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Conveyancing in Orpington

16 cases completed in Orpington in the past 12 months

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Buying a house in Orpington

Located in the Borough of Bromley, Orpington is a town in Greater London. With a population of around 15,000 and fabulous access to the English capital, there’s a strong property market in the area. At My Home Move Conveyancing we’ve been developing our knowledge of local markets like Orpington’s since 2001, allowing us to bring a specialist, fixed fee conveyancing service to our clients in the town.

If you want to buy or sell property in Orpington, you’ll have to instruct property lawyers to carry out the legal work on your behalf.

By choosing My Home Move Conveyancing as your Orpington conveyancers, you can make the most of our award winning customer service, intuitive use of technology and expertise in the local market. Our innovative, professional conveyancing service comes for a fixed fee, so you know exactly what you’re paying right from the start. What’s more, thanks to our ‘no completion – no fee’ policy, if for some reason you don’t end up completing, you won’t have to pay us a thing.

We assign a dedicated conveyancer to all of our clients, who’ll look after your case from start to finish, and provide you with regular updates on your progress. At My Home Move Conveyancing, we bring a positive approach to everything we do, and we get things right first time round. We provide our conveyancing services in Orpington to homebuyers across the area, whether you’re looking to be close to the town centre, near the train station or in a neighbourhood such as Goddington or Petts Wood.

Local statistics

The average house price in Bromley is £436,204, while the overall average sale price in Orpington over the past year was higher than this at £472,504. The majority of sales involved semi-detached properties, which went for an average of £453,850, while terraces fetched £353,604 and detached houses sold for £735,902.

Essential info

The local authority responsible for properties is Bromley Council. They can be contacted on 0300 303 8672 or at the following address:

Bromley Council
Civic Centre
Stockwell Close
Bromley
BR1 3UH

The local area

With archaelogical evidence in the local area dating back to the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age, the region that Orpington is in has long been settled. The Romans also occupied the area, with remnants of this part of the town’s past including Crofton Roman Villa and Fordcroft’s bath house. Orpington’s name first appears in the mid-11th century, and the town was part of Kent until 1965 when Greater London was created.

It’s the close proximity to the English capital which makes Orpington such a popular place to live, and the town’s train station offers direct services to central stations such as London Victoria, Charing Cross, Blackfriars and Cannon Street. The M25 ring road passes not far to the east, while Gatwick Airport is around 25 miles away by car, which is great for when you want to go on holiday.

The great selection of schools is another of the area’s draws, with local primary options including Perry Hall Primary, Farnborough Primary and Warren Road Primary. The Priory School and Darrick Wood School are comprehensive secondaries which both have Sports College status, while Newstead Wood is a selective girls’ secondary and St Olave’s and St Saviour’s Grammar is a selective school for boys.

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

Council tax band A

Property value range

up to £40,000

Council tax charge

£968.47

Council tax band B

Property value range

£40,001 - £52,000

Council tax charge

£1,129.89

Council tax band C

Property value range

£52,001 - £68,000

Council tax charge

£1,291.30

Council tax band D

Property value range

£68,001 - £88,000

Council tax charge

£1,452.71

Council tax band E

Property value range

£88,001 - £120,000

Council tax charge

£1,775.53

Council tax band F

Property value range

£120,001 - £160,000

Council tax charge

£2,098.36

Council tax band G

Property value range

£160,001 - £320,000

Council tax charge

£2,421.18

Council tax band H

Property value range

£320,001 and above

Council tax charge

£2,905.42

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

Open

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