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Conveyancing in Watford

107 cases completed in Watford in the past 12 months

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Buying a house in Watford

Located in the country of Hertfordshire, just to the north west of Greater London, Watford is a medium-sized town with a population just shy of 100,000 people. With a bustling centre of its own, yet lots of beautiful countryside to enjoy in its surrounds, you’ll find great variety in offer in the local property market. At My Home Move Conveyancing, we’ve been adapting our knowledge of markets like the one in Watford since 2001, bringing each of our clients a specialist, fixed-fee conveyancing service.

 

Our Conveyancing Service

• Fixed Fee Conveyancing
• No Move, No Fee
• Transparent Costs

To buy or sell a home in Watford, you’ll have to appoint property lawyers, who will complete all the complex legal parts of the process on your behalf.

At My Home Move Conveyancing, we’ll assign you a dedicated conveyancer from the get-go, who’ll remain as your consistent point of contact for the duration. All the costs will be agreed upfront, so you’ll know exactly what to budget for and can be confident there’s no surprises waiting down the line. What’s more, if you end up not completing for any reason at all, you won’t need to pay a thing.

Through our innovative use of technology, expert knowledge of the area and award winning customer service, we’ll get down to the job. As your Watford conveyancers, we’ll provide regular updates on your case, while you’ll also have 24-hour access to your online account and can check up on things there. At My Home Move Conveyancing, were delighted to provide our conveyancing services in Watford to customers looking at homes across the town, whether that’s close to the centre, in leaftyleafy suburbs like Cassiobury, or out north towards Leavesden.

Local statistics

In the last 12 months, homes in Watford sold for an average of £415,151. Flats made up the largest share of properties sold, collecting £276,503 on average, compared with semi-detached homes at £473,291. These figures represent a 6% increase in value since 2016.

Essential info

The local authority responsible for property in Watford is Watford Borough Council. They can be contact through their website, by phone at 01923 226400, or at the following address: Town Hall Hempstead Road Watford WD17 3EX

The local area

Evidence suggests the land surrounding Watford has been occupied since Celtic and Roman periods, but the story of the town we see today starts much later. Sitting on the banks of the River Colne, the settlement built up around a bridge or crossing spot, with Watford’s high street still following the line of this route to date. Nearby Berkhamsted Castle, the Grand Junction Canal and the London and Birmingham Railway encouraged the town to grow, with paper mills springing up throughout the Industrial Revolution. Today, Watford is a modern and vibrant town, with an excellent selection of bars and restaurants at its centre, while it enjoys beautifully maintained countryside at its fringes. One of Watford’s biggest draws is its connections to the capital, meaning it’s a popular spot for commuters. The M1 and M25 circle and cross the northern end of town, while there are direct rail services into London every few minutes at peak times. The closest airport to Watford is Heathrow Airport, where you’ll find international flights to almost any destination imaginable. Parents will be delighted by education provisions in the area, with primary school options including Watford St John’s CofE and Lancaster Community Free School. Secondary options include the partially-selective Watford Grammar School for Boys and Watford Grammar School for Girls, while a campus of West Herts College provides higher education in the town.

All properties in Watford will fall within one of the following council tax bands.

Council tax band A

Property value range

Up to and including £40,000

Council tax charge

£1,210.78

Council tax band B

Property value range

£40,001 - £52,000

Council tax charge

£1,412.57

Council tax band C

Property value range

£52,001 - £68,000

Council tax charge

£1,614.38

Council tax band D

Property value range

£68,001 - £88,000

Council tax charge

£1,816.17

Council tax band E

Property value range

£88,001 - £120,000

Council tax charge

£2,219.77

Council tax band F

Property value range

£120,001 - £160,000

Council tax charge

£2,623.36

Council tax band G

Property value range

£160,001 - £320,000

Council tax charge

£3,026.95

Council tax band H

Property value range

Over £320,000

Council tax charge

£3,632.34

About us

Established in 2001, we exclusively deal with the legal side of moving home. Last year alone, through our experienced conveyancers, we helped nearly 50,000 customers have a hassle-free experience. We are a truly national company, having completed transactions in each of the 109 postcode areas in England and Wales.

