We have 2 young children
We work bloody hard to make ends meet and have put everything we have financially into buying this house
We started to plan a future there for our children and shared our exciting plans with our equally as excited children.
We were looking forward to an exciting year building our forever home.
We've already spent thousands on fees, surveys and solicitor costs
I used to see the positive in people and believed most people were essentially good but now I'll forever be wary and sadly consider everyone's greed and self centredness before seeing the good
And most importantly, you made my 4 year old cry - You're a dick
I'm no housing expert or indeed conveyancing solicitor but it's worth knowing that in England Gazumping is very much a thing and perfectly legal - in a sellers market its often used to put buyers up against each other to get the best deal. However what isn't ok is what happened to us - our seller's solicitor issued 2 contracts and placed us in a contract race without us being made aware. Contract races, where 2 buyers literally race to exchange first, (although clearly bonkers) are legal but each party needs to be aware and in agreement which wasn't the case for us. Don't worry it's being pursued by our solicitor.........