Is anyone moving now?

Is anyone moving now?

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Rutter

1,972 posts

171 months

Thursday 4th March
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parakitaMol. said:
Congrats Rutter and Chevron - really pleased for you!
Thanks, its bittersweet really as we are moving out of a 4 bed new build into a 3 bed that has been rented out for the past 30 years! That said we are back in the area we want to be in and at least I'll be busy!

parakitaMol.

11,614 posts

216 months

Thursday 4th March
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Rutter said:
parakitaMol. said:
Congrats Rutter and Chevron - really pleased for you!
Thanks, its bittersweet really as we are moving out of a 4 bed new build into a 3 bed that has been rented out for the past 30 years! That said we are back in the area we want to be in and at least I'll be busy!
Yeah but as Mistress Kirsty says.... Location Location Location biggrin



cayman-black

10,426 posts

181 months

Thursday 4th March
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I have been watching house sales in Devon this year and every house i have looked at has sold within two weeks, just incredible.

HRL

2,443 posts

184 months

Thursday 4th March
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cayman-black said:
I have been watching house sales in Devon this year and every house i have looked at has sold within two weeks, just incredible.
We had an offer accepted on Monday for one that had been on and off the market 4 times due to chains collapsing.

It came back on last Friday, 500+ mile round trip to view it on an open viewing day on Saturday, back off the market on Monday due to our offer.

So yep, they don’t hang about if they are nice unfortunately. Lucky my wife spotted it had been relisted TBH because I hadn’t. She saw it previously but had been told it was sold.

S17Thumper

1,061 posts

151 months

Thursday 4th March
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Supply dried up here as we got closer and closer to March.

Expecting a lump to go in the market in the next few weeks now the SDLT holiday has been extended.

Still convinced we got an absolute bargain smile (offered <1% over asking and the old chap cancelled all other viewings and accepted, apparently our daughter has the same name as his, which he liked).

bennno

7,126 posts

234 months

Thursday 4th March
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We are on 19th March, but its the toughest property market I've ever experienced. Inflated prices, deals very difficult as lots of buyers being creative about their position and intent.

We lost two houses as vendors couldn't do a deal / secure their onward moves, we got gazumped on another. Lost our initial buyer who cost us 12 weeks, but found a eager buyer with no chain who offered 25k over list to secure ours and a seller who waited for us.....

Solicitors / estate agents / mortgage Co's all over the place with stamp duty holiday workload and covid wfh - utter shambles at mo.

talksthetorque

8,919 posts

100 months

Thursday 4th March
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HRL said:
open viewing day
Didn't think these would be allowed at the moment.
Ah well, you may have had less competition because people didn't waant to attend!

TCruise

246 posts

56 months

Thursday 4th March
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S17Thumper said:
Still convinced we got an absolute bargain smile (offered <1% over asking and the old chap cancelled all other viewings and accepted, apparently our daughter has the same name as his, which he liked).
Your daughter is called "Dave" as well wink

TCruise

246 posts

56 months

Thursday 4th March
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Completion Time

What do most people suggest as a sensible completion time?

We've been suggested 2pm. Which we think gives us time for the movers to arrive in the morning, remove everything from our place, then drive round the the next house.

Sensible?

Or do packers/movers usually arrive the day before to do all the boxing and packing?

AJB88

7,562 posts

136 months

Thursday 4th March
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Were packing ourselves, but the companies have all said they will be here at 8am, they all charge key waiting after 2pm as well.

S17Thumper

1,061 posts

151 months

Thursday 4th March
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TCruise said:
Completion Time

What do most people suggest as a sensible completion time?

We've been suggested 2pm. Which we think gives us time for the movers to arrive in the morning, remove everything from our place, then drive round the the next house.

Sensible?

Or do packers/movers usually arrive the day before to do all the boxing and packing?
Ours came the day before and took 70% of stuff, including my office chair!

