In September 2009, Fridaysmove residential team handled the purchase conveyancing for a freehold, for a property located at Hartwell, NN7. This property was valued at around £259, 995. 00. This residence is in the local authority area of South Northamptonshire Council.
There were additional enquiries raised, within the same day of receiving a letter with draft contract papers.
Standard environmental conveyancing searches, conducted during the conveyancing process, revealed that radon gas risk could be an issue affecting properties in the region.
The handling conveyancer discovered that there were planning permissions affecting this residence. The Land Registry Office Copies 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 transfer, dated 16/02/1998. It was important that we check with the sellers conveyancing solicitor that the aforementioned restrictions/covenants etc. . had been fully complied with.
Dawn Thomas was the property lawyer in charge of conveyancing in Northamptonshire, East Midlands. The estate agent's memo of sale, detailing the sellers conveyancing solicitor, was obtained shortly before receiving the letter with draft contract papers.
Jackson Grundy Estate Agents (Northamptonshire branch) was the estate agent dealing with this case.
The seller's conveyancing solicitor Northamptonshire was Howes Percival.