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Conveyancing in Hampstead Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/07/17

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.


I am trying to find very fast Hampstead solicitors, is that your firm?


Our firm have a very proactive method when concluding the transfer of title.

With us, conveyancing lawyers try to communicate efficiently throughout the buyer and seller property chain and that always implement cutting edge document and form assembly technology to push through the legal process fast.


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


Is contaminated land in Hampstead a concern?


Many of contaminants caused by natural causes and human activities may ruin residential property in Hampstead, like limestone or gypsum quarrying. An environmental search will reveal this in more detail.


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.


Does Homeward Legal manage the conveyancing for auction properties in Hampstead?


Our company is very capable working with buyers and sellers at auction. Our highly qualified conveyancers have worked for many buyers and sellers at regional auctions like Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Experienced purchasers will formally instruct a fast conveyancing firm as ahead of time as possible to allow for a thorough investigation of the legal documents before the property auction date.

Thereafter, following the property auction your dedicated lawyer will be prepared for finishing the legal side of things inside the limited time frame as required .


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


What causes conveyancing for a purchase to seem to be so slow?


The legal work required to buy or sell property could take more time. We work hard to diminish their effect by chasing for prompt responses.