I have lived in Bracknell over half my life (so far), so moving house is a bit of a distant memory.
But I believe some people were confused by my previous blog, so worth just clarifying:-
- I live in Bracknell now - nice house, some customisation (electric locks, etc).
- I am purchasing a place in Wales, hopefully all sorted by end of this year.
- Then I will be selling my house in Bracknell, after decorator comes in :-)
I can do this partly due to things like mortgage reserve accounts (if you have one, keep it, do not let the bank try and sneak it away as they tried with me, and with friends of mine). Also I am pretty sure that if you are buying a house in Wales you are officially allowed to just put it on your Amex card (basically downsizing in price by a good chunk). You'd think this would help.
I am amazed at the time scales, really. There are "searches". OK, but have you seen how fast google can do a search. This is not the 18th century!
- Why is this not all on-line with all councils, etc?
- Why, if they are all different, is there not a nationwide aggregator that makes it simple?
- Why is it that, apparently, solicitors tend to do one search after the other, and not all at once?
- Why is anything time consuming not done as part of putting the house on the market?
Whilst joking about my Amex card (no, I don't have a limit this high), if you have the money ready and sat in an account why does it have to even take "all day" to buy a house. If it was a mandatory two week cooling off period, I could understand, but it sounds like it is just bad management of the process at every level somehow.
So yes, expect more exasperated blogs on the matter.
Also, how is it that technology knows? I have some ES8000 locks - very nice - very reliable. Both of them started playing up and one has given up the ghost, the very day I get confirmation we are moving and that their days are numbered. This is too fluky for reason. Was fun taking one apart though.