Wednesday, 19 December 2007

You may consider that these protracted ramblings are a little boring but.........

Todays news is yet more fascinating and unbelievable.......

Once upon at time there was an estate agent who loved lying......

It turns out that when my agents rang this am to tell me that the property with the building regulations query wouldn't be able to be inspected until after Xmas and I completely lost it and told them that was ridiculous and the building inspectors will come out the same day for a matter as urgent as this - it made him phone their agents to ask them to get their act together for the sake of the rest of us in the chain. It was at this point that those agents (they have been the atrociuos ones all the way through) hadn't been quite truthful and there was also another overlooked matter - that our buyers property now turns out be freehold and the 'management accounts' have to be provided before signing can take place!! and guess what they wont be available until after Xmas!.........................What can I say?- our agent has sold two properties on the new estate that the house is on and they havent been leasehold so it is just a pocket of housed that are?? Who knows.......So thats where we stay on this helter skelter of ups and downs.

Would you believe I finally shed a tear at the sheer frustration of it all. Then I left the office for the first time in ages at lunchtime and our phantom solicitor phoned - yes bloggers she does exist. This was to tell me that the transfer deed for our new house needed picking up urgently and returning tomorrow, signed by us. So we have done that. The letter with the papers also said that there are still issues with the 'chancel risk indemnity policy' , so I wrote back tonight and said to avoid any further long protracted discussions between solicitors we will pay for the house we are buying and the house we are selling and LETS GET ON WITH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Night night its 1205am and tomorrow I have the day off work to do some shopping...........

9 comments:

Rosie said...

Oh, Catherine this is awful for you no wonder you are tearful - I would be too - not to mention beside myself with rage at all these protracted 'red-tape' issues. I hope you can relax and enjoy your day off and get all your shopping done.Take care Rosiex
p.s. I've answered you on my blog but - yes we did use the lift from the beach to the town at Saltburn - which is the most wonderful place.

mrsnesbitt said...

Hi Catherine, if there is a blog which leaves me speechless it is yours, you poor thing!

As my mum would have said"Don't let the buggers get you down!" I will text you today! Lots of love
Dxx

Country Cottage Chic said...

I really feel for you - I can't believe how this has dragged out. I only hope that it will FINALLY be completed soon.

Hope you have a lovely Christmas in spite of these frustrations.

beeswax, said...

Dear Catherine, so sorry to hear you are no further still with the missives, dare I say..Let it all out...when we reach an age like we are(incidently not old but wise) we see things for what they are, and get infuriated at ridicolous companies who couldn't orginize aa tea party, don't blame you for being so upset.
As nice as it is to be moving it is also a very stressful time, especially downsizing, which is what we will be doing next year , our 2 eldest daughters have now homes of their own and we have still our 13 year old daughter at home with us, so downsize it is, 2 weddings in 2009 with our girls marrying enforces it a bit earlier than we had planned, but hey ho, what the heck, we no longer need all these rooms and a large garden, too much work anyway, so like you will be moving on down, we seem to have a lot in common Catherine, hope to keep in touch and read your blog in due course with some good news!!
Weare all her for you when you reach the "moving the memories stage too" you have what looks like a lovely home, and wosh you well with your new move...
Regards, Kath x thanks for popping over and leaving comments on my blogg, I am so happy you did..

Lucy Bloom said...

Hi Catherine, the nightmare continues, I would have been shedding many a tear a long time ago, so good for you for holding it together for this long! Hope your Christmas is as good as it can be and things improve in 2008,
Lucy x

Katherines Dream said...

I am so sorry for you Catherine, I am sure it will be alright soom.....lets hope.
Merry Chirstmas Catherine and All the Very Best for the New Year!
Hugs,
Carol x

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS ... said...

Hi Catherine, I don't know how you keep sane, I would have lost the plot ages ago. Anyway hang in there, not long to go now. Lots of happy times ahead in 2008. Happy Christmas. x

Clare said...

Hi Catherine, oh I am sorry to hear of your troubles with the house move. It will all be okay in the end but of course that is no use at the moment! I've never known an honest estate agent - is there such a thing?

Try to chill out over Christmas; have a glass or two of something warming and look to the New Year!

Merry Christmas to you!

Best Wishes

Clare x

Lucy Bloom said...

Hi Katherine,
Just popped back to say Happy New Year to you, hope all is going well.
best wishes,
Lucy