Why can you never get hold of people when you need them?
I finally got my building survey back on the place I want to buy (2 weeks late, no apology, not impressed with the content or typos) and there are two damp issues – one from a missing lead flashing on the chimney stack, one which is either a non-issue (plaster painted whilst damp) or big issue (water coming through the external render). The first issue requires about £2,200 of remedial work (fix flashing, replace ceiling, re-plaster wall). The second requires either time or £2,500 (replace external render).
I want to check what my options are with my solicitor and have left messages, but no word as yet and I am moving out of my house next Monday.
I’m also trying to get rid of my fridge/freezer and washing machine. I have offered to sell these to my buyer and my solicitor recommended chasing up through my estate agent. Two phone calls and an e-mail later – no word. I’ve said that if I get no response by tomorrow I’ll sell elsewhere, but it’s cutting it close. I was annoyed by my estate agent who didn’t pass on the message that I wanted to buy the white goods offered when I bought the house and had to spend more money.
In other news the cat has taken to attacking the airbed that I am sleeping on with the result that I woke up touching the floor this morning from a fully pumped up mattress the night before.