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Strange discussion with an estate agent.

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  • Strange discussion with an estate agent.

    Went to look at a glamping holiday business with a view to buy.
    There is no permanent living accommodation on the site.
    We looked on the planning portal before we viewed and it said. Outline application with all matters reserved. Status. Awaiting decision.

    An offer was put on the property by an interested party but has now been withdrawn.

    We asked the agent why the offer was withdrawn and agent said the interested party did not want to buy the business without the planning permission for a permanent accommodation.

    Seemed reasonable to us, but then the agent went on to say that the interested party had contacted the planning department and this had caused a problem because the council showed concern that the vendor although applying for planning for a house on the site was thinking to sell and the agent warned us not to get in touch with planning because we would only slow the process down still further and that we would be better off putting a bid in because we would probably get permission and then the property would be worth 'a lot more.'

    We asked why the vendor does not remove the property from the market and wait until the decision then he could sell the property for 'a lot more?'

    His answer was that the council have been so slow in considering and deciding and the vendor wants to move on.

    A reasonable answer, we think.

    Just wondered what anyone can make of what the estate agent warned?

    Surely lots of people apply for planning with a view to move and surely the council does not take into consideration that the owner of the property may move once it is acquired.

    Last edited by zaffy; 06-01-2020, 06:07 PM.