Under the Property Misdescriptions Act 1991 it is an offence to make false or misleading statements when offering a property for sale or letting unless it can be shown that all reasonable steps and due diligence applied to avoid the misrepresentation.
In a recent example gardens of 3/4 of an acre were found to be 0.4 acres. The agent had relied on information relied on by the seller. although the measure noted that it was subject to survey. But this did not prevent the advert being false and misleading.
when advertising for sale and letting of property it is essential that clients and agent ensure that the facts being displayed are accurate if they want to avoid future disputes and loss of sale.
speak with the team at RPS and we would be happy to discuss the best way to approach the marketing of your properties.