Legal matters to be considered when buying a property in UK:

  • Whether planning permission has been granted and planning conditions have been complied with
  • Whether proper building consent has been granted by the Council
  • That a structural guarantee is offered with the purchase of the property
  • That the builder is registered with the NHBC and will enter into a 10 year guarantee (for new build)
  • That there is a binding legal agreement in place that the Local Authority will take responsibility for the new roads around the property
  • That the Water Authority will assume responsibility for all sewers and drains
  • That a detailed description of the new property is contained in the contract
  • That all relevant easements are in place
  • That the contract allows for you to go on to adjoining property to maintain and repair pipes, sewers, walls etc
  • Tips from Linder Myers, solicitors


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