Is anyone moving now?

Is anyone moving now?

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Sheepshanks

23,631 posts

84 months

Wednesday 14th April
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ovlovlover said:
I think some people are just picky

Vendors of our onward purchase have agreed to wait for us so we have some leeway on ours.

Have to say that one aspect I have been impressed with has been Strike.

I will caveat it by saying we live in an area with extremely fast turnover/houses going for over asking etc etc. We paid £500 for premium listing/photos etc.
Excellent photos, quick responses from liaison officers and when our sale fell through this morning they offered advice/support and within the hour had our house re-listed.

We already have viewings arranged for this week so fingers crossed.
I guess what you don't know if whether a local agent may have been able to hold the sale together.

It's probably more solicitor related though - when daughter sold her house the buyer's solicitor made a right fuss about every certificate etc. On the one she was buying, her solicitor said it's not worth chasing for them as basically they're all nonsense anyway. The one thing she did get was an Electrical cert (as the house had been rented out). While fixing kitchen cabinet lighting I found the kitchen sockets were all reverse polarity.

AlmostUseful

3,027 posts

165 months

Wednesday 14th April
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AJB88 said:
Mate of mine can do the EICR so hes going to do it tonight. Will wait and see what they say then.
What’s your end play with this? If it comes back ok give them the results, and if it’s filled with bad news tell them you’re not doing one?

I’m bloody glad our buyers didn’t get a survey!

AJB88

7,543 posts

136 months

Wednesday 14th April
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AlmostUseful said:
What’s your end play with this? If it comes back ok give them the results, and if it’s filled with bad news tell them you’re not doing one?

I’m bloody glad our buyers didn’t get a survey!
Just give them what ever it says, if there is anything super bad will get my mate to fix it and not put it on the report.

I'm not sure what there end play is, they might be totally innocent and just want to know everything is safe.

ovlovlover

123 posts

62 months

Wednesday 14th April
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Sheepshanks said:
ovlovlover said:
I think some people are just picky

Vendors of our onward purchase have agreed to wait for us so we have some leeway on ours.

Have to say that one aspect I have been impressed with has been Strike.

I will caveat it by saying we live in an area with extremely fast turnover/houses going for over asking etc etc. We paid £500 for premium listing/photos etc.
Excellent photos, quick responses from liaison officers and when our sale fell through this morning they offered advice/support and within the hour had our house re-listed.

We already have viewings arranged for this week so fingers crossed.
I guess what you don't know if whether a local agent may have been able to hold the sale together.

It's probably more solicitor related though - when daughter sold her house the buyer's solicitor made a right fuss about every certificate etc. On the one she was buying, her solicitor said it's not worth chasing for them as basically they're all nonsense anyway. The one thing she did get was an Electrical cert (as the house had been rented out). While fixing kitchen cabinet lighting I found the kitchen sockets were all reverse polarity.
Local agent - possibly but doubtful. After speaking with the sales progressor multiple times, he seemed switched on and not some call centre idiot. Can't see having an expensive EA would've added anything and frankly half the time they don't appear to be anything special. Tbh the best one I met was from Purple Bricks.

The buyers have been annoying from the beginning. Nothing solicitor related. Can't see I'm sad that they're gone just annoying we have to go back on the market when it was essentially complete.

ooid

2,476 posts

65 months

Thursday 15th April
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ovlovlover said:
The buyers have been annoying from the beginning. Nothing solicitor related. Can't see I'm sad that they're gone just annoying we have to go back on the market when it was essentially complete.
It is pretty annoying but hopefully you’ll get a better offer. You might instruct “contract race”next time and keep showing property to the others even if it’s still under offer. It has become pretty common in London now, just keeping potentially indecisive buyers in their places trying to avoid time-wasters.


AJB88

7,543 posts

136 months

Thursday 15th April
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EICR done last night, consumer unit recommended to be changed but is safe, so sent them that off, lets see what their game is.

Rh14n

613 posts

73 months

Thursday 15th April
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ooid said:
ovlovlover said:
The buyers have been annoying from the beginning. Nothing solicitor related. Can't see I'm sad that they're gone just annoying we have to go back on the market when it was essentially complete.
It is pretty annoying but hopefully you’ll get a better offer. You might instruct “contract race”next time and keep showing property to the others even if it’s still under offer. It has become pretty common in London now, just keeping potentially indecisive buyers in their places trying to avoid time-wasters.
Buyers aren't the only time-wasters and indecisive ones. There's a house currently being offered For Sale in our area of interest - it's been on the market since September 2020. It's a beautiful house, immaculately presented, competitively priced and we viewed it last month. We liked it and offered the asking price the following morning. We were informed that the house was in fact Sold subject to contract at the asking price but that the vendors had not yet found a house to buy. Their purchasers were in rented accommodation and willing to wait. We even suggested that we may pay over the asking price but the agents informed us that there was no point as the vendors were principled people and were not open to negotiation. So what was the purpose of still accepting viewings? I've no idea ... we met the vendor during the viewing and he seemed a strange bloke then. I can only imagine the pain of trying to complete a sale with him.