Our promise to you…

We understand that moving house can be stressful. So we make sure everything we do makes the process as easy and efficient as possible. We’ll give you an all inclusive fixed quote from the start so there won’t be any surprises. The price only changes if your instructions do.

You’ll have access to our unique, easy to use, online case management service to track your case. And dedicated conveyancing experts who’ll be on hand to guide you through the whole process.

We know you’re busy, so we’re open 8am until 8pm most weekdays, and open at weekends too!

Finally, if your move falls through, through no fault of your own, we won’t charge you a penny in legal fees.

Multiple industry awards

See why our unique conveyancing service (My Home Move and its wholly owned law firm) has been recognised as an industry leading, award-winning conveyancing company.

Best Legal Services Provider

Future of Legal Services Innovation

Most Innovative Use of Technology

Best Conveyancing Provider

National Conveyancing Firm of the Year

Best Legal Services Provider

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What's involved

Once you have your offer accepted, it’s time to get the ball rolling on legally transferring the ownership to you. Here’s how we do things at My Home Move Conveyancing.

First, your estate agents will send us a copy of the Memorandum of sale, which provides the details of the property, the amount offered and the name of the sellers and buyers and their conveyancers. You will be asked to complete your details and provide to us your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill.

Read our Home Buying Process guide

If you are selling a house, you will need a Conveyancer to act for you – that’s where we come in!

You will be asked by us to complete your details and provide your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill. You will also be asked to fill in a Property Information form including some specific details about the property, its boundaries, any alterations to the property etc. If you have any additional paperwork such as planning permissions or notices, then these will be required by us to send with the contract papers. We will also ask you to complete a Fixtures, Fittings and Contents form to say what you will be taking and leaving behind. If the property is leasehold, you will be asked for information about who you pay ground rent and services charges to…

Read our Home Selling Process guide

After we have received your instructions to act we will check the legal issues and title to your property to ensure it offers a satisfactory security for your new lender, as this is the essence of a mortgage.

We will also check the amounts outstanding on any current mortgage registered on the property as these will have to be repaid at completion. The amounts will be confirmed with you.

Usually, we will not carry out Local, Drainage or Mining (if appropriate) searches as we will put in place an insurance which will protect your lender. This is less expensive for you and quicker. Some lenders still require that searches are made and will not rely on insurance. If this is the case the searches will have to be made and the cost will show on the Financial Statement sent to you.

At about the same time that you receive your Mortgage Offer we receive a copy together with the lender’s instructions to act for them. We will consider the Offer to ensure that we do those things required of us as the solicitors and to check what other conditions have to be satisfied.

We will then send you the Mortgage Deed to sign and any other documentation that may be required by your lender. We shall need to have this back from you as soon as possible and certainly by the day before we complete. Otherwise there will be a delay.

You need to check that the Mortgage Offer is acceptable to you. For example, is the mortgage amount and mortgage product correct? Is it the correct method of repayment? Are there any early repayment fees?

We target a completion date for 7 days after we receive our copy of the Mortgage Offer but our being able to complete depends on the terms of the Offer and any peculiarities of your transaction.

If the new mortgage amount is less than the amount we have to pay to your existing lender, we will ask for the difference from you, before the completion date.

Following completion we deal with the registration formalities to ensure the mortgage security is perfected for your lender and any deeds will then be sent to your lender for safe-keeping.

Note – If your property is leasehold, we also:

Request your landlord to confirm that all ground rent, service charges and insurance premiums (if applicable) have been paid to date and that there is no known breach of the lease.

Have to approve the wording of the lease.

Have to serve on the landlord a notice of discharge of your existing mortgage and a notice that a new mortgage has been given to your new lender.

Read our Remortgaging Process guide

Get in touch

Quotation Team

If you would like to discuss a quotation you have received please call our Quotation Team on

0333 234 4425

Monday - Tuesday

9am

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7pm

Wednesday - Friday

9am

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5pm

Conveyancing Team

If you would like to speak to someone about your case please call our Conveyancing Team on

0333 234 4396

Monday - Thursday

Open

8am

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8pm

Friday

8am

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7pm

Saturday

9am

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4pm

Sunday

10am

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3pm