Reply To: major works cap


Hi All

I think you will find that a seller does have a legal obligation to disclose any such up and coming works that they are aware of, particularly if they are for a large sum of money.

The council would be able to advise of correspondence sent to the previous leaseholder of such advice, and if you can prove this, then you would have a decent case against them.

Ideally your solicitor should also have contacted the council at time of purchase to ask if there were any outstanding service charges, and can ask for a schedule of proposed works.

I would suggest contacting the solicitor you used to purchase the property for ‘official’ legal advice, but I would certainly make a point of investigating this as it could well be in your favour.