A Bit Of A Setback

 Just when everything all seemed to be going so well.

We have agreed a tentative completion date with our buyers for our house sale in a couple of weeks and our Advocate has been chasing up a date for the purchase of our new place.  This morning we had a call from the Agent telling us that the bungalow we were buying has now been withdrawn from the market as the vendor's onward purchase has fallen through.

Very slight panic mode ensued.  We may be homeless in two weeks with nowhere to live.

Most of today has been spent frantically calmly trawling property rental sites for houses to rent but there are hardly any suitable ones available.  Holiday lets are also mostly booked up with staycationers or are outrageously expensive.  We have managed to find just one bungalow at a reasonable rent on a 12 month lease so have booked a viewing for Monday morning. Just hope it doesn't get snapped up in the meantime.

As a backup we have enquired about a long term holiday let for a couple of months but are waiting for a quote as to costs.

Meanwhile, the packing of many boxes continues apace.


38 comments:

  1. Flipping heck. If you buy a tent or a motorhome you can stay with us JayCee. I'm sure you will soon find some temporary accommodation. Good luck.๐Ÿ‘

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    1. Thanks Dave. I have uncorked the happy pills tonight to help me relax.

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  2. Always the way. Last time we moved we were leaving our house on the Friday, it was Wednesday before we knew where we were going. Best of luck, I hope being chain free cash buyers gives you a little leverage when buying hour next place.

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  3. I wish you that soon you will find the right house that is surely waiting for you somewhere.

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    1. Thank you Yael. It is surely out there somewhere.

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  4. As we say in Yorkshire - Shit!
    Moving house is like visiting a bloody casino!

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  5. We moved house two weeks ago.So stressful.Will it go through?Wont it?Then the unpacking but worst of all has been letting people know we have moved.I spent twenty minutes this afternoon on hold to HMRC and it is the same with everyone and they are all blaming it in COVID.
    Good luck in finding somewhere to live for the moment but don’t lose your sale.Barbara

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    1. No, we want to make sure our sale goes ahead but any cash left over is going to be swallowed up in rental costs. So glad we didn't wait until we are too old to do all this!

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  6. mMoving is the most stressful thing; I wish our laws - and our lawyers - were more geared to reducing it. Good luck with your accommodation search

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    1. Thank you. There should be an easier way to do all this.

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  7. Why not rent in Yorkshire? It has been said that Sheffield is a lovely city.

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    1. So I have heard. I am not sure how they feel about strangers moving in though.

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    2. Tasker is not wrong. The mayor would host a civic reception if you and your master came here and you could wave at the cheering crowds from the balcony of The Town Hall. We would welcome you with open arms and tripe and onions too.

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    3. It does sound all too tempting.

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    4. I think that everyone has got it just right. Take a vacation! Pack up those boxes and then take a cruise!

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    5. I will have run out of pocket money though!

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  8. Oh Gawd 111 It will all sort itself out ..... it always does but thats no comfort right now. Hope it all sorts itself out soon. Meanwhile, keep calm and drink wine [ or anything alcoholic including meths and button polish ] Am thinking of you and have my fingers crossed. XXXX

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  9. Commiserations JayCee - why does every house sale have to be so fraught - best of luck. I hope you will look back on it all in a few months and say - 'oh do you remember'

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    1. Thank you. It will be good when all this is just history and we laugh about it over a glass of wine.

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  10. Oh well, at least you will be able to rent somewhere at leisure, takes away the moving pressure. I always sell first, get that finished, then find somewhere I want to live, and be a cash buyer.

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    1. Yes, that was originally going to be our first option but then we saw a place we really wanted so our plans changed. Trouble is there is a real shortage of rental properties on the island so that makes it a little more challenging.

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  11. Oh heck - this all sounds very familiar!

    You WILL get there in the end - eventually. Good luck with it all

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    1. Thanks Sue. I have been following your progress with your move and secretly hoping we didn't have the same issues. That'll teach me!

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  12. YOU can come and share my balcony over looking the Saronic Gulf. I might even share my catfood with you from time to time. xxx mr T

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    1. Right, just move over Tigger. I'll bring my own hammock. Oh, and you can keep all the cat food for yourself ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  13. Lordy, I hope that you are able to find a reasonable rental place. Nothing is simple these days.

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  14. Fingers crossed here across the pond that you will soon find the perfect abode! We have just about decided we will stay put in our home of the past 40+ years - the upheaval would be mind boggling - and I just can't face packing up/disposing of so much stuff!
    Plus the husband won't move anyway - a whole other story!!!
    Thinking of you and wishing you well.

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    1. Thank you Mary. We realised we would have to move eventually so better now while we are still able to manage it (more or less)

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  15. Oh dear, I am sorry to hear of your complications! I hope the rental will be okay for you when you visit on Monday. Hang in there! Things have a way of working out! (Hopefully for the best!)

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  16. Oh no!! You've just reminded me why I have not moved for 33 years. It is so stressful. Do hope you find somewhere soon. Is it too late to let your buyers down and stay put?

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    1. Thanks Addy. No, we have definitely decided it is time to sell this house and move on.

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  17. Well I'm a bit late reading this but it doesn't look as if anything has changed over the weekend. Good luck.

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