Can I use your services to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Watford even where I’m not purchasing or disposing of a house, for instance if I intend to buy an office in Watford with a mortgage from Bank of Ireland?
Our comparison service is mainly used to get a quote from residential conveyancing solicitors in Watford but we have listed towards the end of this page some Watford commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to enquire with the company directly to see if they are also authorised to represent Bank of Ireland
We are getting the release of further monies on our mortgage from Kent Reliance as we want to conduct renovations to our house in Watford. Do we need to appoint a high street Watford solicitor on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel to handle the paperwork?
Kent Reliance do not ordinarily appoint a member of their approved list of lawyers to handle the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel.
I've read lots of house buying guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Watford solicitor - who is on the Aldermore conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?
Aldermore will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Aldermore will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Watford surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.
My sealed bid on a property in Watford has been accepted, the owners do however have a tied purchase. The owners have placed an offer on on an apartment, however it’s not yet agreed to, and have viewings of other apartments in the pipeline. I have chosen a high street conveyancing solicitor in Watford. What do I do now? When do I get the mortgage application with Barclays started?
It is normal to have concerns where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur expenses too early (home loan application is in the region of £1k, then valuation, Watford conveyancing search fees, etc). First, you should ensure that your conveyancing practitioner is on the Barclays conveyancing panel. As to the subsequent steps this very much dictated by the uniqueness of your case, attraction to this property and on the state of the market. In a buoyant market some buyers would apply for the mortgage with Barclays and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they ask their property lawyer to move forward with the conveyancing in Watford.
The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build flat in Watford. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.
Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Watford
Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided.
Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Watford in advance of retaining solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. Our surveyor advised that some banks will refuse to give a loan on a flying freehold premises.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different instructions from Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can look into this further via the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Watford. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Watford especially if they are familiar with such properties in Watford.
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I only have Fifty years remaining on my lease in Watford. I need to get lease extension but my landlord is missing. What should I do?
On the basis that you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be granted an extra 90 years by the Court. You will be obliged to prove that you have done all that could be expected to find the lessor. In some cases a specialist would be useful to carry out a search and prepare a report to be accepted by the court as evidence that the freeholder can not be located. It is advisable to get professional help from a property lawyer both on proving the landlord’s disappearance and the application to the County Court overseeing Watford.
I have given up seeking a lease extension in Watford. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?
Most definitely. We can put you in touch with a Watford conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Watford flat is Flats 8, 11 and 15 Craigmore Court 46 Murray Road in December 2013. The tribunal held that the price payable by the Applicant tenant of Flat 8 to acquire an extended lease shall be £26,438 plus £1 to the intermediate lessee . The tribunal held that the price payable by the Applicant tenants of Flat 11 to acquire an extended lease shall be £26,791 plus £1 to the intermediate lessee. The tribunal held that the price payable by the Applicant tenant of Flat 15 to acquire an extended lease shall be £26,638 plus £1 to the intermediate lessee . This case was in relation to 3 flats. The remaining number of years on the lease was 71 years.