An­gela Brown

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT - BUYER BEWARE

Daniels LLP Solic­i­tors I un­der­stood that a ven­dor has a le­gal re­quire­ment to tell a buyer about is­sues af­fect­ing their prop­erty. We bought a house that needed ma­jor work, and only be­came aware of this af­ter com­ple­tion be­cause they in­ad­ver­tently passed over their sur­vey. They also failed to no­tify us of vi­bra­tion from pass­ing traf­fic and other is­sues. IF the ven­dors told un­truths in the Prop­erty In­for­ma­tion Form they filled out when sell­ing the prop­erty you may be able to seek com­pen­sa­tion from them on those par­tic­u­lar points.

But if they have not nec­es­sar­ily told you about other is­sues, this may be trick­ier to pur­sue – the watch­word is ‘Buyer Beware’.

You should have had a de­tailed sur­vey car­ried out to as­cer­tain the con­di­tion of the prop­erty. If your sur­veyor failed to spot ob­vi­ous prob­lems,

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