In one sense, the legal principle of ‘caveat emptor’ or ‘buyer beware’ has been steadily eroded as a result in the expansion in the number of pre-contract enquiries sellers are expected to answer on the sale or a residential property. However, there has also been a marked growth in the number of pre-contract searches undertaken on a purchase.
During this course experienced lecturer and property practitioner Stephen Desmond will consider whether the seller can escape liability for misrepresentation by including a disclaimer clause? Stephen will also encourage viewers to think about the question ‘if there is a latent title defect, whether the seller is obliged to disclose it to the buyer?’
In addition, Stephen will offer guidance on where the line is to be drawn between simply relying on the replies to the questions on the property information forms and raising additional enquiries.
On completion of this course you will:
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