210. Death of sole buyer.

The personal representatives of a deceased sole buyer are bound to complete the contract1.

Some delay in completion may occur because the purchase deed will have to be redrafted to reflect the change in parties and the personal representatives cannot complete until they obtain the grant of representation. If the purchase was due to be financed by a mortgage, the death of the borrower (the buyer) will usually mean that the offer of mortgage is withdrawn and the personal representatives may therefore find themselves with insufficient funds to complete unless alternative funds can be arranged