(108)  Edinburgh property prices and pulling out of the deal

In late April the sale of a house in Morningside, Edinburgh, attracted considerable publicity because the property, advertised at offers over £380,000, had gone for £850,000, apparently to a couple from England.  The sellers originally acquired the house for £72,000 in 1982.  But at the beginning of May it became public that the buyers had pulled out of the deal, presumably able to do so because a contract had not as yet been concluded through the finalisation of missives.