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Is this a new house please or a "second hand" house?
second hand house 10 years old. Believe the original owners had sold to Barrett as part of the Builders Part Exchange Scheme
Thanks. Have you asked for more information about the 28 day period they are referring to?
Yes they said this would be to allow the dust to settle?
Thanks. Unless the seller has given the buyer a lockout agreement (this is an agreement that normally in return for a deposit, gives the buyer exclusivity for an agreed period) then there is no requirement for a 28 day waiting period.
Unfortunately the English house buying process is not referred to as the most stressful transaction of most peoples lives without reason. It can be truly cutthroat at times and is a question of negotiation prior to exchange of contracts where almost anything can go.
Their was something about a deposit being paid by the buyer as they said they would not take any deposit to hold the property for us.
Agents can and will use all tricks in the book to try to generate interest, and chief amongst them are to play one buyer off against another telling each that there is another interest party etc. They are not allowed to lie - i.e. tell someone that there is another buyer if there isn't - but this leaves a lot of middle ground on which for them to operate nevertheless.
We are talking about Scots law here I did put this in my request for an answer???
My apolgies - in deed you did. Sorry this has been posted in the UK (non scots) forum and I failed to spot your reference to Scots law. Please ignore the above as it relates to English law. I will ask that this is transferred to the Scots law legal section. This can take an hour or two. One of my colleagues will respond shortly if that it OK with you.
Apologies for the confusion. I hope you are successful in your offer.