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Will I need to carry out a survey when purchasing a property?

A seller of a property is under a duty to disclose ‘material information’ about the property, but it is best for the buyer to work on the ‘buyer beware’ principle and obtain a survey before proceeding with any purchase, so that you get independent advice about the condition of the property. If the survey reveals any issues, it may be possible to negotiate on the property price, to reflect any work that might need to be carried out.

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