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Help! £500 Bill for cleaning post sale of property

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in House Buying, Renting & Selling
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  • ACGACG Forumite
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    Did you take lightbulbs you said you would leave?
    Aside from that, I cant see how you are liable for any of the rest.
    I am a Mortgage Adviser
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  • POPPYOSCARPOPPYOSCAR Forumite
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    What is about today>

    Are the schools closed with the stormy weather or something?

    So many of these first time incredulous posts all in one day.
  • AdrianCAdrianC Forumite
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    It's very simple.

    Tell your solicitors that you will not be paying, that the property was in a condition commensurate with their viewings and the contract of sale.

    And tell the solicitor also that you will not be paying them for any of their time in dealing with this or similar matters...
  • Skiddaw1Skiddaw1 Forumite
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    Please tell me this thread ain't serious.....
  • davidmcndavidmcn Forumite
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    EHomer wrote: »
    I did receive receipts from the buyers solicitors some time ago but as these included costs for drinks etc I have already asked for a revised list

    Were they trying to get you to pay for their housewarming party too?
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  • ethankethank Forumite
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    They don't have a claim
  • EHomerEHomer Forumite
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    Caz3121 wrote: »
    I am surprised that their solicitors entertained this and didn't tell them that they now owned the property and were not tenants
    "make it suitable for living!" I assume you lived in it so it was suitable for living...they saw the place before they purchased...they should pay for their own redecorating
    I agree though you should just have ignored the first contact.
    ACG wrote: »
    Did you take lightbulbs you said you would leave?
    Aside from that, I cant see how you are liable for any of the rest.

    No all light bulbs worked when we moved out. I wouldn't do something like that I even left a couple of dishwasher tablets for them as they'd not had a dishwasher before.
  • pinkteapotpinkteapot Forumite
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    Tell your solicitor not to respond to any further communication about this and that you won’t be paying anything.

    Lodge a complaint through the solicitor’s complaint process that they responded once already without checking with you.
  • BrownTroutBrownTrout Forumite
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    POPPYOSCAR wrote: »
    What is about today>

    Are the schools closed with the stormy weather or something?

    So many of these first time incredulous posts all in one day.

    Indeed !! This has really made me laugh on a rubbish horrible day.
    If true then it shows how stupid people are
  • ciderboy2009ciderboy2009 Forumite
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    Pesonally would just refer them to the answer given in Arkell -v- Pressdram
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