We did it a little backwards and viewed/offered before we got AIP I did a little timeline out to show the key dates
Viewed Monday 12th August
Offer accepted Thursday 15th August
Approval in Principal Tuesday 24th September (credit report issues to be explained to bank for approval!!)
Valuer came to view house Thursday 26th September
Survey Saturday 28th September
2nd viewing Wednesday 30th October ( we wanted to measure up and see it again )
Received contracts Wednesday 6th November
Requested certifications re: works to the house 12th November
Signed contracts, subject to certificates and paid remaining deposit Friday 22nd November
Certificates received, contracts released, solicitor fees paid Tuesday 3rd December
Seller signed contracts received, life policy and deed of assignment given to bank Tuesday 10th December
Funds requested from bank Wednesday 11th December
Funds received from bank Friday 20th December and received our keys same day under a lot of rushing and pressure as everyone was closing for Christmas.
Delighted to finally have the keys!