We are Watsons Law.

A forward thinking, technology & service driven team of lawyers, specialising in conveyancing, land & property law as well as wills and probate.

Together we’ll guide you through the most complex of transactions.

Meet your Team

Our Services.

We are experts in conveyancing

Between us our lawyers have nearly 100 years of conveyancing experience! Appoint us as your team and you will receive unparalleled expertise and guidance. You will also get a friendly lawyer who will be at your service and on your side. Hopefully we will then be the “go to” lawyers for you, your family and friends for years to come.

LAND & PROPERTY

Our services include:
  • Remortgages
  • Lease Extensions
  • Freehold Purchases
  • Contract reassignments
  • Commercial property acquisitions
  • Commercial leases
  • Freehold purchases

Privacy Policy

Effective date: October 22, 2018

Watsons Law LLP ("us", "we", or "our") operates the watsonslaw.com website (hereinafter referred to as the "Service").

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy.

Information Collection And Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

Usage Data

We may also collect information on how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

Use of Data

Watsons Law LLP uses the collected data for various purposes:

Transfer Of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside United Kingdom and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United Kingdom and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Watsons Law LLP will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure Of Data

Legal Requirements

Watsons Law LLP may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

Security Of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Analytics

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.

Links To Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children's Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children").

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

Watsons Law LLP Fee Scales

Please feel free to contact us at any time for a no obligation chat.

Please note that VAT and usual disbursements are to be added to the below-mentioned fees. Disbursements are expenses related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. The figures quoted are a guide only and the final fees will depend upon the complexity of the transaction and the amount of work required.

Sales/Purchases

How long will my house purchase take?

How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move in to your house will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 6 and 12 weeks. It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. For example, if you are a first time buyer, purchasing a new build property with a mortgage in principle, it could take 4 - 6 weeks. However, if you are buying a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer. In such a situation additional charges would apply.

Stages of the process

The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, below are some key stages for your purchase for your information:

These fees are for our acting for you in relation to the conveyancing of a single residential sale or purchase. This will include the discharge of a mortgage with a lender who signs up to the Council of Mortgage Lenders handbook (CML) on a sale or the taking out of a mortgage with a CML lender to complete a purchase (unless that lender is separately represented by another lawyer). Our fee assumes that this is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise including for example (but not limited to) a defect in title which requires remedying prior to completion or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction; this is the assignment of an existing lease and is not the grant of a new lease; the transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise; all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation; no indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required. More details will be provided at the required time.

Purchases

Sales

Additional fees for unusual sale/purchase situations

Additional Fees
(plus vat and disbursements)
New builds £300
Help to buy mortgage/ISA £350/£50
Mortgage with a separately represented lender £400
Paying off additional mortgages/charges (per charge) £100
Basic declarations of trust. £150
Shared ownership £300
Transfer of share of freehold when the freehold is not owned by a company £200
Please also note our fee exclusive extras here

Estimated disbursements for a purchase

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as search fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. There are certain disbursements which will be set out in the individual lease relating to the Property. The disbursements which we anticipate will apply are set out separately below. This list is not exhaustive and other disbursements may apply depending on the term of the lease. We will update you on the specific fees upon receipt and review of the title from the seller's solicitors.

You should also be aware that ground rent and service charge are likely to apply throughout your ownership of the property. We will confirm the ground rent and the anticipated service charge as soon as we receive this information.

Estimated disbursements for a sale

Re-mortgages

New Mortgage from New Mortgage to Fee (inclusive of VAT and Disbs)
£1 £500,000 599
£500,001 £750,000 699
£750,001 £1,000,000 799
£1,000,001 £2,000,000 899
£2,000,001 £3,000,000 999

Please note that these fees do not include any charges that may be charged by any third party if your property is leasehold. For example, your lease will state that you have to notify the lessor of any new mortgage. The lessor will likely charge an admin fee for this which is typically £100 & VAT but is always on a case by case basis.