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Is it legal to advertise a property as SSTC for several months?

I have seen properties advertised as sold subject to contract for up to a year, is this legal? Also some of these properties were repossessions, so very cheap in comparison to the prices of other homes for sale on the same street. The constant advertising of properties which have sold a long time ago only seems to serve one purpose and that is to de-value other homes on the street. If this is not legal, how do I take action against the agents who are marketing sold properties as if they might fall through and sell again. It is misleading and abysmal practice in my view. Surly estate agents can advertise properties as sold on their own websites, without using the main sites to confuse both buyers and sellers.

Asked on Mar 11 2012, General in London | Report content

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  • I've just finally sold a property which took two years to complete. The board had been up for two years. Sometimes it happens.

    Answered on Mar 11 2012, Report content
  • The properties in question sold many months ago, one almost a year ago in fact. The estate agent, markets these properties as if they are only just going through, but they have sold. The details are on the land registry. I don't think this should be legal. People have moved in to these properties, they have most definitely sold. I will search to see if this is (good practice) and if not. I’ll report the agent in question to the relevant bodies.

    Answered on Mar 12 2012, Report content

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