Long time lurker first time poster here... We're from the UK and have been here for nearly 2 years, ready to take the plunge in buying our first ever house (about time too!). We also recently had our first child so it could be baby brain clouding my rationale , but I'm having a little difficulty understanding the house buying process and hoping you can help?
We have found a house that we like and have put in an offer for it. Before we put in the offer we had advice from a conveyancer and also from reading on the internet as to how you're supposed to go about this stuff (we're very green!) and what we found out was that it is ok and pretty normal to put in your own conditions as part of the offer.
We were advised that it is a good idea to organise a pre-settlement inspection of the property to make sure that it is in the same condition as the day you signed the contract, and also that it is not unreasonable to add a condition that the property be left in a clean and tidy condition e.g all rubbish removed, all previous owners stuff removed etc (so we don't have to hire a skip or anything the day we move in).
So we made our offer with those conditions, and the agent has come back and said that the current owners were offended by the extra conditions, and we got the strong impression that they may pull out . I am really surprised by this as we did not mean to offend AT ALL but thought these were fairly straightforward terms that no one would find difficult. But now I'm not sure. As we're new to this, have we made a big mistake? Did you sell or buy and have conditions like this? What do you think - is it too much to ask?
Any advice would be appreciated as I said we're new and don't want to step on any toes but still want to be fair to everyone involved.