Found a lovely house for me and my daughter,last Weds after a lot of stringent checks (including my old afther in law being accepted as a guarantor),the agent told me that the landlords had accepted me as a tenant and that I could hand in my notice at the property where we are currently living.
Fantastic I thought,finally we can move on wiith our lives,I ordered removal boxes and started packing.
Then I called the agent to arrange a time to pay the reminder of the deposit.
-Oh,I haven't got the final nod from the landlords yet!So I can't guarantee you that it's a 100 percent yours! (What?! After I'd handed in my notice,and notified various relevant people of my move,and above all,had told my 5 year old we got the house!)
They wanted more info from the guarantor,more bankstatements,proof of ownership of his house,etc.I couldn't believe it,all the info provided previously proves beyond any reasonable doubt that I am more than good to pay the rent,and that the guarantor is very comfortable financially indeed.But no,more proof needed.
So,they got the additional info yesterday morning,but despite chasing it yesterday,I got no answer.
I viewed another place just in case (to cover my self in case this falls through),but it was such a dive I just wanted to break down and cry.
At the moment there are literally no 2 bed flats avaliable in my area,but I just could not move my child into the place we saw yesterday,it was unfit for animals to live in!
I am so worried I just feel like cracking up,but I have to be strong for my girl.
I knew life as a single mum would be hard,but nothing could prepare me for this.
I have just over a week to find us a place before we need to move out of our current home,and that fact frightens the living daylights out of me.
I have to really hassle the agent to pressure the landlords about a decision on the house on Monday(it is exceptional for this area,and we could never find anything else like it for that price).We were supposedly due to move in in a weeks time,so you think they'd get a move on!
Please all,keep your fingers (very) crossed for me,I do need all the luck I can get.
Thank's:-).I try my best to stop worrying this weekedn as there is nothing that I can do about the situation until Monday (easier said than done,,but I have to try I guess).
Maybe I should play the lottery this eve and hope for some luck!