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Anyone ever had four in the chain?

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Madmog Mon 10-Mar-14 17:19:13

If anyone has ever had four in the chain, how long did it take to complete from offers being accepted. Just wondering if I could get an average.

Husband reckons he wants to move during the spring, ie by May but I think it'll be more likely June and hopefully no later than July.

everlong Mon 10-Mar-14 17:33:04

I think you are more realistic tbh. We had 5 last time we moved. It took from making an offer at the end of August to completing at the end of January. With lots of drama along the way.

You need to keep in touch with your buyer and vendor as much as you can to see where they are up.

HauntedNoddyCar Mon 10-Mar-14 19:07:20

Yes 4 in ours. Took 4 months although the bottom of the chain fell apart 10 weeks in!

Annienonniemouse Mon 10-Mar-14 19:35:21

Hate to say this, but five and a half months in my case (but complicated divorce higher up the chain, which delayed things).

MrsJohnDeere Mon 10-Mar-14 21:18:13

Yes, recently moved as part of a chain of 4. Offer to completion was 9 weeks with Christmas in the middle (which effectively meant 2 weeks where nothing happened). All parties wanted to move quickly and did the things they needed to do (forms for solicitors etc) as soon as they got them.

Previous move with no chain took 5 months!

foxdongle Mon 10-Mar-14 22:39:32

4 in our last chain
it took 3 months with 1 or 2 complications on the way.

bdbfan Mon 10-Mar-14 22:45:21

We just moved, had a chain of 7. Went ok, although we lost our buyer but sold again 2 days later and got the chain straight back up again, took 4 months.

IHeartKingThistle Mon 10-Mar-14 22:54:50

4 in last chain. Horrendous with lying estate agents, probate not granted, mortgages not approved (this is all the others in the chain, not us!) 6 months from when chain was complete to moving, 9 months if you count 2 other chains collapsing. Never again!

I'm sure you'll have a much smoother ride though!

marssparklesdownonme Tue 11-Mar-14 13:26:40

4 in a chain and took 5 months. Not helped by bickering between solicitors and those at the very bottom of the chain deciding to go on holiday when we were all ready to exchange and complete, delaying everything by two weeks. We also had an unhelpful estate agent making up stories to our buyers till DH was very rude to her.

2tired2bewitty Tue 11-Mar-14 13:32:59

We moved last week, four in the chain, two of whom were cash buyers.

I was not pregnant when we accepted an offer on our house, and am now 32 weeks sad no particular difficulties either, just the top two of the chain taking a while to find somewhere to buy

Lagoonablue Tue 11-Mar-14 14:22:23

4 in chain. Took 4 months. Not painless either but we got there,

Madmog Tue 11-Mar-14 14:54:04

Thanks for your replies. Four months looks like the average then.

PennyJennyPie Tue 11-Mar-14 16:09:06

4 in the chain here too. Took 8 soul destroying months. But we love our house!

Misty9 Tue 11-Mar-14 23:08:43

We had three in the chain - and it took from late June to early September. These things always take longer than you anticipate.

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