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Hello I am a solicitotr with over 15 years experience. I will try to help you with this.
Did you carry out the works or was it a previous owner? The council should have records of the visits and inspections but it was a long time ago now so they may not. Does your buyer want to buy or is your feeling that thet are stalling?
Thankyou for that I am busy for most of this morning but will answer you later today.
Ok. It does sound like you have got timid buyers, or buyers with timid advisers. I assume that your solicitor is advising you that there is no reason for them not to buy the property and the suggestion of offering an indemnity probably came from your legal advisers. If their mortgage lender was reluctant to go ahead in these circumstances it might be reasonable to prevaricate but as you have not said that this is the problem I assume it is not. Until contracts are exchanged there is no special legal relationship between you an them and you can not compel them to do anything, only negotiate. You will need to decide whether you want to jump through hoops or not, and who knows what they would be worried about next. If you have taken the property off the market it may be time to remind your buyers that this is a seller's market and that you can talk to other possible buyers any time you want to. This is really your only way to force them to make a decision.