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I was due to exchange on my new flat on Monday. I am putting £15k down on a £85 purchase price. My solicitor, who I work for, announced he was making me redundant yesterday, which is why he hasn't exchanged my flat, even though I have been ready for almost two weeks.

Fine, I thought last night, I will get 3 months salary at the end of this month, in normal pay and redundancy/holiday entitlement. Plus I have enough in savings to tide me over for an additional 3-4 months if necessary. I won't find it hard to get a new job, and if needs must, will temp or take something I don't really want long-term, just to get the bills paid.

So, I went in this morning and asked him to exchange, which he agreed to do. Get back from lunch and he announces he's told the Halifax I'm being made redundant, with the likely result of me losing my offer, and therefore the flat.

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I really shouldnt laugh at that, but I did. I am a bad person. He's done them a big favour though.

This reminded me of my ex-girlfriend, was expecting to be made redundant and she said, I'm going to go and get a mortgage now because I wont get one when im officially made redundant...great logic....and she did it !!!! Luckily she was kept on, just as well with the 120% northern crock mortgage.

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This reminded me of my ex-girlfriend, was expecting to be made redundant and she said, I'm gouign to go and get a mortgage now because I wont get one when im officially made redundant...great logic.

Sadly, such logic is commonplace.

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I can't work out whether he exchanged and then told the Halifax. If he did that she's going to be in breach of contract and will lose her deposit and risk being sued for damages - nice.

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