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10-11-2018, 13:50   #41
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.......was contacted by Blundells yesterday over a property I had recently viewed.I asked had there been any offers?........yes two......what is the current best offer? sorry we can't disclose that.......why?'s a new rule we started 2 years ago!...
"Speechless"........might as well go to the sealed bids farce then?.....Errrr....end of conversation!
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10-11-2018, 15:39   #42
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Originally Posted by Cyclone View Post
You could of course contact the vendor yourself, you've got the address, pop a note through the door, or send something through the post.

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Yes, lying to people in a professional capacity to induce a higher offer (or any offer) is fraud and probably obtaining a pecuniary advantage through deception. But fraud is easier to say, right.
It's pretty much the very definition of defrauding someone isn't it, to lie that way.

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The link you've provided says that it's specifically when the current bid is below the reserve and so no current offer is valid.
Iíll repeat the question. What law has been broken. Can you provide a link to show this is actually illegal.
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Yesterday, 21:09   #43
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Maybe the Theft Act 1968 or the Fraud Act 2006?
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Yes, I think it's the theft act
Section 16 specifically
Obtaining pecuniary advantage by deception. (1)A person who by any deception dishonestly obtains for himself or another any pecuniary advantage shall on conviction on indictment be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.

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Oh, and repeating the question "What laws have been broken? Specifically i mean. I can't think of one."
I answered that giving the specific details of the law.
You didn't ask for a link. So there's no need to "repeat the question" and imply that it wasn't answered when you actually mean is that you then want further information because you can't be bothered to google it for yourself.
Frankly I'm surprised that you think it needs proof. You might as well be asking me for proof that running off with physical goods from a shop is a crime. It's self evident that lying in order to drive up bids is a crime.
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