So I received my house contract a couple of weeks ago, read through it all and passed it onto my Dad to read and check through (helpful to have a second pair of eye check it out incase there’s anything I missed) and then went back to my solicitor with a list of questions. There is a lot of paperwork, and I mean loads, although the contract was easier to read and digest than the leasehold agreement…. so cup of hot chocolate (or a few) settle in with a notepad and note down any questions I had. At the same time the Estate agent started hassling me for a completion date. Unfortunately I received the contract just before I went to France for a weeks holiday, so it delayed it a little until I was back.
Once I was back it was straight into more questions, signing and signing and signing before taking it back to my Solicitor (I have no faith in the Post Office/Royal Mail as the contract had arrived opened) Then the scary ‘transfer most of your life savings’ bit, and wait for my Solicitor to confirm she has the money. I don’t know how long it usually takes, but on the same day my solicitor confirmed they had exchanged contracts and completion date is set for the 18th!