My girlfriend and I are buying our first property together. Moving out of rented accommodation into a nice Victorian Terrace.
Our seller, lets call her Miss A is moving out and moving into a new property with her Partner, lets call him Mr B. Mr B is also selling his house to move into a new house with Miss A.
When we originally saw the property and had our offer accepted we went round to see the property to discuss the plans for moving etc etc. Miss A offers to move out of the property to stay with her Mother so we trot off happily thinking we have a pretty much guaranteed move in date. We in return offer to look after some of her possessions in the new house until she's sorted.
Fast forward a month our solicitor is asking her solicitor for the draft contract. Hes delayed and delayed until he finally finds out that Miss A hasnt instructed her solicitor to send the contract and will not until Mr B has an accepted offer and so will not be moving out.
This leaves us in a fun situation as we handed in our notice (2 months notice, one month remaining) on our rental property when Miss A stated that she could move out and live with her mother. This she is saying was just a possibility not an agreement as we were told by her at our last viewing.
Weve got a mortgage offer, had a survey done and got everything in place and are 100% committed to buying the property.
So what do we do? She says that she doesnt want to end up without a home indefinitely without somewhere to go but is quite happy for us to wait indefinitely for Mr B to find a buyer!
The sod in me feels like we should just pull out as why should we be involved in a property sale that doesnt involve us? (Mr Bs house).
Anyone ever experienced anything similar?
Advice for a first time buyer?
So far it's sat with the Estate Agent telling Miss A that unless she is willing to leave (either to stay with her Mum or Mr B) we will be seriously considering whether to pull out or not.