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Can the buyers solicitor still insist that the tenants leave before the contract is signed?
NQ Hi! Urgent help needed. I have letters of administration for a share in the property I live in. The other 3 share holders are relatives. The property is being sold and has had an offer accepted subject to contract. Legal issues surrounding the sale have caused a break down in relationship between us, so they are shutting me out of any communication surrounding the sale. The estate agent has told me the buyers solicitor will not allow him to sign a contract for sale until the property is in vacant possession. I asked the estate agent why there will not be a completion date agreed like a normal sale, and she said because we are only tenants. I corrected her that I represent a percentage of the property, so as far as I've been told they need my signature for sale too. Please correct me if I'm wrong. My question is can the buyers solicitor still insist that we leave before the contract is signed? Surely thats not right. We could leave, then my relatives could back out of the sale, leaving us homeless with no proceeds. Really appreciate anyone's help

Rebekah Oberg

22nd March 2022

Top Answer
NQ - Do you mean you are tenants in common (equal shares) with the other three?

David Ferrell

22nd March 2022

David Ferrell nq, do you have the deeds to confirm you have a share of the property and maybe a restriction has been added as no disposition of sole proprietor. Tenants in common and 1 has died intestate, the property goes to the agreed partnership.

Freddie Elias

22nd March 2022

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This is the latest from my aunts appointed solicitor

Rebekah Oberg

22nd March 2022

Rebekah Oberg

Rebekah Oberg

22nd March 2022

Rebekah Oberg

Rebekah Oberg

22nd March 2022

Rebekah Oberg

Rebekah Oberg

22nd March 2022

Rebekah Oberg

Rebekah Oberg

22nd March 2022

NQ - don’t vacate. You have no need to before exchange of contracts. You need to agree to be out on the day of completion, that’s it. Completion usually occurs 2-4 weeks after exchange, but the date will be set at the point of exchange.

James Mccarrel

22nd March 2022

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