We did not exchange contracts today although the deposit arrived eventually. At 3.00pm our buyers buyers solicitor announced they had not had a signed form back from their clients. Although this form does not legally have to be in their hands to enable exchange to take place because of the 'Best Practice' this firm operates they will not allow the exchange. So it will now be Monday which is cutting it VERY fine with the record of these jokers involved in the chain.
Late this afternoon I got an email from Stuart at my agents to let me know the above info (the sols had told Alan) but he also wanted to let me know that the lying estate agent from previous blogs had told the other agent (not mine) that there had never been a deadline set by anyone nor had anyone threatened to pull out and that Stuart was lying about it. I was furious - I rang the agent who had been told and put her right and about the other lie at Xmas and emailed her email I sent to my solicitor showing I was threatening to pull and the date. I then rang the offending agent and said I was sending a fax - I sent a copy of the email by fax and they rang straight away and denied saying it, and then said my sol had told them there were never any problems. I just said I was putting the phone down and to keep a copy of the email. Then my sol rang me in 2 mins and asked if I was pulling out as we had agreed on Monday. I told her I would get Alan to ring her on Monday - I want her to sweat over the weekend. I told Stuart what I had done and he said now he knew how I felt about Rentons lying to me - he was quite hurt at what they had done and I don't blame him for feeling like that
Tonight I got a call from my seller to tell me the form that has held everything up is because our buyers didn't ask permission from Yuill to erect a satellite dish and the new owners are having it - they have had to sign a form from Yuill to say that they can keep the dish up now they have permission. Now was that worth the hold up till Monday. I said I wouldn't be blogging but I have to keep typing what is happening as it helps to write it down and it shows how ludicrous it all is.