So The Boyfriend and I decided to withdraw our offer on the flat. We had a summit in our favourite pub and both agreed that
the cons outweighed the pros. We wanted to carry on so that we could get going and book the wedding; and we didn't want to let people down. We knew we should stop because the estate agents were bullying and unreasonable; the flat had subsidence, damp and we just didn't love it enough.
We were disappointed but it was definitely the right thing to do. After some terse emails with the estate agents we just feel relieved. Always right to go with your gut at times like this I think.