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Conveyancing in Hampstead

Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring a property from one person to another or the process of securing a mortgage. If you're looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Hampstead, you're in the right place. Get a fast & proactive solicitor from a nationwide panel of conveyancing experts.

We have years of experience helping homemovers in Hampstead and throughout Camden handle their sale, purchase, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Camden, Finchley, Islington, North West London and London

Hampstead Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Hampstead

An area in North London, Hampstead is known for its literary and artistic history, Hampstead Heath, and the nearby Freud Museum. Hampstead is well-served by the London Underground, providing links to central London. Hampstead has a population of approximately 50,000.

Hampstead house prices

The average price paid for a property in Hampstead between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Hampstead (2023/24)

Hampstead is in London Borough of Camden.

Band Amount
A £1,266.97
B £1,478.13
C £1,689.30
D £1,900.46
E £2,322.78
F £2,745.11
G £3,167.43
H £3,800.92

What will my solicitor do?

A solicitor plays a pivotal role in a property purchase. This means performing due diligence on the property purchase, such as local authority searches (e.g. from Camden Council), raising enquires of the seller and reviewing contracts of sale.

In addition to standard searches, Hampstead conveyancing solicitors may undertake checks for leasehold issues, such as excessive service charges and ground rents.

Purchasing a property with a mortgage?

When you buy a house, your solicitor must also handle some legal work for your bank or building society.

If your conveyancer isn't accepted on your bank's panel, it could take weeks longer to complete your purchase.

Our chosen panel lawyers have established relationships with the majority of banks and specialist lenders, helping to ensure your transaction completes faster.

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We can also assist home movers in Hampstead with conveyancing for:

Conservation area

When you buy a property in a conservation area, your conveyancing solicitor will check for covenants and restrictions, which could include heritage access, and restrictions on animal ownership. Conservation areas in Hampstead and the Camden local authority include:

  • West End Green
  • Fitzroy Square
  • Rochester

Buying a listed building

There are about half a million listed buildings in England and Wales, and around 2,000 of which are in London Borough of Camden.

Hampstead listed buildings include:

  • 34 And 36 Temple Fortune Lane, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Hampstead, Barnet, Greater London Authority
  • 16 Chalcot Gardens, Hampstead, Camden, Greater London Authority
  • Cannon Hall, 14 Cannon Place, Hampstead, Camden, Greater London Authority
  • Garden Walls, Gates And Bollards To Cannon Hall, Cannon Place, Hampstead, Camden, Greater London Authority
  • 1-9 Benhams Place, Hampstead, Camden, Greater London Authority

Buying and owning a listed building can be a lot more complicated. Our specialist panel of property solicitors will help you understand the additional legal obligations your planned listed building purchase will entail. Examples include maintenance of historic features, consent required for energy efficient alterations and an obligation to use specialist contractors.

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Buying a Shared Ownership property

Shared ownership conveyancing involves purchasing a share (e.g. 25% or 50%) of a property from housing associations that offer part-buy, part-rent schemes. Purchasing a shared ownership home can be more involved than buying the home outright.

With years of experience, our specialist panel of solicitors can help you with your shared ownership purchase or staircasing.

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Selling a house or flat in Hampstead

When you're looking to sell a property in Hampstead, you can expect your lawyer to first compile key documents, including the contract of sale and ID forms.

The role of a conveyancer acting for the seller includes answering the buyer's solicitor's enquiries and addressing snags like missing building regulations.

By taking steps to communicate effectively with the other parties, including estate agents, landlords and lenders, your conveyancer will ensure the property sale completes as soon as possible.

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Compared to freehold property, yes. Sale conveyancing for leasehold properties can result in long delays.

The buyer's solicitor will expect to see this leasehold-related paperwork. These could include details of any breaches by other leaseholders and a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. The time required by the solicitor to source this information is the common cause of such delays.

The solicitor should commence this before a buyer has even been found, because these details can take a long time to gather if the managing agent or landlord is slow or difficult to contact.

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Remortgage conveyancing in Hampstead

Latest Bank of England base rate now at 5.25% (16 July, 2024)

Verify your remortgage solicitor is on your chosen lender's panel before you instruct.

Our remortgage panel solicitors are approved members of the majority of lenders, so whether you are switching to a standard variable rate mortgage from Metro Bank or moving to a tracker mortgage with Swansea Building Society, we can help take care of the legal side.

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Hampstead Transfer of equity

Whether you are buying out an ex-spouse after a divorce, gifting a property or tax planning for the future, you will need to work with a transfer of equity specialist.

Your conveyancer will complete the process for a guaranteed fixed fee.

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How much do conveyancing solicitors fees cost in Hampstead?

Don't be surprised if some of the costs listed on a conveyancing quote seem unfamiliar.

Solicitors' fees

Conveyancing fees are paid to your solicitor or conveyancer for the tasks they complete on your behalf. Your solicitor's quote should clearly detail the legal fees, including VAT, that you pay when the property transaction is complete.

Disbursements

Disbursements are fees that your solicitor or conveyancer will have to pay on your behalf for third-party services. Third-party disbursements include Stamp Duty, property searches and a plan search.

Are the conveyancing fees fixed?

Beware of hidden fees or extra charges, when comparing quotes. Some firms include extra costs in the small print. This can lead to a higher final bill.

Article by Completely Moved authors

The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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