What a week!
One that has consisted of numerous phonecalls to the vendor, solicitors, mortgage brokers and council.
I have managed to agree with Mr. Y an arrangement which will make the land more affordable. We had agreed between us but it was now up to the solicitors to communicate with each other and most importantly for his solicitor to also agree to the terms and advise his client that it all sounds OK!
I have just got off the phone with Mr. Y where he confirmed that his solicitor was happy with the arrangement and it was as we had agreed! Relief!
Mr. Y also confirmed that he had confirmed to the auctioneer that he would not be putting the land in the upcoming auction as he now considered it sold, the deadline for which was yesterday.
So we had got there – had given him the comfort he needed via his solicitor that things were proceeding, stopped it going to auction, and agreed a deal where all parties were happy.
It is now in the solicitors hands and will hopefully proceed now as time allows. Who knows we may have ourselves an early Christmas present!
Whatever now happens we have progressed further than we have toward our dream, and each time that happens we are that bit closer to finally achieving it.