Hi & thanks for the replies.
i am not looking for sympathy, or legal advice - as I said, I am aware of the legal position and you quite rightly state that I took a punt and it didn't work out - if it had, of course, I would be happier. I feel I should complete, after all, Galliards are not at fault - just the economy. I just wanted to hear from others in a similar predicament and find out what, if anything they managed to do.
With regard to selling the position - I would be interested in selling one of them perhaps. How do we disuss outside of the forum?