In May 2010, Fridaysmove -approved Solicitor Amanda Gandham acted on behalf of the purchasers of a freehold located at Apple Cross Drive, Burnley, BB10, Lancashire. Soon after being instructed and receiving the draft contract, Amanda forwarded a detailed set of preliminary enquiries to the seller’s Conveyancing Solicitor. Acting on behalf of the seller was the Clifford Smith and Buchanan branch located at 36 Manchester Road, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1HJ.
The seller’s property information form (SPIF) revealed several neighbour disputes, one which was in regards to a common boundary wall and another relating to a planning application that was made for a side return to the kitchen, which the neighbour made an objection to. Neighbour disputes are regarded as significant concerns in Conveyancing transactions and Amanda had to be satisfied that these were no longer issues and would not affect her clients.
The land registry documentation revealed several restrictive covenants, including the following:
“No act matter or thing whatsoever shall be done or permitted to be done on the freehold property hereby conveyed which may be or become to be a nuisance noxious noisy offensive or annoyance to the Vendor or the owner or occupier of any adjoining property and no injurious effluent petrol oil fats or any other matter or substance shall be discharged or permitted to enter into any of the water ways or into the river whereby the water therein or the beds or banks thereof shall become poisoned or polluted so as to be dangerous or injurious to the Vendor or any other person or persons game fish wild fowl osier beds or any growing trees shrubs seeds or otherwise. ”
Amanda had to verify with the seller’s Conveyancing Solicitor that all covenants had previously been complied with.
The local area search was carried out through Burnley Borough Council at the Town Hall, Manchester Road, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1JA.
The transaction was finalised well in advance to the anticipated completion date, with contracts being exchanged on the 26th of May 2010.
Fridaysmove thanks the estate agent, the Entwistle Green branch covering Lancashire and Clifford Smith and Buchanan Solicitors for their expertise and cooperation in making this Conveyancing in Burnley transaction a success.