Should lawyers ask for money on account for my conveyancing in Watford?
If you are buying a property in Watford your lawyer will request that you place them with funds to cover the search fees. Normally this is requested to cover the fees of the conveyancing searches. If any down payment is as part of the sale price then this should be needed immediately in advance of contracts are exchanged. The final balance that is due should be transferred a few days prior to the completion date.
I am downsizing from our home in Watford and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being constructed on contaminated land. Any high street Watford conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the purchasers are using a national conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Watford. We have lived in Watford for 5 years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to obtain confirmation need.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. What do they say? You should enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same ailment)
The deeds to my property can not be found. The lawyers who dealt with the conveyancing in Watford 5 years ago no longer exist. What do I do?
These day there are copies made of almost everything, and your lawyer will be aware exactly where to locate all the relevant paperwork so you can purchase or sell your property without a hitch. If copies can’t be located, your solicitor can put in place insurance or indemnities against possible claims on the premises.
I am purchasing my first flat in Watford with the aid of help to buy. The builders refused to reduce the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of extras instead. The property agent suggested that I not to tell my lawyer about the deal as it could impact my mortgage with the lender. Is this normal?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
As co-executor for the will of my uncle I am selling a house in Cardiff but I am based in Watford. My conveyancer (approximately 235 kilometers awayneeds me to execute a statutory declaration before the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing solicitor in Watford to attest and place their company stamp on the document?
Technically speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Watford based