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    I have recently bought a new build house on a new estate. The houses directly opposite me are council houses. Legally should the builder have told us about this? Although I did not ask the question my neighbour specifically asked if there was any social housing on the estate and was told no.

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    Are the houses opposite you existing old council houses or newly-built Social Housing - built by the builder?

    If it is new build social housing, the builder has a legal obligation under the Property Misdesciptions Act 1992 to let you know this. Most of the national house builders even indicate the HA plots on their brochure plan.

    If you had known about my website, Brand New Homes printed off the questions to ask pages and asked about this and other things, perhaps saving yourself a few problems later on.
    BRAND NEW HOMES
    Information for UK new home buyers
    New Home Blog The latest news and views

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      If you had known about my website, Brand New Homes printed off the questions to ask pages and asked about this and other things
      Does seem quite a helpful site.
      RICHARD WEBSTERwww.rwco.co.uk
      As a conveyancing solicitor I want to be helpful (England/Wales only) but can't accept liability for this.

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        Re: with-held information by builder

        The houses are new builds but are not built by the same builders as ours.

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          Re: with-held information by builder

          Can't see any particular reason why a builder should tell you this.

          Up to you to carry out your own research into the area in which you are buying.
          RICHARD WEBSTERwww.rwco.co.uk
          As a conveyancing solicitor I want to be helpful (England/Wales only) but can't accept liability for this.

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            Re: with-held information by builder

            Originally posted by Jrryan View Post
            The houses are new builds but are not built by the same builders as ours.
            I agree with with Richard, as the houses were already there or being built by A Another you should have made more enquiries yourself and checked out the area.

            It may have come up with your solicitor's LA searches.
            If he did not tell you, you may be able to claim against him for professional negligence.
            BRAND NEW HOMES
            Information for UK new home buyers
            New Home Blog The latest news and views

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              Re: with-held information by builder

              Originally posted by Richard Webster View Post
              Does seem quite a helpful site.
              "SEEM & QUITE"???

              "IS & VERY" would be more accurate in my opinion!
              BRAND NEW HOMES
              Information for UK new home buyers
              New Home Blog The latest news and views

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