Dishonest vendors - Warning to next buyer
My partner and I have pulled out of the purchase of what was to be our dream house, based on our building survey quoting in excess of £14k of priority work needing to be done, £16k of work in total. The estate agent and vendors were adamant we didn't need a survey, and kept pushing their home buyers report from 2008 onto us. Despite this, I booked a survey and the estate agent rang up and cancelled it behind my back. The vendors were unwilling to renegotiate a price, in light of the findings despite our offer being £5k over the asking price. The vendors have said that the house will go back up for sale, which it is now on Zoopla as a star buy and that they will encourage the next buyers to not get a survey done! Surely this isn't legal, they were knowingly encouraging us to not get a survey, and they are doing it again. We got out in time, but I don't think the next potential buyer will be so lucky! This is not ethical and there has to be something done to make people aware.
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