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Aaarrgh - houses

PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:59 am
by Bel Bel
Well I have similar frustrations with solicitors and house buyers at the moment
I was supposed to move house on May 28th. Last Thursday after much tooing and froing and many problems me, my seller and my estate agent sorted out for the solicitor we were exchanging on Thursday last week.
We went all the way from the bottom of the chain to the top and the last solicitor screwed it up. So we started again on Friday but the bottom of the chain suddenly decided he didn't want it to happen. No explanation just a message on the solicitors answerphone that he wanted to leave it a bit. All the money was in place and so is all the paperwork, so why?
Today I still know nothing. No one can get hold of the buyer at the begining of the chain so we are all in no mans land. Is he pulling out, does he just want to delay it? Who knows
Extremely frustrated and angry :evil: :bomb: :angry: :grrr: :-X

Re: I fought the law, and the... Law won.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:41 pm
by Bel Bel
So we now find out the buyer has gone off on holiday and hasn't bothered to let anyone know when they will be back. We could have exchanged and just agreed a later moving date. Now we are in limbo when we could have been organising redirection of post, writing new address letters, arranging removals, sky installation etc
Some people are beyond rude :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:42 pm
by Bel Bel
I have definitely hijacked this post :oops:

The buyer at the bottom of our chain pulled out :evil: :evil: :cry: :x ](*,)

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:11 am
by RagDoll
Oh no, sorry Bel Bel :( What a frustrating and upsetting situation!!! So what's the deal, is it just a waiting game now?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:36 pm
by Bel Bel
Already got another offer on my house but it was a bit low. My original buyer still wants my house anyway but he has to sell his first so it's first come first serve at the right price.
Fingers and toes crossed ppers :D

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:34 pm
by retrochav
from administrative errors to fickle buyers - seemingly unconnected people to us can completly chuck spanners in our lives.

Two incidents that may bring a smile to a few faces:

* Years ago, desperatly trying to get home from Wales i had to sleep in a phone box for the night - a homeless person banged on the door at 3am and told me to "get out of his house i've just bought it" I was not feeling very tolertant and so yelled back "you've been guzumped mate" Well we both laughed at this and ended up in an all night cafe swapping tales of woe!

* When i moved into my flat i went down to the council and filled in a form for council tax registration. I got the address badly wrong and a very bumused clerk said i couldnt possibly live at this property as it didnt exist on their computer. Concerned i headed to the flat to check the address again - the actual address i had given related to a public toilet three doors along the street! I should have persisted, and maybe i'd only have to "spend a penny" on the council tax bill!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:30 pm
by Bel Bel
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Brilliant stories Retrochav. What a colourful life you've had :P

I have another viewing tonight and another tomorrow lunchtime :D :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:19 pm
by RagDoll
We haven't had a single viewing of our house yet and it's been on the market for not far off 5 weeks now! I think the housing market is much slower in the north than it is in the south at the moment, as I know other people that are in a similar position to me that live close by. It's so frustrating :(

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:40 pm
by Bel Bel
i KNOW SEVERAL HOUSES IN OUR AREA THAT HAVE BEEN UP FOR SALE FOR A WHILE. oops on caps :oops:
I am in a bit of an unusual position in that my house is worth £265K but because of stamp duty and the fact I only paid £246K off my brother I was happy to sell it at the stamp duty threshold or a bit below. I would just like to get what I paid for it, which will be great considering house prices have dropped in the last 2 and half years. Most people who come round are comparing my house to all the others at the same price and mine is obviously better value for money.

I think now the budget is out the way things might start to pick up especially now it's summer 8)

Are you selling with a local estate agent? I find they definitely get people through the door better than these internet companies, you get what you pay for.
Have you asked your estate agent what else they can do to get people through the door. Sometimes leaflet drops are a good idea if they are willing to do it. Aslo most of our agents advertise in local papers, ask if your house can have a prime spot. If you push them you will probably get more out of them

I wish you the best of luck anyway, I know how horrible it is

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:08 pm
by snail
I really ought to mod this thread, in justice to Broken_Chord. Shall I create you your own thread, Bel? Where would you like it?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:32 pm
by spacegirl
Bel Bel, nightmare about your house, hope it works out! Retrochav - love the homeless man story!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:30 pm
by Bel Bel
snail wrote:I really ought to mod this thread, in justice to Broken_Chord. Shall I create you your own thread, Bel? Where would you like it?


Yes I totally took it over :oops: :oops:

I think it can stay in this section - If you change the title call it "aaarrgh - houses"

thanks :D

Re: Aaarrgh - houses

PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:52 am
by RagDoll
Any progress with your house move Bel Bel?

We had our first viewing last night (following 3 no shows!). The guy was an investor and tried to talk money with us, but we said he'd have to go through our estate agents if he wants to make an offer. He said he was going to make one today, but we haven't heard anything yet.. have a feeling he's talking rubbish, or he'll make a very cheeky offer! I'm on tender hooks waiting to see if he does make an offer.

Either way, at least it's a step in the right direction that we got someone through the door! I will keep you posted :)

Re: Aaarrgh - houses

PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:07 pm
by Bel Bel
No not yet
The guy at the bootom of chain is waiting for all his searches to come back.
Hopefully it won't be much longer [-o< [-o< [-o< [-o< [-o<

Re: Aaarrgh - houses

PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:35 pm
by Bel Bel
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Just found out bottom of the chain haven't had their survey whcih I was told was being done last week, only good thing is the boss of the estate agents has taken personal responsibility for my file and is kicking butt left right and centre


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