Hello and thank you for your question. I will be very pleased to assist you. I'm a practicing lawyer in England with over 10 years experience.
Could you confirm who offered the money by text to whom and what the text said precisely please?
my apologies for the delay in reverting to you-I have been in a meeting
the above exchange of text messages in my view is not remotely enforceable. The reason for my view is that the property sale would have been conducted by way of a written contract which provides that all terms are incorporated into the written contract exchanged between solicitors and excludes any correspondence exchanged between parties externally. in other words, only correspondence exchanged through the solicitors is legally binding
the second reason I do not consider the above is enforceable is because there is no clear evidence of offer and acceptance. The closest he came to acceptance was advising that you would discuss the matter with your parents matters in a way evidence of formal acceptance of any form of agreement.
Accordingly, I cannot see any basis for the seller making a claim for a further £5000 based on the above
Is there anything above I can clarify for you?
Does the above answer all your questions or is there anything I can help you with any further?