Archive for February, 2011

House has come across a number of cases recently whereby Housing Association’s are deciding not to purchase properties from clients (who have often been on tenterhooks for months) as the property ‘does not suit their portfolio’.

Such decisions often come with grossly inflated surveys which I can only presume would be carried out by Rolls-Royce driving builders who are partial to gold plating any work done. Such surveys seem to be used to help cherry pick properties whereby, with the help of government funds, the HA might make the most profit / return possible.

One wonders if HA are susceptable to JR for such refusals if founded on jolly unreasonable basis. (is there a plural of basis!?)  

Does anyone else have any experience of this?


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