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I have purchase house before moving in on 30th January 2015.

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I have purchase house before moving in on 30th January 2015.
The seller due to terminal illness has decided not to move . all missus been complete although transfer of funds was set . Where do I legal stand ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 2 years ago.
Thank you question.
If missives are concluded, the seller has to complete. If he doesn't you have a claim of contract and damages and can sue him. In Scotland both parties are committed when missives are concluded and neither can back out.
I'm surprised if he would want that aggravation.
Your measure of loss would be the difference in finding a similar house and any additional costs and expenses.
Happy to discuss any further specific queries about this.
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