Property Purchase? Buyers Beware! How to Approach Sold 'As Seen'

When you’re looking to buy a property, you might come across the phrase sold as seen’. This means the property is sold exactly as you see it — with all its good and bad points. While this might sound straightforward, it’s crucial for buyers to really understand what they’re getting into and ensure they’re making a wise decision. Key 2 Conveyancing’s experts share how you can protect yourself and make sure your property purchase goes smoothly.

The Importance of Checking Everything Carefully

Once your offer has been accepted and you begin the process of buying your new property you will be given fixtures and fittings forms that detail exactly what is included in the sale, such as kitchen appliances. Your contract will reflect these items – but what about the things you can’t see? You could end up with unexpected issues that you didn’t notice during your initial visits, like hidden structural problems or old, faulty wiring.

Making Sure Everything Is Legally Clear

It’s also vital to make sure there are no legal problems with the property. This means checking that there are no issues with its boundaries, that previous owners haven’t built/extended without planning permission, or if it’s on a private road with no legal right of way. It’s about making sure that everything you’re told about the property checks out and that you won’t face any nasty surprises later.

Ensuring a Smooth Purchase

To make sure your property purchase goes well, it’s a good idea to instruct experienced professionals who know the ins and outs of buying homes. With a reliable team like Key 2 Conveyancing by your side, you can feel confident and stress-free about the legal elements of your purchase.

How Key 2 Can Help

This all might sound like a lot to handle, but don’t worry —Sue and her Key 2 Conveyancing team are experts in helping buyers like you. We handle all the legal details, from checking the property’s title to understanding complex paperwork. And if you’re curious about how things are going, our 24-hour online case tracker lets you check on your case’s progress anytime, which is really convenient.

In summary, checking everything carefully, both physically and legally, and working with knowledgeable service providers and solicitors can make all the difference.

Remember, being well-prepared and informed is your best bet for a successful and happy home purchase, meaning you can start unpacking instead of holding your head in your hands.

Get in touch with our Key 2 Team today to start the homebuying process.

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