Property sellers please take note – changes to property information forms are coming this summer

As from 25th June 2024 an updated version of the TA6 Property Information Form and TA7 Leasehold Information Form will be required when selling a property.  These forms are designed to provide a prospective buyer with comprehensive information about the property.

These forms have been, in part, updated to include the information the National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team says should be disclosed by agents when listing the property for sale. The changes are detailed and some will certainly require input from your lawyer (some information will need to be extracted from Land Registry title documents) to make sure that the correct information is provided from the outset, thus aiming to avoid delays later in the process.

It is important to provide documentation with the completed form so the earlier you start the process of completing the form the better. The documents asked for may include the following:

    • service charge bill (up to the last three years)
    • New Build Warranty (for example, NHBC)
    • planning consents or similar for the property or any extension or conversion
    • solar panels: electricity feed-in tariffs (FIT) or smart export guarantees (SEG)
    • listed building or conservation area notices
    • tree preservation order
    • Japanese knotweed management plan, notices received or given under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996
    • guarantees or warranties, for example, for damp or timber treatment or for the installation of glazed units or other works at the property electrical work certificates and guarantees
    • central heating guarantees and warranties
    • agreements with neighbours about drains, pipes or wires or any other property matters
    • completion certificate for gas installation (Gas Safe certificate)
    • plan showing the location of the septic tank or small sewage treatment plant and how access is obtained
    • Green Deal financed energy performance installations
    • radon test report

This list is taken directly from the Law Society website and it is important to note that the list is not exhaustive.

The team at Bartons are happy to meet face to face or via Teams / Zoom to assist with the completion of the forms.

About The Author

Kristy Giles is a Chartered Legal Executive, Director, and Head of Conveyancing.

Kristy deals with all types of complex residential conveyancing.

Kristy can be contacted on kjg@bartons.co.uk