We have been trying to move house for what feels like forever.
Our house went on the market in May of this year, and come August, we’d only had four viewings, so we decided to rent it out and move in with my in-laws while we found another house to buy.The boys and I moved in with them at the end of August and hubby, along with friends and family worked like dogs to get the house ready, we put all of our furniture into storage, we got the ball rolling on a house we wanted, only for the tenants to drop out on the day they were supposed to move in. Needless to say we weren’t impressed.
We went dual agent as the agents we were with weren’t in any particular hurry to get us a new tenant, and within a few days, the new agents found us a new tenant who moved in earlier this month! Phew!
But in between, we have been waiting. Waiting for everything to come together. But mostly waiting for people to do their jobs. Particularly a bank. I won’t name and shame on here, but if you are friends with me on Facebook, you will know. But we have been waiting for them to send us a letter confirming that we have consent to lease our old house out. Our new mortgage company won’t offer us a mortgage until they have seen that letter. It was posted to us on 18th October – second class.
It arrived yesterday, almost a week after it being posted , This irked me somewhat. This is really important to us, it’s not just a piece of paper, it’s our life, our new house. The new mortgage company would have cancelled our application if we hadn’t received it by tomorrow, therefore it would take even longer to get things done, yet all I kept being told was “It was posted on the 18th and we have to say 3-5 days”. Surely there are some things that are worthy of a first class stamp?
I am getting shirty voicemails from the sellers estate agents asking when it will all be ready as “they are quite eager to get this completed now you know.” Yes I know, and so am I. There is nothing more I could have done to get things moving any quicker.
Hopefully now the new mortgage compnay are in possesion of the letter they wanted, things can start moving along smoothly, and fingers crossed we will be in our new house by Chrsitmas.
But to all you jobswroths out there: Just remember, what to you is “just a piece of paper”, to someone else, it’s their life you are playing with!