Conveyancing Solicitors in Bexley
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Bexley we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Bexley, throughout Greater London and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Bexley, selling a terraced house in Belvedere, downsizing to a bungalow in Welling, or buying to let in Sidcup, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why you should use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Bexley
We offer a friendly, modern and efficient service. If you want to deal with fully qualified lawyers who are friendly and approachable, our team can help you.
You will have a direct line straight through to your legal team, and direct email addresses for the people handling your conveyancing. You can guarantee that your query will reach the right people, whether you want to ask about search fees, drainage and water fees or anything else related to buying or selling a property in Bexley.
"The team always provided me with clear, pragmatic and commercially viable advice with efficient and focused communication."
We're a Conveyancing Quality Scheme accredited firm providing conveyancing to clients in Bexley. This acts as a guarantee that our processes and procedures have been approved as meeting the highest conveyancing standards by the Law Society, the body representing solicitors throughout England and Wales.
We are on the panel for most major lenders, and many smaller ones too. Whether you want to use your local Building Society in Greater London or one of the larger corporates, chances are we have you covered.
In short, you get an excellent conveyancing service at an affordable price. You don't have the risk of going to the cheapest providers, most of whom aren't solicitors; instead you get a great service from experienced, fully trained conveyancing solicitors.
Why you don't need a conveyancer based in Bexley
In the past, most people used their local solicitor for their conveyancing. You would visit their office in your nearest town or city and all documents would be hand-produced and posted or delivered by hand.
That service came at a price, however, and the truth is that it is no longer needed. With modern technology such as scanning, emailing and even Skype or Facetime video calls there is no need to use your local solicitor. Your conveyancer can be based anywhere and still provide a great service - even if he or she is in an office many miles away from Bexley or perhaps not even in Greater London .
We have successfully dealt with thousands of conveyancing transactions all over the country, even with clients from the other side of the world. It is not unknown for us to talk to clients outside the UK using Skype – we even once had clients in Thailand talking to us through an interpreter in New Zealand!
There will be no need for you to visit our offices or hand deliver documents, in fact, you need never leave home. Our conveyancers can talk you through the whole conveyancing process via phone and email and everything works just as smoothly as it would if we were just down the road.
Online Conveyancing in Bexley
“Online conveyancing” is where the entire conveyancing process is handled over the internet. Thanks to email, Skype and other online tools, there is now no need for you to meet with your conveyancing solicitor in person (unless you would prefer to).
Clients come to us for conveyancing in Bexley from all over the UK and around the world and we are able to offer the same first-rate conveyancing service as we would if you were dealing with us face-to-face.
When dealing with your conveyancing online, we have exactly the same professional obligations towards you as to any other conveyancing client and promise a fast, efficient service delivered in a modern and convenient way.
Search Fees in Bexley
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can offer effective, reliable property checks and searches to clients in Bexley and all over the country. This means we know we can provide a service we are happy with and which we know is properly insured and protects your interests.
What is the process to instruct us for your conveyancing?
First, fill in our conveyancing quote form for conveyancing in Bexley. You can find the links at the top of this page.
Our helpful conveyancing support team will then guide you through the initial stages and, once your conveyancing file is opened, your Bexley conveyancing solicitor and their small team will deal with the legal side of the conveyancing transaction. You'll be given direct contact details for your conveyancing lawyers and they'll keep in touch with you every step of the way.
Whether you're moving to Bexley or away from Bexley, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Bexley
Our fees are transparent and, so long as the situation does not change (for example so long as your property doesn't turn out to be leasehold when we thought it was freehold) the fee we quote is the fee you will be charged.
All our conveyancing fees are dependent on the nature and value of the transaction, so we naturally charge a bit more for more complicated and high value work. However, the fee charged will be the same for a customer in Newcastle as it would be for someone in London, or indeed in Bexley.
There are some aspects of our conveyancing fees that we can't change. Fees charged by other bodies such as HM Land Registry, or by HMRC for Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) are out of our control and should be the same no matter who you use for your conveyancing.
Introduction to Bexley
The London Borough of Bexley is a London borough in the south east of the capital, bordering the London Boroughs of Greenwich, Bromley, Havering, and Barking and Dagenham, as well as parts of Kent and Essex. The borough was formed in 1965 by bringing together the former Municipal Boroughs of Bexley and Erith, Crayford and Chislehurst and Sidcup. It has a population of 244,800 according to estimates from mid-2016.
Much of the borough is suburban in character, such as within the settlements of Welling and Erith, however Bexley also owns and maintains over one hundred parks and open spaces, including the famous Erith Marshes, part of which borders the River Thames. The largest of these open spaces are Lesnes Abbey Woods, Danson Park and Hall Place Gardens, however there are also multiple golf courses and sports fields.
Other landmarks of the borough include Hall Place, which was built in 1540 and is a Grade I listed building and Scheduled Ancient Monument. Formerly a private residence, it is now hosts a museum of local artefacts, as well as a herb garden, a history and tourist information centre and many art exhibitions which are often on display.
