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I'm slightly closer to having a flat: it's all looking fairly good, though I'm still not counting any nearby poultry. It's been valued at the amount I offered for it (yay) although the valuation panicked me by telling me very sternly that it was Not A Survey and Should Not Be Relied Upon. Apparently that's OK, though.

But the lendery people still need a letter from my boss (which I know she's already sent them), a utility bill from me (which they've never asked me for before) and something else that they haven't told me about yet. Sigh. I need to phone back tomorrow and talk to the person who's actually dealing with my account - if she exists, considering I don't think I've spoken to her yet.

I still seem to be vaguely ill, with no appetite. I'm going to work, coming home and sitting watching Heroes (which rocks more than anything ever, by the way, and I'm nearly caught up, which is a catastrophe) and reading the TWoP forums. I have to go back to the doc in a couple of weeks anyway, to report on the new pills, so I think I'll have to report they're not working...which means more coming off pills, and more new pills. Bugger.

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femme_letale
Mar. 21st, 2007 03:12 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on your flat! Your mortgage stories sound very familiar to me as I just signed off my agreement yesterday. It will all come together in the end. Just remember that, actually, you are doing the "lendery people" a favour as, without you, they have no business!
pickwick
Mar. 23rd, 2007 12:01 pm (UTC)
Yep! They just need one more bit of paper for me and that's it, apparently. Not that I quite believe them yet.
catskulls
Mar. 21st, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
once your offer is accepted, get a survey done. then get quotes for everything that the survey finds fault with - you can then use this to get loads money knocked off.

just don't make the mistake i did in not getting quotes for jobs i thought i could do myself, cos i could have had a lot more money knocked off had i been a bit more ruthless.
loveandgarbage
Mar. 21st, 2007 04:56 pm (UTC)
From what you say I'm guessing you only got a mortgage valuation by the surveyor. It's often worth getting the survey in order to identify what faults there are with the property to allow you to budget for them (and the valuation will not take these into account).
pickwick
Mar. 23rd, 2007 12:02 pm (UTC)
I did, yeah. I'm just going to go with it for the moment, though I'll double check with my financial advisor when he comes back from holiday. I think it'll be OK, though - the flat's only about ten years old so there shouldn't be any major, majory problems.

Fingers crossed, anyway!
redatt
Mar. 21st, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC)
Fingers crossed for the flat! Scary grown up stuff.

I still have all of Heros to look forward to :o)

(Re icon: Every time I see that icon the pedant in me jumps up and down says, 'But that's an ape!' I thought I ought to let it out of my system. Um.)
pickwick
Mar. 23rd, 2007 12:03 pm (UTC)
*peers at icon* Heh!

Heroes is so good. I'm going to make everyone watch it.
kniblet
Mar. 21st, 2007 09:27 pm (UTC)
Best of luck with the flat purchase. We were pretty terrified when we bought a home (first for both of us) a little over a year ago.

Also hope you feel better soon. Whatever is ailin' you sounds not so fun.
pickwick
Mar. 23rd, 2007 12:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you! You guys sound like you're having fun doing up your place :)

Feeling better today, fingers crossed it'll last...
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