Buyer Beware

UK property law is underpinned by the phrase Caveat Emptor or Buyer Beware. 

In practice it is practically impossible to get any redress if you rely on incorrect information provided by a Sellers Agent also known as an Estate Agent because their contract is with their client, the vendor. 

If you think this doesn’t matter, spare a thought for the American billionaire who bought London Bridge, allegedly in the mistaken belief he was buying Tower Bridge in 1968. 

Having allegedly paid $2.5m for the bridge itself, he then paid an estimated $7.5m to ship it to Arizona – had he bought a different property investment, it would be worth over $1100 million today.

Obviously, he didn’t rely on our advice in making his purchase.

If you don’t want to buy a home or apartment which turns out to be a turkey, call us now on +44 (0) 20 7923 7564.

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In the media

Manse & Garret Property Search are frequently called upon by London and UK-wide media for their expert opinions on property search news.

But Karelia Scott-Daniels, managing director of buying agents, Manse & Garret Property Search, warned the market needed to see ‘sustainable growth, not a supernova’. “The Bank of England’s... Read More

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Karelia Scott-Daniels, Managing Director of Buying Agents Manse & Garret Property Search said the official figures reinforce the extent to which London 'was driving and potentially distorting... Read More


Here are some of the many testimonials we receive from our clients:

We asked Manse & Garret Property Search to advise us on our property purchase and they were completely helpful, did not question when we changed our brief at the last moment, always polite, and were extremely knowledgeable.

We had a list of specifications, and they found a property... Read More

Chief O&T Officer, Aviva
Pied-a-terre purchase Shad Thames, SE1

Karelia Scott-Daniels acted for us on our purchase of a detached house in Kew. We found Karelia to be affable, personable, highly professional and dedicated to the job of finding us a house we would be happy in.

She organised all our appointments with estate agents only showing us... Read More

Paula Riedel, Partner at Linklaters
Kew Detached Family Home Purchase