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Camberwell falls within the South London borough of Southwark and includes some of London's best-preserved Georgian property. The recently redeveloped Camberwell Green sits at the area's centre, and in the surrounding streets old industrial sites are being renovated and replaced by modern flats.

The most popular areas include Camberwell Grove, Grove Lane and Grove Park, but up-and-coming areas such as the Georgian houses in Camberwell New Road and the roads adjacent to Southampton Way also offer great value.

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Camberwell conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in London Borough of Southwark?

Camberwell is situated in London Borough of Southwark. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band London Borough of Southwark Council Tax (2018/19)
A £886.36
B £1034.09
C £1181.81
D £1329.54
E £1624.99
F £1920.45
G £2215.90
H £2659.08

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

Are Camberwell conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Camberwell offer their services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Our conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your quote will set out exactly what the fees and disbursements will be when your property transaction completes.

If, for any reason at all, your property transaction does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

Will I need property searches when buying a property in Camberwell?

Property searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Camberwell conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Camberwell?

Almost all flats are leasehold. Purchasing a leasehold home will usually take more time than a freehold home as the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from an unreachable freeholder to slow receipt of the managing agent information.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold home can take much longer.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review this leasehold-related paperwork, including management company information. The time required by your solicitor to get these documents together is usually the cause of these delays.

It can take a long time to gather the managing agent's information if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond, so the solicitor should get this underway before a buyer has even been found.

Read more:

Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Camberwell property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Camberwell remortgage solicitor should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our conveyancers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a 95% mortgage with the HSBC or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Swansea Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

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