6 April 2018
House of Cards
It is amazing how quickly everything can come tumbling down around your ears. In the space of a few hours we have lost both our buyers for our two properties; it probably means we will be unable to proceed with our purchase in the Forest of Dean. I knew I shouldn’t have picked the wallpaper so soon.
We thought we were about to exchange contracts on the coach house because all the searches were complete, survey done etc. and the solicitors had prepared all the paperwork. Turns out the female buyer has split from her partner and no longer has the money for the deposit. It’s a pity it took so long for her to reveal this fact to the estate agent. It’s been two months since we accepted her offer.
The same day we hear that the divorcee buying our other property has withdrawn because she has discovered there is someone living close by in the street that she doesn’t like. Duh! I wouldn’t dream of making an offer on a property so lightly.
Needless to say Paul and I are very disappointed. I shall spend the weekend cleaning windows and polishing, shampooing carpets to get this place into show house condition again. We shall book the Eurotunnel and set off to France in a couple of weeks’ time and leave the estate agents to do what we pay them for. We can’t stay here any longer, the grass needs cutting at the chateau.