Is "There would have not been a need" a common phrase in English?
It is very common in my first language and is used very often in daily conversations. For example,
Had you been a bit more descriptive in the very beginning, there would have not been a need to clarify things later.
But I just keyed in this phrase in Google and found only 9 results with this phrase and they all seem to be coming from either religious or scientific background.