Allowing pre-agreed house sales to progress
A sale was agreed for my property prior to lockdown, but the day the papers were all due to be signed lockdown was announced, and the government closed the land registry of Scotland without any warning to Solicitors or Estate agents. For sales which are already agreed between a buyer and a seller, why can't these go ahead when there is very little, if any, contact required between people? My own sale does not require me to come into close contact with anyone, yet I am still the owner of a property I should have sold at the end of March, and have not lived in since then. There is no chain involved in my sale either, as I have not bought another property, and the purchaser is a first time buyer.
Why the contribution is important
The property market is very important for the economy. I, amongst others, am losing money daily still being the owner of a property that I don't live in any more. I am still paying council tax for an area I don't live in along with factor fees and other bills. Sales already agreed should be able to progress as there is very little, if any, contact required to complete the sale.
by vl3092 on May 05, 2020 at 01:19PM