Well, it’s all gone a bit quiet on the old buy to let purchase.
This isn’t to say things aren’t happening but the things which are happening just don’t include me!
The latest communication from my solicitor was a copy of the fixtures and fittings list.
It always amuses me that the vendor has to confirm they are leaving the light switches behind.
Surely people don’t actually take these with them?!?!? I guess that they must, otherwise it wouldn’t be on the list.
Anyway, I had a look through the list and the light switches are staying, as is the underfloor heating (bonus) and the washing machine. So I am happy.
And that’s all. NO OTHER PROGRESS.
In the spirit of being proactive, I decided that I needed to get to grips with the tenant staying on and how this is all going to pan out.
Now, I believe my solicitor will get a copy of the tenancy agreement and sort out getting this transferred to me, so that’s good.
However, what I need to do is find out who the current tenants rents through and then sort out our arrangements going forwards.
At the moment I have no idea if it’s directly with the vendor or through an agent.
Tenancy Deposit Scheme
I must admit, this tenant deposit scheme makes me slightly nervous.. Who has the deposit now, when will it be transferred, where on earth will I put it if I am not using an agent, etc?
I phoned the letting agent to ask if the vendor would get some further information for me so I can start sorting this out.
They were very helpful and said they would come back to me... A week ago… And still, nothing…
Now being honest, this type of thing irritates the life out of me, and the end of March deadline is looming – yes, I have two months to complete but nearly a month has gone by and I can’t say that I have seen anything like tangible progress.
So, my plan is that if the agent hasn’t come back to me by the end of this week, I am going to give them a rocket up their sales particulars.
Let’s see where that gets me!
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