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Legally binding offers to prevent time wasting house buyers

Submitted on Tuesday 23rd August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Legally binding offers to prevent time wasting house buyers

Additional Information

Buying and selling a home can be a difficult process at the best of times. Transparency and honesty are critical to ensure the most painless of procedures.

When selling, you are often put under immediate pressure to organise your finances, find new premises and have all the required paperwork in place. You may even need to pay a cash deposit, or when relocating, travel far and wide to find the place of your dreams - All to make way for a buyer who, to the best of your knowledge, has nothing but good intentions to carry out the purchase of your property. All in all, it often involves emotional, as well as financial attachment when finding your new home.

It is because of these reasons that buyers must be held liable for the financial burden caused in the event that they pull out of a purchase.


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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

You are more likely to get action on this issue if you sign and share a single petition.

See e-petition titled "Make offers on houses binding"

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