How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask James Mather Your Own Question
James Mather
James Mather,
Category: Law
Satisfied Customers: 22629
Experience:  Senior Partner at Berkson Wallace
Type Your Law Question Here...
James Mather is online now

When selling a commercial property, what exactly do searches

Customer Question

When selling a commercial property, what exactly do searches mean? If the tenant/trader has warned the vendor verbally that they may terminate the lease early due to cash flow difficulties, but the vendor/landlord doesn't divulge this to a buyer of the investment, is there any comeback on the present landlord?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  James Mather replied 4 years ago.
Has the buyer asked the specific question? Has this come to light? can we have the full background detail please? Thank you
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

No question been asked. Trader/tenant was running stock down when they said they are awaiting news of 3 large orders, and a meeting with Bank. they said if all 4 points go against them then they may leave early. it was a verbal comment and they did say that for all 4 points to go against them would be a doomsday scenario and unlikely.

Expert:  James Mather replied 4 years ago.

In all property matters, caveat emptor applies. Buyer

The buyer is under a duty to himself to make
prudent enquiries. The seller is under a duty to the buyer to answer any
enquiries honestly although not under a duty to volunteer information and
therefore, based upon the facts you have given me, there should be no comeback.

Does that answer the question? Can I assist
further or answer any specific queries?

If you have not done already, please don't forget to positively
rate my answer service even if it was not what you wanted to hear. You should
now see a series of buttons which enable you to rate my answer service

If you don't rate it positively, then the site keep your deposit and I get 0
for my time. It is imperative that you give my answer a positive rating.

It doesn't give me, "a pat on the head", "good boy" (like ebay), it is my

If in ratings you feel that you expected more or it only helped a little,
please ask.

The thread does remain open for me to answer follow-up questions
after rating my answer service.

Rating doesn't close the enquiry at
all even though the site may give that impression. It remains open for you to
read and ask for further clarification.


PS Experts on here are online and off-line all day each day and
weekends so please bear with me if I do not get back to you immediately.

PS. I use voice type, voice recognition typing because I only
type with two fingers and it would take me ages. Sometimes, a computer does not
hear me correctly and you will get an incoherent word. I do try to but
sometimes they slip through. I apologise therefore if anything doesn't make
sense. It is me losing it, not you. Just ask if anything is not clear please.