IT’S THE LAW: Look before you buy

A lot can be discovered about a potential development site from the comfort of a computer screen.

We can investigate registered title at the Land Registry. The local authority search tells us if there’s a Tree Preservation Order. We can look at London Underground maps to identify if the District Line is a problem. We can even call up satellite images via Google.

But, there are a number of reasons that it remains imperative that you visit the site before you exchange contracts to buy it. Even if that means pulling on the wellies. In this edition of IT’S THE LAW we look at some of the key things to be looking out for.

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For further information, please contact Neil Toner, partner at Devonshires.

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