Just ranting and complaining to vent
At the beginning of Jan we were told that a moving date for the 29th had been agreed so we started prepping everything, packing, cleaning, cancelling utilities, arranging utilities in the new house, booking time off work, all the stuff you have to do. We’re told everybody in the chain has confirmed the date for completion and will be ready to exchange contracts the Monday before. That Monday came and I was annoyed at not having heard anything by about 2pm so I get onto the solicitor to ask what’s going on and get a response back where he cryptically says the move now won’t be happening on Friday any more. We were pissed off at that and alarmed at having no wider context, so eventually by emailing everybody we have the details of (because obviously nobody actually picks up the phone ever) we get the news that the house that was presumed to be the top of the chain is actually trying to buy a house themselves now, despite having originally said they’re moving into rental and will be top of the chain. (Context on the chain here; we’re the bottom so think of us as Party 1, we’re buying from Party 2, they’re buying from Party 3, who in turn are buying from Party 4 and they’re the dickheads who said they were top of the chain but are now buying.) The estate agent we’re buying from tried to get in touch with Party 4’s estate agent to say they better move into rental like they said otherwise this chain falls through and they don’t get their sale. Because Party 4 are using a shitty online non-estate agent called Strike who are notoriously useless (also the property they’re selling is like half a mil so it’s not as of they’re hard up and need to cheap out, just fucking rich people being tight with their massive bank balances as usual), we got a week of the enquiries being ignored and fobbed off. Meanwhile we’re here living out of the small amount of stuff we had not packed for the 4 days between packing over the weekend and the intended move date, taken all our furniture to the tip and whatnot. Eventually yesterday we hear that Party 4 have said no they won’t move into rental because it’ll be fine this purchase will be done soon and then we can all move just keep your hair on, but by the sounds of things they’re still getting all the searches done and shit like that so it’s nowhere near ready. They’d agreed to complete on Friday 29th because they’d just assumed their purchase will be done by then… They’ve not answered anybody’s questions about how much longer this makes the chain. So Party 3 have said they’ll try and find rental accommodation to move into before the end of March so the chain below can move before stamp duty freeze ends and our mortgage offer expires, but that’s dependent on Party 4 agreeing to knock the price of of their rental off the purchase price, and those dicks are not co-operative. So yeah maybe we will move soon and maybe we will not, just fucking sat here like a dickhead stressing out and being frustrated. I really don’t want to lose this house, it’s perfect for us and we’ve been waiting so long for this. Also p pissed off that I closed down my help to buy ISA and sent the solicitor the money ready for a January completion, but if it gets to March then that’s 2 more lots of £200 I could’ve stashed in it, meaning I could’ve got about £100 of government bonus there which would’ve been a big help seeing as we have to buy pretty much all new furniture when we move. Luckily my work have been quite understanding about banking 10 days annual leave for this and having to cancel it 2 days before it would kick in which is good of them, but it’s going to cause them a big scheduling headache if I don’t get a concrete move date fucking soon.