Game Estate Agent Branch in Colchester carefully negotiated the sale agreement on a freehold property in Stable Close, for Mr D and forwarded all the paperwork to Fridays’ Conveyancing Solicitor in Colchester, Irene Bonsu-Amoako.
Irene acted quickly on the instruction and commenced the searches on the property that falls within the local authority area of Colchester City Council. There were no untoward issues from the local searches or environmental searches, however it was noted that the building was listed.
A listed building is one that has special architectural or Historic Interest and has been placed on the Statutory List of Buildings. Such buildings may not be demolished, altered, extended without special planning permission given by the local planning authority. Owners of listed buildings are compelled to repair and maintain them and can face criminal prosecution if they fail to do so or perform unauthorised alterations.
Fridaysmove client’s surveyor noted that a two storey extension and rear conservatory had been completed on the property and due to the listed status, it was important for our Conveyancing Team in Colchester check that the permissions for such an extension were legal and conditions had been complied with completely.
The Conveyancing Solicitor in Colchester was satisfied that the planning permission restrictions were fully complied with and the property, valued at £315, 000 successfully completed in May 2010.