I recently bought my first property which is meant to be an exciting time until I realised the property has a broken boiler meaning I have no hot water or central heating. Now prior to exchange of contracts I was given a document titled 'Law Society Property Information Form' which was filled in by the seller. Under the section 'Instructions to the seller' it reads:
'It is very important that your answers are accurate. If you give incorrect or incomplete information to the buyer, the buyer may make a claim for compensation from you or refuse to complete the purchase'
Under section 12.3 Central Heating the seller has supplied the following answers (in bold):
12.3 Does the property have a central heating system? Yes
(a) What type of system is it? Mains Gas
(b) When was the heating system installed? Not known
(c) Is the heating system in good working order? Yes
(d) In what year was the heating system last serviced/maintained? Not known
My solicitor is telling me I have to go through the small claims court which will come at a cost. What chance do I have at getting compensation?