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Brilliant. The sellers solicitor just laughed when I explained that they needed to check if the payment had arrived, otherwise their client was going to be sat ourside a house unable to move in until they did their job. Utterly amateurish and useless. The girl on the phone didn't even have the decency to apologise when she was asked to stop laughing because this was anything but funny. I'd be less concerned if everyone hadn't spent all morning trying to call them to get the deal done.

What utter twats. I have no idea why the sellers chose them - they seem to be completely inept, and throughout the sellers have had problem after problem with them.

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Years ago,( I was in my mid 20s), I visited a local estate agents to enquire after a property I had seen while driving past. My enquiry got the reply " sorry it`s out of your price range".
Apparently the house had been advertised incorrectly in the paper, but that was his response to me in front of 3 other people.
Twenty years later I really had to bite my tounge when we were buying the new gaff through the same agents.
In my experience estate agents are all lying tossers, as for mortgages Natwest and Nationwide were both pain free, N&P were cocking amateurs and Abbey(who bought N&P) a rip off. I`ve been lucky with solicitors as well, though if I had got the wife instead of the husband at the last practice it could have been a very different experience apparently.
Now you have to set up the utilities, council tax and tv licence(who have probably allready had an enforcement team around from my experience).
 

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We are in. Finally. It is done. I've sent the girls round to do the cleaning and strip the wallpaper while I sit on YD at home. In between doing big manly things like shifting boxes and swearing at swans.

Roll on this evening, that really is box shifting time.

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Digsy, as long as it continues to cost a fortune and is a nightmare to move people will stay and extend their houses. :D

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Also get off your arse and unpack/shift boxes, l'm coming round saturday to drink beer, not ponce about with boxes!
 

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Oh dear :( We have friends who have been in a very similar situation to that this year, if your relief is anything close to what theirs was when they finally moved out of the very small room that they'd been living in for several months, it'll almost be worth the wait!!
Oh dear indeed but we managed to complete today also! The hard work and week of couch surfing has paid off!
Although at the last minute the sellers solicitor managed to screw up some vital paper work which had to be corrected.

I dont believe they managed to get a single thing done correctly or promptly since the offer went in,
our solicitor on tne other hand deserves to be made a saint!

Could your sellers solicitor andours be related by any chance?

Congrats on finally getting there,many happy years to be had in your new pad
 

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Well, thanks to rather a lot of YDers and a few others, we managed to get basically all our furniture into the house by Saturday morning. We actually managed to sit down and watch the rugby without feeling stressed out (though we did feel rather tired) and had a few beers and a barbecue on Saturday afternoon.

I then spent Sunday removing the tree they decided would be nice growing over the lounge window, and the other plants they'd got growing over the clothes drier in the garden. Few trips to the dump this week to get rid of trees then!

Thanks all for sticking with the saga, helping out, keeping us sane, finally we can relax a bit and enjoy having a nice house to live in with enough space for all our stuff. Well, once the bedroom is decorated anyhow...

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Well, once the bedroom is decorated anyhow...

Digs.
small hint..... when you replace the bathroom fittings, make sure that ceramic is not involved at all. I know they look nice, but they break too easily. :(

Glad you've finally got there, and as Charley says, I hope you'll be as happy in your new home as we are.
 

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I would just like to mention that I failed to turn up at all and help. After all- what are friends for?
Mr Woz falls victim to another beautifully contructed Digger prank. There was no house moving to do. I'd been up until midnight all week moving stuff, so everything was done by 2pm Sat, and we only started at noon - we just had a load of beer and a barbecue after watching the rugby and moving one washing machine!

Digs.
 

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....... As it was I entertained some chums at home with my sparkling wit and MC Hammer dance moves.
I would have paid good cash money to watch that .... at least 75p!

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Mr Woz falls victim to another beautifully contructed Digger prank. There was no house moving to do. I'd been up until midnight all week moving stuff, so everything was done by 2pm Sat, and we only started at noon - we just had a load of beer and a barbecue after watching the rugby and moving one washing machine!

Digs.
and one of us turned up in suitably painted, muddy 'scruffs' ready for work after driving about 2.5 hours in them and scaring OAPs on a coach trip at Fleet services :p

Well, Dude, Mrs Dude, Mrs Edward and I did turn up, but not till all the work was over...:)
it was lovely to see you all, meet fellow skiers and have a great weekend :thumbsup:
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Great party Digs, thanks for the invite to the housewarming, we had a lovely day, and it was great to see so many people

"It was absolutely brilliant"

PS hope you got my email about the skiing :)
 

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