They managed to finish up by 1130 next day, grab some lunch and wait for the keys.

They used 2 wagons as access was a little tight, so they filled one and finished off with the second wagon on completion day

ETA: where about are you?

HRL

2,443 posts

184 months

Thursday 4th March
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talksthetorque said:
HRL said:
open viewing day
Didn't think these would be allowed at the moment.
Ah well, you may have had less competition because people didn't waant to attend!
That’s what we thought too but they got around it by booking slots all day instead of a free for all.

However, we were there for two hours in the end and fell in love with the place. Just hoping the damn purchase goes through as there’s a long way to go still.

normalbloke

4,592 posts

184 months

Thursday 4th March
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TCruise said:
Completion Time

What do most people suggest as a sensible completion time?

We've been suggested 2pm. Which we think gives us time for the movers to arrive in the morning, remove everything from our place, then drive round the the next house.

Sensible?

Or do packers/movers usually arrive the day before to do all the boxing and packing?
Time? Crikey, I’d have been happy with which quarter of the year it was likely to fall in.....

Greendubber

10,695 posts

168 months

Thursday 4th March
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AJB88 said:
Were packing ourselves, but the companies have all said they will be here at 8am, they all charge key waiting after 2pm as well.
Ours allowed us to pay a waiver of about 60 quid meaning we had them after 2pm until whenever we needed them. I think it was about £50 an hour! We had them until about 4.30pm in the end so worthwhile.

AJB88

7,562 posts

136 months

Thursday 4th March
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Greendubber said:
Ours allowed us to pay a waiver of about 60 quid meaning we had them after 2pm until whenever we needed them. I think it was about £50 an hour! We had them until about 4.30pm in the end so worthwhile.
Yeh we have been offered that between £60-120. One of them has offered it us for Free to get the job.

monkfish1

8,949 posts

189 months

Thursday 4th March
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cayman-black said:
I have been watching house sales in Devon this year and every house i have looked at has sold within two weeks, just incredible.
Likewise. For about 4 years. Just gone crazy.

Isaac Hunt

12,587 posts

176 months

Thursday 4th March
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monkfish1 said:
Likewise. For about 4 years. Just gone crazy.
Lucky we bought six years ago. We bought for £275k and similar are now selling at £350k. Crazy price for a two bed semi, but it is five minutes walk to the beach.

TimmyMallett

1,398 posts

77 months

Thursday 4th March
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Rutter said:
Exchanged today on the house we offered on at the beginning of November. Completing next week.

TimmyMallett

1,398 posts

77 months

Thursday 4th March
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ChevronB19 said:
Exchanged today, thank god. Has taken nigh on 5 months due to an horrifically naive buyer. Feels like a massive weight off my shoulders. Am having a beer now and it’s not 5pm yet!



It's not over till the fatty sings.

I thought ours was going swimmingly until our buyer 'found out' where we had moved to, came round under lockdown and emptied what amounted to a small cardboard box onto our lawn with 6 sheets of tissue paper and some dust sweepings from the kitchen bin screaming at us telling us how we needed to pay him £250 cash, why we didnt clean the freezer out and why we had been trespassing on his property the day of the sale.

Also, why hadn't we left him some Prosecco and a card like he had done to his buyer.




Because you were a c**t through the entire sale. And now youre on my lawn shouting at me to 'Be a f*cking man and come outside'.


Yeah, you're the man. The best man in the world.

Edited by TimmyMallett on Thursday 4th March 15:57

Turn7

19,976 posts

186 months

Thursday 4th March
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.......And......

It now transpires our "cash" buyer isnt quite that, they just wont need a mortgage...once their sale completes....

And our Vendor, who was buying an "empty" property now cant complete until theyve moved out.....

Lies, lies and more damned lies.....

Allegedly, maybe, possibly, who bloody knows, exchanging next week if the chain agrees on dates.

Its just such a clusterfk this process, it really is.