Fridaysmove -approved Conveyancer Katie Clark was instructed to handle the purchase of a freehold abode on Chase Side, Enfield, EN2 in October 2010 on behalf of Mrs. J.
The home is located within the local authority district of Enfield Council located at the Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield, EN1 3XE.
The local authority search revealed the following planning permissions affecting the property, which Katie investigated:
LBC/02/0273 - Use of annexe as a self-contained residential unit (existing development use). Permission granted on 18. 12. 2002
TP/90/0975 – Erection of single storey extension to rear of existing ground floor flat to provide additional living accommodation together with alteration to existing external staircase. Conditional permission granted on 19. 11. 1990
89/0679 - Conversion of existing ground/first floor maisonette into 2 self-contained flats involving the erection of a single storey side and rear extension and alterations to existing external staircase. Refused on 01. 08. 1989
Katie requested further documentation in regards to these permissions from the Enfield Council to confirm that the works carried out were in compliance with planning restrictions. Documentation for the permission LBC/02/0273 was received, however the council was not able to provide a copy of the decision notice in regards to the second permission, TP/90/0975, as this document was on microfiche and not available in hard copy.
The documentation for permission LBC/02/0273 contained the following information:
“The London Borough of Enfield hereby certify that on the 27th of September 2002 the use/operations/matter described in the First Schedule hereto in respect of the land specified in the Second Schedule hereto and coloured red on the plan attached to this certificate, was lawful within the meaning of Section 191 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended), for the following reasons:
1. That the development is lawful by virtue of Section 191 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, and Section 10 of the Planning and Compensation Act 1991, as the former side and part rear extension have been used as a separate self-contained dwelling unit for a period of four years ending with the date of this application.
First Schedule: Proposal – Use of annexe as a self-contained residential unit.
Second Schedule: Location – Chase Side, Enfield, EN2. ”
The seller’s Conveyancing Solicitor was Wason and Co. at 60 High Street, Enfield, EN6 5AB. James Hayward Estate Agents at 181 Chase Side, Enfield, EN2 0PT handled the sales marketing for the home.
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