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Conveyancing in Hampstead Q & A's

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Updated: 26/10/16

Hampstead points of interest

Kenwood House English Heritage and Kentish Town St Luke Churches Conservation Trust are in the vicinity of Hampstead.

Drivers are well served with Hampstead situated with good road access about 3 miles of the A40M.

Hampstead's nearest airport is Elstree, Hogg Ln Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 14 miles, Luton Airport is 24 miles, London City Airport is 11 miles s, London Heliport Airport is 6 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 15 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 14 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 10 miles, Elstree Airport is 10 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 18 miles away. Hampstead Heath train station is almost 1 mile from Hampstead.

The neighbouring hospital for Hampstead is Royal Free Hampstead.


How do I find low cost conveyancing?


Both high-street and online law firms promote 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however additional costs may pad the solicitor's invoice. Extra charges should be fair and reasonable. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid ought to be defined on a quote. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.


Will the property legal fees cover any additional costs?


No. We do not hide any additional fees. Some websites offer unrealistically low 'quotes' which are in fact estimates, meaning that you could pay much more when you complete.


Of large Hampstead lenders, which firms are on your panel?


Of lenders with branches in Hampstead, Homeward Legal work with many. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Allied Irish Bank (GB), 202 Finchley Rd, London, NW3 6BX.


Environmental searches may be standard procedure for home buyers but when one considers recent events for instance the Met Office warning of more intense


rainfall in the future are they sufficient to advise us enough about the risk of flooding in Hampstead?


A competent conveyancing solicitor in Hampstead should always include informative conveyancing searches if the standard conveyancing searches flag up any kind of Hampstead flooding risk.

For extra area background perhaps you could contact a close neighbour.


How much will the cost of my searches total?


With a Homeward Legal conveyancing solicitor, a client will be charged at most £249 for conveyancing searches.


What is the council tax on a converted property in Hampstead?


Commonly, the conveyancer's title report should give the relevant Camden council tax band. The correct charges for homes in Hampstead are tabled at the Camden local authority website. At the time of authoring, 27/09/2012, rates are:

  • Band A - £886.00
  • Band B - £1,033.00
  • Band C - £1,181.00
  • Band D - £1,328.00
  • Band E - £1,624.00
  • Band F - £1,919.00
  • Band G - £2,214.00
  • Band H - £2,657.00


We need to complete this purchase as soon as possible, how do we get a fast conveyancing process?


Essential to a fast conveyancing transaction is to use a communicative property lawyer. There are numerous tasks you can do. These include:

  • getting your mortgage offer in place
  • encouraging your property lawyer to carry out searches promptly
  • answering any queries raised by the property lawyer as soon as possible


Co-operative Bank will be our lender - what will we need to check?


Purchasers should consider that some lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel', resulting in greater conveyancing costs for purchasers if the lender insists upon their own solicitor . Homeward Legal can act for most mortgage lenders to keep legal costs to a minimum.