We found out today that our offer to buy our rented house has been accepted :0) So this evening I instructed our solicitors to do the undefined stuff that they do (apparently it is quite hard judging by how much they are charging us). I also instructed our IFA to proceed with our mortgage application (apparently this is quite hard too judging by how much they are charging us). We also had to sort out a survey and valuation for the mortgage vendor and a Home Buyers survey for ourselves. Having lived here for two year it is clearly worth our money to find out where the local schools are and what the amenities are (apparently this is quite hard judging by how much they are charging us). And we haven't even started on home insurance or life insurance, but I'm guessing that they won't be applying for charitable status any time soon either :0(
And I thought that the house was going to be the expensive thing!
Still, we are very chuffed that thing seem to be going in the right direction. Even though it seems that we have secured the house, and the Estate Agent has told us the property is now off the market, we haven't put the Champagne on ice yet. We will only be quaffing the bubbly stuff when we Complete. And that could be a while away. But everything seems to be pointing in the right direction.
I should say, none of this would be possible if my Mum and Dad hadn't agreed to help us out with the Stamp Duty. Giving the government just over £10,000 seems a bit steep. Is it just me or aren't those pretty bloomin' expensive stamps? It's not like they have pretty pictures and a handy collectors pack. ..