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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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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 03/12/16

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.

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

A.

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.

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My partner and I are purchasing in Watford. Are there many conservation areas?

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Locales deemed to be of architectural merit, such as model housing estates, will be designated as conservation areas. Conservation areas in Watford include Estcourt. These restrictions can make repairs more costly or time-consuming, but the benefits will include a more attractive neighbourhood. Your lawyer will be able to advise further.

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Could charges for the conveyancing have any additional costs?

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Homeward Legal's solicitors will never charge any hidden costs regardless of circumstances. You should be aware that some conveyancers give 'quotes' which are in fact estimates, which they will not be bound to.

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How do we stop gazumping?

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The custom of choosing to reject a previously accepted offer on a property when a higher offer is made by a second buyer is called gazumping. The will be a risk of gazumping in any transaction, because offers are not binding until exchange of contracts. Consider instructing a fast, efficient solicitor as soon as possible to reduce the chance of your offer being gazumped.

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Do you recommend taking steps to circumvent paying for stamp duty on buying in Watford?

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Stamp duty avoidance is not advised when buying in Watford. Such schemes are often uneconomical and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed .

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

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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.

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I am going to be moving out of our period home just outside Watford into a home in Ware when to book a removals firm?

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Best advice is for buyers to delay instructing a removal firm until such time as everyone has settled the completion date that generally occurs once final contracts are signed. Local firms include Smart Carriers, 20 Blackwell Dr, Watford, WD19 4HW Telephone: 01923 802241 or Man With Van Removals, 8 Langley Rd, Watford, WD17 4PT on 01923 701133.

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Which local authority is responsible for Watford?

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Watford is located in Hertsmere Borough Council, Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 1WA, contact: 020 8207 2277

 
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