So far I have just received an email from the solicitor that I am using, informing me of the additional costs, which I assume are to be paid as the work is done.
The work for the £5,085 has been completed. The solicitors words to me are that should the vendor not have paid this that the bill will be passed to myself. This amount in particular I feel should be paid by the vendor as the work has been completed prior to my ownership. My feeling is that he intends passing this amount on to me as he wishes to proceed with a quick sale.