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Conveyancing of freehold home owned for under 3 months

In July 2008, our conveyancing Staines team handled the purchase conveyancing for a freehold, for a home valued at around £360, 000. 00.  This was located at Staines, Middlesex.  The local authority for this residence was Spelthorne Council.

Additional conveyancing enquiries were served within the same day of receiving sale documentation, this included documentation from the Land Registry.

Office copies obtained from the Land Registry revealed that the registered proprietors had owned the property for less than three months.  The CML (Council of Mortgage Lenders) Handbook dictates that conveyancing solicitors have to reveal to the buyer's lender in any situation where a property being purchased has been owned for less than six months.  This was due to valuation reasons.  As such, we had to make specific enquiries on behalf of the lender.

The Land Registry documentation revealed that the property was subject to restrictions/rights/covenants, as set out in a transfer dated 19/02/1960.  It was important that we checked with the registered proprietors conveyancing solicitor, that these restrictions/covenants had been fully complied with.

Alyson Stevenson was the property lawyer in charge of conveyancing in Staines, Surrey.  

The estate agent's sales particulars, detailing the registered proprietors conveyancing solicitor, was obtained shortly before receiving the sale documentation.  The estate agent was the Regents branch covering Staines.

The seller's conveyancing solicitor in Staines, was W H Matthews and Co.

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