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My son is due to complete his house sale tomorrow morning as

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My son is due to complete his house sale tomorrow morning as he is moving to a new area. He has just discovered smoke in his modern fitted kitchen. He has isolated the electrical supply as it appears to be the hob. This has stopped the smoke. What should he do? Is he liable? He is in the UK.

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
I assume he has exchanged contracts please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Yes, he has exchanged contracts and will complete tomorrow.

Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Thanks. If there has been an exchange then the risk passes to the buyer. This means the new buyer is responsible for anything that goes wrong with the property.
But he should tell them what has happened, it is only polite. But he is not responsible, they are as owners. He should just isolate it as he has done. No, he is not liable.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex
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Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Hi

I am just following up on this. Is there anything else I can help with? If so, please let me know.

Alex.