ooid

2,476 posts

65 months

Thursday 15th April
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Rh14n said:
Buyers aren't the only time-wasters and indecisive ones. There's a house currently being offered For Sale in our area of interest - it's been on the market since September 2020. It's a beautiful house, immaculately presented, competitively priced and we viewed it last month. We liked it and offered the asking price the following morning. We were informed that the house was in fact Sold subject to contract at the asking price but that the vendors had not yet found a house to buy. Their purchasers were in rented accommodation and willing to wait. We even suggested that we may pay over the asking price but the agents informed us that there was no point as the vendors were principled people and were not open to negotiation. So what was the purpose of still accepting viewings? I've no idea ... we met the vendor during the viewing and he seemed a strange bloke then. I can only imagine the pain of trying to complete a sale with him.
Yup, sounds like very strange vendors! What I meant was; the property can be open to the market and still accept offers.

I was put in a contract race among two other potential buyers before, the seller was local developer (and he was probably messed around before) so het put a contract race. All three potential buyers started their searches, conveyancing, valuation and etc... whoever finished the first, got the keys, that was it. (All of us offered the same price). And he kept the property in the market, still accepted viewings and etc until the completion.


Rh14n

613 posts

73 months

Thursday 15th April
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ooid said:
Rh14n said:
Buyers aren't the only time-wasters and indecisive ones. There's a house currently being offered For Sale in our area of interest - it's been on the market since September 2020. It's a beautiful house, immaculately presented, competitively priced and we viewed it last month. We liked it and offered the asking price the following morning. We were informed that the house was in fact Sold subject to contract at the asking price but that the vendors had not yet found a house to buy. Their purchasers were in rented accommodation and willing to wait. We even suggested that we may pay over the asking price but the agents informed us that there was no point as the vendors were principled people and were not open to negotiation. So what was the purpose of still accepting viewings? I've no idea ... we met the vendor during the viewing and he seemed a strange bloke then. I can only imagine the pain of trying to complete a sale with him.
Yup, sounds like very strange vendors! What I meant was; the property can be open to the market and still accept offers.

I was put in a contract race among two other potential buyers before, the seller was local developer (and he was probably messed around before) so het put a contract race. All three potential buyers started their searches, conveyancing, valuation and etc... whoever finished the first, got the keys, that was it. (All of us offered the same price). And he kept the property in the market, still accepted viewings and etc until the completion.
Ah, maybe this is what this vendor has in mind ... in the meantime though we (and probably other buyers) have found an alternative. Doesn't sound like a particularly 'principled' way of behaving though. Whatever, despite the house being very nice, I think we may have dodged a bullet.

ovlovlover

123 posts

62 months

Thursday 15th April
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Frankly a contract race sounds bloody awful and can't say I'd want to impose that on anyone but I think we will continue viewings following sstc this time.

Apart from disrupting our current progress I can't say I'm sad to see the back of our ex-buyers. The annoying thing is that we have been re-listed on Rightmove but at the old listing date (2 months ago). Some policy about not re-advertising within 14 weeks on rightmove. I don't think it'll matter in the end but its seems to have hampered our 'views' on Rightmove significantly.

littlebasher

3,207 posts

136 months

Thursday 15th April
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Radio silence on our sale

Was all moving along till 6 weeks ago, now nothing!

Estate agent said that there were delays further down the chain - that was 2 weeks ago, and despite chasing they've still not come back with an update.

I can see the house going back on the market at this rate....

Turn7

19,972 posts

186 months

Thursday 15th April
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littlebasher said:
Radio silence on our sale

Was all moving along till 6 weeks ago, now nothing!

Estate agent said that there were delays further down the chain - that was 2 weeks ago, and despite chasing they've still not come back with an update.

I can see the house going back on the market at this rate....
You need to make yourself unbeareable....daily if not hourly phone calls........

Theyll soon want to get rid of you....

ovlovlover

123 posts

62 months

Thursday 15th April
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littlebasher said:
Radio silence on our sale

Was all moving along till 6 weeks ago, now nothing!

Estate agent said that there were delays further down the chain - that was 2 weeks ago, and despite chasing they've still not come back with an update.

I can see the house going back on the market at this rate....
I don't want to predict bad news but I had a bad feeling after a few days. Depends on your previous interactions. Ours were swift and almost daily until they pulled out after 5 days of silence.

I'd email EA and solicitor with an ultimatum (by next Wed or whatever). Will you struggle to sell again?

AJB88

7,543 posts

136 months

Thursday 15th April
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littlebasher said:
Radio silence on our sale

Was all moving along till 6 weeks ago, now nothing!

Estate agent said that there were delays further down the chain - that was 2 weeks ago, and despite chasing they've still not come back with an update.

