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Buying a house in Lewisham

Located in southeast London, Lewisham is one of the boroughs which make up the English capital. As part of Inner London and with a population approaching 300,000, the property market in the area is very strong. At My Home Move Conveyancing we’ve been developing our knowledge of local markets like the one in Lewisham since 2001, enabling us to bring our clients in the area an outstanding specialist, fixed fee conveyancing service.

When you buy or sell property in Lewisham, you must instruct property lawyers to carry out the legal work on your behalf.

My Home Move Conveyancing offers our clients in Lewisham an award winning level of customer service, innovative use of technology and intimate knowledge of the local market. Our conveyancing service is both professional and friendly, and comes with no hidden extra costs to worry about. You can budget for exactly how much you’re going to pay from the outset when we act as your Lewisham conveyancers, and if you don’t end up completing for some reason, you won’t have to pay us anything in legal costs.

We’ll assign you a dedicated conveyancer who’ll take care of all aspects of your case from start to finish, providing you with a consistent point of contact and regular updates on your progress. At My Home Move Conveyancing we get things right first time round, which helps us to achieve more completions per year than anyone else. We provide our conveyancing services in Lewisham to house hunters looking for homes close to one of the boroughs public transport stations and in neighbourhoods such as Deptford, Forest Hill, Crofton Park and Brockley.

Local statistics

The average house price in Lewisham is £419,005, while the overall average sale price during the past 12 months was £431,584. Most sales in this period involved flats which went for £341,631, while terraces fetched £617,268 and semi-detached properties £762,478.

Essential info

The local authority responsible for properties is Lewisham Council. They can be contacted on 020 8314 6000 or at the following address:

London Borough of Lewisham
Laurence House
1 Catford Road
SE6 4RU

The local area

Lewisham was formed as a borough in 1965, with the River Thames forming part of its northern boundary. The borough is divided into 18 different wards, and borders Greenwich to the east, Bromley to the south and Southwark to the west. Despite the borough being mostly urban, there are still a number of green spaces to enjoy, including Mountsfield Park, Downham Fields and Beckenham Place Park.

It’s the proximity to central London which makes Lewisham so popular to live in though, and there are great transport links for getting into the capital. Although there aren’t any tube stations in Lewisham, there are plenty of overground rail stations which provide quick and easy access to central locations. If you’re the active sort, there are two Cycle Superhighways which run through Lewisham.

There’s also a good selection of schools to choose between if you have children to think of. Primary schools in the borough include Deptford Park Primary, John Ball Primary and Hazeltine Primary, with Forest Hill School, Deptford Green School and Sydenham School among the the secondary options. Lewisham Southwark College and Christ the King Sixth Form College provide further education in the borough, while Goldsmiths, University of London is in Lewisham and the capital’s wide selection of universities is also on the doorstep.

All properties in Lewisham will fall within one of the following council tax bands.

Council tax band A

Property value range

up to £40,000

Council tax charge

£998.737

Council tax band B

Property value range

£40,001 - £52,000

Council tax charge

£1,165.19

Council tax band C

Property value range

£52,001 - £68,000

Council tax charge

£1,331.65

Council tax band D

Property value range

£68,001 - £88,000

Council tax charge

£1,498.10

Council tax band E

Property value range

£88,001 - £120,000

Council tax charge

£1,831.01

Council tax band F

Property value range

£120,001 - £160,000

Council tax charge

£2,163.92

Council tax band G

Property value range

£160,001 - £320,000

Council tax charge

£2,496.84

Council tax band H

Property value range

£320,001 and above

Council tax charge

£2,996.20

About us

Established in 2001, we exclusively deal with the legal side of moving home. Last year alone, through our experienced conveyancers, we helped nearly 50,000 customers have a hassle-free experience. We are a truly national company, having completed transactions in each of the 109 postcode areas in England and Wales.

Our promise to you…

We understand that moving house can be stressful. So we make sure everything we do makes the process as easy and efficient as possible. We’ll give you an all inclusive fixed quote from the start so there won’t be any surprises. The price only changes if your instructions do.

