An­gela Brown

Macclesfield Express - - HOMES -

Daniels LLP So­lic­i­tors

NO LONGER DES RES

I’VE just put my house on the mar­ket but I’m not happy with the way the es­tate agent is go­ing about sell­ing it. He won’t de­scribe the prop­erty as be­ing well-main­tained, which I think it is, and he re­fuses to point out the at­trac­tive views from the back of the house. THE Prop­erty Mis­de­scrip­tions Act 1991 re­quires prop­erty de­tails to be fac­tual and ob­jec­tive. Es­tate agents who fail to com­ply could face crim­i­nal pro­ceed­ings. De­scrip­tions such as ‘de­sir­able res­i­dence’, ‘well­main­tained’ and ‘fully mod­ernised’ are mat­ters of opin­ion and an agent puts him­self at risk with such com­ments in case they could be con­sid­ered mis­lead­ing. As a re­sult, de­scrip­tions of houses for sale are much shorter th­ese days. It’s a good idea when choos­ing your agent to dis­cuss how they pro­pose to de­scribe your house.

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