Paid Members Kaz Hayashi Posted January 8, 2019 Paid Members Share Posted January 8, 2019 11 minutes ago, Grecian said: It's a divorced / divorcing couple. Hubby already has a new place to live and is just waiting for his cut of the sale, the wife is moving into sheltered accommodation due to poor health, which should be ready for her in April. So hopefully, it should all be fairly simple as it's not in a chain. I just have no idea about the surveying / exchange of contracts, all that stuff! You can typically get two different types of survey, an expensive one of even more expensive one. The cheaper of the two is sufficient 9/10. The more expensive one is is there’s obvious damage, it’s been dormant for a long time, it’s probs to possible structural issues (being next to old mines etc) an old conversion. Basically if the house was build in the last 100 years, is in a street surrounded by similar properties, and doesn’t look too fucked, the cheaper one will do. There is a/many survey quote comparison sites online. I’d suggest picking someone local who is familiar with the area. Thd biggest ball ache is how long solicitors take to do anything. Once you’ve paid them, you’re on the ‘done’ pile so don’t work so urgently. Be prepared to contact them several times a week. We sold our last house to first time buyers with no chain. Their solicitors were 250 miles away, we’re completely shit and dragged a concrete sale on for 3 months. If you haven’t got one, now is the time to source a solicitor mate. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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