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Compensation from estate agent for mismeasuring
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Bought 2 sofas for £30 when I moved as sofas we had bought we're not due for delivery for awhile
If you see this then there is no leg to stand on.
Also, one room being measured slightly wrong isn't going to make the whole house "too small". It seems you bought a house that wasn't suitable and now want to claim compensation
The EA plans online are an estimate. As the furniture fitting was essential to the purchase then as you couldn't revisit due to covid, did you ask in writing for them to reconfirm the dimensions? If you did then you potentially have a case. If you didn't then unless it is a huge discrepancy then I doubt you will get far.
Would've = Would HAVE (not 'of')
No, I am not perfect, but yes I do judge people on their use of basic English language. If you didn't know the above, then learn it! (If English is your second language, then you are forgiven!)
On one hand the OP appears to be wanting compensation but doesn’t want to upset the Estate Agent because they might want to stay in the area. Would anybody actually incur the significant sale/purchase costs of a house change for a few pieces of furniture?
Most Estate Agents will not entertain a complaint made two years down the line. However, if the OP is serious about moving, the Estate Agent may agree a small discount on the commission to get the sale. Then again, it might just refer to the various disclaimers that all dimensions are approximate. It is called small print for a reason.
I’ve just checked 4 random adverts on Rightmove and all of them have this on the bottom corner of the floor pan:
“TOTAL FLOOR AREA: XYZ sq.ft. (XYZ sq.m.) approx.
Whilst every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the floorplan contained here, measurements of doors, windows, rooms and any other items are approximate and no responsibility is taken for any error, omission or mis-statement. This plan is for illustrative purposes only and should be used as such by any prospective purchaser. The services, systems and appliances shown have not been tested and no guarantee as to their operability or efficiency can be given.
Made with Metropix ©2022”
I don’t think you’ve got a hope in hells chance of compo to be honest, and going to the length of selling the house on the basis your furniture won’t fit seems excessive. Is there another reason you’re having second thoughts? If I bought a house and loved it but a piece of furniture wouldn’t fit, I’d just replace the furniture which would almost definitely be cheaper and certainly less stressful!