The London Borough of Bexley has three suburban railway lines travelling through it, including the North Kent Line, the Bexleyheath Line and the Dartford Loop Line. Despite this, Bexley is one of the few London Boroughs to have no London Underground lines, London Tramlink services, DLR services or even London Overground. However, from December 2018 Crossrail services are due to be in operation from Abbey Wood station.
The administrative centre of the borough is Bexleyheath while other popular districts within the borough include Erith, Welling, Thamesmead, Belvedere, Crayford, East Wickham, Sidcup, Falconwood and Blackfen.
Bexleyheath is a town in the London Borough of Bexley, 12 miles east-southeast of Charing Cross. With a population of 21,511 according to the 2011 census, the town is recognised as one of the 35 major centres in Greater London in the London Plan. Bexleyheath is the administrative centre of the borough.
The town is home to the Broadway Shopping Centre, which contains a number of chain stores, including Argos, Boots, Clarks, GAME, Marks & Spencer and WH Smith. There is also an ASDA supermarket as well as many other retailers. Local leisure facilities include the Edward Alderton Theatre, a Cineworld cinema, a 5-a-side football centre, a bingo hall and bowling alley.
The town is served by Bexleyheath railway station which is on the Bexleyheath line and offers connections to London Victoria, London Charing Cross, London Cannon Street, Barnehurst, Gravesend and Dartford. The town is also a major hub for Transport for London buses, giving it good connections to much of the capital.
Erith is the largest town in the London Borough of Bexley, with a population of 68,662 according to the 2011 census. Part of the historic county of Kent, Erith has undergone significant modernisation since the early 1960s, but still contains several listed building, including a Church of England church and the Carnegie Building. Located on the River Thames, the town has the longest pier in London and has a costal character.
Erith has undergone major regeneration work since the late 1990s being part of the Thames Gateway project. This regeneration has included the building of many new riverside flats, as well as plans for a significant new retail space. Local amenities include Erith Leisure Centre, the David Ives Stadium, the Erith Playhouse Theatre and Erith health centre.
The nearest railway station is Southeastern, which offers services towards Barnehurst, Crayford, Dartford, Gravesend, London Cannon Street and London Charing Cross. It is also served by a number of London Bus routes.
Welling is a town in the London Borough of Bexley around 10.5 miles east-southeast of Charing Cross that was formerly part of Kent. The town has a population of 41,000 according to the 2011 census.
Local facilities include a Tesco superstore, a Morrison’s supermarket, and many smaller chain and independent shops. The town is also home to Welling United F.C. who share a football ground with Erith and Belvedere F.C.
Welling railway station connects the area to London Bridge, London Cannon Street, London Charing Cross, London Victoria, London Waterloo East, Barnehurst and Dartford. The town is also well linked to the rest of the capital by Transport for London buses.
Thamesmead is a London suburb straddling the London boroughs of Greenwich and Bexley, approximately 10.6 miles east of Charing Cross. Much of the development in this area has taken place from the 1960s onwards, predominantly on former marshland. The current population is approximately 31,824, based on the 2011 census, while the intention is the area to eventually have a population of around 50,000.
Thamesmead does not have any Underground or Overground railway stations, but there are strong bus links to the surrounding area, including to many nearby stations. There is also currently a proposal to extend the Docklands Light Railway to reach Thamesmead.
Belvedere is a town south of the River Thames in the London Borough of Bexley, having formerly been part of Kent. It is around 12 miles east of Charing Cross and had a population of 11,890 at the time of the 2011 census.
The town had many pubs, restaurants and retail outlets, as well a large park and local library. A popular local attraction is the Splash Park, developed on the site of an old Victorian paddling pool.
Belvedere railway station is on the North Kent Line, connecting it to London Cannon Street and Dartford. The town is also close to the Docklands Light Railway in nearby Woolwich and the Crossrail extension to Abbey Wood.
Crayford is a town in the London Borough of Bexley approximately 13.7 miles east of Charing Cross. The town has a population of 11,226 at the time of the 2011 census.
Crayford Station connects the area to London Charing Cross (via Hither Green), London Cannon Street (via Lewisham) and Gravesend. The town is also served by Transport for London bus numbers 96, 428 and 492.
East Wickham is an urban village 10.5 miles east of Charing Cross in the London Borough of Bexley. It had a population of 10,858 at the time of the 2011 census. The village is served by several Transport for London buses and is near to Welling railway station.
Sidcup is a district in south-east London, split between the London boroughs of Bexley and Bromley, approximately 11 miles south east of Charing Cross. It had a population of 10,844 at the time of the 2011 census.
Sidcup is not on the London Underground network, but Sidcup railway station connects the district with London Charing Cross, London Cannon Street and Gravesend. Several Transport for London buses also serve the area.
Falconwood is a district in south-east London that straddles the London boroughs of Bexley and Greenwich. The district had a population of 10,800 at the time of the 2011 census.
Falconwood station is on the Bexleyheath Line, connecting the district to Lewisham and Dartford. The district is also well served by Transport for London buses.
Blackfen is a district in south-east London in the London Borough of Bexley. It had a population of 10,616 at the time of the 2011 census, with the majority of local houses being owner-occupied.
Blackfen is on three Transport for London bus routes and there are nearby train stations in Sidcup and Welling.