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The tasks of the building surveyor

For most individuals, contact with a surveyor happens just once in a lifetime: when the surveyor is sent by the lending organisation to value the property that the borrower wishes to purchase. The tasks of the surveyor are, nevertheless, much broader ...

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Role of the solicitor

In the purchase of a property, or in obtaining a mortgage, the intervention of a solicitor can be essential. He should be selected by you, and not recommended by your banker or the seller: one of the solicitor's missions is to defend his client. 

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Legal Documents

As well as advertisements, the disclosure requirement applies to deeds of sale and some lease agreements. In addition to the legislation previously in force, both notarised deeds of sale and private sale agreements must now include the following information:

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Estate agents and the IPI

Only estate agents who are members of the IPI/BIV may trade as self-employed estate agents: they are responsible for the sale, letting and management of your property.

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Advertising

In Flanders, Article 142 of the D.R.O. (Decree on Regional Planning) makes it compulsory to disclose planning information in advertisements. This measure is primarily designed to protect the potential buyer or lessee of a piece of land or property.

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House hunting criteria for buyers

For effective house hunting, don't waste time with properties that aren't right for you: draw up a list of criteria, in order of priority, and try to stick to it.

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Visit before you buy

The importance of visiting the property, and visiting it again, can't be stressed strongly enough, when you are making a decision as huge as buying a home. This is the time for sharp eyes and a cool head... especially if you've really fallen in love with the place!