The UK has experienced record winds and damage caused by the recent storms, Strom Eunice and Storm Franklin. Below are five practical steps to help you take reasonable precautions against these extreme weather conditions. 1. Secure your...
Buying a new property is a huge commitment for most people, and being as fully informed about any problems or issues that the new home might have is essential if you’re to make a measured decision on purchasing it or not. While there will always be some element of risk for buyers when it comes to their new property, especially when purchasing a home that is more than a few years old, there are processes in place to help minimise this.
Sellers must disclose major issues that they are aware of with the property on the TA6 property information form, such as a history of flooding, significant structural defects and other problems, including where extensive dry rot is known to be present. If the seller fails to disclose these issues or otherwise lies or misleads the potential buyer and the sale goes through, it may mean that the buyer can make a claim for property misrepresentation by the seller. A successful claim can mean that either the contract of sale is considered void, with the property reverting back to the seller and all monies being refunded to the buyer, or there may be damages paid to the buyer instead.
Call our specialist team for more information and to find out if you can make a claim on 0161 696 6178.