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The nervous wait to exchange....

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

  1. Ninco!

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 8, 2014

    Posts: 830

    Location: Surrey

    Nice one, I can relate as similar situation. First property involved a chain (probate where apparently, the owners were a bit keen to get their inheritance). The whole chain fell through so had walk away and start over. The mortgage offer expired but a phone call and all was well. At the time, it was a horrible feeling, the thought that the mortgage offer would change/withdrawn 6 months later (no idea why as circumstances had not changed) but still, its an extra stress as you know a deadline is looming.

    Best wishes for the move. :)
     
  2. ceaton88

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 14, 2013

    Posts: 718

    Location: Durban

    That sounded very stressful, and thank you!
     
  3. Vanquish-Storm

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 22, 2009

    Posts: 3,041

    Location: North-West

    So our house sale completed a couple of weeks ago now and we are aiming to complete on the house we are buying first week in December.

    Been a rollercoaster after the original house purchase falling through late in the day!
     
  4. Steeps

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 8, 2003

    Posts: 4,991

    Location: Bedfordshire

    Finally got keys Thursday afternoon. Time to start moving this weekend! (was renting a room, the extra space is still a shock to the system)
     
  5. EGuitarStar

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 23, 2009

    Posts: 2,642

    Location: Earth

    @Steeps congrats.

    Me and my fiancee moved out from a tiny London studio into a 3 bed and feel lost with the space we have. We'll keep it minimalist as long as we can but glad to have finally moved out of a studio that was more of a bedroom / kitchen / bathroom.

    Enjoy the space, I rolled around like Homer Simpson on the day we moved in :D
     
  6. Dolly

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 12, 2005

    Posts: 294

    Location: Cambridge

    Packing, packing, packing - otherwise all set for completion on Friday :D
     
  7. Steeps

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 8, 2003

    Posts: 4,991

    Location: Bedfordshire

    One of the first things I did was lay on the floor and question why I needed furniture. A lot of the storage I had now was to house clutter I didn't have time/space to sort or strong enough to let go of, now I have a loft for a large proportion of it (habit of keeping boxes for everything I buy and still own, actually useful now moving!). First boxes going in today but wardrobes/bed/sofas won't be in for 2 weeks.
     
  8. Dis86

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

    Posts: 22,143

    Location: Northern England

    My buyers are starting to get on my nerves. Although not sure if it's them or their solicitor. Complaining because we aren't including light 'dressings' and the range for free.
     
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  9. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 13, 2006

    Posts: 65,705

    Was an odd feeling when we moved out and all the rooms were bare - the house felt 2x as big or more compared to when we'd been living there LOL.
     
  10. ShadowMan

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 1,546

    Our buyer has apparently had the error in their credit file fixed by Barclays. Still waiting for it to update and they can then get their mortgage fixed. More and more waiting.

    works ok for us though as with 2 kids we didn’t want to rush for before Xmas anyway. Going to aim for late January if we can.

    hopefully their file updates fairly quickly. Barclays said it was 2 days. It’s been 7 so who knows how long it will actually take.
     
  11. Ninco!

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 8, 2014

    Posts: 830

    Location: Surrey

    I kept some boxes! By gum it was handy for the move! One example was my old iMac box was stuffed in the loft, was very happy to find again, as trying to shift without a box would have been a pain!

    Moved to a bigger place and only when moving, packing up, did it dawn the amount of clutter accumulated! I could stick in the loft/garage but I know if I do; I will never dig it out (as happened in the old place). I really am making a conscience effort that less is more!

    Currently exploring ways to sell off old stuff - I really cannot be bothered with eBay. Will explore classified ads to see how it goes, could car boot but past experiences put me off.
     
  12. HungryHippos

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 25, 2004

    Posts: 7,431

    Location: Fareham

    As a rule I will try and sell stuff if I can get at least £20 for it, less and I'll often just give stuff away.

    Gumtree is reasonable for shifting stuff, but you probably won't get top dollar
     
  13. tres

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 16, 2007

    Posts: 6,804

    Location: UK

    Went to meet the site manager this week and the first look at the house.
    First fix done
    Should be ready in 3 weeks - just in time for xmas.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. toshj

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 11, 2009

    Posts: 3,291

    Location: KT8

    Looks great @tres - you expecting to actually be in for 25th? Make sure you have a back up just in case the last few bits drag out!

    Whereabouts is it?
     
  15. Skillmister

    Capodecina

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    Location: Wales

    Bearing in mind last days for completions for most solicitors will be the 20th if not 19th!
     
  16. MattTheTall77

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 23, 2008

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    Barclays are really annoying me now with the mortgage completion process. Everything has been agreed between solicitors and my solicitor sent off the documentation and indemnity policies for the house we are buying for them to review and give confirmation to proceed, this is back on the 12th November.

    On Monday 18th I hadn't heard anything so contacted solicitors. They called Barclays who said the completion team had sent the documentation to the valuation team, who had reviewed it and sent it back for the completion team to respond. They said they would respond by end of play Tuesday 19th. Checked on the 20th nothing, Barclays then saying end of play Friday 22nd. Checked on Monday, nothing still, Barclays then saying end of play Tuesday 26th. Still nothing.

    Edit: 16:23 the mortgage broker finally managed to get them to reply! Good news all ok!
     
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  17. Basher

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,413

    Looks lovely, congrats. Is that Taylor Wimpey? If so, make sure you get a professional snagger in before the hand-over. We had an apartment from them (brand new) and found around 350 things that needed to be resolved.
     
  18. tres

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 16, 2007

    Posts: 6,804

    Location: UK

    A village in the North East. Nice community feel, one of the nicer ones.

    Haha yes, not ideal dates at all, too much of a rush for my liking but the other half is super keen. Have the existing rented house until the 10th January which is helpful.

    Thanks, good to know, emailed the solicitors

    Thanks, also good to know. Will get the professional snagger, but probably after we've been in a couple of weeks. Again, not idea, but no available snaggers in the area around xmas.
     
  19. psd99

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    Joined: Sep 7, 2008

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    how far do you go when you sell?

    would you take your google nest, cctv and lighted bluetooth mirrors with u?

    Is it unreasonable to take your curtains too?
     
  20. toshj

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    Joined: Aug 11, 2009

    Posts: 3,291

    Location: KT8

    Anything that's not nailed down...

    Our sellers took several curtains, but offered us some stuff for free that they probably couldn't be bothered to remove - top loaders, some storage, etc. When moving out of our flat our removal company were aghast that I wanted to take with me a large American fridge-freezer, a range cooker and a cast iron bath. All of which were only a few years old.

    I was told that very few people took this kind of stuff with them...