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House Purchase Issue

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13 Jul 12 #342956 by Jeanj
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Need some advice Pls.

We put an offer to buy an house some time in Feb2012.
The sellers told us that they have to complete some court formalities and would take 3 weeks to do so.
We were ok with this .

Now we are in the month of July(appx 6months) and still they want us to wait . My problem is my mortgage time frame is getting over in Aug and I want to buy a house before it end .

Can I take back my offer for the house now. The house is in Scotland - Edinburgh.

Thank you

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13 Jul 12 #343022 by Fiona
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It depends on the exact wording of the missives but in Scotland it is far more difficult than England to wriggle out of buying a house once the contract has been signed.

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