In July 2007, our conveyancing Walton On Thames team were instructed to handle the purchase conveyancing for a 99 year leasehold, for a residence valued at around £257, 000. 00. This property was located at Bridge Street, Surrey. The local authority area of the home was Elmbridge Council.
As this property was in a conservation area, conveyancers needed to take extra precautions in case any alteration have been made.
The handling conveyancer discovered that there were planning permissions affecting this residence. The Land Registry Office Copies supplied revealed that the registered owners 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 managing agent was Strata Management Company Limited and Andy Roscoe was the property lawyer in charge of conveyancing in Walton On Thames, Surrey.
The estate agent's particulars of sale, detailing the registered owners conveyancing specialist, were obtained shortly before receiving the conveyancing agreement. The estate agent was Gascoigne – Pees (branch covering Walton On Thames).
The seller's conveyancing solicitor in Walton On Thames was Warners.