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Purchase of freehold abode : Whitstable, CT5 – Conveyancing in Whitstable – exchanged 24/07/2009

In July 2009 our licensed conveyancing Whitstable team were handling the purchase conveyancing for a freehold for a abode valued at around £190, 000. 00 located at Whitstable, CT5.

The local authority area of the property is Canterbury Council.   Detailed enquiries were sent within the same day of receiving conveyancing documentation (including Land Registry Documentation).

As this property is in a conservation area, conveyancers need take extra precautions in case any alteration have been made. The handling conveyancer discovered that there were Planning permissions affecting this residence. The conveyancing searches revealed that the property was at risk of natural flooding (as shown on area environmental searches).

We needed to check with the registered proprietors whether or not the property had ever suffered from flooding as well as make sure that the insurance would be available to cover the risk of flooding. The Land Registry Office Copies supplied revealed that the registered proprietors 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.

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 12/06/1961. It was important that we check with the registered proprietors property conveyancer that the aforementioned restrictions/covenants etc. had been fully complied with.

Mary Spiteri-Panayi was the property lawyer in charge of conveyancing in Whitstable, Kent, South East England. The estate agent's particulars of sale detailing the registered proprietors property conveyancer was obtained shortly before receiving the conveyancing documentation.


The estate agent was the Ward and Partners branch covering Whitstable. The seller's conveyancing solicitor Whitstable was" target="_blank">Martin Tolhurst Partnership – DX6801 Gravesend. Kent, South East England, Whitstable – Conveyancing – freehold : Whitstable

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