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It never rains, but it pours,,, [Nov. 24th, 2011|06:13 pm]
Mark Rimmell
[Current Location |Not far from Ham & Sandwich]
[mood |stressedstressed]

Whilst on the way back from seeing Kent solicitors I was called by the Kent estate agents, whilst on the phone to the Kent estate agents I missed calls from the London solicitors and the London estate agents. After calling everyone, some of them twice, I seem to have everything sorted, for a given value of "sorted". The short version is 2 or 3 weeks. The long version is just too long to be bothered with. I have a headache, my stomach is in knots. But everything is looking good (apparently) as far as the sale of the flat is concerned. 

One of the things I was asked today was, did I want to take out chancel insurance to cover the house in Deal for just me or any subsequent owners?. Without hesitation I said "Just me." Because if all this goes through, I'm buggered if I'm ever going to try and sell a property again.

Funny thing is I seem to be losing focus on what this move was originally about, workshop space. The selling was a means to an ends, but has become the prime fixation.

Anyway... The contract should be ready to sign next week and I've offered to be ready to complete within 1 week, yeah anything to move this along. And I appreciate how fortunate I am to have such problems.

[User Picture]From: demonmoonglow
2011-11-25 11:14 am (UTC)
It seems this is normal for house buying and selling - we were nervous wrecks when we finally completed. I simply do not understand why house purchase is such a nightmare considering how often it's done. Good luck with your move and hope you'll be very happy
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[User Picture]From: markrimmell
2011-11-25 05:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you... Everyone I know who has bought and sold property tells me it took around 3 months. However estate agents keep saying it shouldn't take that long. Solicitors on the other hand acknowledge that it does indeed take this long, especially if you take 4 days to forward an email.
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[User Picture]From: nemesis_to_go
2011-11-25 11:58 am (UTC)
Yes, but which house in Deal is it?

The one you were originally going to buy?
The one you were going to buy after that?
The one you were going to buy, but then probably weren't?
Any other house not mentioned above?

And wot is chancel insurance? You're buying a church?

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[User Picture]From: markrimmell
2011-11-25 06:07 pm (UTC)
I'll announce the winning house when and if.

Chancel insurance is a nice little protection racket dreamed up by the insurance Mafia and the Church of England. Here's how it works. If your house is built on land formerly owned by God's representatives on Earth, you could be liable for the cost of repairs to your local church. Now there is a search you can do to discover if the CofE has you in their vice like grip but that search costs more than taking out insurance against any costs you could incur by being on The Lord's land. I am loathe to take out anything other than legal requirement insurance due to the insurance companies always trying to wriggle out of paying out for exactly the sort of thing you thought you were covered for. However as a search will take longer to do than the insurance policy I'm going with the quick and cheap. Just don't get me started on getting quotes for building work.
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[User Picture]From: pinkwitch2000
2011-11-25 07:59 pm (UTC)
"A house, a house, my king dong for a house" - the porn version of a play about this very insurance scam!
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