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Are Short sales possible in the UK, if so where can I get

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Are Short sales possible in the UK, if so where can I get help?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: UK Property Law
Expert:  Awan-Legal replied 5 years ago.

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Awan-Legal :

These are not a legally defined term in the UK, however, a short sale is possible in the UK:


Awan-Legal :

potentially - it was banned by the FSA (financial services authority) in 2008 but this was lifted in 2009. It will largely depend on the financial institute I expect and it is unlikely that most UK financial institutions will allow this, however, it is worth checking directly with the FSA whether there are any institutes that will accept this:

Awan-Legal :

The FSA contact details -

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Main contact details

(+44) 20 7066 1000

25 The North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HS. View Map (PDF)

(Company No. 01920623)


Consumer Helpline (including someone representing a consumer)

0845(NNN) NNN-NNNN(call rates may vary)

Awan-Legal :

I hope that helps.


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