In August 2008 our property Conveyancing team were instructed to handle the purchase of a freehold for a property valued at around £300, 000. 00 located at Sidcup, Kent, DA14. The local authority for this residence is Bexley Council – www.bexley.gov.uk/. Specific conveyancing enquiries were sent within the same day of receiving sale and purchase agreement (including Copy Deeds).
The Land Registry Office Copies supplied revealed that the vendors 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 19/02/1936. It was important that we check with the vendors conveyancing solicitor that the aforementioned restrictions/covenants etc. had been fully complied with. Alyson Stevenson was the property lawyer in charge of conveyancing in Foots Cray and Sidcup, Bexley, South East London, London.
The estate agent's memo of sale detailing the vendors conveyancing solicitor was obtained shortly before receiving the sale and purchase agreement. The estate agent was the Village Estates branch covering Foots Cray and Sidcup.
The seller's conveyancing solicitor Foots Cray and Sidcup was Woolsey Morris and Kennedy Solicitors – DX 31700 Sidcup.