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    • We actually had a very similar issue come up in our homebuyers. Unfortunately how it works from my understanding is that the surveys you do (and your solicitor does) come after the offer. So you do have to as a seller put up with re-negotiation. For us we just said that we would let it slide but instead they filled up the small pond in the back garden for us instead. 

      To not turn up is rude as hell, but ultimately an offer doesn't mean a whole lot, its just an agreement at the time of it, there's no way to know as a buyer until those valuations and surveys happen that its actually worth the price.  Though the sellers (until exchange) are totally fine to walk away at any point. So hopefully they are up for negotiating if another buyer notices it (because if they do their due diligence they will!) 
       
    • Not about me, but a colleague at work has been selling her old house in Manchester she had with her ex. They got an offer on the asking which they accepted naturally and contracts have been signed. But the buyer then wanted to bring in some contractors to look at the roof/some damp - which has been stated a minor/whatever the term is on the survey report on the house, and apparently 4-ish tiles may need replacing. On the day some people were meant to go around, her dad and her ex went to the house to let them in but after 3 hours never showed up. Naturally she's a bit pissed at this, you would've thought all this negotiating tactics would happen before putting in an offer, instead of getting the paperwork rolling and then trying to lowball after. They were meant to be coming at them with some offer on Friday, which they've already decided that they'll flat out refuse, and if the buyer walks from that they've got all their solicitors bills etc to pay, whereas she doesn't, as they only get paid upon sale.
    • Actually found myself liking that, a little less interesting than other stuff, but pretty good.  
    • We exchanged, completion is the 23rd!  Buckle up kids its been a wild ride of a shitshow. We had the drama with the mortgage that I think I detailed here previously with my partner's employer. That all got sorted and the mortgage deed was submitted, at this stage I thought nothing else could go wrong now. Hahahaha....!  Once it was submitted, we waited...and waited and then I poked my solicitor, its been two weeks, whats going on? I kept being told it was with our lender, with no real information as to why. So I grabbed my broker, only to find out it was being stalled because my solicitor was adamant that our house was a green house (Nationwide will give you £500 cashback if you buy a house with a high EPC rating), yet after myself, my broker and TWO managers at Nationwide saying it was an EPC D rating, including the EPC doc I had got from the solicitor themselves, she wouldn't budge. Then she went silent...oh fml. I then found out she had handed in her notice, so she went AWOL, another week goes by and with some serious pestering to other solicitors in her team we finally got them to drop the green cashback.  At this point our estate agents from the seller were hounding me every single day, in some instances multiplte times a day, this past week its been nearly every hour. I begged my solicitors and my broker for help...for them both to be on holiday.

      WTF. 

      Finally managed to get some responses, spent the better half of three days emailing and calling various people in my solicitors to get them to assign a new agent to me. In the end my broker had to do work whilst on holiday to get them to shift, with emails all the way to the head of that particular branch to move it around. Finally on Friday after threats from my seller we exchanged and we complete next week.  OOFT. Considering we're first time buyers with technically everything "correct" its been a weird riot. The moving of items will be the easy bit after all. Long as the movers don't fuck us up. 
    • Given this a bit more thought, but something else came to mind for this. Capcom really were absolute beasts when it came to pushing the 3DS to it's limits! Here's a PS3/XBox 360 title, running in 60 FPS and in stereoscopic 3D to boot! And it was a launch title! Absolutely nuts!
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