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.