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Consumer Protection From Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 Violation

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this one came on today

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-46675396.html

the description clearly states:

"REDUCED PRICE!! Ideal First Time Buy or Investment Purchase..."

however, the price has actually increased by £15,000

is this legal?

has there been a violation of the consumer protection from unfair trading regulations 2008?

if so, who can we report it to?

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its misleading, though

the last price it was marketed at was below the current price

So what?

I complained to the ASA about a volume builder using an incorrect postcode for their houses on Rightmove. They was using the more affluent and desirable neighbouring one, better school catchment, etc. Blatantly misleading.

They replied, saying that any buyer would know the difference.

WTF?

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So what?

I complained to the ASA about a volume builder using an incorrect postcode for their houses on Rightmove. They was using the more affluent and desirable neighbouring one, better school catchment, etc. Blatantly misleading.

They replied, saying that any buyer would know the difference.

WTF?

it goes to show what we're up against!

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So what?

I complained to the ASA about a volume builder using an incorrect postcode for their houses on Rightmove. They was using the more affluent and desirable neighbouring one, better school catchment, etc. Blatantly misleading.

They replied, saying that any buyer would know the difference.

WTF?

ASA are arses.

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however, the price has actually increased by £15,000

is this legal?

has there been a violation of the consumer protection from unfair trading regulations 2008?

if so, who can we report it to?

A few weeks time and we'll be into the 8th year of Bloo and other hpcer's new age of "homeowners are victims". Remember the passes being handed out to all buyers in the run up to 2007, as having been 'tricked', they were 'sold into it by the banks' - and everyone else buy buyers and to blame, from 2008, from some hpcers. They're like HPI and landlord pets, in their lobbying for what we got.. bailouts and even more HPI in decent areas, and condemning future generations to even more unfairness.

I can't see any agency coming down on EA tactics when reality is so badly warped by those who polish the positions of malivestors, so heavily favouring the side of the vested property interests.

House Price Crash

Read what the Newspapers were saying last time around

http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/wiki/Read_what_the_Newspapers_were_saying_last_time_around

A selection of headlines and abstracts from The Times covering the years 1988-1996. This period cover the lead up to the crash, the crash and then after the crash.

1991 Newspaper Headlines

Wednesday 16 JAN 1991 - The Times - Agent fined over house price claim

An estate agent was fined £800 yesterday over a "grossly misleading" advertisement claiming that the price of a house had been cut by £30,000. The case is believed to be the first brought under section three of the Consumer Protection A..

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I've seen several instances where EAs are putting the wrong EPC on houses. It's easy to check against the EPC register.

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Indeed the headlines and articles are very similar with the last crash and likely the crash before that etc. It wouldn't be a surprise if those writing the articles spend a lot of time searching the old archives for headline fodder. Looking at some of the headlines/articles it seems to be the only reasonable explanation.

It's not only the crash though as it's also the same at every stage.

Edited by billybong

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