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Transfer of Equity in Watford

A transfer of equity occurs when a property owner wishes to change the legal ownership of the property. Reasons include marriage, divorce and tax planning.

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Conveyancing in Watford Q & A's

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Updated: 17/10/16

As calculated by the UK 2011 census, The usual residential population of Watford 255,988 people spread over an area of 18,607 hectares (45,980 acres) giving a density of residential population of 13.8 people per hectare or 5.6 per acre.

Commuters are well served with Watford ideally situated with very good major road access very close at approximately 1 1/2m of Junction 5 Southbound of the M1.

Watford's closest airport is Elstree, Hogg Ln Airport (3 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 13 miles, Luton Airport is 16 miles, London City Airport is 22 miles, London Heliport Airport is 16 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 14 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 14 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 8 miles, Elstree Airport is 3 miles, White Waltham Airport is 20 miles and Booker Airport is 18 miles away. Watford's nearest station is Watford High Street.

Prospect House Watford is the neighbouring hospital for Watford.


How do I find a cheap solicitor in Watford to sell a home?


This catches out many property buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many conveyancers purport to offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional fees are frequently hidden in the terms and conditions. Any extra charges ought to be reasonable and clear. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are selling.


What is the council tax on a Thirties semi-detached Band F house in Watford?


You will be cover your house's council tax band in the report on title.

Council tax rates for properties in Watford are tabled online at the Hertsmere council website. On (22 July 2012) the different rates are:

  • Band A - £964.00
  • Band B - £1,125.00
  • Band C - £1,286.00
  • Band D - £1,447.00
  • Band E - £1,768.00
  • Band F - £2,090.00
  • Band G - £2,411.00
  • Band H - £2,893.00


Our mortgage lender will be Barclays Bank, what will I need to consider?


Some lenders have limited the number of solicitors who can act for them. Homeward Legal can act for all large mortgage lenders so that you will not be required to pay legal costs to your lender's solicitor.


We are buying on a new development brownfield site. It seems that chromium (Cr) soil contamination may be an issue.


Extensive measures are taken in the areas around Watford to resolve topsoil contamination. The local authority for Watford will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.


If we are intending to buy in the parish of Sarratt, do we need a chancel search?


Your conveyancing lawyer may suggest that a chancel search is taken out. Through some parish councils have exercised their right to charge chancel repairs on the current owners of affected property, there is no way to be certain that a parish where dues have not recently been paid will remain liability-free for new owners. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.


How is Watford contaminated land checked when buying a house?


A wide range of contaminants may impact residential property in Watford, like proximity to landfill sites or hazardous substances in the ground. An environmental search can provide much more clarity.


How long may we account for the conveyancing process generally take?


The amount of time taken to transfer a house does vary. This is affected by a handful of issues affecting the property. These may include if a property is leasehold or freehold. Our conveyancers strive to ensure every sale is handled as fast as possible, without compromising on service.


Will we need a survey?


Homeward Legal suggest that home buyers arrange a house surveyor to carry out a survey. There can be a range of issues that can negatively affect a property. These include severe weathering or poor drainage, and issues such as these are not likely to be investigated as part of the conveyancing itself.