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Worried our chain will want to move too fast for us! Help!

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NoonarAgain Thu 23-Jun-16 17:40:29

We have reason to believe that our house sale will be agreed within the next couple of days. We have seen a house we like but cannot get it tied up yet as it's a complicated scenario.

Once we agree our sale, I'm worried that we will be joining an established chain as the people offering on ours have already lost one house. I bet they've want to move in by September (schools) but that will not suit us at all. We really need 3 months from offer to completion. Is that unreasonable?
If they're that desperate surely they will find a short term let? I don't want the onus to be on us to vacate just because they have a deadline.
Any advice? Tia

Lonecatwithkitten Thu 23-Jun-16 17:44:08

Have they provided information with their like it is conditional on being able to complete in X weeks. Or they are happy to wait etc. Offers are not just about the money, but all the other bits.

NoonarAgain Thu 23-Jun-16 17:47:52

Hi. No other info, just the amount so far.

NoonarAgain Thu 23-Jun-16 17:50:55

I wonder if you can exchange simultaneously for houses you are buying and selling, and then complete on the current house before the new home completes . I wouldn't mind going into a very short term let but only if new house was guaranteed ( the vendors of our prospective new house won't want to move fast).

Lonecatwithkitten Thu 23-Jun-16 18:43:33

Well I would be asking my estate not just how much they are offering, but what their timescales are and plans etc.

NoonarAgain Thu 23-Jun-16 18:50:19

Yes that's true. I will do. The trouble is I've had too much time to think and worry as the referendum has halted negotiations. Also, the agent thinks we should drag our feet a bit this week to buy a bit of time so that we are closer to being able to agree both houses at once.

didireallysaythat Thu 23-Jun-16 21:41:59

If there are schools involved they may want to exchange before the end of this school term (4 weeks ish) but they will also need to have a completion date set. Don't know if that helps you or not....

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