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SuperMario

Member since Oct 2012 • Last active Dec 2021

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    Anyone have wet underfloor heating and would you recommend?

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    Who is the forum recommended party wall surveyor property is in North London.

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    What is the forum standard for a home alarm system? ideally without a monthly subscription.

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    Might give them a call sounds amazing! Ive got nested coming around tomorrow thanks to @duncs recommendation. The whole process of buying and selling is such a faff.

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    Can anyone recommend me a good estate agent for the sale of a flat in Hackney?

    Edit: also doesn’t charge a bomb in fees.

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    It’s 90 years by default however you can opt for any length of years.

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    We need to extend our lease on our flat in Hackney, any recommendations on firms that specialise in lease extensions which don't charge a small fortune?

    Edit: The freeholder is Hackney Council. Also well within the threshold with a current lease of 93 years.

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    @Fox @Howard

    Thanks for your input it was helpful in asking and questioning the correct parties involved.
    After speaking to the EA he genuinely was surprised that the seller was going through a probate, seller did not disclose this to the EA! I await a further response early next week. Fingers crossed.

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    Having our offer accepted, being chain free plus the vendor being chain free we proceeded with all the legal process and many thousands already spent. A few days ago my solicitor emailed me to say the seller doesn't actually own the house! It belongs to his deceased father and that the son has applied for probate at the beginning of the year. So no timeframe on completion! Im naturally annoyed that we are in a hold up and that we may be delayed past the stamp duty holiday and if so need to fork out an additional 15K which I really don't want to be spending.

    Do I let the proceedings continue to and then mention that I'll be renegotiating a new offer if delayed beyond the stamp holiday?
    Anybody else found themselves in this type of situation?

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