A home buyer must receive all information that may affect his or her purchase decision. If a house or apartment is sold by a real estate agent, the agent must ask for this information from the seller and give it to a potential buyer. This includes, for example, information on the age, construction, repairs and condition of the apartment or property, any faults that the seller is aware of and, in a housing company, relevant matters discussed at the General Meetings. It is also the real estate agent's duty to acquire all documents related to the apartment or property, such as the house manager's certificate, the articles of association and, in the case of a single-family house, an extract from the real estate register and a certificate of mortgages and encumbrances, among other documents.
The real estate agent must also examine whether the information provided by the seller or stated in the documents regarding the object of sale is correct. If, for example, checking the square area of the house or property is not possible without unreasonable effort, the real estate agent must disclose that the information could not be verified. The agent must also be aware of any significant changes to the zoning of the housing area and inform both the seller and the buyer about these since they may affect the sales price of the apartment.
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