Law Society Property Information Form Page 2 of 18 © Law Society 2020
Instructions to the
The answers should be prepared by the person or persons who
are named as owner on the deeds or Land Registry title or by the
owner’s legal representative(s) if selling under a power of attorney
or grant of probate or representation. If there is more than one
seller, you should prepare the answers together or, if only one
seller prepares the form, the other(s) should check the answers
given and all sellers should sign the form.
x If you do not know the answer to any question, you must say so.
If you are unsure of the meaning of any questions or answers,
please ask your solicitor. Completing this form is not mandatory,
but omissions or delay in providing some information may delay
x If you later become aware of any information which would alter
any replies you have given, you must inform your solicitor
immediately. This is as important as giving the right answers in
the first place. Do not change any arrangements concerning the
property with anyone (such as a tenant or neighbour) without first
consulting your solicitor.
x It is very important that your answers are accurate. If you give
incorrect or incomplete information to the buyer (on this form or
otherwise in writing or in conversation, whether through your
estate agent or solicitor or directly to the buyer), the buyer may
make a claim for compensation from you or refuse to complete
x You should answer the questions based upon information known
to you (or, in the case of legal representatives, you or the owner).
You are not expected to have expert knowledge of legal or
technical matters, or matters that occurred prior to your ownership
of the property.
x Please give your solicitor any letters, agreements or other papers
which help answer the questions. If you are aware of any which
you are not supplying with the answers, tell your solicitor. If you
do not have any documentation you may nee
your own expense. Also pass to your solicitor any notices you
have received concerning the property and any which arrive at
any time before completion of the sale.
Instructions to the
If the seller gives you, separately from this form, any information
concerning the property (in writing or in conversation, whether
through an estate agent or solicitor or directly to you) on which
you wish to rely when buying the property, you should tell your
x You are entitled to rely on the replies given to enquiries but in
relation to the physical condition of the property, the replies
should not be treated as a substitute for undertaking your own
survey or making your own independent enquiries, which you are
recommended to do.
x The seller is only obliged to give answers based on their own
information. They may not have knowledge of legal or technical
matters. You should not expect the seller to have knowledge of,
or give information about, matters prior to their ownership of the