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REPORT ON PROPOSED PURCHASE OF THE FREEHOLD PROPERTY PREPARED FOR

We have now received the contract documents from the seller’s conveyancers. We enclose the documents listed below. If you have any questions about them or about the contents of this report, please let us know.

  1. SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES

A copy of our Supplementary Notes are enclosed. They form part of this report and contain further important information about your purchase. We will draw your particular attention to sections of the Notes which are of specific relevance to your purchase and we would strongly recommend that you read carefully through those sections.

Investment Property

As you are buying an investment property, we would draw your particular attention to section 11 of the Supplementary Notes.

Repossession

As you are buying a repossession property, we would draw your particular attention to section 10 of the Supplementary Notes.

Solar Panels

The property has solar panels which are owned outright by the seller.  We would draw your particular attention to section 12 of the Supplementary Notes.

The property has solar panels. They are not owned outright by the seller, but are on a long lease to the panel provider. We would draw your particular attention to section 12 of the Supplementary Notes.

Green Deal

We understand that there have been installations under the Green Deal. We would draw your particular attention to section 13 of the Supplementary Notes.

  1. COPY ENQUIRIES RAISED

These are the enquiries we have raised with the seller’s conveyancers based on our inspection of the documents supplied to us. Please read through them so that you can see what issues, if any, have arisen. If you have any further enquiries you wish us to raise at this point, please let us know.

  1. LAND REGISTRY PLAN OF THE PROPERTY

This is the Land Registry title plan. It shows the extent of the property edged in red. Land Registry title plans are to a small scale and are not intended to show the precise location of each boundary. However, boundaries should be checked on site and any significant discrepancies referred to us so that we can seek clarification from the sellers.

Please let us know if you think that the seller is occupying land which appears from inspection to be outside the red edging on the plan, because you will not own such land following completion. Please also let us know if you think that the red edging on the plan includes land which appears from inspection to be occupied by neighbours, because those neighbours may have acquired rights over it.

  1. REGISTERS OF TITLE

This is the Land Registry “Official copy of register of title”. It contains legal information about the property, comprised in three registers. The title number, a unique identification number for the property, is shown at the top of each page of the registers. The Property Register (register A) describes the property, confirms the tenure of the property (freehold or leasehold) and contains any matters benefitting the property, such as rights of way. The Proprietorship Register (register B) gives details of the current owner and specifies the quality of the title with which the proprietor is registered (see section 1 of the Supplementary Notes). The Charges Register (register C) contains any adverse matters affecting the property, such as restrictive covenants. This section also includes mortgages, if any. There may be no Charges Register if there are no mortgages or adverse matters. There may be a separate Schedule of Restrictive Covenants.

The registers consist of numbered entries, each entry containing information about the property or matters that affect it. This information has been extracted by the Land Registry from deeds or documents relating to the property.

Any entries in the registers which we need to draw to your particular attention are referred to in the report in section 5 below.

  1. DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE REGISTERS OF TITLE

Sometimes the Land Registry will file a whole document, such as a transfer or a conveyance, with the registers of title, rather than extract parts of it onto the registers.

There are no documents filed with this title.

The following documents are filed with this title and copies are enclosed.

* dated the *.

The sections of the documents which we need to draw to your attention are referred to in the report below.

Report on Matters contained in the Registers and Filed Documents

Where we have concerns about any entries in the registers (section 4 above), or any documents referred to in the registers (section 5 above), we will have raised those concerns with the seller’s conveyancers and a copy of our enquiries is enclosed.

The following is a summary of any matters affecting the property as revealed in the register entries or filed documents.

Services

Please read section 2 of the Supplementary Notes for information about services rights and reservations.

The services rights and reservations are set out in *.

We regard the position as satisfactory.

There is a right to use shared private drains. There are no rights to use other private services (such as water, gas and electricity) that pass under neighbouring land. This is not unusual and is not a cause for concern provided that either the supplies connect direct to the mains without passing under neighbouring land; or the private connections have served the property for twenty years or more without objection, interruption or payment of a fee, so that rights have been acquired by long user.

There are no rights to use private services that pass under neighbouring land. This is not unusual and is not a cause for concern provided that either the supplies connect direct to the mains without passing under neighbouring land; or the private connections have served the property for twenty years or more without objection, interruption or payment of a fee, so that rights have been acquired by long user.

