I tried to submit an offer on a property with sole agent, Pedder. When I attempted to do so I was told that they would not forward my bid to the seller unless I spoke to their \'independent\' financial adviser so that they could be assured that I actually have the funds. I knew that this is complete and utter rubbish and a vain attempt to see how much money they could extort from me.
Bidding against another prospective buyer, my bid failed because it was too low.....or so I was told. Land Registry data revealed that the property actually sold for less than I bid.
AVOID this agent at any cost!