On behalf of my SiL. I’ve never bought a house, so no idea.
She’s in the process of buying her first home. No chain on either side. Asking price offer made and accepted. She starts the legal process, searches etc. she’s incurred approx £500 in fees so far. She’s got a call from the vendors estate agent saying that the seller has decided to take the house off the market.
Now, does she have any grounds to expect the vendor to front her incurred costs? She’s still willing to complete, he’s changed his mind. Or is it a case of suck it up and move on?