There are many ways you can get your own back though I have no idea if they are illegal:
If you've got hollow curtain poles, take the ends off & put some nice fresh prawns in there - they should start to add some character to the house when the new people have moved in. (shrimp paste might work too without leaving much in the way of evidence)
Only give 1 key for each lock
a bit of weed killer on a few choice garden plants
Don't clean the house before you leave (though some grubby sods seem to do this anyway)
Comb your dog/cat with a flea comb in a carpeted room. Make sure the fleas don't jump back on you though
& I'm sure you can think of many many more. By the way I have never done any of this - been lucky enough not to have to.
I have moved a couple of times recently from my own house into rented, and have always insisted that there is 2 weeks between exchange and completion. It's made clear at the start & I have never told a prospective buyer why I am moving, nor have I told the estate agent. I just say I fancy a move but not sure where to, I'll sell mine first & then rent somewhere for a bit, though I'm not in any rush.
If you let people know you are deperate to sell, are emmigrating, etc you are asking for trouble as there are some evil people out there.
Selling a house is nothing more than a game of poker, you always need to give the impression you hold all the cards!
Be smart people
Originally Posted by Pesty650
Well said pesty;
my thoughts, feed the moggy exlax and empty the litter tray under the loft insulation! Day befor you leave, buy 2 mice from the pet shop, and put them under the floor boards, with food( this came from the estate agent!); cautic soda on the conservatiory roof.....breaks the seal, causes damp! have a leaving do in the house and let the boys have a p**sing against the wall contest.
TBH, i can't. Sadly, i am too bloody honest, and house proud.
I feel vindictive, and God knows there are others in a worse state than us......but what goes round, comes round.
I really do want him to have ugly kids; and b.o!!
Enough, already..........lifes too damn short, we are all worth more than this guy, and have earned the right to say so
I thought your situation only happened to us, we had a sale on 10 July dropped £40 000 since May when we first put the house on the market the buyer we was origanally
told was a cash buyer, anyway as the sale went ahead, found out he wasn't and he
needed a morgage, someone in the estate agents told him we were leaving the country, then when we told our estate agents we were going on holiday for three weeks at the back end of August, our buyer came back with a reply he wants to complete a week after we get back. Ok we thought we will get our removal company in the week after we come back to take everything on its long voyage to Oz. So when we arrived home on the Friday (two days before the removal company comes) we had no contract on the floor phoned estate agent to find out what was going on they didn't have a clue no contact with our buyer, phoned our solicitor who also had no contact even though they had wrote several letters. Was told will sort it out on Monday by estate agents, Monday came so did the removals took everything in four days had no news from buyer then on the following friday wants to put move off for a month, we told him to sort it out or the house goes back on market, we got no response, or viewers then two weeks before we headed out for Oz we put our house up for let and handed in two weeks notice to our estate agents, a week on the rental market and we have four viewers and a young family with three children who wants to rent our house.
The story does not end here.
Our original buyer comes back and offers £20 000 less than the original offer, which we reject, then the estate agent pulls out all the stops having three people to view our house and we have another offer, we are going through the motions at the moment with the rental, even though we have told our estate agent we have let the house, they are still arranging viewing furiously on our house, collecting the keys for our property from our letting agent, we have decided we will not let the young family down they have been very honest with their succumstances with the let and as far as I am as long as they pay the rent I'm happy. Unfortunately our estate agent cannot reconcile to this and is pestering us daily with ten messages a day on the new offer that is on the table, we have become dissolution with estate agents and potential buyers.
My advice is get your estate agent working tell him to sort this sale at the agreed price or you will change estate agents. You can't trust estate agents either.
Originally Posted by Scousemouse
OMG!! Jane, I can't believe this has happened!! Although its not unheard of as a buyer did the same to my parents house, luckily they got another buyer just before they moved over.
If you ever sell a house in Aus, be rest assured, that will NOT happen here. The buyer has a 2 day cooling of period when the vendor has accepted their offer, then everyone is contracted to the hilt. In 28 days approx, the house is sold!!
Well, don't worry hun, I'll be here with a nice cold beer (or a big glass of wine) on your arrival and we can toast to you and your family finally being in Adelaide.
Thinking of you,
Oops forget to say......Julie-Ruth, feel for you hun, estate agents have had too many years sitting on their bums and not doing much to make a sale.....well its now tough out there and they need to earn every penny you are paying them!!
Hope you get it sorted.
This thread is really worrying me as I 'sold' my house 2 weeks ago, surveyors been etc just waiting to confirm a completion date. But decided there is no way I am gonna book flights, shipping etc til contracts have been signed, cos Im too worried about buyers changing minds, gazundering and basically anything else that may go wrong!!!
I suppose at the end of the day a house aint sold til contracts are exchanged, and unfortunately we all need to remember that! Trying not to be negative! Honest!!
Beat regards to all in the same situation.
revenge is sweet
Bloody pig!!!! yes don't worry Jane, wait until by next year the house has dropped by another 10%. Just take all the fixtures and fittings with you. Remove the bulbs,ceiling roses and ball and cock from the loo, that will leave him in the **** without light at the end of the tunnel!!!
See ya Downunder