Consumer protection regulations (CPRs) dictate that a seller must disclose any pertinent information they have about the property which might influence the prospective buyer’s decision.
The following list provides an indication to the type of information that requires sharing:
It is important to not only be accurate with the information you provide, but also provide all the information that is relevant without omission. Providing misleading information, or failing to offer any relevant information, can result in criminal charges being levelled at the seller or estate agent.
Whether or not a piece of information is deemed to be relevant may depend on each particular case. If in doubt, speak to your solicitor or estate agent.
If there is a suspicion that an element of the property should be repaired, for example the roof or an extension, then the matter must be investigated.
The floorplans and photos used to promote the property need to accurately represent the property and cannot be judged to be misleading. You will generally be asked to approve the brochure of your property by your estate agent.