Purchase of freehold residential property: Conveyancing Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4

Our Fridaysmove property conveyancing Hitchin team, were instructed on the purchase conveyancing for a freehold - for a residential property valued at around £219, 950. 00.  This was in September 2009.  The local authority on the home was North Herts Council.

We managed to considerably better the national average, which was 90 days, in concluding the transaction within 49 days of receiving the sale contract from the sellers conveyancing solicitor.

The handling conveyancer discovered that there were planning permissions affecting this residence.  The Land Registry Office Copies supplied were out of date and so fresh copies were requested from the sellers conveyancing solicitor.  The Land Registry Office copies that were supplied revealed that the sellers 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 the property was subject to restrictions/rights/covenants as set out in a conveyance dated 7th May 1981.  We had to check with the conveyancing solicitor to make sure that these restrictions has been adhered to.

Mary Spiteri-Panayi was the property lawyer in charge of conveyancing in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

The memo of sale from the estate agent, detailing the sellers licensed conveyancer, was obtained shortly before receiving the sale contract.  The estate agent was Putterills (branch covering Hitchin).