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Howard

Member since Jun 2010 • Last active Oct 2017

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    If you really want the house I'd cut them a bit of slack, be a little bit human and go for it.

    The problem isn't with the timescales - well, it kinda is, but - the problem is that the seller wants to Exchange as quickly as possible whilst fixing the Completion date to March.

    The 'human' way of dealing with this would be to appear willing whilst dragging out exchange as long as possible so that should the market take a nosedive you can still punch the abort button whilst not lending them £30k interest free for x months, which is pretty much the opportunity and cost the sellers are trying to take from you by insisting on timing things their way.

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    Again, they won't agree to this either.

    They might. I don't think this has been put in front of them. It's possible that they are idiots, and when explained to them how shitty their ask looks from Hovis's perspective, they might be open to some kind of negotiation.

    But if not they are just dicks.

    It's really ducking simple though, you explain that your offer was based on the information you had at the time and the assumption you'd be in before Christmas. Which is reasonable.

    And take it from there. It might be that you can still be in before Christmas because they want to sell and most of the evidence presented suggests they do.

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    As long as you've maxed out ya ISAs and whatnot...

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    That's crazy, the London market has softened off a lot - but if we don't get into transition talks by December then the banks will all flee and our economy will take a big dive.

    Well, the legal aspect isn't crazy - contract exchange is the agreement and you agree what you agree. Etc.

    What is crazy, is for the sellers to expect Hovis to bend over and accept them up to their wrist.

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    How much do you need to spend on a dehumidifier for it not to be shit?

    Not sure any modern ones are shit but the more you spend the quieter they seem to be.

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    Do companies that fix canal boats have some kind of special dispensation to park on the footway and, I assume, not pay parking fees?

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    Poplar, which is close enough to civilisation to be worth living in or so I thought...

    I lived there for a bit, just north of Canary Wharf.

    It's a bit grim.

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