When buying a property in the UK, one of the most important documents you will receive from the seller is the Seller’s Property Information Form, commonly known as TA6. This form provides vital information about the property you are considering buying, which could affect your decision to proceed with the purchase. However, if the information provided on the form is inaccurate or incomplete, it could lead to claims of misrepresentation or breach of contract.
In this article, we will explore the purpose of the TA6 form, what information needs to be provided, and what issues and claims can arise from incorrectly completing the form.
The TA6 form is a standard questionnaire that is completed by the seller of a residential property and provided to the buyer before the exchange of contracts. The purpose of the form is to provide the buyer with important information about the property that may affect their decision to proceed with the purchase.
The TA6 form covers a wide range of topics, including:
If the seller provides inaccurate or incomplete information on the TA6 form, it could lead to claims of misrepresentation or breach of contract. For example, if the seller fails to disclose a defect in the property that they knew about, and the buyer later discovers the defect after completing the purchase, the buyer may be able to bring a claim for misrepresentation.
Similarly, if the seller provides incorrect information about the boundaries of the property, this could lead to disputes with neighbouring properties, which could be costly and time-consuming to resolve.
The Seller’s Property Information Form (TA6) is an important document that provides vital information about the property you are considering buying or selling. It is important for sellers to complete the form accurately and honestly, as any misrepresentations or omissions could give rise to legal claims by the buyer.
If you are the buyer or seller of a property and have concerns about the information provided on the TA6 form, our experienced team of solicitors can assist you with understanding whether you have a potential claim or aid with the defence of any claim brought against you. Contact us today to find out how we can help.