Conveyancing completed in line with restrictions, rights and covenants of 1920

A property in Lindisfarne Drive, Poynton was successfully completed by the Conveyancing team in Macclesfield in April 2010. This property falls under the local authority of Macclesfield Council.  

On investigation, documentation revealed that the property was subject to rights/restrictions/covenants set out in a conveyance dated May 1920. Although in England these restrictions are usually acceptable, being, for example, the preservation of trees on the property, they can be as outrageous as the property may only be occupied by persons born in the area. In the United States, most of these restrictions dated from 1920 to 1930 and were to do with the exclusion of African Americans from being able to purchase a property and keeping “white” neighbourhoods white. This has lead to huge upheaval and racial disputes which are ongoing some 90 years later.  

This leasehold property was  sold for £372, 000 with a 999 year leasehold.  The estate agent was Bridgfords Estate Agents covering Macclesfield and the sellers  Solicitor in Macclesfield was Savilles Solicitors.