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Your Sale & How To Complete Enquiry Forms So You Won’t Be Sued After Completion

How To Complete Seller’s Property Information Form (SPIF) and protect yourself.


There are WARNINGS and INSTRUCTIONS within the SPIF form advising sellers not to mislead.


Be honest. If you cannot be sure, and you have NOT checked, then say so.


Sellers cannot be experts in all things, and no one can expect you to be, but protect yourself by being very careful with your answers.


Only confirm what you know. Otherwise it is "not known & not investigated".


You can be sued for misrepresentation where your buyer suffers loss and can prove you misled them.


Recent case law resulted in a seller losing, and paying significant damages, where he stated there was "no" Japanese Knotweed at the property.


It was in fact present. The buyer sued. It cost a great deal to treat the infestation and to fight the legal case. The seller paid dearly.


This was widely reported in "the Metro" and other publications. The SPIF warning page is also set out below.




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