council website, a full Local Authority Search costs £110 including VAT.

    Data taken from Compare My Move’s Moving House Calculator

    How Long Does Conveyancing Take in Bexley?

    The average length of the conveyancing process in Bexley is 159 days. This is the same length of time as the national average. However, it still takes up over half of the entire process.

    The time from the initial listing to completion is approximately 297 days in total in Bexley. This is 23 days longer than the national average. This means that properties are more likely to sit on the market for a longer period before an offer is accepted.

    There are certain factors that can impact the time your conveyancing process will take. For example, if you are buying or selling a leasehold property, you may find that it takes longer. This is because leasehold properties require more paperwork for your conveyancer to submit.

    Data taken from Get Agent

    What to Expect From Conveyancing Searches in Bexley?

    Your conveyancer will conduct conveyancing searches. This is one of the most important steps when buying a house as it provides you with useful information on the property. This includes information held by the local council, in this case, Bexley Council.

    According to Bexley Council, flooding in the borough can arise from a variety of sources. This includes groundwater, surface water, sewer flooding, and river flooding. Surface water is the largest risk of flooding in the borough with 13,000 properties considered at low risk, with 660 at high risk. This is due to the extent of urbanisation in the borough.

    Geobear's Subsidence Map identifies the UK subsidence hotspots. It shows that risks of subsidence are present across the borough of Bexley. However, it appears to be a lower risk than areas of Central and South London.

    According to Public Health England’s heat map of Radon Gas, there is evidence of Radon Gas throughout East London. Bexley is no exception, with Radon Gas levels found across the borough, albeit at a low level.

    Data taken from Get The Data and Geobear's Subsidence Map