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What's the extent of caveat emptor?

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  • What's the extent of caveat emptor?

    When selling a property how much information, if any, is one obliged to disclose, without being asked?

    For example, I own a flat on a housing association estate. I have reported several repairs in the common areas and gardens, as well as their being a list of outstanding repairs. Also, there was a problem with youths and children loitering in common areas, quite near to my flat, although this is a lot rarer now.

    Am I obliged to disclose anything at all about the common parts, or historical things, or is it a case of caveat emptor?

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    Re: What's the extent of caveat emptor?

    Your solicitor will get you to sign a disclosure form of the more common things required.

    You shoudl also be aware of the Propert Misdescriptions Act although your agents and not you are liable under the act.
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