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    • lizzel
    • By lizzel 5th Jan 18, 12:38 PM
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    Completed today - now told owe more money for the house
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    • 5th Jan 18, 12:38 PM
    Completed today - now told owe more money for the house 5th Jan 18 at 12:38 PM
    I need some help (and to rant). We have completed on our house this morning and was picking the keys up this afternoon. However, the developers solicitors have contacted ours to say they made an error and we owe £2000 more. They made a mistake on forms. What do I do?
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    • Surrey_EA
    • By Surrey_EA 5th Jan 18, 12:42 PM
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    What does your solicitor say?

    Have they sent you a completion statement, itemising all amounts?
    • setu_desai02
    • By setu_desai02 5th Jan 18, 12:47 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 12:47 PM
    The first point of contact should be your solicitor. Have they prepared the completion statement? Are they able to justify the amount and is your solicitor in agreement with this justification?
    • lizzel
    • By lizzel 5th Jan 18, 12:55 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 12:55 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 12:55 PM
    The amount on the completion statement has been paid. Solicitor has confirmed legally the house is ours and that their solicitors put in writing that the keys have been released. Waiting to hear from the developers
    • LdnFtB
    • By LdnFtB 5th Jan 18, 1:12 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 1:12 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 1:12 PM
    You've signed the contract and paid the amount they requested, if they've made a mistake it's theirs to rectify surely?
    • Margot123
    • By Margot123 5th Jan 18, 1:14 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 1:14 PM
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    Are you able to pick up the keys and discuss the matter once you've taken possession/moved in?

    Would seem most likely a communication error. Their mistake shouldn't adversely affect you. If it does then seek compensation.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 5th Jan 18, 1:41 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 1:41 PM
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    You've signed the contract and paid the amount they requested, if they've made a mistake it's theirs to rectify surely?
    Originally posted by LdnFtB
    Sounds like the developer might have made a mistake? If they have = it's down to them.

    In your position I'd be checking my exact facts & figures about how much I had agreed to pay in the first place and seeing if it matched what I actually had paid. If it matched - then blow 'em - and, as long as you have Completion and you're in the place then = what could they do to try for more?

    If it doesnt match - we could be talking a different ballgame.

    Do the figures of what you've paid to date match what you agreed or no?
    New Year's Resolution already made -

    Don't get mad....get firm ...
    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 5th Jan 18, 1:51 PM
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    Sounds like the developer might have made a mistake? If they have = it's down to them.
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    Not necessarily. Errors can be corrected. Depends what we're talking about though.
    • lizzel
    • By lizzel 5th Jan 18, 1:55 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 1:55 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 1:55 PM
    It's the developers solicitors that have made the mistake
    • Thrugelmir
    • By Thrugelmir 5th Jan 18, 1:59 PM
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    It's the developers solicitors that have made the mistake
    Originally posted by lizzel
    What's the mistake?
    “Opportunities come infrequently. When it rains gold, put out the bucket, not the thimble”
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    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 5th Jan 18, 2:16 PM
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    What's the mistake?
    Originally posted by Thrugelmir
    A query indeed.

    It sounds a bit like you've paid less than you agreed to so far.

    Have you paid the agreed amount or does the amount you've paid fall short of the agreed amount?
    New Year's Resolution already made -

    Don't get mad....get firm ...
    • eddddy
    • By eddddy 5th Jan 18, 3:04 PM
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    If somebody has made a mistake, and you've ended up paying £2k less than you contractually agreed to, you'll have to pay the remaining £2k.

    But if you've paid everything that you contractually agreed to, then you don't have to pay any more.

    So you need to find out the basis for the request for £2k.


    (Could it be something to do with a £2k reservation fee? Maybe the solicitor thought you had paid a reservation fee, but you hadn't? Or they deducted the £2k reservation fee twice, by mistake?)
    • glasgowdan
    • By glasgowdan 5th Jan 18, 4:48 PM
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    Just to confirm, you got the keys and have moved in ok? Just leave things with your solicitor, also try to answer the questions above about what you agreed to pay vs what you have paid.
    • aneary
    • By aneary 5th Jan 18, 5:06 PM
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    Just to confirm, you got the keys and have moved in ok? Just leave things with your solicitor, also try to answer the questions above about what you agreed to pay vs what you have paid.
    Originally posted by glasgowdan
    I don't think they got the keys they said they were due to pick them up.
    • G_M
    • By G_M 5th Jan 18, 11:37 PM
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    The amount on the completion statement has been paid. Solicitor has confirmed legally the house is ours and that their solicitors put in writing that the keys have been released. Waiting to hear from the developers
    Originally posted by lizzel
    Then collect the keyys, move in, and deal with the amount claimed next week.

    If they won't give you the keys, instruct our solicitor to advise the developer that you will b moving into a hotel instead, and claiming the cost back from the developer for failing to Commplete.

    Also storage of your belongings, removal costs etc etc
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 6th Jan 18, 7:33 AM
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    OP has gone very quiet since being asked if what they paid was what they contracted to pay.

    "The amount on the completion statement has been paid" is not an answer to that question.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 6th Jan 18, 11:11 AM
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    OP has gone very quiet since being asked if what they paid was what they contracted to pay.

    "The amount on the completion statement has been paid" is not an answer to that question.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    And even what's in the contract isn't necessarily the final answer, if there's an obvious error.

    To be fair to the OP though, if they were moving in yesterday then they have had more important things to do (and/or no internet access).
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