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Buyer wants to rent until completion

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  • Buyer wants to rent until completion

    I have a buyer for my flat in NW London and her solicitors have taken months to respond to mine. As a result, we are likely to miss the target date for completion of 8th May.

    As her existing tenancy where she is currently living ends on that date, she wants to rent my property until completion.

    I an naturally wary of doing the above, but given that I have a buyer and have already incurred costs to get this far, I would like any suggestions as to how to do this while protecting my interests if she pulls out of the sale.

    I have asked my letting agent to draw up a 2 week contract with a week to week extension.

    Apart from asking her to pay for the costs of the above (and any solicitors fees) and a 1 month deposit, are there any other suggestions as to how to arrange this safely and push the sales process forward?