Things to know before you buy a flat
Estate agents are obliged to tell you anything material that may affect your buying decision. There are two main ways...
Usually the buyer’s solicitor will send questions for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so. If your landlord refuses to answer the buyer’s questions you cannot compel them to do so but you could try to negotiate with them.
If your landlord is a Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) member or part of an ombudsman scheme you may be able to submit a complaint to the relevant body.
More information you might find useful:
- I’m selling my property. Can my landlord charge a fee for answering pre-sale enquiries?
- More Frequently Asked Questions on Purchase/Sale
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