Log in | Jump |

The Other Side of Everything

making all our lives easier, more fulfilling, lovelier journeys

Archives

Written on December 13, 2007, and categorized as Secret and Invisible.
You can follow comments through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and trackbacks are closed.

It’s been a week of stress and I am praying that I have done enough to keep my move on track.

In this country, exchange of contracts means a 10% deposit, at which point it’s unusual and financially punitive to withdraw from the conveyancing process. Then, there is completion which effectively means, leaving the place empty and handing over the keys.

Yesterday I awoke at 5am with the crystal clear realisation that I was being squeezed – on the one hand, the people I am buying from are pushing for a move before the holiday, and on the other, my purchaser is talking about speed but actually delaying because he can’t get the money together that quickly.

So I was looking at three days between exchange and completion, and moving out December 18th and my 5am mind told me to take control of this situation as I was the only one here who this didn’t suit. A series of emails and phone calls to lawyer and estate agent and removals company seems to have rectified the situation and I THINK we’ll now exchange in the next few days and I’ll move on January 4th 2008.

Since I am fairly knackered, this is good, as now I actually have time to plan.

You might want to read

  • Funk On The Stump I have just received a call from John Greenshields, who is working for Emily Thornberry. He has invited me to go canvassing with them on Friday, 11-1pm, at a local housing estate. Then I […]
  • College Green I knew my address as a rhyme. It was find-my-way home mantra, in case I strayed too far from home turf."six-teen college-green,ess-ee nine-teen"All of us children would chant it, asserting […]
  • College Green Again I knew my address as a rhyme. It was find-my-way home mantra, in case I strayed too far from home turf."six-teen college-green,ess-ee nine-teen"All of us children would chant it, asserting […]
Written by .
More about the author.

You can follow comments through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and trackbacks are closed.

One Comment

  1. Indigobusiness
    Posted 14 December, 2007 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    Moving is much like childbirth in reverse. It often requires something akin to an epidural.

Comments are currently closed