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I am using a solicitor with whom I only communicate by phone and email but I would prefer to get some independent advise as that solicitor was recommended to me by the Estate agent.
completion date was today at midday but they only left one key at the estate agent at 4pm and they are holding other keys as apparently they still have stuff in the flat. I don't know exactly how much.
They are asking for an extra day to remove a fridge etc. But my point is that I don't know exactly how much stuff is in the flat and if they will really move everything out tomorrow as I haven't accepted the key from the estate agent until they give me an empty flat with all the keys.
What can i do in my case? This could easily go on for a few days and I thought it was the responsibility of the Estate agent and my solicitor to give me an empty flat at the time that was agreed.
It is a Buy to let flat.
I do have a tenant waiting.
I'd like to know if I should accept the key in the current situation or if I can demand they give me an empty flat as agreed.I see it as if Completion hasn't taken place. Things haven't happened as agreed. and I haven't picked up the keys until they solve this issue.What options do I have? and what can I demand from my solicitor and estate agent?Don't they have legal responsibilities as well?
Just one more question. Do the Estate agents have any legal obligations to ensure the completion goes smoothly?