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The nervous wait to exchange....

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by noj, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. IvanDobskey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Feb 2, 2010

    Posts: 7,754

    Location: East Midlands

    It's been 10 weeks here, still no date :(

    Land registry documents holding things up now apparently....
     
  2. b0rn2sk8

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 9, 2003

    Posts: 4,789

    How can that be? They can get them online???
     
  3. xb8browney

    Soldato

    Joined: May 19, 2005

    Posts: 5,432

    Location: North East

    I'm selling a house currently that I've inherent and land registry didn't have the files.
     
  4. Dolly

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 12, 2005

    Posts: 292

    Location: Cambridge

    Mortgage applications went in on 3rd October, received the first mortgage offer yesterday (Santander) and now just waiting for the second mortgage offer (Barclays BTL).

    Survey on house we are buying is back and no issues. All searches etc completed and so feels like we are almost there.

    Still need to wait for survey on BTL property, Barclays mortgage offer, and then final pieces of the jigsaw on legal paperwork.

    Keeping fingers crossed to exchange and complete (on the same day) end of November, or early Dec.
     
  5. ultralaser

    Hitman

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    Posts: 935

    Problem with survey here, might be a complete walk away :rolleyes:
     
  6. Vanquish-Storm

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 22, 2009

    Posts: 2,996

    Location: North-West

    Why what's wrong?
     
  7. ultralaser

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 7, 2014

    Posts: 935

    I'd rather not post about it, but something not great in the home buyers report, trying to work it out with the vendor and EA at the moment, but hopeful (ish) that it can be resolved.
     
  8. Vanquish-Storm

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 22, 2009

    Posts: 2,996

    Location: North-West

    Oh no! Fingers crossed for you!
     
  9. koolpc

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 2, 2004

    Posts: 11,387

    Location: Under The Desk, Wales

    Be interested to know what it is
     
  10. IvanDobskey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Feb 2, 2010

    Posts: 7,754

    Location: East Midlands

    Keeping my fingers crossed for exchange this week....
     
  11. ultralaser

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 7, 2014

    Posts: 935

    Best of luck Ivan :D
     
  12. IvanDobskey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Feb 2, 2010

    Posts: 7,754

    Location: East Midlands

    Cheers :)

    Looking unlikely now though, solicitor on holiday :(

    Nearly 3 months now...
     
  13. 413x

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,408

    Location: Cardiff

    I'm joining this party of stress
     
  14. IvanDobskey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Feb 2, 2010

    Posts: 7,754

    Location: East Midlands

    Good luck, you'll need it.

    I can't believe what a complete ballache the UK house buying process is. It's a complete mess.

    We don't seem to get much right in this country these days to be honest.
     
  15. 413x

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,408

    Location: Cardiff

    I've read so many horror Stories

    From gazumping to failure at end. Feels so wrong you can be in this position spending out on surveys etc for it to all fall through at the end
     
  16. koolpc

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 2, 2004

    Posts: 11,387

    Location: Under The Desk, Wales

    Mostly inept solicitors to be honest
     
  17. Semple

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 5, 2010

    Posts: 5,670

    What's the latest with your saga?

    I'd have hoped by now you'd have completed?
     
  18. xb8browney

    Soldato

    Joined: May 19, 2005

    Posts: 5,432

    Location: North East

    We've had our contact and TR1 returned because signatures don't match apparently.
     
  19. toshj

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 11, 2009

    Posts: 3,248

    Location: E1

    Completed mid-October and moved in. Structural engineer coming round on Friday to hopefully give us some good news. Wife and I have decided that it's likely we're going to move out for ~6 months to get all the work done, instead of dragging it out bit by bit over the next few years. Thanks for checking though! You've actually reminded me about sending a complaint into the solicitors.
     
  20. Semple

    Soldato

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    Ah good, sounds like things did move pretty quickly after the EA threatening to serve you notice! - i assume nothing came of that?

    Yeah definitely worth a complaint to the solicitors, you seemed to have quite a few problems from them which i'd argue were bordering over the negligence area.

    WRT moving out, i don't blame you tbh, there's nothing worse than trying to "live amongst" a building site. When we moved into ours i spent a good few weeks ripping the bedrooms back to just floorboard and plaster - which arguably isn't too bad. But was still a mess and certainly not somewhere you could just sleep with the amount of dust lingering about. Thankfully we had about 3 weeks before having to move out of the flat and into the house full time.