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The £5000 was a reservation deposit (£4000 to be deductible from the purchase price and £1000 as admin. fee to Aspen Woolf)
I have a copy of the Offer and Deposit Receipt - clause 3 states ....."that your reservation deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable" and Clause 4 states that "the deposit is fully refundable up until 17.00 on March 17th 2014".
The Receipt mentioned above does relate to a particular dwelling Unit - No 6302 - which I had withdrawn from purchasing previously (I decide to buy elsewhere which did not work out so went back). I was then offered a different unit No 5303 in exchange however I did not receive an Offer and Deposit Receipt for that particular unit.
Is there any chance of using misrepresentation ? What about Property Misdescriptions Act ?
The fact that the advertised claims are not supported by the contract must bear some weight surely.