9:54 AM, 23rd February 2023, About A year ago 76
Hi All, Just a bit of advice please. I am in the process of purchasing my first buy to let and was expecting the property empty on completion.
The agent has now come back and stated that the property is tenanted. The tenants want to stay and the seller wants to sell the property with the tenants as he is in a hurry.
I have spoken to the seller who has advised that he was a first time landlord himself and the tenants were friends of a friend and he has not had any issues with them.
He advised that he got them to sign a generic AST in 2019 but did not know about the Gas Certificates/electric certificates or DPS. He does not have these but will get them done. He did take a deposit of them years ago.
Should I still continue and purchase the property?
Is there anything that can be done to rectify the situation or should just walk away?
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