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I take it that there has been no previous mention of the unused gas between you and the Seller or your Solicitors?
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Thanks for your reply.
Well, generally it would be normal for a Buyer to pay for whatever gas is left, at slightly less than the standard price, so it saves them having to "fill up" on completion. It would also be normal for this to have been discussed between the Solicitors and discussed with the clients before exchange of Contract.
However, I note you will be redeveloping and your circumstances are different to the usual situation.
On the basis that there is nothing in the Contract to say you will pay for the unused gas (which is unlikely if nothing has been mentioned previously by your Solicitor), you are under no duty or obligation to pay for the gas if you don't want it/need it.
It is therefore a problem for the Seller, as opposed to you, ad you should let your Solicitor know in the morning that you are not interested in purchasing the gas.
I hope this assists you.
The Fittings and Contents Form is to be used to note what fittings and contents the Seller will be leaving, but doesn't include or mean that you ar eunder a duty to pay for the gas.
Oh- I see what you are getting at. Yes, you certainly can, but it is the Solicitors faults not to have mentioned this issue previously, so you can blame them also!
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