Article Tag: Buyer beware

Why Do You Need A Survey When You Buy A House?

If you are buying a property then you should always have a survey carried out before you exchange contracts. ‘Let the buyer beware’ This is because of the ‘buyer beware’ principle upon which property transactions are based. It is the buyer’s responsibility to carry out all investigations on the property and find any problems or… Read more »

Buying a house and misrepresentation

Buyers of a residential property often ask their conveyancer ‘When buying a house can we rely upon what the seller tells us verbally?’ The answer is generally, no – you can only rely upon what is put in writing by the seller or his/her solicitor. This was recently highlighted in a case Lloyd v Browning… Read more »