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:

  • The reasons why previous sales have fallen through
  • Any problems highlighted in previous surveys, i.e. subsidence
  • Any pending, approved or declined applications for planning permission
  • Any proposals for nearby development and construction
  • Whether the property lies beneath a flightpath
  • Whether the property is within sight of a motorway
  • Whether a power plant or substation is nearby
  • Any known structural issues with the property
  • Any public right of ways passing through the grounds
  • Any ongoing problems with neighbours, including boundary disputes
  • Any neighbours known to have been served an Anti Social Behaviour Order (ASBO)
  • Whether there have been any known burglaries in the neighbourhood recently
  • Whether any murders or suicides have knowingly been committed in the property recently
  • Any outstanding debts associated with the property
  • Any known pests in the property, or bats nesting in the eaves
  • Any known issues with problem weeds, such as Japanese Knotweed

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.

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