Bought a flat, agent didn't tell me about repairs due

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    Bought a flat, agent didn't tell me about repairs due

    I bought a flat 6 months ago and in the replies to enquiries the managing agent said no repairs were due. Turns out there's a significant repair job on the roof which they had estimates for from 18 months ago which I'll have to contribute to. My seller didn't know but the agent did.

    ​​​​​​Secondly, the agent is about to "rebrand" and so do I lose my right to claim if the legal entity that was the agent at the time of my enquiries dissolves, or do I sue the freeholder I'm any event as the principal?

    I suspect agent will have sufficient 'arse-covering' post-dated letters in his word processor to prove that your seller did know about this, so pointless suing IMHO.


      Have you tried getting in touch with the solicitor who did the conveyancing for you and, explaining the situation? That's what I did regarding unpaid service charges from previous seller and they took care of it.


        It depends on the wording of the relevant questions and answers. Were the answers accompanied by a disclaimer? Was the agent paid a fee?


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