So today we heard back from the estate agent at the Moon Poverty location today and as expected we didn’t get the location.
However this morning I had arranged a viewing of another property and by this afternoon we’d reached a loose arrangement with the landlord and have recieved the heads of lease, with our insertion date set for next week. I was shocked and enthused by this as it took us a month of correspondance to get to this point in the previous property. The difference; no solicitors.
I don’t have anything against my solicitor but I do dislike the overly expensive, time consuming bureaucracy that goes in to it. It took 2 weeks to exchange information due to all the bodies it had to go through and everything had to be done through letters; this time it was 2 e-mails and a phone call all the same day.
Legalities exist for the protection of both parties but so long as nobody plays silly buggers they shouldn’t be necessary.