John Pettman

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Friday 26th December 2014


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John Pettman

14:08 PM, 1st December 2018
About 5 months ago

Loft bedroom records cause problems adding bathroom?

Reply to the comment left by Ryan Whelpdale at 01/12/2018 - 13:14
When you purchased the seller would, have completed a property information form and a question would have been asked if any building works had been carried out , This assumes that the person you purchased from was not the original builder. I suggest that you examine the original planning consent and the [plans that went with it. I F your local authority still have it
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John Pettman

13:02 PM, 1st December 2018
About 5 months ago

Loft bedroom records cause problems adding bathroom?

You should have received at least a copy of the Lease and as you own the Freehold you should also have the Counterpart so you should know if the loft forms part of the Leasehold interest. In respect of the valuation report . One therefore assumes that a mortgage was obtained when purchased and the position is some mortgage lenders send it out with the mortgage offer others will not and will not even if requested.
In any event not a lot is contained in a valuation report, sometimes for example it may state . Solicitor to check all necessary consents were obtained for the kitchen extension or some other matter. Do bear in mind the general time limits for bringing any action for breach of Building Regs/ planning permission and also permitted developments rights which differ for flats/maisonettes. You may wish to see the original planning consent to see what was originally given permission for
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John Pettman

10:31 AM, 27th November 2018
About 5 months ago

Loft bedroom records cause problems adding bathroom?

Is one to assume that the property is a Leasehold property?I would suggest that one looks at the actual Lease which should amongst other matters define the extent of the demised premises . Does it actually include the loft space ???? Further the lease should have a plan showing the actual lay out . Does this plan show the loft space set out as part of the demised premises???If this is the case one would be entitled to at least consider that what is now in the loft was part of the original building or conversion and NOT some additional work . It is quite common in Leasehold properties NOT to include the loft space and if that is the case here Planning/Bld Regs Is the least of your problems
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John Pettman

10:48 AM, 30th October 2017
About A year ago

Signing a contract without a completion date and authority to exchange

You need to make a decision do you want to get this matter completed as soon as possible or not. If you do not want to send any money until everyone is ready to exchange that's fine but it will cause a delay. Your sellers are quite likely not to be too pleased to know that although you have been asked to send 10% deposit you have not done so , Bear in mind that your Solicitors will not have someone sitting by a screen just waiting for your deposit monies to arrive and also bear in mind that when everyone is ready to exchange a completion date will be put forward. By the time you get round to sending the deposit and your Solicitors receiving it as cleared funds people can and do change their minds. The choice is yours, but don't complain about the time the transaction has taken when you have the means to make it quicker.

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John Pettman

9:44 AM, 26th October 2017
About 2 years ago

Signing a contract without a completion date and authority to exchange

I would have difficulty in believing a contract was sent to you with NO covering letter saying as an example " Please sign in the place indicated and return to theses offices where it will be held on file pending the formal exchange of contracts which will not take place WITHOUT YOUR PRIOR CONSENT "" To say that a new price has been agreed will NOT have prevented searches and enquiries been raised Tese are matters that have no relevance to searches and enquiries. The only slight delay to a revised price is where a mortgage was issued with the details of the OLD price and in that circumstance the lawyers will need and will have to advise the mortgage lender of the new price and that would generate a new offer showing the revised price

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