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The north-west London Borough of Camden was created from the former area of the metropolitan boroughs of Hampstead, Holborn, and is arguably the most bustling and diverse of the London boroughs, home to iconic locations as Hampstead, Bloomsbury, Kentish Town and Primrose Hill. Regent's Park (and London Zoo) is within the borough and the scenic Regent's Canal cuts right through.

Being only 5 minutes from central London by tube keeps house prices high, with the average price around £1m.

Camden conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in London Borough of Camden?

Camden is situated in London Borough of Camden. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band London Borough of Camden Council Tax (2018/19)
A £992.48
B £1157.89
C £1323.31
D £1488.72
E £1819.55
F £2150.37
G £2481.20
H £2977.44

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Camden conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Camden offer services on a price per hour basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Your property lawyer will work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your quote will explain in detail what the fees and disbursements will be when your house purchase or sale completes.

If, for whatever reason, your house purchase or sale does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of 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 Camden?

Conveyancing searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Camden 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?

I am buying a leasehold property in Camden - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in the UK can be complex. The many potential problems awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and onerous covenants.

A good property lawyer will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The conveyancing for selling leasehold houses or flats can be seriously delayed.

The solicitor acting for the buyer must review these documents, including a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. The time needed by the seller's conveyancer to get these documents together is commonly the source of delays.

Your lawyer should start this process even before a sale has been agreed, as this paperwork can take weeks to collect if the managing agent is slow or difficult to contact.

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

I am buying a new build property in Camden - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing for acquiring a new build in Camden .

A solicitor in Camden must be able to deal with things like checking new build mortgage procedures are followed, confirming right of way over drains and sewers and working with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and BLP.

Our specialist team of new build solicitors are experts in representing buyers to achieve a successful transaction and working to tight developer deadlines.

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Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

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

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Camden should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a 100% mortgage with RBS or to a two-year discount with the Leeds Building Society, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender