Post # 1
This is a bit of a vent so i apologise in advance.
Why is moving house such a hassle? The way it seems to work here is putting your property on the market and invite estate agents to arrange viewings with potential buyers, once an offer is accepted you can then start searching for property for yourself. You find a property and make an offer which gets accepted. The legal process gets started then you have a survey carried out.
Its this survey that had just about ruined my weekend.
My Husbands father is a property surveyor so naturally to save costs we invited him to carry out the survey on the property we were purchasing but his report was not what we were expecting.
There are so many underlying issues with the house so we have had to retract our offer and start looking for something else.
This means that our agents need to inform the buyers of our property that we no longer have a property to move into and puts the whole process back by about another 8 weeks.
This sucks. I am now dreading our buyers pulling out because they are wanting to move ASAP and I just want to get out of this house and be closer to my family.
I hate moving. My employer is already looking for someone to replace my hours when I leave and is constantly asking when we are moving. Now i have to go in today and tell her that is likely to be the middle of summer before we move. I was really hoping to be in the new house my next month.
such a bad weekend.
Onwards and upwards as they say.
There should be a vents thread!
Post # 2
ChocolateLime: I feel your pain! We are in the process of buying a place and it has been one thing after the other. Started with copper pipe being stolen and a pipe being blocked so the kitchen flooded. Then there was a sewerage pipe issue (turned out to be a municipal issue that wasn’t on the property). Now the seller has put up razor wire (without informing us) and moved someone into the home (without informing us – if there is a rental agreement we legally have to take it over so we hoping it’s just a friend housesitting). We moving in in just over a month if transfer hasn’t happened yet, hoping it will be before then…
Just hang in there, it’s rough but it’ll be worth it. Can you guys not find a place to rent short term so you can proceed with the sale so long?
Post # 3
Ugh, being in a chain sucks. I second PP… could you rent for a few months? It would allow you to be the end of the chain, which might increase your bargaining power?
Post # 4
we could rent but I really dont want to move my daughter about too much, shes very sensitive to change. My Husband still needs to find a job in the area, so i suppose the longer it takes the better for him as otherwise i will be moving just me and our DD until he finds a job and works his notice. Whilst im there on my own i will not be able to work as many hours due to chilcare issues. Its just so frustrating.
I have arranged to view another property this afternoon. Its a smaller house but it a very sought after area with fantastic schools and potential to extend in the future.
Its a probate sale so hopefully they are looking for a quick sale at a good price.
Our buyers are in rented currently as they sold their house in December so thats why they want to move quickly. The house we were looking to buy was chain free as it was rented out to tennants who have now vacated the property. I really dont want a long chain. We had that last time and it was a nightmare.
Post # 5
ChocolateLime: Hope this one works out for you guys… It must be super frustrating… It’s bad enough for me and we don’t have kids…
Post # 6
BtoR: I hope yours goes through quickly too. We have been in this process since early december. Its the solicitors that take forever
Post # 7
ChocolateLime: we’ve been in since late Jan… should be finalised in the next 4-6 weeks… Will be such a relief