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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Watford

I require conveyancing for an apartment in a relatively new development (seven years built) in Watford. The vast majority the appartments are already occupied. Is it really necessary to order neighbourhood searches for my conveyancing in Watford?

A big part of the Watford conveyancing process is the conveyancing searches. There are numerous search providers delivering Watford conveyancing searches, as well direct from the local authority. These are usually referred to as personal search companies and they produce, not surprisingly, personal searches. However, all Local Authority Search conveyancing products have one thing in common - they must secure their data from the local authority.

What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in Watford

There are two types of lawyers who can perform conveyancing in Watford namely licenced conveyancers or solicitors. The two can handle the legal services that required to complete the sale or acquisition of property. Both are duty bound to handle Watford conveyancing to the same standards and guidelines so you can be safe in the knowledge that your conveyancing will be professionally carried out and that the requirements and steps will be suitably followed.

We expect to receive a AIP from Bank of Ireland this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Bank of Ireland recommend any Watford solicitors on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?

You will need to appoint Watford solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Bank of Ireland through the process.

I can not work out if my mortgage offer requires a lease extension. I have called my Watford building society branch on numerous occasions and was told it wasn't a problem and they would lend. My Watford conveyancing solicitor - who is on the bank conveyancing panel- called to say that they will not lend based on their specific requirements. Who do I believe?

Provided that the property lawyer is on the lender panel, they must adhere to the CML Handbook conditions for the lender. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the lender will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the lender to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

How does conveyancing in Watford differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Watford contact us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is finished. This is because new home sellers in Watford typically buy the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Watford or who has acted in the same development.

What makes your site different to alternative online quote calculators when it comes to conveyancing in Watford?

At this site obtain an accurate quote from a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that has a full understanding of the issues for your conveyancing in Watford. As opposed to estate agents and many comparison sites we do not operate commission deals with solicitors. A large number of agents and online brokers 'recommend' solicitors that pays the highest per referral, not the best value conveyancing in Watford

Why do Watford conveyancing charges are higher for leasehold and freehold properties?

Leasehold conveyancing in Watford will often involve additional work for instance reviewing the lease, communicating with the freeholder, obtaining up to date rent receipts, landlord’s consents, management company’s accounts etc.

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