On 10th November 2011, a client instructed a Phew Hampstead conveyancing solicitor to assist in the purchase of a property located at Haverstock Hill, Hampstead, London. The property was bought by the client for £ 780000. The London Borough of Camden was related to this conveyancing deal.
The Phew conveyancing solicitor inspected the office copy entries and found that the property was leasehold. The conveyancing solicitor also assured that the property was occupied by the owner and his immediate family members before the sale of the property.
The conveyancing solicitor reported that the property stood in an area which came under the purview of Smoke Control Order and Clean air Act. As per Smoke Control Order, smoke from chimney was not allowed and the Clean Air Act prohibited smoke of any kind from other premises, as well.
According to an HMO order, the London Borough of Camden 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 Camden is required letting the property as HMO – failure to do so will invite legal action.
The property was located in a ‘conservation area’ & according to the ‘tree preservation order’ any work on trees or any sort of demolition work can be done only with sanction of a six-week notice from the local authorities. Haverstock Hill is adopted & hence is maintained by London Borough of Camden. Our conveyancing Solicitors’ inspection did not reveal any plans regarding the arrival of new roads or maintenance of existing roads in the near future.
The conveyancing solicitor who appeared for the seller was Clapham Edwards and the Estate agent was Goldschmidt & Howland Estate Agents.