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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.

  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 them through 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 SELLER’S PROPERTY

This is the Land Registry title plan. It shows the extent of the property currently owned by the seller edged in red. Land Registry title plans are to a small scale and are not intended to show the precise location of each boundary.

For a plan of the property you are buying, please see section 6 below.

  1. REGISTERS OF TITLE OF THE SELLER’S PROPERTY

This is the Land Registry “Official copy of register of title”. It contains legal information about the property currently owned by the seller, 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 seller’s property or matters that affect it. This information has been extracted by the Land Registry from deeds or documents relating to the seller’s property. The information relates to the seller’s estate as a whole, not just to the plot you are buying.

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

After you have bought your property, we will register it at the Land Registry. The Land Registry will open a new set of registers relating specifically to your property. Some or all of the matters contained in the seller’s registers of title will be carried forward to the registers of your new title, depending on whether or not they relate specifically to your property.

  1. DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE REGISTERS OF THE SELLER’S 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 the seller’s title.

The following documents are filed with the seller’s title and copies are enclosed.

* dated the *.

* dated the *.

* 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 these concerns with the seller’s conveyancers and a copy of our enquiries is enclosed.

The following is a summary of any matters affecting the seller’s property as revealed in the register entries or filed documents. Remember that these matters relate to the whole of the seller’s estate, not just to the plot you are buying.

Services

There are none recorded in the registers.

Whilst there may be provisions relating to services in the registers, the development will be served by new services and we have no concerns.

The services rights and reservations affecting the seller’s estate are set out in *.

We regard the position as satisfactory.

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

Please see section 6 below in relation to service rights and easements relating specifically to this plot.

Rights of way to the seller’s estate

There are none recorded in the registers.

Whilst there may be provisions relating to rights of way in the registers, the development will be served by new means of access and we have no concerns.

The rights of way granted for the benefit of the seller’s estate are set out in *.

The seller’s estate has the benefit of a right of way on foot over *.

The seller’s estate has the benefit of a right of way on foot and with vehicles over *.

Please see section 6 below in relation to any rights of way relating specifically to this plot.

Rights of way for others over the seller’s estate

There are none recorded in the registers.

The rights of way reserved over the seller’s estate are set out in *.

The seller’s estate is subject to a right of way on foot over *.

The seller’s estate is subject to a right of way on foot and with vehicles over *.

Please see section 6 below in relation to any rights of way reserved specifically over this plot.

Restrictive covenants

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

The seller’s estate 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.

Please see section 6 below for new covenants imposed by the seller over this plot.

Unknown covenants

The seller’s estate 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 seller’s estate are set out in *.

There are none recorded in the registers.

Please see section 6 below in relation to any agreements and declarations relating specifically to this plot.

  1. DRAFT TRANSFER

This is a draft of the document which will transfer the property to you. It contains matters which will affect your use of the property.

Plan

The transfer includes a plan of the property. Boundaries should be checked on site and any significant discrepancies referred to us so that we can seek clarification from the seller.

Services rights benefiting the property

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

The services and other rights benefiting the property are contained at *.

Please read carefully through these provisions. Rights granted include user of shared services and rights of entry onto neighbouring land to carry out repairs. We regard these as satisfactory.

Services rights for others over the property

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

The services and other rights reserved over the property are contained at *.

Please read carefully through these provisions. Rights reserved include provisions similar to the rights granted as referred to in the section above. We do not regard these as a cause for concern. However note the extensive rights of entry reserved for the developer, neighbours and third parties.

Rights of way benefiting the property

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

There is a right of way over the estate roads pending adoption as public highways.

The rights of way benefiting the property are contained at *.

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

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

There are no rights of way benefiting the property. 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 estate road, without crossing over any part of anyone else’s land. If you cannot do this, please inform us.

There is a right to use the communal areas for recreational purposes.

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 over the property are contained at *.

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 no rights of way reserved over the property.

Covenants over the property

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

The covenants imposed by the seller are contained at *.

In particular, there is a covenant at * which requires you to obtain consent from the seller before carrying out additional building works at the property. Failure to do so may lead to enforcement action by the seller and it may also cause difficulties for you on re-sale. Please read section 5.2 of the Supplementary Notes for further information about this particular type of covenant.

Estate Management

This property is within a development for which a legal mechanism will be in place to manage the communal parts of the estate and to charge out a proportion of the cost to the owners. Please read section 5.4 of the Supplementary Notes for important information about estate management schemes.

The estate management provisions are contained in the draft transfer. See *.

The estate management provisions are contained in a separate management deed, a draft copy of which is enclosed.

The Management Company is to be owned by the owners on the estate and you will become a member of the company.

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 contained at *.

  1. SELLER’S INFORMATION FORM

The seller has not supplied any information forms.

We enclose a form entitled * provided to us by the seller which contains information about the development. Please read carefully through the information supplied. If you have any questions about it or if you think that any of the information given is incorrect, please let us know.

Please read sections 7.2 of the Supplementary Notes (as to boundaries), section 7.3 (as to planning and building regulations issues) and sections 7.4 and 7.5 (as to guarantees).

  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 will have the benefit of cover for ten years. 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 (particularly the section on New Property).

Please pay particular attention to the following clauses in the contract: *.

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