Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Have you exchanged yet please?
Once you exchange there is no backing out. Therefore if you exchange and completion is 2 weeks, both parties are bound.
But its usual to have at least a week or two between exchange and completion
But I agree, until you have exchanged contracts either party can pull out at any time
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Yes it is. You need a reasonable time.
Does that clarify?
1) Yes that is fine
2) Its up to the seller whether or not they accept it. You cant make them
If you are asking a specific family law question, sadly I can't help you with that. I answered your question based on the fact I can assist with conveyancing, ie was it an unreasonable position to hold.
If you need a family law answer for that aspect I will have to opt out and let a colleague assist.
You would need to check the contract to see what it says. If it is silent on this situation then no, you do not have to pay.
If you do, you certainly have an argument to get the fees lowered because of the length of time and lack of interest
Yes contract with the estate agent. If the contact with the estate agent is silent on this situation then you do not have to pay fees.
As for lowering fees its just a matter of argument. You could argue they have failed to act with all reasonable skill and care as per S.13 Sale and Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 by taking so long
Yes I am just considering my response.
Correct in terms of the contract.
You can post a new question regarding the family law one. I cant say whether its another payment as I only see the questions sadly, not the billing area.