We are making further enquiries of the seller’s conveyancers.

Rights of way to the property

Please read section 3 of the Supplementary Notes for information about rights of way.

The rights of way granted are set out in *.

The property has the benefit of a right of way on foot over *.

The property has the benefit of a right of way on foot and with vehicles over *.

There are no rights of way benefiting the property recorded in the documents. Please ensure from inspection that you can obtain access to all parts of the property (including the buildings, any outbuildings, any garage and the garden) direct from the nearest public highway, without crossing over any part of anyone else’s land. If you cannot do this, please inform us.

Rights of way for others over the property

Please read section 4 of the Supplementary Notes for information about rights of way over the property.

The rights of way reserved are set out in *.

The property is subject to a right of way on foot over *.

The property is subject to a right of way on foot and with vehicles over *.

There are none recorded in the documents.

Restrictive covenants

Please read section 5.1 of the Supplementary Notes for information about covenants.

The property is subject to restrictive covenants which are set out in *.

In particular, there is a covenant which restricts building work, which is at *. Please read section 5.2 of the Supplementary Notes for information about this particular type of covenant.

There are none recorded in the registers.

Unknown covenants

The property is said to be subject to unknown restrictive covenants. Please read section 5.3 of the Supplementary Notes for information about the implications of this.

The covenants are referred to at entry * of the Charges Register.

Agreements and declarations

Please read section 6 of the Supplementary Notes for information about agreements and declarations.

The agreements and declarations affecting the property are set out in *.

There are none recorded in the registers.

  1. SELLER’S PROPERTY INFORMATION FORM

This form contains information about the property supplied by the seller. Please read carefully through the form and please read section 7.1 of the Supplementary Notes for general information about it. Please also read the following sections of the Supplementary Notes: section 7.2 (as to boundaries), section 7.3 (as to planning and building regulations issues) and sections 7.4 and 7.5 (as to guarantees).

This form contains information about the property and is usually completed and supplied by the seller. However, the seller in this case has not supplied an information form. Please read section 7.1 of the Supplementary Notes for general information about the form and section 7.8 as to the implications of the form not being provided. Please also read the following sections of the Supplementary Notes: section 7.2 (as to boundaries), section 7.3 (as to planning and building regulations issues) and sections 7.4 and 7.5 (as to guarantees).

  1. SCHEDULE OF FIXTURES & FITTINGS

Please read carefully through this form to ensure that it reflects your understanding.

We await this form from the seller’s conveyancers and a copy will follow. Please then read carefully through it to ensure that it reflects your understanding.

The seller has not supplied a schedule of fixtures and fittings, but states that the property is sold as it now stands. According to the seller, everything in the property now will remain on completion. However, if anything is removed, this may be difficult to prove after completion. If you are concerned, we suggest that you prepare a list of all those particular items that you wish to remain and we will ask the seller’s solicitors to attach it to the contract.

The seller has not supplied a schedule of fixtures and fittings or any information as to ownership of the contents. Because the seller has repossessed the property, the seller cannot guarantee that any item at the property is not subject to a prior claim, for example by the person or persons who were repossessed or by a hire purchase company if any item was not fully paid for.

  1. OTHER DOCUMENTS SUPPLIED BY THE SELLER

The seller has not supplied any other documents.

The seller has supplied the following further documents:

Contractor’s guarantee for *. Please read section 7.5 of the Supplementary Notes for information about guarantees.

Building guarantee paperwork (*). The property has the benefit of cover until *. Please read section 7.6 of the Supplementary Notes for information about building guarantees.

The property should have a building warranty until *. We await the paperwork and copies will follow. Please read section 7.6 of the Supplementary Notes for information about building guarantees.

Architect’s certificate. Please read section 7.7 of the Supplementary Notes for important information about the limitations of an architect’s certificate.

Indemnity Policy for *. Please read section 9 of the Supplementary Notes for important information about indemnity policies.

  1. THE PURCHASE CONTRACT

The contract is a binding agreement between you and the seller. We recommend that you check the main details including your names, the property description and purchase price and then read section 8 of the Supplementary Notes for further important information about the contract.

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