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28-06-2019, 15:58   #1
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The wait is killing me!!

I went sale agreed on a property a couple of weeks back and now that the initial excitement has died down, im getting more and more frustrated with the lack of progress.

Currently my solicitor is waiting on documents from the vendors solicitor but we've heard nothing all week. I understand you need to be patient but its the lack of communication that is killing me.

How long does the average buying process take (for second hand houses). Coming up to a month in sale agreed.
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28-06-2019, 16:00   #2
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took us 8 months with all the delays on the vendors side... try not to focus on the time, it will just drive you nuts.
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28-06-2019, 16:07   #3
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I sold my apartment recently. Went sale agreed last October. Sale closed, keys handed over etc at the end of March. Solicitors move at their own pace, and nothing much you can do about it unfortunately!
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28-06-2019, 16:08   #4
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Yep took us 4 months with Christmas in between. No delays luckily but you just never know
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Mine took 6 weeks a few years ago. It was only really towards the end that communication picked up. Most of the time there isn't a lot to report really.
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28-06-2019, 17:01   #6
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I put a deposit on a new build in early February. There have been delays along the way and we are probably at least 2 months away from snagging... you think your wait is bad?!
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28-06-2019, 17:47   #7
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I went sale agreed start of February and got my keys today! There were a few delays but I imagine 5 months would be standard?
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28-06-2019, 17:51   #8
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Sale agreed nearly 6 weeks ago - selling

Took them a week to put down deposit.
Our solicitor got contracts out within 4 days.
Couple queries and answers in the next 5 or 6 days.

Now nothing from the last 2 weeks.

Sale agreed 3 weeks ago - buying
We put deposit down that day
Nothing at all from vendor.....

Chatted to our solicitor today. We and he are very quick and organised.

Seems lot of people are deffo not!!
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28-06-2019, 18:08   #9
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5 weeks sale agreed.
Official loan offer arrived to my solicitors today.
Vendor sent contracts this week and my solicitor was immediate in querying a number of issues.

My solicitor seems to be on the ball so I am hoping it is a fast process, we are first time buyers and the house we are buying is currently vacant so we are hoping to be in ASAP.
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28-06-2019, 18:52   #10
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5 weeks sale agreed.
Official loan offer arrived to my solicitors today.
Vendor sent contracts this week and my solicitor was immediate in querying a number of issues.

My solicitor seems to be on the ball so I am hoping it is a fast process, we are first time buyers and the house we are buying is currently vacant so we are hoping to be in ASAP.
For my info as a seller
Did it take 5 weeks for your bank to issue the letter of offer?
How long to get valuation done?

Think this is what our delay is right now with the sale.
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28-06-2019, 18:57   #11
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Sale agreed three weeks ago, my solicitor doesn't hang about, the contracts have arrived so apparently the vendor's solicitor is not too bad either. Within another 4 weeks I hope.

Selling my own house went quite efficiently till the very last minute. Closing date agreed, the day of closing they decided they didn't want to buy on the 13th of the month and it had to wait another day...
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For my info as a seller
Did it take 5 weeks for your bank to issue the letter of offer?
How long to get valuation done?

Think this is what our delay is right now with the sale.
Went sale agreed on the Monday of week 1 but we were still pending our AIP from the bank. We paid the booking deposit Thursday of week 1 and arranged our engineers survey for the Tuesday of week 2, Wednesday of week 2 we got AIP from the bank and a valuation was arranged for Tuesday week 3. Wednesday week 5 the solicitor received the vendor contracts and today received the loan pack.

Now we are waiting for the vendors solicitor to answer our queries, if they had of been faster with the contracts we could have queried earlier.
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I reckon 6-8 weeks is the norm if it's fairly straightforward.
Any issues can then cause delays.
I presume you've your survey done?
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28-06-2019, 21:16   #14
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Yeah. On selling side
Sale agreed and deposit week 1
Engineer week 2
Contracts week 2
Contract queries week 3
Queries answered start week 4

Week 5 just ended.

No bank valuer yet.

Purchase is new build and I'm not going to start pushing them till we get further on the sale side
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28-06-2019, 21:17   #15
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We bought in 2012 in 8 weeks
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