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When you’re buying a property, you’ll want to be as informed as possible about the condition of the home before you commit to the purchase. Finding out about serious issues such as structural problems, a flood history or ongoing disputes with neighbours after you have completed on the property can be very distressing, especially if knowing about this before would have changed your mind about proceeding with the purchase.
Whilst there will always be some element of risk when buying a property, there are parts of the process which aim to minimise the unknown issues. Sellers are required to disclose any major issues that they are aware of with the property on the TA6 property information form. If they fail to do this or are found to have lied about the property’s problems or tried to hide or cover serious damp issues up to mislead the buyer, you may be able to make a property misrepresentation claim against the seller. If your claim is successful, depending on the circumstances involved, there may be damages due or the property transaction could potentially be rescinded, with ownership returning to the seller and the buyer being refunded.
Our specialist team can give expert advice on property misrepresentation claims in relation to damp issues and can tell you if you have a valid claim. Call us on 0161 696 6178.