Strange thing happened today. I’m currently looking to buy a house and have viewed several. One I liked was at a good price but what the estate agent told me has got alarm bells ringing. I was told it was a “corporate” sale which means if my offer is accepted, the house will remain on the market right up until exchange of contacts. This means after spending my dosh on surveys, mortgage fees and legal fees, anyone can suddenly offer a better price. Is this legal ? I thought that accepting my offer basically formed a contract but obviously not.