You’ll have access to our unique, easy to use, online case management service to track your case. And dedicated conveyancing experts who’ll be on hand to guide you through the whole process.

We know you’re busy, so we’re open 8am until 8pm most weekdays, and open at weekends too!

Finally, if your move falls through, through no fault of your own, we won’t charge you a penny in legal fees.

Multiple industry awards

See why our unique conveyancing service (My Home Move and its wholly owned law firm) has been recognised as an industry leading, award-winning conveyancing company.

Best Legal Services Provider

Future of Legal Services Innovation

Most Innovative Use of Technology

Best Conveyancing Provider

National Conveyancing Firm of the Year

Best Legal Services Provider

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What's involved

Once you have your offer accepted, it’s time to get the ball rolling on legally transferring the ownership to you. Here’s how we do things at My Home Move Conveyancing.

First, your estate agents will send us a copy of the Memorandum of sale, which provides the details of the property, the amount offered and the name of the sellers and buyers and their conveyancers. You will be asked to complete your details and provide to us your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill.

Read our Home Buying Process guide

If you are selling a house, you will need a Conveyancer to act for you – that’s where we come in!

You will be asked by us to complete your details and provide your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill. You will also be asked to fill in a Property Information form including some specific details about the property, its boundaries, any alterations to the property etc. If you have any additional paperwork such as planning permissions or notices, then these will be required by us to send with the contract papers. We will also ask you to complete a Fixtures, Fittings and Contents form to say what you will be taking and leaving behind. If the property is leasehold, you will be asked for information about who you pay ground rent and services charges to…

Read our Home Selling Process guide

After we have received your instructions to act we will check the legal issues and title to your property to ensure it offers a satisfactory security for your new lender, as this is the essence of a mortgage.

We will also check the amounts outstanding on any current mortgage registered on the property as these will have to be repaid at completion. The amounts will be confirmed with you.

Usually, we will not carry out Local, Drainage or Mining (if appropriate) searches as we will put in place an insurance which will protect your lender. This is less expensive for you and quicker. Some lenders still require that searches are made and will not rely on insurance. If this is the case the searches will have to be made and the cost will show on the Financial Statement sent to you.

At about the same time that you receive your Mortgage Offer we receive a copy together with the lender’s instructions to act for them. We will consider the Offer to ensure that we do those things required of us as the solicitors and to check what other conditions have to be satisfied.

We will then send you the Mortgage Deed to sign and any other documentation that may be required by your lender. We shall need to have this back from you as soon as possible and certainly by the day before we complete. Otherwise there will be a delay.

You need to check that the Mortgage Offer is acceptable to you. For example, is the mortgage amount and mortgage product correct? Is it the correct method of repayment? Are there any early repayment fees?

We target a completion date for 7 days after we receive our copy of the Mortgage Offer but our being able to complete depends on the terms of the Offer and any peculiarities of your transaction.

If the new mortgage amount is less than the amount we have to pay to your existing lender, we will ask for the difference from you, before the completion date.

Following completion we deal with the registration formalities to ensure the mortgage security is perfected for your lender and any deeds will then be sent to your lender for safe-keeping.

Note – If your property is leasehold, we also:

Request your landlord to confirm that all ground rent, service charges and insurance premiums (if applicable) have been paid to date and that there is no known breach of the lease.

Have to approve the wording of the lease.

Have to serve on the landlord a notice of discharge of your existing mortgage and a notice that a new mortgage has been given to your new lender.

Read our Remortgaging Process guide

Get in touch

Quotation Team

If you would like to discuss a quotation you have received please call our Quotation Team on

0333 234 4425

Monday - Tuesday

9am

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7pm

Wednesday - Friday

9am

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5pm

Conveyancing Team

If you would like to speak to someone about your case please call our Conveyancing Team on

0333 234 4396

Monday - Thursday

8am

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8pm

Friday

8am

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7pm

Saturday

9am

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4pm

Sunday

10am

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3pm