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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?

    #2
    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.

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      #3
      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.

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        #4
        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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