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Its bad news I am afraid, if contracts have been exchanged then you would be in breach of contract.
The seller can sue you for loss and damage and you will be responsible for additional costs such as interest, legal costs, storage and any losses flowing from them not being able to move or complete with their own sale.
All you can do is be honest. But based on the fact you have a legally binding contract you will be liable for any and all losses by the seller.
I know this is not the answer you want and it is certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Thank you. Can the contract be pulled or do I have a time limit before he can do this.
It is possible depending on how long you continue to breach for. However you do face significant costs by not completing.