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Headdesk Thu 09-Jul-15 17:53:23

Me and dp are moving into a flat together. We put a deposit down on a new build that was due to be ready 1st August, our tenancy of both our places run out on 30th July, we thought worst come to worst we could stay in a hotel or B n b for a week if it went over the time. I've just looked at the listing on zoopla for the flats and It says they're not ready until 29th August!! No mention of the date changing from the estate agents. I have no idea what to do, I can't afford a hotel for a month. Dp is ok because he can go home to his home town for a while but I have no parents, no local friends and no money, all our money went into the deposit. I can't go with dp because I have work and no holiday left. I don't know what to do sad

pollyisnotputtingthekettleon Thu 09-Jul-15 17:58:47

Are you buying or renting? You need to contact the builders, as some will be ready before others. (I'll give you and example) If a new build is left incomplete - which may just need the doors fitting, then the insurance on that build is cheaper than the full insurance of a 'completed' build, so they may be advertising a second set of rental/sale properties. Don't do anything until then. Also these builders often have 'swapped' properties, and they maybe able to help you out if the delay is theirs. .... you need to ask questions.

Teabagbeforemilk Thu 09-Jul-15 18:00:35

Don't panic until you have spoken to whoever you are renting off

Headdesk Thu 09-Jul-15 18:01:04

Dp is going inon his day off to talk to the estate agents. I walked past the other day and spoke to the builder who was on site who said they were ahead of schedule!

gamerwidow Thu 09-Jul-15 18:01:16

Check first with the estate agent to see if the build completion is really delayed until end of August. It may not even be an issue. If your move on date is going to be delayed then you'll have to ask your current landlord if you can stay on until the end of August. If they say no then you could just stay anyway it'll take longer than a month to evict you (hopefully won't come to that though) is there anyway you could commute from dp parents house or could someone from work put you up for a month?

Teabagbeforemilk Thu 09-Jul-15 18:01:57

Sorry are you buying? Still don't panic until you have spoken to the builder. We have bought new build a couple of times and dates can change. They would usually let the solicitor know, who will tell you

Headdesk Thu 09-Jul-15 18:03:16

I can't stay longer at my place because there are new people moving in in August. Dp's parents live 4hrs drive away, he has holiday saved up that he can take. I don't really know the people at work well enough to ask that :/

Headdesk Thu 09-Jul-15 18:03:36

Oh sorry we are renting.

FelixFelix Thu 09-Jul-15 18:04:45

Is it not the next phase of new builds up for sale? A friend of mine has recently moved in to a new build house and they bought part of the second lot build on the estate, so some people were in a few months before the next lot were completed. Could you not ring the agent to clarify rather than wait until your DP can go and ask?

Headdesk Thu 09-Jul-15 18:05:43

They are closed now but I will ring them first thing.

Looseleaf Thu 09-Jul-15 18:07:01

Oh poor you! I agree don't panic until you've checked. Can dp help if it does turn out its not ready or is his money all tied up in the deposit too? Could you find a cheap spare room for a month?

Headdesk Thu 09-Jul-15 18:09:05

All of both our money has gone on the deposit. I hate moving its so stressful.

Looseleaf Thu 09-Jul-15 18:55:24

Oh dear. I wonder whether you could pet sit for someone as it's the summer and a cat/dog sitter might be popular- it's a long shot but feeling your worry.

TheHouseOnBellSt Thu 09-Jul-15 18:57:28

How old are you, what town do you live in and were you ever a Girl Guide?

I have a memory of being told of a hostel for ex Guides but it's in london.

WinterOfOurDiscountTents15 Thu 09-Jul-15 19:00:57

Probably the ones they are selling now will we be ready at a later date, they are hardly likely to all be completed on the same day. Seems a bit silly to be panicking whenno-one has contacted you and as of now you have no reason to.

Crabstick Thu 09-Jul-15 19:04:34

Your DP would leave you too go stay with his parents, whilst you are homeless?

Could you not share the cost of a hostel room/short let?

MaryFlynn Thu 09-Jul-15 19:08:19

What about University accommodation?

mistymeanour Thu 09-Jul-15 19:11:57

A YWCA ? If there is a uni near they often have rooms for rent in the summer in halls that are cheaper than hotels. Students sometimes want to sublet in the summer. Could someone at work if you ask around and explain your situation put you up for £ for a few weeks? It is awful being in that situation - I've been there in my 20's and I ended up staying the night at the airport.

Headdesk Thu 09-Jul-15 19:14:20

My dp wouldn't leave me, I'd make him go, no point in both of us having nowhere to stay.
I've spoken to a friend who's not too long a computing distance to work and she's said I can stay with her so I have somewhere smile I'm still going to ring tomorrow and to find out what's going on.

wowfudge Thu 09-Jul-15 19:17:43

Do you not have a solicitor dealing with your purchase? They should be working for you on the completion details surely?

Headdesk Thu 09-Jul-15 19:32:31

wowfudge we're renting not buying

Summerisle1 Thu 09-Jul-15 19:34:14

What's your rental agreement say? Doesn't that have a clear start date?

AwakeCantSleep Thu 09-Jul-15 19:38:48

Do I get this right? You are both currently renting (separately), and in the process of buying a new build flat together?

If this is correct, have you appointed a solicitor yet to deal with the purchase? The solicitor should have advised you to only give notice on your rental properties once contracts are exchanged and a firm completion date is set.

(Unfortunately, builders will tell you anything you want to hear in order to sign you up.)

If you have a solicitor, speak to them in the morning and find out where in the process you are.

alwaysaskingquestionz Thu 09-Jul-15 19:42:49

Search for short term lets on gumtree. Some places will rent to you month by month. It might be a cheap poky little rented room in a shared house but if it comes to it you could probably manage temporarily, and maybe go to dp parents at the weekends

PurpleHairAndPearls Thu 09-Jul-15 19:43:57

If there is a delay (and there may well not be!) the agents may well be able to secure you a short term let within another property?

What have you paid and signed for exactly, was it a "holding" deposit or the full amount of tenancy deposit? (and was this registered correctly, as it has to be registered within a certain time frame of receiving it, not the tenancy start date) have you paid the first months rent, and most importantly, what have you actually signed? Have you signed a tenancy agreement, and if so, what is the start date?

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