Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 16th June 2020.

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Photo of Lee Rowley Lee Rowley Conservative, North East Derbyshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress his Department has made on improving the home buying and selling process since his Department's consultation on that topic closed in December 2017.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

We have worked with industry on a range of measures to make the process quicker, cheaper and less stressful. For example, we published "how to " guides to lead consumers through the process, ensured estate agent referral fees are transparent, set an 10 day turnaround for searches and started work to test reservation agreements which will increase commitment between buyers and sellers.

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