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There is a question in the property information forms that all residential sellers complete which states “Is the seller aware of any proposals to develop property or Yes No
The replies form part of the contract, so you could potentially be sued if there is any misrepresentation.
My view is that you are better off disclosing now and answering the form by ticking “yes” and simply stating that the local authority have stated “hey are not committed to the land and there are no building plans in place” if that is what they have said.
It turns on the interpretation of the word “proposal” and whether what the local authority have done to this point amounts to a “proposal”. My view is that it is close/arguable enough that I would avoid the potential future headache and opt for peace of mind by disclosing and attempting to mitigate by saying you have no idea if the back of your property would be affected.
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