Undecided shoppers are a common cause of property sales falling through before completion, a survey claims.
Two-fifths of the owners asked, said that the buyers had changed their way of thinking or find another house to buy, the survey of the Homeowners Alliance found.
This was a common reason for deals to break out of a mortgage not to be insured, or a problem further up the chain, he suggested.
Recent data showed uk homeowners are moving less frequently than a decade ago.
The research, carried out by Savills of BBC News, shows that prior to 2008, homeowners were moved, on average, 3.6 times after buying your first property.
In recent years, the slower pace of purchase and sale, suggests that they move, on average, 1.8 times more of his life
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People are much less likely to move than in the 1970s
Number of median age, the tenants are doubled in a decade
The Homeowners Alliance survey suggests that the sellers typically had five different potential buyers view your property, when I was in the market.
These sellers could lose thousands of pounds as a result of deals fall at the last minute.
Paula Higgins, chief executive of the Alliance, said: “we often hear about the prospective buyers lose their dream homes as a result of the sellers to accept higher offers, but they talk less about the sellers who are forking out thousands in wasted fees for the buyers to change their mind, leaving the seller back at the plaza”.
Samantha Kempe, co-founder purchase and sale of properties, business IMMO, who also led the research, said: “Sellers should be able to proceed with the sale of your property to know what is the price that they are going to receive and feel the security that the sale is going to happen”.
The latest figures from mortgage provider Halifax suggests that the weakness of the demand for property meant the uk house prices recorded the largest fall in monthly for nearly eight years during the month of April. The lender said that prices fell by 3.1% between March and April, the largest decline since September 2010.