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The is a piece of land next to my property which has been

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The is a piece of land next to my property which has been used as a drive. I am trying to find out who actually owns the land as my new neighbour has claimed that it was sold with her property. I have checked with the land registry and appears that the original owner, is a company, that does not exists any more. I am interested in purchasing the land. So how do I go about finding out who I need to approach?
Submitted: 29 days ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Aston Lawyer replied 29 days ago.

Hi,

Thanks for your enquiry.

Is the Title number EX75207 relate to your property or the drive in question?

Kind Regards

Al

Customer: replied 29 days ago.
It's for the drive. Do you need my property details as well?
Customer: replied 29 days ago.
EX86191
Customer: replied 29 days ago.
My neighbor is EX89219
Expert:  Aston Lawyer replied 29 days ago.

Hi,

Thanks- please give me a couple of mins. Al

Customer: replied 29 days ago.
Ok. Deb
Expert:  Aston Lawyer replied 29 days ago.

Hi Deb,

I have found the land being Title number EX75207, which is basically the road, but can't find your property. Are you on Hammonds Lane?

Al

Customer: replied 29 days ago.
number 66
Customer: replied 29 days ago.
My title number is *****
Expert:  Aston Lawyer replied 29 days ago.

Hi Deb,

Thanks but still can't find either your or your neighbour's property. Is your property Leasehold? Is it anywhere near the electricity sub station?

Al

Expert:  Aston Lawyer replied 29 days ago.

Hi Deb,

I have found you- hiding in the corner- please give me a few mins. Al

Customer: replied 29 days ago.
Ok
Customer: replied 29 days ago.
the property is lease hold
Expert:  Aston Lawyer replied 29 days ago.

Hi Deb,

I'm not going to be able to help you, so I will need to opt out and one of my colleagues may be able to assist you.

Al

Expert:  Joshua replied 29 days ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. I will be very pleased to assist you. I'm a practising lawyer in England with over 10 years experience.

My colleague has opted out of the above. I will be happy to try to assist you. From what I read above, I note you have obtained a copy of the title to the land you want to buy but it is owned by a company that has been wound up. Is that correct?

Customer: replied 29 days ago.
Expert:  Joshua replied 29 days ago.

Thanks. May I ask the name of the company that is on the title?

Customer: replied 29 days ago.
Just checking
Expert:  Joshua replied 29 days ago.

Thanks.

Customer: replied 29 days ago.
S. Chronin and Sons Limited of Brittania Road, Warley, Essex
Customer: replied 29 days ago.
Also mentioned in the charges register is A R Scrivener &Sons Limited
Expert:  Joshua replied 29 days ago.

Thanks. The register doesn't mention company numbers for the companies by any chance?

Customer: replied 29 days ago.
Unfortunately no
Customer: replied 29 days ago.
Do you want me to send you a copy?
Expert:  Joshua replied 29 days ago.

Thanks. I wonder if the companies pre date Companies House records. It is possible- the names do sound old. Certainly there is no evidence of currently trading companies by those names or dissolved companies or any companies with previous names.

In any event if the companies are not on the register they are not legal entities and therefore if they still own property that property wll have passed bona vacantia to the crown - this is where a company is dissolved but leaves property in its name. You will need to contact the Treasury Solicitors office in respect of an offer to purchase the land. The Treasury Solicitor administors bona vacantia property on behalf of the Crown. Their contact details are below and can arrange for the sale of bona vacantia property:

Government Legal Department (BVD)
PO Box 2119
Croydon
CR90 9QU

Email *****@******.***

Switchboard(###) ###-####4700

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Customer: replied 29 days ago.
I will take your advise. Thanks that's all for the moment
Expert:  Joshua replied 29 days ago.

I wish you well with your potential purchase.