Hi I've been reading everything posted and its been so helpful our house has been sale agreed for sometime, the buyer signed contracts and paid the 10% deposit a month ago we returned them and set the closing date for next wednesday (20th June). Our solicitor received a letter today saying they want to pull out and want their deposit back. He said its very unusal as no reason was even given, he said we are entitled to keep the deposit. We rang our estate agent to ask him to call to see what the situation was, the buyer wont answer his call. We've instructed our solicitor to write back saying no, they cannot pull out and we are closing next week. Is it true we can keep their deposit if they pull out, we are currently paying a 6 month bridging loan and if it falls through we'll have to extend it for another 6 months. I'm usually a very fair person in that I treat people the way i'd like to be treated, but we cannot afford for the sale to fall through and not be compensated. Do they have any come back on taking back their deposit? I'm sick to my stomach with worry.