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Don’t shake on it until you’ve got the best deal for electricity and gas, mobile phone, broadband – in a calendar. Then start to act four weeks ahead.
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Armed with this information, you should then phone your present a line marking the boundary. IF your property is registered at the Land Registry the Land Registry prepare their title plans using the “general boundaries rule”. This means the boundaries shown on their plans indicate the approximate position of the boundary and are not definitive. An old deed or conveyance may contain a plan, but these are sometimes not very accurate and the boundaries may have changed over time. Sometimes title deeds will state whether boundaries are party walls and fences (i.e. shared), or if a certain boundary feature belongs to your property or a neighbouring property. In your case it seems likely that the boundary and fence are shared unless the deeds state otherwise.
I’M in the process of buying a house, but the solicitors have had difficulty completing the purchase as the bank has lost the vendors’ title deeds. It’s now six months since my offer was accepted. They’ve now suggested re-registering the property. Surely this is too long to be kept waiting to buy a house?
IF the title was unregistered, which seems likely, the vendors will have to make an application to the Land Registry for registration, setting out their period of Whether it’s a better phone contract or insurance for your pride and joy – don’t simply accept the first offer ownership and why they do not possess the title deeds among other things. It is likely the Land Registry would only grant a “possessory title” in the circumstances, and the seller should provide indemnity insurance cover. Provided you have not exchanged contracts you are at liberty to pull out of the deal. Or, you could ask for a price reduction. Call Bromleys Solicitors LLP on 0161 330 6821 or visit www. bromleys.co.uk. If you have any legal questions, write to Property Law, MEN Media, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Chadderton OL9 8EF, or email mail@lawQs.co.uk