And let's say that you did get a court ruling in your favour.
I would doubt that ruling would compel the vendor to sell, but rather award you damages. How you would prove you had suffered damages when you hadn't bought something you wanted to (but had not incurred any expense along the way) is something I would love to hear.
And if your argument went along the lines of "well I ended up having to buy this more expensive boat ..." then the defence to that would probably be "it was a more expensive boat because it was a better one - your choice to go down that route." In law, if you are claiming damages, you are obliged to minimise your losses.
So, you might "win", but get nothing (apart from legal costs).
Nice work for the surveyors, though, in producing the valuations for what you wanted to buy vs what you ended up getting.
Last edited by Angele; 24-02-12 at 12:18.
Move on, not worth getting worked up about. Just think what an exciting life the vendor must lead if his wife can stop him from selling the boat (assuming that is the real reason).
I know it's obviously frustrating but realistically I think you have to grit your teeth and move on.
IIRC for a contract to be enforcable both parties must have mental capacity.
If I was the third part I would claim that I must be mad to consider agreeing a sale contract with such a difficult individual as you then ergo i did not have mental capacity!!
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