Yes folks another up and down day here at 'move of the year HQ'.
Emailed my solicitor to let her know that we had discussions with our sellers and we preferred the 18th Jan. Put my hols in and so did Alan. Then Alan phoned me and our seller had phoned him to say that his solicitor had called and that our buyers have the week 14-18 pencilled out because her husband is on a course!! apparently he found out because our buyers are using another partner and they had liaised. The thing is our seller can't sign up for his rental property until contracts are exchanged. So I rang our solicitor (wasn't that brave of me) and told her the news. She said well we can't exchange anyway because your buyers buyers (they are the ones who held us up over xmas with the building regs approval) haven't had their mortgage certificate yet and until that turns up nothing will happen.
I let our agent know and apparently he had just had the update on the lack of mortgage cert. He said well I would have thought that if 5 out of the 6 in the chain want the 18th then it should happen but I can't see that. The worst thing is that our buyer (the woman) told me that they are having proper removals to come and pack and move them in - so why does she need her husband there - unlike the rest of us who will be humping and dumping ourselves. The thing is it could be the Monday 21st but that means everyone needs holidays and thats why Fridays are good cos everyone gets a couple of days to get settled.
So bloggers - I hit rock bottom again this afternoon............watch this space.