I can see the house going back on the market at this rate....
It took my sellers solicitor 3 weeks to send guarantee documents for windows etc, even though I had sent them to my solicitor direct (my seller sent them to me) that still took 3 weeks.

Can see why a lot of stuff falls through now.

rustyuk

3,582 posts

176 months

Thursday 15th April
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ooid said:
Rh14n said:
Buyers aren't the only time-wasters and indecisive ones. There's a house currently being offered For Sale in our area of interest - it's been on the market since September 2020. It's a beautiful house, immaculately presented, competitively priced and we viewed it last month. We liked it and offered the asking price the following morning. We were informed that the house was in fact Sold subject to contract at the asking price but that the vendors had not yet found a house to buy. Their purchasers were in rented accommodation and willing to wait. We even suggested that we may pay over the asking price but the agents informed us that there was no point as the vendors were principled people and were not open to negotiation. So what was the purpose of still accepting viewings? I've no idea ... we met the vendor during the viewing and he seemed a strange bloke then. I can only imagine the pain of trying to complete a sale with him.
Yup, sounds like very strange vendors! What I meant was; the property can be open to the market and still accept offers.

I was put in a contract race among two other potential buyers before, the seller was local developer (and he was probably messed around before) so het put a contract race. All three potential buyers started their searches, conveyancing, valuation and etc... whoever finished the first, got the keys, that was it. (All of us offered the same price). And he kept the property in the market, still accepted viewings and etc until the completion.
We viewed a house that had been for sale for nearly 5 years, it had reduced in price by nearly 50% over that time. Offered the full asking and the vendors came back and advised they had received a 40k offer above asking from a mystery bidder. Apparently the offer was made 10 mins after our viewing, anyway we walked away and thought no more about it.

2 months later house is back on the market so I call up the estate agent. Vendor reckons that a Columbian drug cartel tried to buy the house but got caught money laundering.

Now we are talking a 1950's run down place in Derbyshire, not a penthouse in London.

littlebasher

3,207 posts

136 months

Thursday 15th April
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ovlovlover said:
littlebasher said:
Radio silence on our sale

Was all moving along till 6 weeks ago, now nothing!

Estate agent said that there were delays further down the chain - that was 2 weeks ago, and despite chasing they've still not come back with an update.

I can see the house going back on the market at this rate....
I don't want to predict bad news but I had a bad feeling after a few days. Depends on your previous interactions. Ours were swift and almost daily until they pulled out after 5 days of silence.

I'd email EA and solicitor with an ultimatum (by next Wed or whatever). Will you struggle to sell again?
Lets hope not!

I'll be on the phone tomorrow and find out whats going on

LetsTryAgain

2,873 posts

38 months

Friday 16th April
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AndyC_123 said:
Offer accepted on a 100 acre farm plus house, annex, buildings etc, which will be my first house.
I'd love to know what people do for a living.

talksthetorque

8,908 posts

100 months

Friday 16th April
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We just had our purchase contract through.
Of course only half the F*!king house and garden is on the title as it has been knocked through.
Can we have a Stamp duty deadline whooshing by meme available?

four days later and.......still nothing. I think this might take a while.


Meanwhile our buyer has now asked for 31 May completion " Because our buyers are pushing us"
This despite them saying there's no rush, as they have nothing to sell.

We sent an appropriate response back asking them to manage their buyers themeselves and not to try to manage us.

My idea of saying "yes we will but it will cost you 10k" didn't go down well with my other half hehe



Edited by talksthetorque on Friday 23 April 14:15

Haddock82

431 posts

103 months

Friday 16th April
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Well after a very stressful day yesterday we did it!

Exchanged & Completed on our sale and purchase on the same day!

Very stressful packing everything up in the removals lorry in the morning not even knowing if we'd get the keys!

But it all went to plan, our solicitors pulled their fingers out their a*rse and got it sorted

It wasn't through choice we did the exchange/completion same day, lots of f*ck ups along the way from solicitors and delays. Then at the last minute our vendors onward purchase solicitor decided out of the blue they wanted to exchange/complete the same day, no explanation and no other option, it was their way or nothing!

Now knackered, wondering what the heck we've bought (It needs a lot of work!), but it's a great location and exactly what we were after.


LetsTryAgain

2,873 posts

38 months

Friday 16th April
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Haddock82 said:
Well after a very stressful day yesterday we did it!

Exchanged & Completed on our sale and purchase on the same day!

Very stressful packing everything up in the removals lorry in the morning not even knowing if we'd get the keys!

But it all went to plan, our solicitors pulled their fingers out their a*rse and got it sorted

It wasn't through choice we did the exchange/completion same day, lots of f*ck ups along the way from solicitors and delays. Then at the last minute our vendors onward purchase solicitor decided out of the blue they wanted to exchange/complete the same day, no explanation and no other option, it was their way or nothing!

Now knackered, wondering what the heck we've bought (It needs a lot of work!), but it's a great location and exactly what we were after.

Congratulations!
Cambridge? Must have been a cool million.