If a seller lied about neighbours there’s not much you can do, especially it wasn’t reported to the authorities nor the police. But if you discover the bad behaviour was reported and they lied on the property information form, you may be able to claim damages under the misrepresentations act.
Living near to a school can be good and bad, depending on how close to the school the house is. Right next door can be noisy at break times and the road will get congested at drop-off and pick up times. But living near a school can be good, as values can be up to 8% higher than houses further away.
You should only buy a house near a train station once you have spent time listening to how noisy the trains are inside the house and in the garden. But you must consider future saleability of the house, as others will not like the sound of noisy trains on nearby train tracks.
What if you’ve just discovered that a house you are buying or you would like to buy is on an unadopted road? What is the difference between an adopted vs and unadopted road. Adopted roads are public roads vs unadopted are private roads. You have an automatic right of way over an adopted road but […]
If the roof on your house is in a very bad state of repair you may need to replace it before you sell. If you don’t when your roof needs replacing you may struggle to sell it to conventional homebuyers, as they may not be able to get a mortgage on your home if it’s considered uninhabitable.
Doing work on a house before completion requires a “key undertaking”. This key undertaking needs to be in place with the vendor of the property before contracts are exchanged. Also, you can only realistically do building work on a property between exchange and completion if the property is empty.