Have no idea why he did it, found out from the seller, a bank (repossession), they were informed by their solicitor I had withdrawn, subsequently they have now put it up for auction, however if we can exchange complete before auction date sale is still possible, however seller's solicitor wont answer phone or emails from my solicitor. This purchase has dragged on for 8 months, however property is worth far more than accepted offer so have stuck with it.
If it was later found this information was passed with malicious intent, would that alter the situation in any way.
Thanks for advice, after I informed sellers solicitor that we considered his refusal to answer e mails or phone calls over a sustained period as a malicious attempt to prevent the sale, reasons unknown, we would be pursuing a complaint against him on these grounds. The response was pretty immediate and we exchanged the next day. Thanks
Got what i wanted, the property. Threat of complaint appears to have been sufficient.