Common Conveyancing Obstacles
Several times we have come across a property that is still showing at the Land Registry under the previous owner´s name! Yes, shocking! It seems that the sale was completed at the Notary, and the taxes have been paid and submitted, but never presented at the Land Registry. Someone didn´t do their job properly.
Luckily, we can give you a simple solution, the original deeds and tax forms can be presented at the Land Registry at any time. This usually takes between 2- 6 weeks, depending on the Registry.
Of course, there is a possibility that apart from the deeds not being presented at the Land Registry, you may find that the taxes haven´t been paid, this will need to be done first. If you left a provision of funds with someone to do this, you will need to chase them up!
Un-legalized swimming pools:
This does not mean to say that the pool is illegal. But, as a lot of people are unaware, when you are putting a pool in your garden you require more than Town Hall/community permission. We can help!
We arrange for our architect to draw up a report, this must contain description, plans, measurements, coordinates and photos. This is then added to your property description at the Notary, then presented at the Land Registry. You will be liable for 1,5% tax of the value given to the added element, in this case, swimming pool. Very simple when you are in our safe hands.
If you are purchasing a property that has a swimming pool and element recently added, it is important to let us know so we can arrange legalization. The vendor should be liable for all costs.