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Sellier likely to die at any time!

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    I have been assisting my elderly mother to buy a retirement flat. Due to maintenance issues (technically the responsibility of the managing agent) there has been a delay in our exchanging. All along, the seller's Power of Attorney has been putting pressure on us to exchange and complete at very short notice (ie 7 days to both exchange and complete). They have never given a reason for this.

    We are now being told that the seller (who is in a nursing home) is on his last legs, and that if the flat is not sold before he dies then it will go to probate, which presumably means a long delay before the sale can then take place.

    I don't want Mum to lose the flat because of a probate problem. If we go ahead and exchange, can anyone tell me what the implications would be if the seller died before the sale/purchase was completed?

    With many thanks, Rebrobin.

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    Re: Sellier likely to die at any time!

    See your other post for replies.
    Posting the same thing in different areas is annoying!
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