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07-11-2018, 10:59   #16
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I purchased a house start of February, one of the items on our contract of purchase was that house should be empty of all possessions and rubbish, and all items and rubbish removed from garden front and back.
Walked into house after funds transferred and received keys, house was full of rubbish, furniture left everywhere, back garden full of items and old fences.
Got onto estate agent, they advised the vendor would turn up 2 weeks later with a van to remove all items. this was not acceptable and we agreed that we would purchase a skip and get items removed and cost of skips returned to us.
In the end it took two skips. Havnt seen a penny from the vendor, will never see a penny of it,
but sold items on Adverts that had been left behind and made up half of the cost.
Dont trust the vendor or the estate agent, and your solicitor can only go so far because the vendors solicitor will just ignore them.
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07-11-2018, 12:12   #17
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I purchased a house start of February, one of the items on our contract of purchase was that house should be empty of all possessions and rubbish, and all items and rubbish removed from garden front and back.
Walked into house after funds transferred and received keys, house was full of rubbish, furniture left everywhere, back garden full of items and old fences.
Got onto estate agent, they advised the vendor would turn up 2 weeks later with a van to remove all items. this was not acceptable and we agreed that we would purchase a skip and get items removed and cost of skips returned to us.
In the end it took two skips. Havnt seen a penny from the vendor, will never see a penny of it,
but sold items on Adverts that had been left behind and made up half of the cost.
Dont trust the vendor or the estate agent, and your solicitor can only go so far because the vendors solicitor will just ignore them.
This is why you have to perform that last inspection before the funds transfer, even if it’s just staring in the ground floor windows. Absolutely no prospect of efficiently recovering the cost afterwards.
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You could offer/threaten to "kindly" deliver all the rubbish to the vendors front garden
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07-11-2018, 13:33   #19
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I purchased a house start of February, one of the items on our contract of purchase was that house should be empty of all possessions and rubbish, and all items and rubbish removed from garden front and back.
Walked into house after funds transferred and received keys, house was full of rubbish, furniture left everywhere, back garden full of items and old fences.
Got onto estate agent, they advised the vendor would turn up 2 weeks later with a van to remove all items. this was not acceptable and we agreed that we would purchase a skip and get items removed and cost of skips returned to us.
In the end it took two skips. Havnt seen a penny from the vendor, will never see a penny of it,
but sold items on Adverts that had been left behind and made up half of the cost.
Dont trust the vendor or the estate agent, and your solicitor can only go so far because the vendors solicitor will just ignore them.
Blame your solicitor for not advising you to do a very standard pre closing inspection. Bizarre they didn't suggest this.
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Blame your solicitor for not advising you to do a very standard pre closing inspection. Bizarre they didn't suggest this.
Not always possible, we recently purchased a house and estate agent refused to accommodate us doing one. We went around and had a quick look in the windows but couldn't see much.
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Not always possible, we recently purchased a house and estate agent refused to accommodate us doing one. We went around and had a quick look in the windows but couldn't see much.
Bizarre, EA's make life more difficult for themselves in situations like this.
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Could you get a quote from a reputable company to come in and dispose of all the rubbish properly. Say 2-3 K .
Then go back and revise your offer to say 200k if cleaned out or 195k as is. Or even some kind of retention based on the rubbish being gone
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The one term of sale we had with our solicitor was that the house was to be removed off ALL of the former owners belongings.



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Our solicitor says she cannot withold funds from the vendor at this stage, so we're in a rut.

Something wrong here.


Your solicitor should have put that term in the contract if it was so important. Then you would be on very solid grounds to withhold funds, delay closing or claim back later.
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Something wrong here.


Your solicitor should have put that term in the contract if it was so important. Then you would be on very solid grounds to withhold funds, delay closing or claim back later.
Giving up vacant possession means all junk has to be gone. If the vendor wants the purchaser to deal with rubbish, it is up to the vendor to put such a clause in the contract.
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Giving up vacant possession means all junk has to be gone. If the vendor wants the purchaser to deal with rubbish, it is up to the vendor to put such a clause in the contract.

If its that important to the purchaser you add it to the contract. Its just a line and then its clear that its brought to everybodies attention and beyond doubt.
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If its that important to the purchaser you add it to the contract. Its just a line and then its clear that its brought to everybodies attention and beyond doubt.
It is already implied into the contract by law. It doesn't need a line.
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