I am tempted to offer up my buy to let purchase story to the Eastenders script writers. All I am missing for this tale is the Queen Vic and a dog named Wellard. So here is how it went...
I threw a super strop last week and retracted my offer. The selling agent immediately leapt into action, chased up the vendor’s solicitors and guess what? The outstanding information arrived at my solicitors that very afternoon.
Why, oh why did it have to take me being a super-cow to get things done?!?!?!
Anyway, I digress.
This then set into action a chain of things which needed to happen from my side, which saw me running around North West Kent in the style of Challenge Anneka. All I needed was a jumpsuit, a chopper and Graham the cameraman.
In summary, I transferred my exchange monies, went down to the solicitor’s to get my Independent Legal Advice - (this took five minutes - £500 later – I can’t talk about it – it’s still too raw) signed all the documents, drove home and then drove back again as they forgot to get me to sign an important form…
I have set up a tenant deposit account and I have met the tenant – nice chap – Italian. The solicitor was able to get the Report on Title to Paragon in time to beat their funds cut off deadline and, AND we have now EXCHANGED CONTRACTS and COMPLETED today!!!!!!
So I am now officially a landlord, which sounds far too grown up for my liking and frankly, worries me a bit. But we shall gloss over that for now, as I am just so bloody glad to have the whole saga over and done with!!!!
So there it is. A 15-blog run down of one of the slowest buy to let purchases in history! Thanks so much to all who sent such lovely emails saying that they were enjoying reading my little updates and for sharing (enduring) my incessant whinging….
(Landlady – not the Peggy Mitchell type, mores the pity, although one could say our MD bears a striking resemblance to Phil ;) – “Oh saucy!”)
Diary of a Buy to Let Purchase
02.12.2015 Part 1 It was that or a Range Rover
07.12.2015 Part 3 The demise of Nathaniel Pig
08.12.2015 Part 4 Call off the dogs...
11.12.2015 Part 5 @***** bank account
21.12.2015 Part 7 Reality bites...
29.12.2015 Part 8 - The method behind the madness
12.01.2016 Part 9 - Join me in a buy to let fist pump?
25.01.2016 Part 10 - The silence is deafening
16.02.2016 Part 11 - Throwing toys out of prams
23.02.2016 Part 12 - Stuck with the Mini... for now
03.03.2016 Part 13 - Time is running out
14.03.2016 Part 14 - The end of my sad little tale...
07.09.2017 Part 18 - Always open the envelope
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