Well, we have a drainage search now - all OK. Waiting on a mining search and flood report still.
No news from seller on their searches or survey.
At this point I suspect we will not exchange before Christmas.
NONE OF THIS NEEDS TO TAKE THIS LONG!!!
But yay, some other news. When we asked for quote we did not mention it was Wales. Solicitors have revised the quote for Welsh Land Transfer Fee which is a LOT more than English Stamp Duty, nearly double. That is a large extra chunk of money to find.