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U.K. renegotiation after survey

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  • U.K. renegotiation after survey

    We marketed a property on behalf of a family member when they went into a care home. The house was valued by 2 estate agents - one at £160k and one at £155k. We went with £155k. The first person to view the house, initially offered £137k which we turned down and said we’d be willing to sell for £145k - we wanted a quick sale. The buyer return 3 days later (the same day our family member dies) with a revised offer of £140k which we accepted on the basis there would be no renegotiation after the survey and were willing to wait for probate (2-3 months). The buyer has had a survey completed which they have shared, it clearly states the price is reasonable in the houses current condition, with a couple of things highlighted for repair. The bit has come back asking for a further 10k discount!

    we have said no as we think she is just trying it on, the house is a 3 bed semi with a garage, with no other houses in the locality remotely close in price - one a few doors up is on the market for £180k. All other properties around her offer price a 1 and 2 bed flats with no parking.

    We have offered to repoint the chimney and replace the cast iron guttering if she wants - but she’s still wanting further discount.

    we are in no rush to sell - should we call her bluff and tell her to walk away and we’ll put it back on the market?