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Natural subsidence risk discovered by Solicitor acting on purchase

Friday's residential conveyancing Potters Bar team, in January 2007, were instructed to act on the purchase conveyancing for a freehold property located in Northaw, Herts.  This property was valued at around £535, 000. 00.  This home being the local authority area of Hertsmere.

The national average time for a conveyancing matter to be completed is 90 days but Friday's completed this matter within 10 days of receiving the letter with draft contract papers from the sellers property expert.

A risk of natural subsidence was uncovered (further details can be viewed in the environmental searches. )

Our client's surveyor noted that there was a two-storey extension, another two storey extension and a single storey extension.  Alterations had been completed at the property.

Our conveyancing team requested a copy of the appropriate Building Regulations and Planning Permission.  A risk of natural subsidence was also uncovered.  A right of way was revealed in the Office Copies supplied by the Land Registr.  Our conveyancing lawyer told us that the right of way was used without interruption and without causing a nuisance to the sellers.

There was also a revelation, in the Land Registry documentation, that the property was subject to restrictions, as told in a conveyance which was dated 10/07/1978.

It was important that we check with the sellers conveyancing solicitor that the aforementioned restrictions/covenants etc. had been fully complied with.

The property lawyer in charge of conveyancing in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire was Sayrha Elahi.

The estate agent's memo of sale detailing the sellers conveyancing solicitor was obtained shortly before receiving the letter with draft contract papers. The estate agent was the Statons Estate Agents.

The seller's conveyancing solicitor was Boulter and Co.

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