Vendors have finally returned all the paperwork and everything looks ok to exchange fairly soon - but f&f says they're taking all the curtains. What do you do in this situation - we're leaving the bedroom ones for our buyers as they're on poles rather than hooks/rails, but either way new house has 1xwide per room and we've currently got 2x narrow so curtains wouldn't fit if we took them. Is it fair to ask vendors for window measurements so i can try and pick up some in charity shop until we're settled? We have two juniors who won't be able to sleeo with light coming in all night... Or do you just sellotape sugar paper over the glass each night?
Fortunately the fridge freezer and dishwasher are fitted into the kitchen, and we need to redo the utility. That's a point - if we get a washing machine plumbed in, can it be moved at a later date? Things are a bit awkward, vendor has been very slow to get all the papers together and we've had to make various threats to pull out - presumably we shouldn't ask to go round until after exchange? Missnevermind - we wuldn't be thinking of keeping old curtains for ever, but kids bedroom faces the street so no hope of getting them to sleep so even dodgy old curtains would be better than nothing!
"presumably we shouldn't ask to go round until after exchange?"
Rubbish! This person is expecting you to give them a huge amount of money soon- they cannot act like you are doing them a favour.
They should be bending over backwards to accomadate you and realise how lucky they are to have a buyer in this market.
Its very, very normal to have one final check before exchange anyway to make sure no issues have happened since you last visited (fire, flood, pulled all fittings out, house in horrific state and I have even heard of people renting the house out which leaves you with an unwanted tenant etc)