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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

Whether you are buying, selling, transferring equity or remortgaging, the conveyancing process can be daunting. These frequently asked questions about conveyancing in Camden address the most common matters than arise during the legal process for changing property ownership:

Buying property in Camden

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.

Read more:

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

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

What are the Council Tax bands in London Borough of Camden in 2022?

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

Band Camden Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,194.81
B £1,393.95
C £1,593.08
D £1,792.22
E £2,190.49
F £2,588.76
G £2,987.03
H £3,584.44

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Are you paying more Council Tax than you should be?

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.

Read more:

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?

Selling property in Camden

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.

Read more:

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

Remortgaging in Camden

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


The official UK base rate is currently set at 1.25% (June 2022). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Camden should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

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.

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Transferring equity in Camden

Can Quittance help with a transfer of equity on my Camden home?

A 'transfer of equity' will be necessary if the ownership of a residential property needs to be changed with at least one current owner remaining on the title. A transfer will also be required if the property is being gifted to a child or relative. The legal process of transferring equity differs from an outright purchase or sale. Your conveyancing solicitors can carry out the legal work on the transfer for an all-inclusive fixed fee. If you will also be remortgaging, the legal work for the remortgage can be completed at the same time as the transfer.

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Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Camden

Conveyancing fees and disbursements - What's the difference?

Legal fees are paid to your property lawyer. Depending on your circumstances, these could include a unregistered land fee or Help to Buy fee.

Disbursements are costs paid to third parties, such as HM Land Registry.

How much should I be paying for conveyancing in 2022?

Market research in July, 2022 shows that the actual cost of conveyancing can vary significantly between property lawyers.

To accurately compare Camden conveyancing quotes, you should be aware of the potential additional fees charged by some solicitors that could increase the cost of your property sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Camden property lawyers FAQs

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 a No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

How we can help you

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Camden and need an expert conveyancing solicitor, we can take care of the legal side of your move.

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