It was in September 2009, that our residential conveyancing Melksham team were instructed to act on the purchase conveyancing for a freehold, for a residential conveyancing valued at around £250, 000. 00. This home was located at Melksham and therefore in the local authority of West Wiltshire Council.
Comprehensive conveyancing enquiries were emailed within the same day of receiving contract papers (including conveyancing searches, Official Copies, 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.
The Land Registry documentation revealed that the property was subject to restrictions that were set out in a conveyance dated 28th October 1902. It was essential that we checked with the vendors property lawyer that the aforementioned restrictions had been fully complied with.
The property expert in charge of conveyancing in this particular area was Mary Spiteri-Panayi.
The estate agent's memorandum of sale detailing the vendors property lawyer, was obtained shortly before receiving the contract papers. Strakers (Melksham branch) was the estate agent.
The seller's conveyancing solicitor in Melksham was Rayners Solicitors.