You do your very best ...
Here I am, being moved on by the Council who are going to knock my house down. Calm. Deep breathing. Zen. Agreed price, found house to buy, arranged everything to move in on Friday coming. More Zen. Ommmmm ... Last Friday solicitor told me that there were no deeds so need vendor to buy indemnity insurance policy - not expensive - instead, in case deeds turn up after I've spent loads of money and have to undo it all again. Vendor refusing to buy one! Cost £20 - £300 and it's dependent on house value - this house is very cheap so will be at the lower end. WHY won't she buy one?
Have told council, they are happy this is a valid reason not to complete, but they've paid for all the searches, legal fees, a builder's survey etc already. Am worried they won't pay for the next one I find.
Have planned to pack for this move slowtime, so as not to stress over it, and haven't been. Been out to lunch quite a lot (twice last week, three times this week!) and have been doing quite nicely until I was told yesterday she wanted me to move in on Monday (ok by me, small twitch as lots of things to rearrange but no real problem, these things happen Calm ... Zen .... deep breathing) and was not going to buy the indemnity policy. WHAT? Silly woman. Solicitor advised me to have one, any one buying the house is going to feel the same way, not just me, so she's nothing to gain by holding out. Her solicitor wouldn't buy a deedless house without one either, I know this for sure.
This morning, woke up to toes and fingers flapping like grounded fish. They say house move is supposed to be one of the most stressful things you can do, I've done it 12 times already and hate cardboard boxes. My living room is full of the things.
Letters are now being exchanged, and I depend on her solicitor to make her see sense. I've also sent her a text saying that the council are happy for me to pull out in the circs, and that she could have £xxk in her bank on Monday if only she'd spend a little money ...
Not had a symptom for a few months - and BANG. Twitch, twitch, flap, flap ...