It was in August 2008 that our specialist conveyancing Brighton and Hove team were instructed on the purchase conveyancing for a freehold - for a residential home valued at around £260, 000. 00. This property was located at Saltdean in East Sussex and so the local authority area of the residence was Brighton And Hove Borough Council.
Additional conveyancing questions were asked within the same day of receiving legal papers.
Radon Gas was discovered, by environmental searches, to be a potential risk in this particular region.
Planning permissions were also revealed on the property and investigated by our conveyancing in Brighton and Hove planning department.
The Land Registry Office copies that were supplied, were out of date and new copies were requested from the vendors conveyancing solicitor. These documents revealed that the vendors had owned the property for less than five years and as such there was a danger that the transfer of the property to the seller could be set aside if it was established that the property within that five year period was a Transfer at Undervalue.
The Land Registry documentation revealed that there was a missing conveyance. The conveyancer had to be either satisfied that this would either not affect the property - or take out indemnity insurance.
Dawn Thomas was the property lawyer in charge of conveyancing.
The estate agent's memorandum of sale, detailing the vendors licensed conveyancer, was obtained shortly before receiving the legal papers. The estate agent was Carruthers and Luck (branch covering Brighton and Hove).
The seller's conveyancing solicitor in Brighton and Hove was Edward Harte LLP.