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Moving to South East London? Save on Your Property Conveyancing Costs

Compare My Move can help you with your move to South East London. Whether you are moving to Lewisham, Bromley, or Greenwich, we can connect you with up to 6 licensed London conveyancers. You will be able to save up to 70% on your conveyancing fees.

All partners must pass our strict verification process and prove that they are regulated by either the SRA, CLC, LSS, LSNI, or CILEX. They will then be closely monitored by our team to ensure that they are performing to a high standard.

You'll need to hire a reliable conveyancer who will guide you through the buying or selling process. They will explain any legal jargon you may not understand and conduct essential searches. These searches will give you information on any potential environmental risks that can affect the property.

Our South East London Conveyancing Solicitors

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    FAQs About Conveyancing in South East London

    The average conveyancing fee in South East London when buying a property in the area is £1,490 and £1,430 when selling a property. This information is taken from Bromley, the largest borough in the area. The conveyancing process takes approximately 159 days in London. 

    Our research shows that there is a medium to high risk of flooding in South East London. This is because some areas are near the River Thames. There is also a high presence of clay soil, meaning that subsidence can be an issue when purchasing a property in the area. However, South East London has low radon gas levels so this shouldn't be a concern. 

    Why Hire a South East London Conveyancer?

    Your conveyancer's main responsibility is to guide you through the buying and selling process. They will be able to explain any legal jargon and conduct various conveyancing searches.

    South East London is home to Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lewisham, and Southwark. Across these boroughs, 17,894 existing properties and 657 new builds were sold in the South East London area. Detached properties increased the most in price in Bexley, Bromley, and Southwark, rising by an average of 11.2%. Terraced properties rose the most in price in Greenwich and Lewisham, rising by as much as 7%.

    Instructing a conveyancer as soon as your offer is agreed upon will ensure that you experience a more efficient process. Here are some tasks that your conveyancer will carry out:

    • Checking through the contracts and raising queries
    • Liaising with mortgage lenders and other relevant parties
    • Conducting conveyancing searches
    • Arranging the exchange of contracts
    • Agreeing on a completion date
    • Paying disbursements such as Stamp Duty on your behalf

    Bear in mind that this list is not exhaustive and your conveyancer may have to carry out additional steps.

    Data taken from UK House Price Index

    How Much are Conveyancing Solicitor Fees in South East London?

    The average house price in South East London is £454,025. This means that the average conveyancing fees when buying are £1,490 for freehold properties and £1,650 for leasehold properties. When selling a property, the average conveyancing fees are £1,430 for freehold properties and £1,580 for leasehold properties.

    Your total conveyancing cost will be a combination of legal fees, disbursements, and searches. You'll have to pay for a Local Authority Search to take place. Across the five boroughs, a full Local Authority Search costs approximately £147.80 including VAT.

    How much you will pay for conveyancing is dependent on various factors. These include your location and property type.

    Data taken from Compare My Move’s Moving House Calculator

    How Long Does Conveyancing Take in South East London?

    Our team found that the conveyancing process takes approximately 159 days to complete in South East London. This matches the national average which is also 159 days. This still accounts for over half the entire process.

    The average length of the buying and selling processes from initial listing to completion takes 297 days in South East London. The national average is 274 days, meaning that properties are more likely to stay on the market for a longer period of time before an offer is accepted.

    The total timescale can vary depending on how difficult the case is. For example, if you are buying or selling a leasehold property, you are more likely to come across delays. This is because there is additional paperwork that your conveyancer needs to submit.

    Data taken from Get Agent

    What to Expect From Conveyancing Searches in South East London?

    Conveyancing searches are one of the most important parts of the conveyancing process. They highlight any environmental concerns that could cause damage to the property. This includes looking at flood risks, subsidence, and radon gas levels.

    There is a medium to high risk of flooding in South East London. Bromley has a medium risk of flooding while Lewisham has a medium to high risk. Bexley, Greenwich, and Southwark are all listed as high risk as they are closer to the River Thames. Keep this in mind when you are looking for a property in these areas.

    London has a history of subsidence issues. There is a high concentration of clay soil which has been pressurized by the high population and a large number of office buildings. South East London is no different and therefore the conveyancing searches are crucial. While the subsidence issues aren't as severe as in Central London, it is still present across all boroughs.

    Across all boroughs in South East London, there are low radon levels. With radon gas exposure at an average of less than 1%, this should not be an issue when you purchase a property in the area.

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