Submitted by Angela Bird on Monday 6th September 2021
Published on Friday 10th September 2021
Current status: Open
Open until: Thursday 10th March 2022
Current Signatures: 24
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Make house buying the same legal process in England and Wales as is in Scotland
I want the UK Government to enact the process for buying and selling houses as already exists in Scotland, across England and Wales. Reducing the stress, time waste, money loss and uncertainty resulting from the current process. Quickening sales of the housing and boosting the economy.
The current process of buying and selling property in England and Wales is essentially flawed and means increased time and money is spent on a poorly performing process that ultimately benefits neither the buyer, the seller, any agents or solicitors (as many are fixed fee now). The Scottish system offers to buy and sell are legally binding at the point the offer is made and accepted. This ensures trust in the process and speeds up the process of housing transactions, once offers are agreed.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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