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Just to check - has this happened to someon eyou know?
I suspect thi si some one you now over the internet - is that correct?
The problem is that none of this story can be true.
One point is the use of the word Realtor -not a word that is used in the UK. Nor do we use Escrow in property transactions.
The transaction would have to have been dealt with by a solicitor - who would have made sure that the Land Registry Fees and the Stamp Duty are paid prior to the completion of the transaction as otherwise the property cannot be registered inthe new owners name - not because the Government would freeze bank accounts. What happens is that the money is paid by the purchasers solicitor to the sellers solicitor who then goes ahead and deals with the Stamp Duty and the fees for registering the transfer
The sellers solicitor only has to pay any morgage - the Agency (Realtors) fees and the rest is paid to the seller who then deals with any Taxes that may be due.
If the agents fees are not paid then they have to sue the seller there is no police involvement, no jail and no seizing of passports
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details