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1. The first thing you need to realise is that because your purchase has not reached the stage of exchange of contracts, you can withdraw from it, without loss, because there was an unlawful misrepresentation about the number of bedrooms in the property you were buying. However, be aware that because contracts have not been exchanged, you will not automatically get back your costs of your solicitor who has worked on the matter. Instead, you would need to sue the seller for your costs on the basis of misrepresentation and receover from them in that manner. Be aware that it is an actionable misrepresentation that a bedroom has been completed in terms of planning and building control when it hasn´t in fact been so. So, you have an actionable misrepresentation against the seller. You should get the solicitor acting for you in the sale to initiate proceedings for this against the seller. Ultimately, the seller will probably seek to settle these proceedings by paying you a proportion of your costs to date. Whilst full costs might be due, these are rarely paid, as most cases settle.
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4. Get your solicitor acting in the sale to make that clear to the seller and get the solicitor to send a bill for the costs to the other side. This is what you have to do to recover your costs of the aborted sale.
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