Saturday, July 09, 2005

Sheesh Kebab!

What a horrible day we had yesterday! Having signed our contracts on Thursday, we were hoping to exchange yesterday so we could move next Friday but alas, as with the rest of this ill fated house moving process, it just wasn’t to be.

We were speaking to our solicitor and estate agents all day long with excuse after excuse coming back from our buyers as to why they couldn’t sign their contracts, their ill, they can’t get time off work, they can’t come back from Scotland until late July.

With us both nearly in tears and after threatening to pull out all together we were forced to accept a completion date at the end of July. Our buyers have been totally unfair with everyone else, they knew we wanted to move asap having booked holidays for this and the fact that our vendors daughter has had a premature baby and is desperate to move so they can be with her.

We were not in a good mood when we got home last night, our new sofa is being delivered next Saturday and it would have to be delivered here, so because our existing one is on our contract as being part of the sale, we were planning to leave it behind, but in the back yard!

Fortunately our vendor is a star and she’s offered to have our new sofa delivered there, although I must admit I was looking forward to our buyers discovering their sodden leather suite in the back yard lol.

Our buyers contract is now being posted to them so they can be signed and we can hopefully exchange next week which will at least set this new date in stone. It’s going to be a long week of chasing up the solicitor and estate agent making sure progress is being made.



Mandy said...

Moving house is never easy. I think we're about to make our last soon.. just looking around now for a house that will see us through the rest of our lives... 3 beds, possibly 4 with garage and scope..

Good luck with your move, hope all goes well! :)

Snowbabies said...

Copied from Haloscan:

Hope this house thing irons out for you soon! Moving can just make you crazy!! Have a great weekend!
Cheryl | 07.09.05 - 3:45 pm | #

Our move 3 years ago kept getting delayed. Hair was being pulled out all the time. Be positive, keep badgering them and hopefully you'll be sitting in your new house in no time. All the best.
freddy | 07.09.05 - 11:22 pm | #