Two reasons they felt pressured by the auctioneer and had spokento them prior asserting he had a better offer. They auctioned the property for £296K and when he had an offer for £300k. secondly, they came to his door without telling him today which annoyed him.
Simple, he has better offer and they came to his door without telling him.
Yes, they haven't nominated a solicitor and they are coming to door and being rude to neighbours. He had sent an email he wished to accept the offer for £300K and the auctioneer was frantic about taking off their books as it was a popular lot.
he is willing to pay their fees just doesn't want their buyer.