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HeadFairy Wed 01-Jul-09 09:52:19

We were going to exchange on a house in a couple of days and the buyers have told their agent they're pulling it off the market as they've decided they're not selling now. I'm so devastated I can't begin to express my pain. DH is waiting to have an operation and we can't have it until we move as he'll be bed ridden for 6 weeks afterwards, I'm pg and really don't want to face going in to rented accom for 6 months and possibly having to move either when I'm 9 months pg or with a newborn.

I hate the current occupants of ** Effingham Road.... I really really do.

Bettymum Wed 01-Jul-09 09:55:03

Oh no. I don't have a house for you but here's a big ((hug)).

HeadFairy Wed 01-Jul-09 10:03:59

Aw, bless you, thanks. You don't live in Effingham road do you?

expatinscotland Wed 01-Jul-09 10:09:18

that sucks. i'm from the US where the laws are different and you can't just pull out days before and leave people hanging like that. because that's awful and not fair!

expatinscotland Wed 01-Jul-09 10:09:20

that sucks. i'm from the US where the laws are different and you can't just pull out days before and leave people hanging like that. because that's awful and not fair!

edam Wed 01-Jul-09 10:09:29

Damn. I hope they get boils on their bum or something.

unavailable Wed 01-Jul-09 10:48:56

So sorry to hear this Headfairy.
I hate the Effingham Road lot too. (On your behalf, obviously)

Tinasan Wed 01-Jul-09 10:48:57

ah poor poor you. No consolation I know but it is happening all the time at the moment. We have lost 3 houses now in the space of a month because the vendors can't find houses they want to buy so have withdrawn them from the market. We need to move out in 6 weeks of our own house or face losing the sale, and I have a 2 year old and 5 month old. Not looking forward to all the hassle of looking for rented accomodation either...

HeadFairy Wed 01-Jul-09 11:27:17

Mental isn't it?

Expat, aren't scottish laws different too? I think when you make an offer it's legally binding or something like that. That makes much more sense.

Edam - I'm hoping Karma catches up with them.

Unavailable - thanks for your hatred

Tinasan - that's rotten for you. I hope you find somewhere. I'm pinning my hopes on the fact that it's easier to buy than it is to sell right now, so as I (and you) have a buyer in place hopefully we'll find somewhere quickly and all is not lost.

Thankfully my mum has stepped in to the rescue and offered to put us up for as long as we need, which is great, because it's in the same area we were looking, it'll be rent free, and my mum is retiring next week so can look after ds, which means we'll be saving a ton. However, we'll probably have to spend all that much putting all our stuff in storage. Plus I don't imagine living with his MIL is dh's first choice!

FabBakerGirlIsBack Wed 01-Jul-09 11:29:03

That is really unfair. Bad karma to them tonight.

Thank goodness for your Mum.

House moving can be so stressful. I am desperate to move.

HeadFairy Wed 01-Jul-09 11:30:49

It really is stressful isn't it fbg? I thought the whole "it's third most stressful thing after death and divorce" was just an exaggeration. I'm on nights at the moment and I'm supposed to be going to bed now but I'm so angry and wired I'm never going to sleep!

EdwardBitMe Wed 01-Jul-09 11:31:15

Good on your Mum!
I'm sorry to hear that residents of Effingham Road are so effing inconsiderate. I hope they get subsidence and can NEVER sell the place. Humph.angry

FabBakerGirlIsBack Wed 01-Jul-09 11:31:46

Maybe we could swap houses??

expatinscotland Wed 01-Jul-09 11:34:27

Oh, head, I'm glad at least you don't have the hassle of looking for rented accommodation.

Scottish laws are a bit different, but they're in no way as binding as most US states.

In most US states, you need to have the entire mortgage secured at the time of bidding, and once your bid is accepted, it is legally binding unless you're active military or the like.

It offers a lot more security for vendors and buyers alike.

What a bummer! Hope you get your place sold soon.

Bettymum Wed 01-Jul-09 11:36:12

HeadFairy, yes Scottish laws are different. I lived there for seven years and although the sealed bid thing takes a bit of getting the hang of, once you've offered and had your offer accepted that's it. You have to die or something before you can get out of it. I think it's better than the English system - less stress.
I don't live on Effingham Road, no.

windswept Wed 01-Jul-09 11:38:00

Im feeling so depressed today I cant go to work. can anyone have a chat with me . My niece had her first child last night and its brough all my own baby issues back to me .

Bettymum Wed 01-Jul-09 11:38:02

xpost with expat Scottish law is pretty binding though compared with the English system.

FabBakerGirlIsBack Wed 01-Jul-09 12:04:36

Start your own thread, windswept, as your request might got lost on this one

Hope you are okay.

windswept Wed 01-Jul-09 12:15:38

thank you fabbakergirlsback, just realised i was on the wrong site. sorry everyone im new and not sure what to do.

FabBakerGirlIsBack Wed 01-Jul-09 12:27:29

Go to topics

choose what theme suits what you need to post

then chat

someone is always around to hold hands

Mumsnut Wed 01-Jul-09 12:29:50

Ahem, Effingham Road Surbiton? <disclaimer: it wasn't us>

goldenpeach Wed 01-Jul-09 18:00:38

There is a similar thread on this forum, albeit different personal circumstances. As I said there we were forced into rental not to break the chain. 10 months later, I can say we have saved money and luckily I have been storing much of my big furniture and boxes in the garage, ready for the future move. I really want to buy a house but we have been gazumped twice!

HeadFairy Wed 01-Jul-09 23:39:18

Mumsnut NO it wasn't Effingham road surbiton!

I really want to avoid long term renting, as we've got a large amount of equity our mortgage is quite low and as it's about all we can afford, renting for the same money each month means going in to really nasty horrible tiny places. I'd rather put up with being at my mum and dad's for a few weeks. Plus we've got a really good mortgage offer at a rate that's not available any more and that offer's only valid until 30th October, so I want to buy straight away really.

Thanks for support everyone, I'm composing in my head a bitchily worded letter to the residents of ** Effingham road, which of course I'll never send but it gives me immense satisfaction

eemie Thu 02-Jul-09 19:54:25

Reminds me of one of DH's worst jokes:-

Do you like Dorking? - I don't know, I've never dorked

How about - Do you like Effingham? I don't know, I've never Eff'd 'em

Or words to that effect

We are buying too, and have to get out of rented accomm v. soon, so I do sympathise...

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