It was in August 2009 that Fridaysmove residential conveyancing Roundhay team were instructed to handle the purchase conveyancing for a 100 year leasehold, for a property valued at around £116, 000. 00. The property was located at Roundhay, Leeds – and the local authority area of Leeds City Council.
Additional enquiries were raised within the same day of receiving letter with draft contract papers (including Standard Conditions of Sale, Official Copies, Land Registry Documentation). As this property was in a conservation area, conveyancers needed to take extra precautions in case of alteration that might have been made.
The Land Registry Office Copies supplied were out of date and new copies were requested from the sellers conveyancing solicitor. These copies 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.
Greenview Court (Leeds) Ltd was the managing agent and Laura Gill was the property lawyer in charge of conveyancing in Roundhay, West Yorkshire.
The estate agent's memo of sale, which detailed the sellers conveyancing solicitor, was obtained shortly before receiving the letter with draft contract papers. The estate agent was William H Brown (branch covering Roundhay).
The seller's conveyancing solicitor in Roundhay was Park and Bailey Conveyancing.