Changes to the Real Estate Agents code of contact protects purchasers of leaky homes

The Real Estate Agents code of contact is being updated in April 2013.  The obligation for an agent to disclose hidden defects, when the property is built of materials which are, or may be, at risk of weathertightness defects has been amended to require the agent to obtain confirmation from the client in the form of an experts report that the property does not have defects or to inform the purchaser of the significant risk of the defects and recommend the purchaser seeks expert advice.