Although the seller is under a duty to disclose to the buyer defects in his title1, he is not under an obligation to reveal physical defects in the property. It is therefore necessary for the buyer to make searches and enquiries before he commits himself to the purchase contract to ensure that he finds out as much information as possible about the property he is proposing to buy. Searches should therefore be put in hand as soon as possible after firm instructions are received to ensure that their results are available and any queries relating to them resolved before
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