Conveyancing purchase of probate property completes

In October 2008 our residential conveyancing Hornchurch team were instructed to act on the purchase conveyancing for a freehold for a residential conveyancing valued at around £214, 000. 00 located at Hornchurch, RM12. This home is in the local authority of Havering Council - www.havering.gov.uk/.

Comprehensive conveyancing enquiries were emailed within the same day of receiving contract papers (including conveyancing searches, Official Copies, Copy Deeds). There was a concerning discrepancy between details of the vendors as per the contract papers as against the Official Copies.

This was obviously significantly important to clarify as our conveyancing lawyer needed to be sure that the registered owner and the seller on the contract were one and the same. This property was sold under a Grant of Probate and in the circumstances it was important to ensure that all legal documentation relating to the Grant of Probate were in order so that the Land Registry formalities could progress without issue.

The Land Registry documentation revealed that the property was subject to restrictions/rights/covenants as set out in a conveyance dated 01/04/1970. It was important that we check with the vendors property lawyer that the aforementioned restrictions/covenants etc. had been fully complied with. Sayrha Elahi was the property lawyer in charge of conveyancing in Hornchurch, Havering, East London, London.

The estate agent's memorandum of sale detailing the vendors property lawyer was obtained shortly before receiving the contract papers. The estate agent was the Abbotts Countrywide branch covering Hornchurch. The seller's conveyancing solicitor Hornchurch was Countrywide Property Lawyers - DX 716870 Manchester 29.