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Experience:  Solicitor LLB (Hons) 23 years of experience in Conveyancing and Property Law
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After signing and taking possesion of the property the purchasers

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After signing and taking possesion of the property the purchasers are now demanding compensation for faults they say they have now discovered. No building survey was carried out before purchase. Should we compensate for rectifying these alleged faults?
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For what exactly are your Buyers attempting to claim compensation for?

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

After completion of the purchase our conveyancing Solicitors received a list of Complaints including Gas Boiler ,Gas Fire. The Bungalow had been empty for 11 months and both had been working when vacated although the CentralHeating had not been used in the Summer months and Gas Bills had contiued to be received and paid,

Hi Anne,

Thanks for your reply.

Well, unless you have deliberately lied on any answers you gave on the Property Information Form or to any enquiries raised by the Buyers Solicitors about these matters, you have absolutely nothing to worry about.

The first rule of buying a property is "caveat emptor" ("Let the Buyer beware") and therefore they should have had the boiler/fire checked and generally be happy with the state and condition of the property before exchanging Contracts.

So, please do NOT compensate them for anything. They are just trying it on and any Solicitor will tell them so.

I hope this puts your mind at rest.

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