On 27th July 2009, the Phew conveyancing team was contracted by a client to purchase a property located on Totterdown Street, Tooting, London. The property was bought by the client for £ 234000. The local authority involved was the London Borough of Wandsworth
The office copy entries of the property were examined and found to be leasehold. The property held an absolute title which eliminated fears of ownership as it was guaranteed by the registry. It was also revealed that the owner and his family members were the sole occupants of the property before the sale.
According to the conveyance dated, 17th June 1904, there were some additional restrictive covenants registered against the property according to which the property must only be used for residential purposes and no sort of business shall be carried out in the property.
The conveyancing team also found that the property stood in an area which came under the Smoke Control Order and Clean air Act. According to the Smoke Control Order, excess smoke from chimney was not allowed to be disposed into the environment and the Clean Air Act prohibited smoke of any kind from other premises, as well.
There was an HMO order according to which, the London Borough of Wandsworth must be informed, if the property was occupied by more than one family as bed or sitting rooms or any other non self-contained accommodation with sharing facilities. A licence from the London Borough of Wandsworth was required for letting the property as HMO. Failure to do so will invite legal proceedings.
Totterdown Street is adopted & maintained by London Borough of Wandsworth. The conveyancing solicitors’ inspection did not reveal any plans for construction of new roads or maintenance of existing roads in the near future.
The conveyancing solicitor who appeared for the seller was Premier Property Lawyers Ltd and the estate agent was Haart Upper Tooting.