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03-07-2019, 12:06   #31
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OP, you need to understand what Sale Agreed means.... basically nothing. You need to calm down the excitement, its misplaced at this point. By all means plan yourselves a big slap up meal the week you sign contracts and have champagne on ice for the day you get your keys, but until then theres a lot that can go wrong.

Also, expecting things in a few weeks is unrealistic. IMO its a 2-3 month process, assuming all is standard. Also, the last time I bought was roughly the same time period, summer months, and yep both solicitors headed off on holidays in August. Not for the whole month, but at different times, so effectively nothing happened that entire month.

We're Sale Agreed too - am basically telling no one outside of immediate family etc, because even from that small cohort, the congratulations are frankly annoying. We are not there yet. Congratulate us when we have the keys in our paws and no sooner.

We're trying to buy a house thats roughly 120 years old. Have had survey done which recommended further advice from roofing and damp specialists. Damp report wasnt great, but nothing awful, however the roofer has established that the entire roof covering needs to be replaced (slate and felt) so we're now back to the vendor, so its tense times. We've asked for the cost to be deducted from our offer...so that will likely go down like a tonne of bricks. We hope to be able to compromise but you never know.
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03-07-2019, 12:23   #32
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A little over 3 months for me. And that was with a proactive seller (buying another place - tenants had moved out) and me being as quick as I could with everything. Any requests were sent straight back. Meetings agreed ASAP.

You will always hit a delay. In my case it was the management company who were going through their own internal problems and not replying back to queries, and then my solicitor going on holidays for 10 days (I have no problem with that). Basically it takes time. My parents were dying to tell friends and family, but I said no way until I have the keys in my hand.

The Chinese takeaway and glass of bubbly in an empty home never tasted better.
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03-07-2019, 12:44   #33
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We went Sale agreed end of Jan and were told by the EA that the sellers wanted a quick sale. Got the keys on May 30th due to numerous delays!
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03-07-2019, 12:55   #34
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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
Slowly slowly catchy monkey.
Valuer been and gone.
Nothing further from their solicitor.

Just recieved first contract draft on purchase.
Now has to be posted to me for review.

These boys and girls operate in a different timescale.

I've told noone beyond immediate family and have to keep reminding all, including my wife, that we are nowhere yet.

Mid week 6 on sale. 3 on purchase
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03-07-2019, 13:08   #35
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We are in the process of selling looking like 10 weeks, there was an issue with roads and services though that had to be ran by the bank (this caused a 2 week delay). We are also in the process of buying, hoping to reduce this timeline, my solicitor is on the ball though and chases regularly.
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03-07-2019, 13:12   #36
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Try buying from a receiver that's not stressful at all.
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03-07-2019, 16:10   #37
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Sold my house and I took 3 months to close. Bought a house and closed it in 6 weeks. The timing was out by a week!
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03-07-2019, 20:47   #38
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Bought recently, vacant property. sale agreed to closing was around 9 weeks.
Bought a few years ago. Vacant property. Sale agreed to closing almost 6 months!
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08-07-2019, 15:43   #39
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Going through this as a buyer at the moment.

Went sale agreed and paid booking deposit 4 weeks. We are still waiting for the Estate Agent to send the sales advice note out, apparently they are trying to contact the seller to get their solicitors details..... The estate agent isn't being very proactive, apparently they have emailed them and are waiting for a reply....
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Appreciate all the replies. Currently waiting on all documents from the vendors but told we'll have them within the week. Its moving, progress is progress.
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11-07-2019, 09:24   #41
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Their solicitor off last 2 weeks.
Ours off next 2 weeks.

Like a bad joke.....
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11-07-2019, 10:29   #42
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I'm a lot more patient than I thought I would be. No contracts issued yet but it hasn't been 3 weeks yet and meanwhile there's plenty of things to do. I think it's because always knew summer would be slower with legal/banks/valuers/insurers etc. annual leave that happy to anticipate it could be 3 months. Unless something crops up but it's FTB with no chains involved so hopefully not.
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11-07-2019, 10:34   #43
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Now, today, in final negotiations...
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11-07-2019, 11:28   #44
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We are hopefully signing contracts next week but our solicitor has told us they are aiming for a close date of mid August. I'm hoping holidays etc won't get in the way. Would love to be in the new house before school starts back.
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11-07-2019, 22:57   #45
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I'm a lot more patient than I thought I would be. No contracts issued yet but it hasn't been 3 weeks yet and meanwhile there's plenty of things to do. I think it's because always knew summer would be slower with legal/banks/valuers/insurers etc. annual leave that happy to anticipate it could be 3 months. Unless something crops up but it's FTB with no chains involved so hopefully not.
We're 2 months on our sale at the weekend and our solicitor going away for 2 weeks. So 3 months not gonna happen.

Bought in 2 months last time.

Our purchasers went back to bank for better offer available, got a second engineer out and their solicitor had 2 weeks off.

Just gotta grin and bear it. Prefer a slow sale than no sale.
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