This property was on the market for sale in mid 2011 and a sale had already fallen through before I first saw it. My partner and I viewed the property with Faye who spent most of her time sat down (I have a picture to prove it). We expressed a keen interest in the property and were giving the level of our offer some thought. The following day Richard Leece rang and said that his client had decided to accept an offer from someone else and did not want to hear what our offer might have been.
Two weeks or so later, Richard Leece rings me again to say that it had fallen through once again and asking if we still had a continuing interest. We submitted an offer and it was accepted by the executors of the estate which owned the property.
Richard Leece had mentioned that drainage was to a septic tank on land on the other side of the road but failed to mention that there was no easement for this connection or for the tank, although this was known to him. It took a further 6 months to complete the purchase and ridiculous legal fees to acheive this. A tri-partite agreement with the Council was required and the costs just went through the roof.
Richard Leece should not have put this property on the market knowing that it was not saleable. The property was in my clear opinion misrepresented by Gascoigne Halman. Hell will freeze over before I use this firm again.