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it is part of the standard enquiries which a solicitor makes and which you answer which confirms whether the property has been flooded or not and you are under a duty to advise the buyer of any changes to those replies which apply before completion and therefore the fact that the agent may have told the buyer, doesn’t mean that you have suffered any kind of loss because you are under a duty to advise the buyer anyway.
It is a breach of contract and confidentiality for the agent to do this but it’s probably not worth the trouble of trying to bring any action because you haven’t suffered any loss as a result.
You are at liberty to refuse any access to the buyer and refused to let them lift floorboards but all that will do is raise suspicion that you are hiding something. What you need from their solicitor is an undertaking for their buyer to reinstate everything and cause no damage and to pay to reinstate anything which they disturb in the event that they do not proceed to completion.
Can I clarify anything for you?
I have had the buyer into re-inspect on Saturday, they were due anyway and I sowed them the leak area and even had my plumber into explained the problem we had.
The problem is that in another room as stated previously the flooring (solid wood) has somehow lifted and moves when you stand on it, it goes up and down, but I said that might be due to the house being cold, i have only the heating on low to take frost away