I have a question concerning buying an ex-LA property within the 10 year rule.

20th Aug 2019

Is it possible or advisable to exchange contracts to purchase a property without the vendor first obtaining a certificate for consent for sale from the local council? Is it actually legal to market such a property before the consent is obtained?

CATEGORY: Conveyancing & Property

LOCATION: GREATER LONDON

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  • Curzon Green Solicitors

    It is likely lawful to market a property without having sought the consent.  The buyer's solicitor should ensure that the seller's solicitor obtains the consent as part of their due diligence (essential enquiries) pre-contract. Acting for a buyer, we would include a clause in the contract requiring the consent to be handed over by the seller on completion and ensure that the completion undertakings inlcuded the certificate as well as the transfer deed and other documents.

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