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    • RedRuby
    • By RedRuby 10th May 18, 2:28 PM
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    Why aren't properties advertised with all the key facts?
    • #1
    • 10th May 18, 2:28 PM
    Why aren't properties advertised with all the key facts? 10th May 18 at 2:28 PM
    After coming off of a sale falling through, I'm tentatively dipping my toe in the market again.

    This time I'm much more wary when looking at properties online and its really annoying me that a lot of properties are marketed without the relevant facts displayed.

    I think it should be mandatory for marketed properties to display

    If they are freehold or leasehold

    If leasehold, how long the lease is and the number of years remaining.

    How much the service charges are

    How much the ground rent is

    Council tax band

    A floorplan with detailed measurements

    What floor the property is on

    The number of ads I've seen where this basic information isn't listed or they are awaiting this information is ridiculous. It just makes it easier all round if this information is displayed prominently so I can assess if it is suitable.
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    • EachPenny
    • By EachPenny 11th May 18, 7:55 PM
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    Really? Are there EAs who charge for floor plans these days?

    There is no EA remotely close to where I am who would contemplate charging extra to provide a floor plan.
    Originally posted by Surrey_EA
    However, those floorplans are often just a pretty picture emblazoned with disclaimers about how they shouldn't be relied on for anything.

    The OP is seeking "A floorplan with detailed measurements". I can imagine a whole new industry being established to obtain precise measurements and convert them into an accurate plan. And then people attempting to take legal action when they discover their bedroom is 5mm shorter than the EA's plan claimed.
    "In the future, everyone will be rich for 15 minutes"
    • shortcrust
    • By shortcrust 11th May 18, 8:02 PM
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    What a kafkaesque land some would have us live in, judging by threads on here and the employment board.
    • troffasky
    • By troffasky 11th May 18, 10:40 PM
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    Never trust what the EA tells you, always get a cheap 3 LR title and see if it is leasehold,

    That is also what your paying your solicitor to do, to find any issues
    Originally posted by csgohan4
    I'd rather not pay a solicitor to find out information about a house I could have eliminated from my researches had I had more accurate information up front.

    In an age of always-on, connected-everything, the archaic and excruciating English house buying process needs a kick up the !!!!.
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