Thanks for all your help guys - the owner says that once three months has gone since the property was first listed for sale, he will take it off the market (approximately at the end of this month (Jan '15)), although when I asked him twice what the exact date was, he ignored my question on both occasions.

Thanks again for your help : ) I really appreciate it!

never. trust. anyone. it will be on the market for the next 12-36 months if the owner can help it. quietly.

Da da da !!!