Friday, 7 November 2008

It's all gone Pete Tong (136)

I'm a sad, sad bunny. Sad and soooo disappointed. Our house purchase has crashed about our ears because the person buying our house suddenly decided that he would only buy if we dropped the price by a further 3%! He refused to compromise and we had to call a halt to the proceedings. It's a really crappy system that allows someone to mess you about like this, an offer should be binding. We are so upset because the house we were buying was absolutely perfect, and the chances of finding anything quite so good again are practically nil. And, of course, we've already spent a couple of thousand pounds, trying to get things going quickly so that we could do as he asked and be out by Christmas. The people we were buying from will also have spent money which they'll have lost too. Some people just have no sense of honour. I hope he's blacklisted by the agent (and plenty of other uncharitable thoughts!!)

So, we're back to square one. We've taken the house off the market and will lick our wounds and wait till next year before we think about what to do. 


Anonymous said...

So sorry about the house,
Lets hope al goes well when you next put it back on sale,
You never know the house you like may still be there after xmas this can happen,

Take care

Anita said...

How disappointing for you. I'm with you about blacklisting him. Hope I don't find anyone like him in the spring when we list our place. I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason even if I can't figure out what that reason is. Have faith things will work out for you I just hope it is soon.

Gina said...

I'm so sorry. Some people just try and push their luck too far. He obviously thought you were more desperate to sell than you were and he could try and con you.
Never mind the dream buyer and house are out there for you and you'll get there at the right time.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

scraphappy said...

Oh no! I can't believe he is allowed to just muck things up like that. I hope he at least had money into the deal that he has lost. It's even worse to have it all fall apart when you've put so much work into making it happen AND found a perfect replacement house. It just doesn't seem like that should be permitted. It just allows the buyer to hold you hostage if you want the deal to go through.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

I was under the impression that an offer IS binding---isn't there paperwork that gets filled out and signed???

Oh hun---I can only imagine how upset you are; but I do understand the trickling effect ONE decision causes. A similar event happened when we sold our house years back; ALL parties had to wait (and lose money!)) until the couple FINALLY closed on our house MONTHS after they initially stated.

Here's hoping that things improve from here on out....

Gretchen said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your house disappointment. Sending sympathy hugs from across the pond:)

Candace said...

I'm sorry about it falling through Amanda. I wish I lived in England so that I could give them a good smack. And I don't mean the kissing kind.

True Blue Nana said...

The same thing happened to us about 10 years ago and we are still in the house. we are going to have to sell it and move at some point because all our bedrooms are upstairs. I hate it for you, so depressing.

Rhonda said...

So sorry about your house selling trouble... that's awful!
I hope things will be better the next time around.

Clare said...

So so sorry about the house, but in this market you never your luck and it may still be there after Christmas.