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Are we liable for prior works in new home.

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  • Are we liable for prior works in new home.


    We are hopefully moving in 2 weeks to a property that has had major building works such as load bearing walls being removed and chimney stacks.

    We have heard there is a dispute with the neighbours as they are claiming damage has been caused due to the works but the builders are denying this.

    If we move in are we liable for any costs or is this dispute with the builders and our potential new neighbours.

    Also all the work has been signed of by the council so we have no concerns over the quality.



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    Re: Are we liable for prior works in new home.

    Don't buy the house until the neighbours have confirmed to you that the dispute is settled. Why walk into a hornet's nest? You are asking for trouble.

    At best you will have to live with difficult neighbours, at worst you could end up with financial laibilities of one kind or another.
    RICHARD WEBSTERwww.rwco.co.uk
    As a conveyancing solicitor I want to be helpful (England/Wales only) but can't accept liability for this.


    • #3
      Re: Are we liable for prior works in new home.

      Disputes with the neighbours are supposed to be noted in the Sellers Information Pack (from memory) wasn't there anything mentioned there at all?

      Caveat emptor