Leading lawyer warns agents over Court of Protection sales (The Negotiator)
15 March 2023
The Negotiator has published an article today highlighting the risks that estate agents face when dealing with Court of Protection sales. People claiming to sell property on behalf of friends or family lacking mental capacity may not have the legal right to sell the property.
Senior Associate, Kate Stockdale, comments: "Property sales always throw up difficulties and pressures for everyone involved including estate agents,” she says.
“But Court of Protection property sales require expert handling, due to the sensitive situation in which they arise, and the legal obligations involved of a property transaction under a Deputyship Order.”
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