Is it true that it's illegal for estate agents to advertise a house as 'sold subject to contract' unless the purchaser's property is also under offer?
I have had an offer accepted on a UK property I wish to buy, I have received a written memorandum of sale, and (according to the solicitor I have instructed) the property is now 'sold subject to contract'. However, it continues to appear on the Estate Agent's own website, and on websites such as rightmove and Zoopla, as being available. I have been told that the Estate Agents are continuing to offer viewings and would accept offers from other buyers. I have said to the Estate Agents that as the property is sold subject to contract, I think the listing should now say 'sold STC' in listings on these websites. Their response was that it would be against the law for them to do so, because my current house is not yet under offer so the chain is not complete. Is this true?
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