Moving house in the UK

@elitess (5072)
Ipswich, England
August 4, 2015 10:46am CST
So I lived in a student accomodation for the last 2 years as a student with the wife. And now we have decided to find a new romier place instead of the tiny studio we had so far. So I enquired to several agencies and finaly found a place which I got invited to view 2 Saturdays ago. I did, expresed my interest, paid to reserve it and brought all the paper work on Monday morning as per their request to check our income. They said if we get aproved the place is available on the 10th of august and we said hang on, we are out of the country until the 18th so we agreed to the 19th. They said it will take UP TO 5 working days to process it yet Friday I had no sign from them. Went in this Monday and said well my wife's boss is on holiday now, so if you haven't checked our credit yet I need to give you new contact details. This was in the morning and the lady said she would call the centre office and get back to me on the phone. I wasn't too surprised in the evening when they haven't given me any sign, as I am getting used to the attitude. They did finally call today at about 10 o'clock to tell me that congratulations your credit checks out but (of course there is a but) we can only move you on the 30th. I said that's very nice but I am actually liberating my curent flat on the 28th, what I am supose to do not just with myself (which I might move to a hotel for 2 nights) but all my Earthly belongings. They said they will phone back which they did a few minutes later confirming I can move in on the 28th. So now from 9 days to move as agreed I have 6 hours - it will be interesting to say the least ! Have you had dealings like this where you live ? In case you need a question to comment here :)
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@ElicBxn (60771)
• United States
4 Aug 15
I haven't moved in 31 years and if I never move again, it will be too soon. Happily I now own my home, so I just have to pay my taxes annually and I'm good.
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
4 Aug 15
I would love to but we only made the credit minimum check by 3 grand (together). I don't forsee a buy in house with this income :P
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@ElicBxn (60771)
• United States
4 Aug 15
@elitess but you are young, I'm in my 60's.
@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
4 Aug 15
@ElicBxn A fair point :)
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@PhredWreck (6051)
4 Aug 15
The only way I can relate is idiots that call me wanting to have me run sound for an event the day before it happens instead of a couple weeks in advance.
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
4 Aug 15
Yep, sounds preety much similar (in terms of annoyance anyway).
@allknowing (61845)
• India
4 Aug 15
This story indeed had a nice end. You must be looking forward to the 28th. Hope you will be happy in your new place. After spending well over 28 years we shifted to a semi rural town where we have a house which I designed.
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@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
9 Aug 15
A terrible situation. I never tried similar situation and I never dream to experience it soon.
@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
11 Aug 15
What is even more interesting is they have now said they can't guarantee or give me anything in writing about the 28 and that in fact, the day officially given to the other people is the 30th. This could mean that I would have to move to a hotel for 2 days and have my stuff stored at a friend .
@owlwings (38896)
• Cambridge, England
5 Aug 15
The mechanics of getting onto the 'property ladder' are, indeed, terrifying. Mortgage companies, estate agents, solicitors and even vendors seem to delight in hanging about and putting all sorts of last-minute trip-ups in one's way. It's almost as if they all don't want to do business with you! It's always a good idea to contact the mortgage company well in advance, so they can do credit checks and make a provisional offer before you even start looking for a new house!
@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
5 Aug 15
Hello! Well it was and still is stressful :) As this is only about renting, not buying, I could not do anything with a mortgage company but I will keep the advice and use it in the future. I have asked them for something in writing now and I should get something tomorrow as I need to send in my tuition fee loan application with my new address - which affects my student status, which affects my job :)
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@dpk262006 (56115)
• Delhi, India
7 Aug 15
I have not come across such kind of incident. It is unfair on their part to keep you waiting. I can understand that waiting could be headache till you come to know about the final outcome.