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    • Andyuk2018
    • By Andyuk2018 12th Aug 18, 10:02 PM
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    Help please
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    Help please 12th Aug 18 at 10:02 PM
    I am a first time buyer and recently viewed a house, put bid in and accepted. I then went to solictors and morgage advisors. Everything been sorted/paid 5% deposit. I now find the people who we are buying from are all sorted too but the house they are buying from have split up and he wants to tell but she doesnít. Iím not sure man owns house. How long would it take to get they keys? Anyone else been through same?
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    • AnotherJoe
    • By AnotherJoe 12th Aug 18, 10:13 PM
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    How long is a piece of string?
    It could take anywhere from a couple of months to never.
    • Hoploz
    • By Hoploz 12th Aug 18, 10:19 PM
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    Oh dear. This could go on forever. It'll be up to your sellers to wait however long and if necessary look elsewhere. At some point you could ask whether they're prepared to break the chain and sell to you before they find an onward purchase, but in reality people don't often do so.
    • still_ill_83
    • By still_ill_83 13th Aug 18, 3:39 PM
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    Theoretically the people you are buying from could sell and go into rented accommodation until they sort a purchase out. Depends how keen they are to keep you at a buyer. You could always give an ultimatum, e.g. if contracts aren't exchanged by a certain date you'll pull out.
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