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MP criticises "rip off" quick buy firms using "cowboy tactics"

A Labour MP has used Parliamentary privilege to name a quick buy company and to make accusations about its practices.

During Prime Minister’s Questions this week Alex Cunningham, MP for Stockton North, asked Theresa May:

“ My constituent [name] arranged to sell his house to an online company, [name]. He agreed a price and then saw it cut by more than 20 per cent on the day contracts were to be exchanged and after he had incurred a fortune in deposit, legal and other costs associated with his new house purchase. Will the Prime Minister instruct ministers to bring forward regulations so that people like my constituent can be protected from such rip-off companies and their cowboy tactics?”

May closed down the debate rapidly, responding with: “The honourable gentleman raises a very specific issue, and I am happy to ensure that the responsible Ministers will look at that issue.”

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    Was this company in any way involved in a BMV outfit?
    (asking for a friend)

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    I like how a 'We buy any house' advert appears in the sponsored content right next to the article....

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