Six years ago, we sold our flat in London, bought a house in Slade Green, and moved. Ok, so we did have some hassles.. we got part way through buying a house in Dartford, only to have it fall through. But once we found this house, all went fairly smoothly.
Earlier this year, we decided it was time to try again. After looking around, and not finding much, we came across a house in Dartford which we loved. We rushed straight down to put our offer in, got a buyer for here within a few days, and started the whole process off.
I knew it could get a little stressful, and I promised myself I would stay cool. What will be, will be.. that sort of thing.
This has been the most stressful, frustrating and annoying thing I have done in my life! (As my poor friends will testify to!). Solicitors seem to pick on the SMALLEST thing, and there are indemnity policies for just about everything you can think of. We even have to take one out in case the ancient church in Dartford decides to make us pay for their repairs.. I kid you not!
Right now, we are waiting for the final piece of paperwork. For the life of me, I can’t see why it’s important enough to hold things up, but our buyers solicitor is insisting. The people above us want 28 days between exchange and completion, and yet in a couple of weeks they are going away until mid November! So if they refuse to compromise, it’s bound to fall through.. and the amount of money that will lose us just doesn’t bear thinking about!
So, by the end of the month, I’ll either be very depressed, or sitting in my new house, recovering from the nervous breakdown a fast move will bring on!