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Reasons to use our Camden conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 We are the UKs largest residential conveyancing directory listing lender approved property lawyers delivering conveyancing in Camden regulated by the SRA or CLC.
  • 2 Personal touch and pure property experience are key benefits that you should value when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Camden home moves can be made a lot more protracted because of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with strive to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 3 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these organisations are often located hundreds of kilometers away with limited understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Camden
  • 4 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Camden is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 5 You can gain comfort when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Camden has a number to choose from, but for a truly dependable and reliable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Camden since May 2019*

Transfer

of semi-detached property, South Hill Park, NW3 2SN completing on 22/05/2019 at a price of £5,200,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of flat Talacre Road NW5 3PH, at purchase amount of £655,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties

Sale

of apartment Carlingford Road NW3 1RY, at buying sum of £590,800. Leasehold conveyancing included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Purchase

of apartment Gloucester Avenue NW1 8HX, sold for £680,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Camden

Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my conveyancer in Camden is not identified on my mortgage company's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the quality of his work?

It would not be wise to jump to that conclusion. There are all sorts of perfectly reasonable explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator indicated 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The top 5 reasons are as follows: (1) low volume of transactions (2) the solicitor is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Where you are concerned you should contact the Camden conveyancing practice and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your bank.

I require conveyancing for an apartment in a relatively new development (five years old) in Camden. 95% of the appartments have already been occupied. Is it really necessary to order conveyancing searches as part of conveyancing in Camden?

You would be opening yourself up to an unnecessary risk in not carrying out Camden conveyancing searches. Without searches you have no clarity over flooding, environmental etc which may mean you walk away due to potential problems down the line. If you are buying mortgage free there is no legal requirement to have them, but we would absolutely advise in no uncertain terms that your solicitor conducts them. Where speed and cost are top of your concerns you should consider with your solicitor about the options such as indemnity insurance available to you

Do lenders provide you with an approved list of Camden conveyancing solicitors? How do you know who is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel?

Camden conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Leeds Building Society directly.

Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Camden ahead of retaining solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. Our surveyor advised that some lenders may refuse to grant a loan on a flying freehold premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different instructions for example to Nationwide. If you e-mail us we can investigate further via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Camden. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

We're novice buyers - agreed a price, yet the estate agent told us that the seller will only proceed if we instruct the agent's chosen conveyancers as they want a ‘quick sale’. My instinct tells me that we should use a high street conveyancer with experience of conveyancing in Camden

It is unlikely the vendors are behind this. If they require ‘a quick sale', alienating a motivated purchaser is counter productive. Avoid the agents and go straight to the sellers and make the point that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to progress, with finances arranged © you do not need to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you are going to instruct your preferred Camden conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will give the estate agent a kickback or hit his conveyancing targets set by senior management.

Last April I purchased a leasehold property in Camden. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before completion of my purchase?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

I own a ground floor flat in Camden. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the sum payable for the purchase of the freehold?

Most definitely. We can put you in touch with a Camden conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Camden flat is Flat 2 27 Mackeson Road in December 2012. The Tribunal assessed the value of the lease extension premium at £35,435 and rounded the figure to £35,500 This case was in relation to 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 64.77 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Camden regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Camden but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Chalcots, 62 Stanbury Court, 99 Haverstock Hill, London, NW3 4RR
  • Crumplins Solicitors, 77 Haverstock Hill, London, NW3 4SL
  • Newtons, 22 Fitzjohns Avenue, London, NW3 5NB
  • Elton & Co, 2-4 Kelly Street, London, NW1 8PH
  • Solomon Taylor & Shaw, 3 Coach House Yard, Hampstead High Street, London, NW3 1QF

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Camden

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Camden with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on wrongful eviction

  • Chalcots, 62 Stanbury Court, 99 Haverstock Hill, London, NW3 4RR
  • Crumplins Solicitors, 77 Haverstock Hill, London, NW3 4SL
  • Leslie Franks Solicitors Limited, Unit 2, Kentish Town Business Centre, Regis Road, Kentish Town, London, NW5 3EW
  • Craig Solicitors, 74 Belsize Lane, London, Greater London, NW3 5BJ
  • Newtons, 22 Fitzjohns Avenue, London, NW3 5NB

Planning law solicitors in Camden regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Camden with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • F S Garford, 26 Fairfax Place, London, NW6 4EH
  • Grower Freeman, Ivor House, 25-26 Ivor Place, London, NW1 6HR
  • Tuckers Solicitors Llp, 39 Warren Street, London, London, W1T 6AF
  • Glovers Solicitors Llp, 6 York Street, London, W1U 6QD
  • Joelson Jd Llp, 30 Portland Place, London, W1B 1LZ

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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