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I am in the process of purchasing a shared-ownership house

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I am in the process of purchasing a shared-ownership house from Guinness Trust, however it has been nearly thirteen weeks and we still have not completed the transaction. It appears to be that our solicitors are unable to obtain satisfactory answers to some legal problems from Guinness`s solicitors, they do not seem to be talking to each other, as a result I have had to move out my house that I was selling or I would have lost the sale of it, which has caused me to store my house furniture, move into lodgings with my in laws. This has resulted in extra cost to me for storage, accommodation and eventually extra cost of retrieving my furniture to be delivered to my new house. Do I have any grounds for recovering the extra cost it is causing me for this inconvenience that this long delay is putting on me?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare and I will do my best to help you
Sadly it is bad news.
Until contracts have been exchanged no one has any liability for the delay and there is no claim that you can make against anyone
I am sorry not to give you better news - dealing with such Trusts are often a nightmare
Please ask if you need further details