My IFA has requested my Watford lawyer’ panel member for the HSBC conveyancing panel. How do I find this out. I have e-mailed my local Watford office but they have not got back to me yet.
Have you tried contacting your Watford lawyer about this?. They should have a central record lender panel numbers.
Do I need to pay for insurance to address the risk of chancel repairs when buying a residence in Watford?
Unless a prior acquisition of the premises completed after 12 October 2013 you may take it that lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Watford to remain encouraging a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.
The deeds to my house are lost. The lawyers who handled the conveyancing in Watford 4 years ago are no longer around. What are my options?
You no longer need to hold title deeds to evidence that you are the owner of your registered land or property, given that the Land Registry have everything they need in a digital format.
Are there any apps to help identify a Watford solicitor on the TSB conveyancing panel? I have a car and am willing to travel upto 10kilometers to meet the lawyer.
Feel free to make use of the tool on this website. Please choose the mortgage company and your location and you will see a number of Watford conveyancing lawyers located nearest you. We have listed some Watford conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can telephone them to see whether they are on the TSB member panel
I've recently bought a leasehold property in Watford. 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 owner 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. It is an essential part 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 have had difficulty in trying to purchase the freehold in Watford. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?
Absolutely. 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 affected 3 flats. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 71 years.